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Bien manger pour La Santé Du Rein: Conseils aux personnes atteintes de maladie rénale chronique (Fact Sheet)

Bien manger pour La Santé Du Rein: Conseils aux personnes atteintes de maladie rénale chronique (Fact Sheet)

Provides an overview of the basics of nutrition and CKD.

In French, PDF (259 KB)

Ce que les Afro-Américains atteints de diabète ou d’hypertension artérielle doivent savoir (Brochure)

Ce que les Afro-Américains atteints de diabète ou d’hypertension artérielle doivent savoir (Brochure)

Highlights the impact of kidney disease on African Americans.

In French, PDF (278 KB)

Chronic Kidney Disease and Diet: Assessment, Management, and Treatment (Guide)

Chronic Kidney Disease and Diet: Assessment, Management, and Treatment (Guide)

For general practice dietitians providing medical nutrition therapy to patients who are not on dialysis.

In English, PDF (848K)

Chronic Kidney Disease and Medicines:What You Need to Know

Chronic Kidney Disease and Medicines: What You Need to Know (Brochure)

Explains how to use medicines to people with CKD and encourages patients to turn to pharmacists for information and support.

In English, PDF (888K)

Basics of CKD for recently diagnosed patients

Chronic Kidney Disease: What Does It Mean for Me? (Brochure)

Explains the basics of CKD for recently diagnosed patients.

In English, PDF (1.9M)

CKD and Drug Dosing: Information for Providers (Fact Sheet)

CKD and Drug Dosing: Information for Providers (Fact Sheet)

A reference on estimating kidney function for prescription medication dosage.

In English, PDF (475K)

CKD Diet Counseling Referral Form (Online Tool)

CKD Diet Counseling (Medical Nutrition Therapy) Referral Form

An interactive PDF with fields for entering key clinical information to help referring physicians share patient information with registered dietitians. Form can be downloaded, saved, and printed.

In English, PDF (251K)

Cubierta de la hoja de datos, Cómo leer la Etiqueta de los Alimentos

Cómo leer la Etiqueta de los Alimentos (Hoja de datos)

Para educar a los pacientes sobre cómo deben leer las etiquetas de los alimentos. (For educating patients on how to read food labels.)

In Spanish, PDF (234K)

Eating Right for Kidney Health: Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease (Fact Sheet)

Eating Right for Kidney Health: Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease (Fact Sheet)

Provides an overview of the basics of nutrition and CKD.

In English, PDF (168K)

Eating Right for Kidney Health: Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease (Fact Sheet)

¿Mi hijo corre riesgo de tener la enfermedad de los riñones? (Folleto)

Explica los factores de riesgo de la enfermedad de los riñones en los niños. (Explains risk factors for kidney disease in children.)

In Spanish, PDF (542K)

¿Mi hijo corre riesgo de tener la enfermedad de los riñones? (Folleto)

Medicinas: Lo que necesita saber si tiene la enfermedad de los riñones (Folleto)

Explica como usar las medicinas a personas con la enfermedad de los riñones. (Explains how to use medicines to people with CKD.)

In Spanish, PDF (643K)

Cubierta de la hoja de datos, El Fósforo

El Fósforo: Consejos para personas con la enfermedad de los riñones (Hoja de datos)

Para educar a los pacientes sobre cómo pueden disminuir el fósforo en su dieta. (For educating patients with CKD about how they can lower phosphorus in their diet.)

In Spanish, PDF (176K)

Cubierta de la hoja de datos,  El Potasio

El Potasio: Consejos para personas con la enfermedad de los riñones (Hoja de datos)

Para ayudar a los pacientes a entender por qué deben disminuir el potasio en su dieta. (For educating patients on how to reduce the potassium in their diet.)

In Spanish, PDF (203K)

Cubierta de la hoja de datos, El Sodio

El Sodio: Consejos para personas con la enfermedad de los riñones (Hoja de datos)

Para educar a los pacientes sobre la cantidad de sodio que deben consumir al día y qué alimentos son más saludables. (For educating patients with CKD about the amount of sodium they should eat every day and to eat healthier foods.)

In Spanish, PDF (249K)

Explaining Your Kidney Test Results. A Tear-off Pad for Clinical Use

Explaining Your Kidney Test Results. A Tear-off Pad for Clinical Use

Tear-off pad with 50 easy-to-read patient education sheets for explaining urine albumin and GFR results with patients. Back of pad includes talking points for providers.

In English, PDF (140K)

Explaining Your Kidney Test Results. A Tear-off Pad for Clinical Use

Explaining Your Kidney Test Results. A Tear-off Pad for Clinical Use

Tear-off pad with 50 easy-to-read patient education sheets for explaining urine albumin and GFR results with patients. Back of pad includes talking points for providers.

In Chinese, PDF (1.7M)

Une explication des résultats des tests de votre fonction rénale (Work Sheet)

Une explication des résultats des tests de votre fonction rénale (Work Sheet)

Easy-to-read patient education sheet for explaining urine albumin and GFR results to patients.

