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Kidney Failure Series

Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure is a series of booklets and fact sheets developed by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The booklets introduce the major treatment options, and the fact sheets focus on more specific complications and treatment issues.

Patient Education Booklets

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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. Concludes with a list of resources for more information.
PDF Version (832 KB) *

Insuficiencia Renal: Cómo escoger el mejor tratamiento para usted publication thumbnail image

En Español
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.
Versión PDF (474 KB) *

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Kidney Failure: 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 role of fluids, potassium, phosphorus, protein, sodium, calories, and vitamins and minerals.
PDF Version (674 KB) *

Insuficiencia renal: Coma bien para sentirse bien durante el tratamiento de hemodiálisis publication thumbnail image

En Español
Insuficiencia renal: Coma bien para sentirse bien durante el tratamiento de hemodiálisis
Diseñada para ayudar a los nutricionistas renales a trabajar con los pacientes para elegir los alimentos adecuados. Explica en un formato de fácil lectura como el alimento afecta a los pacientes bajo hemodiálisis y describe los papeles que desempeñan los líquidos, el potasio, el fósforo, la proteína, el sodio, las calorías, las vitaminas y minerales.
Versión PDF (462 KB) *

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The Kidney Failure Glossary
Defines more than 100 medical terms and concepts used by health professionals when talking about kidney failure.
PDF Version (1,173 KB) *

El Glosario de la insuficiencia renal publication thumbnail image

En Español
El Glosario de la insuficiencia renal
Define más de 100 términos relacionados con las complicaciones y el tratamiento de la insuficiencia renal. Incluye ilustraciones.
Versión PDF (868 KB) *

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Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure: 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 role of fluids, potassium, phosphorus, protein, sodium, calories, and vitamins and minerals.
PDF Version (315 KB) *

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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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.
PDF Version (420 KB) *

Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure: Transplantation publication thumbnail image

Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure: Transplantation
Gives a step-by-step account of the process from the initial medical evaluation and placement on a waiting list to surgery, recovery, and maintenance with anti-rejection medicines. Covers organ donation and matching.
PDF Version (569 KB) *

What I need to know about Kidney Failure and How It’s Treated publication thumbnail image

What I need to know about Kidney Failure and How It’s Treated
Explains what happens when a person’s kidneys fail and describes the treatment methods available.
PDF Version (1,555 KB) *

What I need to know about Living with Kidney Failure publication thumbnail image

What I need to know about Living with Kidney Failure
Explains the treatment methods for kidney failure and presents strategies for coping with kidney failure.
PDF Version (1,399 KB) *

Patient Education Fact Sheets

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Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease
Explains the causes of acquired cystic kidney disease (ACKD), a common condition in people with kidney failure who are treated with dialysis. Details the differences between ACKD and polycystic kidney disease, an inherited condition. Describes diagnostic procedures and treatment options.
PDF Version (224 KB) *

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Amyloidosis and Kidney Disease
Describes primary amyloidosis and dialysis-related amyloidosis, diseases that affect the kidneys.
PDF Version (1,464 KB) *

Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease publication thumbnail image

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.
PDF Version (702 KB) *

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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.
PDF Version (278 KB) *

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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.
PDF Version (771 KB) *

Hemodialysis Dose and Adequacy publication thumbnail image

Hemodialysis Dose and Adequacy
Explains the formulas used to determine whether a hemodialysis dose is adequate.
PDF Version (315 KB) *

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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.
PDF Version (541 KB) *

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Kidney Failure: What to Expect
Describes the complications of kidney failure and its treatment for patients who have just started dialysis. Discusses the symptoms of and remedies for anemia, loss of appetite, nausea, pruritus, sleep disorders, and depression.
PDF Version (553 KB) *

Insuficiencia renal: qué debe esperar publication thumbnail image

En Español
Insuficiencia renal: qué debe esperar
Describe las complicaciones de la insuficiencia renal y su tratamiento para los pacientes que acaban de comenzar la diálisis. Discute los síntomas y los remedios para la anemia, pérdida de apetito, náuseas, prurito, trastornos del sueño y depresión.
Versión PDF (252 KB) *

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.
PDF Version (270 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.
PDF Version (519 KB) *

For additional information on kidney failure, see the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) page on ESRD Information Resources.

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Page last updated September 24, 2014


 

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