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Front Matter Pages Pages Glossary of technical terms. Structure and function of normal kidneys. Causes and symptoms of kidney failure.

Hypertension, Dialysis and Clinical Nephrology - Kidney

Principles of dialysis. Preparation for dialysis. Problems with dialysis. Intermittent peritoneal dialysis. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Diet and renal failure. Home dialysis. Dialysis and holidays. Social service support. Commission on Civil Rights - Federal agency. Investigates discrimination claims, suggests policies, and acts as an information clearinghouse.

Has info on how to file a discrimination claim. USAJobs - Government site. Lists employment opportunities in the federal government. ZipRecruiter - Free searchable database for those seeking full- or part-time employment or contract work. You can search by job title or industry as well as salary. Signing up with an ID and password allows you to apply for jobs and track where your application is in the hiring process. Apply through a dialysis social worker. American Organ Transplant Association - Bus fare for transplants Greyhound through a transplant coordinator or social worker, info on other resources.

Angel Flight - Provides free air transportation for health care for those who qualify. Info you share is not saved. Dental Lifeline Network - Free dental services through volunteer dentists; links to state programs.

Dialysis vs Kidney Transplant

National Foundation for Transplants - Tips for fundraising, advocates for organ donation. Fnd a local office by city, state or zip code. Gives priority those who could not otherwise able to afford the travel and living costs to donate. Apply through a transplant program. Needy Meds - Info on drug pricing by zip code, drug assistance programs, drug discount cards, and more. Describes federal disability benefits programs for adults and children. Learn how to qualify, the process, laws that protect people with disabilities, and more.

Veterans Benefits Administration - Help in multiple areas for veterans and their families. You Caring - Free to recipient online peer-to-peer fundraising site for health and other needs; donor pays a 2. Covers ALL kinds of insurance, with links to state insurance department websites. Health Insurance Marketplace - Options for health plans on federal or state Marketplaces also called exchanges.

Medicaid - How to qualifiy for Medicaid, services, and links to state program websites for consumers. Medicare - All about Medicare, including eligibility, enrollment, benefits, claim filing, Medicare payment amounts. Medicare Coverage of Kidney Dialysis and Transplant Services - Booklet that answers questions that people with kidney failure may have about what Medicare covers. Advances in Chronic Kidney Diseases - Bi-monthly journal with articles related to the early identification, prevention or delay in progression of kidney disease; multidisciplinary case management of patients, organ effects of kidney disease; epidemiology and outcomes research; primary treatment methods, dialysis and transplantation; technical aspects of treatment; care of the critically ill patient with kidney failure in the intensive care setting; new therapies for kidney failure; and health care research in chronic kidney disease.

American Journal of Nephrology - Bi-monthly journal that presents topics in basic science and reports of experiments and reviews of timely topics by experts. Hemodialysis International - Quarterly journal of the International Society of Hemodialysis with papers on clinical and experimental topics related to dialysis; publishes the Annual Dialysis Conference supplement.

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology - Monthly journal of the American Society of Nephrology with papers on dialysis, transplant, research. Kidney International - Monthly journal of the International Society of Nephrology with articles on transplant, nephrology, research. Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation - Monthly international journal of the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association with papers on clinical and laboratory research in nephrology.

PubMed also called Medline - National Library of Medicine database containing abstracts and some full text journal articles. Renal Fellow Network - Blog written by and for renal fellows with near daily teaching topics.

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Seminars in Dialysis - Bi-monthly publication focusing exclusively on cutting-edge clinical aspects of dialysis therapy. Seminars in Nephrology - Bi-monthly publication provides scholarly review articles 1 topic per issue focusing on subjects of current importance in clinical nephrology and related fields.

Transplantation Proceedings - Publication of the multiple international transplant societies and includes topics on world transplantation biology and medicine; published 10 times a year. Dialysis Facility Compare - This Medicare database of dialysis facilities, treatments they provide, and how well each center delivers care and services. Includes patient experiences with dialysis centers, and much more. Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients - Transplant program-specific reports by organ.

Has info about candidates waiting for transplant, outcomes on the list, recipients, donors, and outcomes after transplant. United Network for Organ Sharing - National, regional, state, or center-specific data by organ. Diabetes - Explains causes, symptoms, risk factors, and treatments for diabetes. Includes videos and materials for patient education. Goodpasture Syndrome - Covers pulmonary-renal syndrome; a group of acute illnesses that can damage the lungs and kidneys.

Webinars and info on health disparities. Home Dialysis Central - Info on planning ahead to maintain your lifestyle by choosing a type of dialysis you can do at home. Learn what, how, and where on this site. Read articles, blog posts, message boards, use tools. MANY resources for patients and professionals. Learn how to prevent or slow progression of kidney disease. Info on clinical trials.

Includes physician referrals, scholarships, emergency grants, a library of health information, and more. Kidney Glossary - Defines terms you may encounter when you get care for kidney disease. Kidney School - Free kidney learning center. Sixteen minute modules cover topics from treatment options to nutrition, coping, and sexuality and fertility.

Kidney Data

Visit live to create a personal action plan, download PDFs, or listen to audio read by kidney patients. CE credits for professionals at credits. MedlinePlus - Government site. Info about health topics, treatments, drug information, and more. Medullary Sponge Kidney - Info on this birth defect, in which sacs that form in the kidney cause the kidney to look like a sponge and keep urine from flowing. MSK is rarely a cause of kidney failure. National Diabetes Education Program - Government site.

Education for patients and the public on diabetes. Info about kidney and urologic diseases for patients, families, health care professionals, and the public. National Kidney Foundation - Info on kidney disease,prevention, organ donation and transplants, patient and professional resources. Also find clinical practice guidelines, advocacy, kidney disease screenings, and links to local NKF offices. Nephron Information Center - Nephrologist run site.


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List of dialysis clinics, education. Kidney Disease e-mail discussion group for pre-ESRD patients, dialysis and transplant patients, and professionals. Also has industry news, journal articles, links. Info for patients and professionals in English and Spanish.

Offers links to organizations and journal references on kidney disease.