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Inpatient Services

Dedicated Care for Patients with Kidney Disease

The division of Kidney Disease & Hypertension at The GW Medical Faculty Associates provides inpatient care at GW Hospital for patients with diagnoses ranging from acute kidney injury, uncontrolled hypertension, fluid electrolyte disorders and chronic kidney disease. GW Hospital is equipped to support both stable and acutely ill patients. The hospital's Acute Dialysis Unit offers several kidney replacement therapies, including:

  • Conventional hemodialysis for stable patients
  • Slow extended daily dialysis (SLEDD)
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CVVH)
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Therapeutic Plasmapheresis
  • Kidney Biopsy, real-time ultrasound-guided and CT-guided percutaneous needle biopsy

Clinical Trials

  • A Phase II, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Atacicept in IgA Nephropathy
    This study is evaluating a new drug for the treatment of IgA Nephropathy