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Amyloidosis and Kidney Disease
Describes primary amyloidosis, a disease that can lead to kidney failure, as well as dialysis-related amyloidosis, a disease that usually develops only after 5 or more years of kidney failure treated with dialysis.
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Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease
Explains the kidneys’ role in making red blood cells and how kidney disease can lead to anemia. Discusses the diagnosis and treatment of anemia in kidney disease.
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Eat Right to Feel Right on Hemodialysis
Designed to help renal dietitians work with their patients to choose the right foods. Explains in an easy-to-read format how food affects hemodialysis patients and describes the roles of fluids, potassium, phosphorus, protein, sodium, calories, and vitamins and minerals.
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Métodos de tratamiento para la insuficiencia renal: Hemodiálisis publication thumbnail image

En Español
Métodos de tratamiento para la insuficiencia renal: Hemodiálisis
Explica los procedimientos y los aparatos que se usan para la hemodiálisis, como también sobre el acceso vascular y temas nutricionales. Explica en un formato de fácil de entender, algunas de las complicaciones del fallo renal y una lista de recursos adicionales.
Versión PDF (462 KB) *

Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder publication thumbnail image

Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder
Explains how working kidneys contribute to healthy bones and why kidney disease can lead to bone problems. Covers the diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD), a complication that affects 90 percent of people on dialysis.
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Financial Help for Treatment of Kidney Failure
Briefly describes the Federal Government’s insurance program, which covers much of the cost of dialysis treatments and transplantation expenses.
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Growth Failure in Children With Kidney Disease publication thumbnail image

Growth Failure in Children With Kidney Disease
Explains the problems that can be caused by kidney disease and describes the therapies available to minimize those problems.
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Hemodialysis Dose and Adequacy publication thumbnail image

Hemodialysis Dose and Adequacy
Explains the formulas used to determine whether a hemodialysis dose is adequate.
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Home Hemodialysis (HD)
Discusses the differences between hemodialysis in a clinic and hemodialysis in the home. Explains the advantages of home hemodialysis and lists a few barriers that might prevent some people from taking hemodialysis in their home. Describes research involving more frequent hemodialysis.
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The Kidney Failure Glossary publication thumbnail image

The Kidney Failure Glossary
Defines more than 100 medical terms and concepts used by health professionals when talking about kidney failure.
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Kidney Failure: Choosing a Treatment That’s Right for You publication thumbnail image

Kidney Failure: Choosing a Treatment That’s Right for You
Provides a broad overview of the treatment options for a person facing kidney failure. Introduces hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantation with a general description of each method and a list of pros and cons. Suggests questions for patients to ask a health care team. Discusses refusing or withdrawing from treatment and creating advance directives. Concludes with a list of resources for more information.
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Insuficiencia Renal: Cómo escoger el mejor tratamiento para usted publication thumbnail image

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Insuficiencia Renal: Cómo escoger el mejor tratamiento para usted
Ofrece información general sobre las opciones de tratamiento para una persona que padece insuficiencia renal. Explica en qué consisten la hemodiálisis, la diálisis peritoneal y el trasplante renal, con una descripción general de cada método y un listado de los pros y los contras. Sugiere preguntas que los pacientes pueden hacer a su equipo de profesionales médicos. Aborda la decisión de rehusar o retirarse del tratamiento y la elaboración de instrucciones anticipadas. Termina con una lista de recursos informativos adicionales.
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Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure: Peritoneal Dialysis publication thumbnail image

Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure: Peritoneal Dialysis
Describes the procedures and supplies required for peritoneal dialysis (PD). Explains the differences between ambulatory and automated PD. Gives instructions about how to avoid possible problems.
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Peritoneal Dialysis Dose and Adequacy publication thumbnail image

Peritoneal Dialysis Dose and Adequacy
Explains the importance of performing all dialysis exchanges. Describes the procedures used to measure how well treatments are working.
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Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure in Children publication thumbnail image

Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure in Children
Describes the treatment options for children with kidney failure, including transplantation, peritoneal dialysis, and hemodialysis.
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Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure: Hemodialysis publication thumbnail image

Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure: Hemodialysis
Details the procedures and equipment involved in hemodialysis. Explains vascular access and dietary issues. Briefly describes some of the complications of kidney failure and lists resources for additional information.
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Métodos de tratamiento para la insuficiencia renal: Hemodiálisis publication thumbnail image

En Español
Métodos de tratamiento para la insuficiencia renal: Hemodiálisis
Explica los procedimientos y los aparatos que se usan para la hemodiálisis, como también sobre el acceso vascular y temas nutricionales. Explica en un formato de fácil de entender, algunas de las complicaciones del fallo renal y una lista de recursos adicionales.
Versión PDF (527 KB) *

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Vascular Access for Hemodialysis
Defines vascular access and reviews three access options. Describes what to expect during hemodialysis and lists ways to protect the access site.
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Page last updated July 23, 2014


 

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