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Dr. Craig Bradford Langman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
225 E Chicago Avenue; Mail Stop #37
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Craig Langman is a physician who specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Langman speaks French. He has a special interest in osteoporosis, metabolic disorders, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before completing his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Langman attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Eldridge Bobrowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Amy Bobrowski specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), plasmapheresis, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Bobrowski performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Bobrowski's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems, Plasmapheresis

Dr. Jennifer Alvaran Tuazon, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 18-250; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Tuazon is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Tuazon's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She speaks Filipino. Dr. Tuazon's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Chronic Kidney Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahima Keswani, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Nephrology
250 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mahima Keswani specializes in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine and pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) and practices in Chicago, IL. She has a special interest in vasculitis, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). She is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Keswani graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Her residency was performed at Children's National Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Keswani accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

All Interests: End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

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What is Kidney Failure?

Kidneys are bean-shaped organs located under the ribs near the spine. They work to remove waste and excess fluids from the body through the urine. When the kidneys are no longer working well enough for a person to live without interventions such as dialysis or a kidney transplant, it is considered kidney failure. Kidney (sometimes called renal) failure can happen suddenly, usually after surgery or an injury to the kidneys. It can also happen slowly after many years of chronic kidney disease.

The most common causes of kidney failure by far are diabetes and high blood pressure. Some other causes of chronic kidney disease are conditions such as HIV or polycystic kidney disease, inherited problems with the kidneys, or large amounts of drugs or medications that damage the kidneys.

The symptoms of kidney failure are extremely varied and depend on whether the kidney failure happened suddenly or over time. Some of the more common symptoms are fluid retention and swelling, decreased urine output, shortness of breath, fatigue, and itching as toxins begin to build up in the body.

A doctor can check kidney function with blood tests to see how well the kidneys are filtering the blood, urine tests to check for the presence of blood or protein, or blood pressure tests. High blood pressure can cause kidney disease, but kidney failure can also cause high blood pressure.

Kidney failure is a serious condition. Sometimes, if the condition happened suddenly, the problem that caused the kidney failure can be reversed and the patient can recover. More often, patients with kidney failure will rely on dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay healthy.

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