Kidney Failure / Chronic Kidney Disease

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Chronic Renal Failure (CKD) and its progression

Information provided by the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Renal Unit for patients and for doctors who are not renal specialists.

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End stage renal failure and its treatment

Information provided by the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Renal Unit for patients and for doctors who are not renal specialists.

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Peritoneal Dialysis

Information provided by the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Renal Unit for patients and for doctors who are not renal specialists.

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Renal Artery Stenosis

Information provided by the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Renal Unit for patients and for doctors who are not renal specialists.

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No dialysis and stopping dialysis

Information provided by the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Renal Unit for patients and for doctors who are not renal specialists.

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FSGS

Information provided by the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Renal Unit for patients and for doctors who are not renal specialists.

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Kidney Patient Guide

This website provides information for renal patients, their partners and families, health care professionals and anyone else who is interested in kidney disease.

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Kidney Research UK

Kidney Research UK funds research that focuses on the prevention, treatment and management of kidney disease. Kidney Research UK also dedicates its work to improving patient care and raising awareness of kidney disease.

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Kidney Alliance

The Kidney Alliance was formed jointly by the Renal Association and the National Kidney Federation in 1998 with the support of the British Renal Symposium. The aim was to bring together patients' voice and professionals committed to renal medicine. Its mission:...."to promote high quality treatment for all patients with kidney failure on an equal and uniform base throughout the UK".

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Kidneywise

A community site for patients with kidney disease or kidney failure, their carers and renal healthcare professionals. Sponsored by Baxter.

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Children's Kidney Trust

For children with kidney disease and kidney failure who require dialysis or are awaiting a transplant.

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UK National Kidney Federation

Run by kidney patients for kidney patients. Its aim is to promote, throughout the United Kingdom, the welfare of persons suffering from Kidney Disease or Renal failure and those relatives and friends who care for them.

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East Midlands Renal Network

Their website provides a comprehensive resource of information, advice and education about kidney problems for patients and healthcare professionals.

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Proteinuria

Leaflet from the Department of Health aimed at patients explains the meaning of proteinuria, cases, signs and tests to determine proteinuria. It also covers how to manage diabetes and high blood pressure with proteinuria.

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Chronic Kidney Disease

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Peritoneal dialysis

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Laparoscopic insertion of peritoneal dialysis catheter

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Kidney Disease as a Long Term Condition in Young People

Youthhealthtalk is a website about young people’s real life experiences of health and lifestyle. It is not just a website about the medical facts, this is about real people and real lives.

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Kidney Problems

Information from Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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What I Need to Know when Choosing Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)

Information from Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Kidney disease, chronic

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Dialysis

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Microalbuminuria

Information from BUPA.

See also the Patient UK kidney disorders and transplants and organ donation pages.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

Author:
Dr Tim Kenny
Document ID:
7539 (v11)
Last Checked:
14 October 2011

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