Health Facts Plus: Kidney Diseases

Health Facts Plus: Kidney Diseases

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Early Kidney Disease Tied to Frailty in Elderly (01/01/2007, Reuters Health)

Obesity Boosts Kidney Risk in Type 1 Diabetes (12/06/2006, HealthDay)

Heart Risk Tool May Be Failing Kidney Patients (11/18/2006, HealthDay)

From the National Institutes of Health

Kidney and Urologic Diseases (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Kidney Disease Overview (National Kidney Disease Education Program) Protect Your Kidneys (National Kidney Disease Education Program)

Kidney and Urinary Tract Function, Disorders, and Diseases (American Association for Clinical Chemistry)

10 Symptoms of Kidney Disease (Life Options Rehabilitation Program) Albumin Test (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) BUN Test (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) Calcium Test (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) Creatinine (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) eGFR (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) Hematuria (Blood in the Urine) (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Intravenous Pyelogram (Patient Education Institute) - Requires Flash Player Also available in Spanish Kidney Biopsy (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Magnesium Test (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) Microalbumin and Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) Microscopic Hematuria (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also available in Spanish Total Protein and Albumin/Globulin Ratio Test (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) Ultrasound: Abdomen (American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America) Also available in Spanish

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (American Heart Association) - Links to PDF Pediatric Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty (slp 3D) - Requires media player - One hour program Treating High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease: The ACE Inhibitors (Consumers Union of U.S.)

You Have the Power to Prevent Kidney Disease (National Kidney Disease Education Program)

Dining Out with Confidence (National Kidney Foundation) Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease (National Kidney Foundation) Vitamins and Minerals in Kidney Disease (National Kidney Foundation) Also available in Spanish

Working with Kidney Disease: Rehabilitation and Employment (National Kidney Foundation)

Coping Effectively: A Guide for Patients and Their Families (National Kidney Foundation)

What You Can Do (Life Options Rehabilitation Program)

Alport Syndrome (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Amyloidosis and Kidney Disease (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Chronic Kidney Disease (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also available in Spanish Glomerular Diseases (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Glomerulonephritis (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Goodpasture''s Syndrome (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) IgA Nephropathy (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Interstitial Nephritis (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also available in Spanish Lupus Nephritis (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Medullary Sponge Kidney (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Multicystic Kidney Dysplasia (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Nephrotic Syndrome in Adults (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Polycystic Kidney Disease (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Polycystic Kidney Disease (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Renal Fusion (Horseshoe Kidney) (American Urological Association) Renal Tubular Acidosis (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Renovascular Conditions (Society for Vascular Surgery) Simple Kidney Cysts (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Solitary Kidney (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Tubular and Cystic Kidney Disorders (Merck & Co., Inc.)

Analgesic Nephropathy (Painkillers and the Kidneys) (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Anemia in Kidney Disease and Dialysis (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Chronic Kidney Disease: A Family Affair (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Ectopic Kidneys (American Urological Association) High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Also available in Spanish Hydronephrosis (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Keeping Your Heart Healthy When You Have Chronic Kidney Disease (Stages 1-4): What You Should Know about Lipids (National Kidney Foundation) - Large PDF file Kidney (Renal) Trauma (American Urological Association) Kidney Connection Guide (National Kidney Disease Education Program) - Links to PDF Kidney School (Life Options Rehabilitation Program) Planning for Natural Disasters and Other Types of Emergencies: A Guide for Kidney Patients (National Kidney Foundation) - Large PDF file Proteinuria (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Renal Osteodystrophy (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Risk Factors for Chronic Kidney Disease (Life Options Rehabilitation Program) Sexuality and Chronic Kidney Disease (National Kidney Foundation) Staying Fit with Kidney Disease (National Kidney Foundation) Talking to Your Doctor about Kidney Disease (National Kidney Disease Education Program) Talking to Your Family about Kidney Disease (National Kidney Disease Education Program) Use of Herbal Supplements in Chronic Kidney Disease (National Kidney Foundation)

Medicare for Children with Chronic Kidney Disease (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) - Large PDF file Also available in Spanish

AAKP Kidney Beginnings: The Electronic Newsletter (American Association of Kidney Patients) E-Kidney Newsletter (National Kidney Foundation) Renal Flash (American Association of Kidney Patients)

ClinicalTrials.gov: Kidney Diseases (National Institutes of Health) ClinicalTrials.gov: Nephritis (National Institutes of Health) ClinicalTrials.gov: Polycystic Kidney Diseases (National Institutes of Health)

Genetics Home Reference: Alport syndrome (National Library of Medicine) Genetics Home Reference: Cystinosis (National Library of Medicine) Genetics Home Reference: Polycystic kidney disease (National Library of Medicine) Genetics Home Reference: Primary hyperoxaluria (National Library of Medicine)

Chronic Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure (05/02/2006, National Institutes of Health) - Links to PDF Detection of Kidney Disease in Patients with or at Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease (09/05/2006, American Heart Association) Few Americans Are Aware They Have Chronic Kidney Disease (12/17/2004, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Preclinical Kidney Disease in Elderly People (08/15/2006, American College of Physicians) Studies Strengthen Kidney and Heart Disease Link (09/29/2004, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Traditional Risk Factors Better Than Emerging Risk Factors in Predicting Heart Disease Death in Older People with Chronic Kidney Disease (04/12/2005, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

Kidneys and Urinary Tract (Nemours Foundation) Also available in Spanish Your Kidneys and How They Work (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Also available in Spanish

Kidney Diseases Dictionary (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

Directory of Kidney and Urologic Diseases Organizations (National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse) Find a Urologist (American Urological Association)

American Association of Kidney Patients American Kidney Fund American Urological Association National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) National Kidney Disease Education Program National Kidney Foundation PKD Foundation

African Americans and Kidney Disease (National Kidney Disease Education Program) FASTATS: Kidney Disease (National Center for Health Statistics) Kidney and Urologic Diseases Statistics for the United States (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Children with Chronic Kidney Disease: Tips for Parents (National Kidney Foundation) Chronic Kidney Diseases (Nemours Foundation) Growth Failure in Children with Kidney Disease (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) High Blood Pressure and Chronic Kidney Disease in Children: A Guide for Parents (National Kidney Foundation) Nutrition for Children with Chronic Kidney Disease (National Kidney Foundation) Overview of Kidney Diseases in Children (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Ureterocele (American Urological Association) Also available in Spanish Urine Blockage in Newborns (National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse) Vesicoureteral Reflux (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) What Kids Need to Know about Kidneys (Nemours Foundation) Also available in Spanish When Your Child Has a Chronic Kidney Disease (Nemours Foundation) Your Child Has Hydronephrosis (National Kidney Foundation)

Chronic Kidney Conditions (Nemours Foundation) Kidneys and Urinary Tract (Nemours Foundation)

Pregnancy and Kidney Disease (National Kidney Foundation)

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The primary NIH organization for research on Kidney Diseases is the

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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Date last updated: 02 January 2007 Topic last reviewed: 26 October 2006

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