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Kidney Diseases Overview

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The Kidney Diseases Dictionary
Defines more than 100 terms related to diseases of the kidney. Includes illustrations
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En Español
El diccionario de las enfermedades renales
Define más de 150 términos relacionados con las enfermedades renales. Incluye ilustraciones.
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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.
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Kidney Failure: Choosing 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
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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The Kidneys and How They Work
Explains what kidneys do and why they are important to maintain life. Describes the internal anatomy of the kidney.
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Los riñones y cómo funcionan
Introduce los conceptos básicos de la función renal y describe varios tipos de enfermedades renales. Examina las pruebas de diagnóstico usadas para determinar la función renal y describe las opciones de tratamiento para pacientes con insuficiencia renal.
Versión PDF (722 KB) *

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Overview of Kidney Disease in Children
Describes the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic kidney diseases and kidney failure in children.
PDF Version (912 KB) *

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Statistics, Kidney and Urologic Diseases
This webpage links to Kidney and Urologic Diseases Statistics for the United States.

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Page last updated May 21, 2014


 

The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

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