Patient Information

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Patient Oriented Sites
Kidney Disease Resources (National Institutes of Health)   |  NIDDK  |   National Kidney Foundation
Kidney and Urology Foundation of America    |  American Association of Kidney Patients
Kidney School (Life Options Rehabilitation Program)   |   Kidney Times

Dialysis and Transplantation
Choosing a Treatment that's Right for You  |   A Guide to Paying for Treatment
Hemodialysis (NIH Pamphlet) | Hemodialysis Video    | Access for Hemodialysis  
Peritoneal Dialysis(NIH Pamplet)  | Peritoneal Dialysis Video   
Kidney Transplantation  |   Donating a Kidney  

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

A Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure   |   Home Blood Pressure Monitoring   |   High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy
The DASH Eating Plan for High Blood Pressure   |   Renal Artery Stenosis   |   Malignant Hypertension
High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

Kidney Diseases

Glomerular Diseases (also visit our Glomerular Center)
Glomerular Diseases  |  Nephrotic Syndrome  |   Edema (Swelling) 

Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (Focal Sclerosis, Focal Glomerulosclerosis)   |   Minimal Change Disease
Membranous Nephropathy   |   Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis | IgA Nephropathy
Alport Syndrome & Thin Basement Membrane Disease   |   Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis

Systemic Diseases affecting the Kidneys

Diabetes and Kidney Disease  |  Preeclampsia  |  Systemic Lupus Erythematosis | Lupus Nephritis   
Multiple Myeloma  Amyloidosis   |   Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome   


Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones in Adults  |   Medullary Sponge Kidney   |   Nephrocalcinosis

Inherited Diseases

Polycystic Kidney Disease

Acute Kidney Disease
Rhabdomyolysis   |   Interstitial Nephritis   |   Acute Tubular Necrosis

Urine Abnormalities
Hematuria (Blood in Urine)  |   Proteinuria (Protein in Urine)   |   Orthostatic Proteinuria
Medications

Medline Plus Guide to Drugs and Supplements


Immune Suppression and Anti-Rejection
Prednisone   |   Mycophenolate (CellCept)   |   Cyclosporine (Neoral,Gengraf)   |   Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
Tacrolimus (Prograf, FK506)   |   Sirolimus ( Rapamune, Rapamycin) 

Anemia
Iron PreparationsEpoetin, Procrit, Epogen   |   Darbepoetin, Aranesp
Tests and Procedures
Common tests and procedures in nephrology
Kidney biopsy  |   Kidney Scan (Ultrasound)  |   Kidney Scan (Nuclear)  |   Kidney Scan (CT)  |   Cystoscopy
Downloadable forms
Please click on forms to download (Microsoft Excel formats)

Spreadsheets
Lupus Nephritis  |   Nephrotic Syndrome/Glomerular Disease  |   Vasculitis (Wegener's etc.)  |   Hypertension