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Pediatric Nephrology

The UIC Children’s Kidney Center of Illinois offers comprehensive services to children and adolescents with kidney and urological medical problems. The Preventive Pediatric Renal, Cardiac, and Hypertension Clinic focuses on early intervention for children with kidney diseases. Special focus is on conditions that contribute to kidney problems (such as high blood pressure and diabetes mellitus). Services also include dialysis and kidney transplantation. Treatment includes family education on dietary management, exercise and drug therapy.

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  • Collaboration with top-ranked UIC College of Pharmacy gives CHUI patients access to the best, most advanced medicines
  • Expert care begins with neonatal nephrology; clinic serves all children with chronic kidney disease or kidney failure
  • CHUI is one of the only hospitals in Chicago to offer a hypertension related kidney disease prevention program for obese children; glomerular hyperfiltration is one of the least recognized but major factors contributing to progression to kidney failure
  • Transition program and clinic offers comprehensive, long-term follow up for pediatric nephrology and transplant patients, ensuring no breaks in complex care or medical insurance. Experienced team includes pediatric and adult nephrologists, transplant surgeons, pediatric pharmacologists, pediatric dietician, transplant social workers, transplant coordinators, and transplant business managers.
  • We provide peritoneal dialysis as well as acute hemodialysis.
  • 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.