In French, PDF (260 KB)

Explaining Your Kidney Test Results. A Tear-off Pad for Clinical Use

Explaining Your Kidney Test Results. A Tear-off Pad for Clinical Use

Tear-off pad with 50 easy-to-read patient education sheets for explaining urine albumin and GFR results with patients. Back of pad includes talking points for providers.

In Vietnamese, PDF (4.3M)

Explaining Your Kidney Test Results. A Tear-off Pad for Clinical Use

Explaining Your Kidney Test Results. A Tear-off Pad for Clinical Use

Tear-off pad with 50 easy-to-read patient education sheets for explaining urine albumin and GFR results with patients. Back of pad includes talking points for providers.

In Spanish, PDF (249K)

Family Reunion Health Guide (Booklet)

Family Reunion Health Guide (Booklet)

Encourages families to discuss the connection between diabetes, high blood pressure, and CKD at family reunions. For use by family reunion planners or health champions. Only one copy needed per family.

In English, PDF (4.4M)

For People with Diabetes or High Blood Pressure: Get Checked for Kidney Disease (Brochure)

For People with Diabetes or High Blood Pressure: Get Checked for Kidney Disease (Brochure)

Explains the key risk factors for CKD and the importance of getting tested.

In English, PDF (2.6M)

GFR Calculator for Adults and Children (Online Tool)

GFR Calculator for Adults and Children (Online Tool)

For use when estimating kidney function for adults and children.

In English

High Blood Pressure and Children: What Parents Need to Know

High Blood Pressure and Children: What Parents Need to Know

Explains high blood pressure in children to parents and provides steps to keep their child healthy.

In English, PDF (324K)

Pediatric Brochure

Is My Child At Risk for Kidney Disease? (Brochure)

Explains risk factors for kidney disease, the importance of getting their child's urine tested, and the availability of treatment.

In English, PDF (2.1M)

Pediatric Poster

Is Your Child At Risk for Kidney Disease? (Poster)

Explains risk factors for kidney disease and importance of urine testing.

In English, PDF (98K)

Kidney Disease Education Lesson Builder: Patient Materials Sample Pack

Kidney Disease Education Lesson Builder: Patient Materials Sample Pack

Package of materials designed in conjunction with NKDEP's online Kidney Disease Education Lesson Builder to help educators create and implement lesson plans for counseling patients with kidney disease.

In English

Kidney Sundays: A Toolkit

Kidney Sundays: A Toolkit

Provides faith-based organizations with tools and materials to discuss kidney health at their programs and events.

In English, PDF (4.8M)

La Enfermedad de los Riñones: ¿Qué significa para mí?

La Enfermedad de los Riñones: ¿Qué significa para mí? (Folleto)

Explica los conceptos básicos de la enfermedad de los riñones a los pacientes que han sido diagnosticados recientemente. (Explains the basics of CKD for recently diagnosed patients.)

In Spanish, PDF (2.1M)

La maladie rénale chronique: Qu’est-ce que cela veut dire pour moi? (Brochure)

La maladie rénale chronique: Qu’est-ce que cela veut dire pour moi? (Brochure)

Explains the basics of CKD for recently diagnosed patients.

In French, PDF (691 KB)

Cubierta de la hoja de datos,  Las Proteínas

Las Proteínas: Consejos para personas con la enfermedad de los riñones (Hoja de datos)

Para educar a los pacientes sobre la cantidad correcta de proteínas que deben consumir al día. (For educating patients on how to eat the right amount of protein.)

In Spanish, PDF (233K)

Make the Kidney Connection Food Tips and Healthy Eating Ideas (Fact Sheet)

Make the Kidney Connection Food Tips and Healthy Eating Ideas (Fact Sheet)

Lists healthy eating tips and recipes with links to other resources.

In English, PDF (229K)

Make the Kidney Connection Outreach Informational Card

Make the Kidney Connection Outreach Informational Card

Explains the key risk factors for chronic kidney disease and the importance of getting tested. Informs of the Family Reunion Health Guide and Kidney Sundays Toolkit.

In English, PDF (729K)

Mon enfant est-il à risque de maladie rénale? (Brochure)

Mon enfant est-il à risque de maladie rénale? (Brochure)

Explains risk factors for kidney disease, the importance of getting their child's urine tested, and the availability of treatment.

In French, PDF (336 KB)

Nephrology Referral Form (Online Tool)

Nephrology Referral Form (Online Tool)

An interactive PDF with fields for entering key clinical information to help referring physicians share patient information with nephrologists. Form can be downloaded, saved, and printed.

In English, PDF (123K)

National Kidney Disease Education Program: Reducing Disparities, Improving Care—A Summary Report

NKDEP: Reducing Disparities, Improving Care—A Summary Report

A report summarizing the burden of CKD, NKDEP's efforts to address disparities and improve care, and the program's future directions. Describes NKDEP's initiatives as organized by the Chronic Care Model.

In English, PDF (684K)

Cover slide of Nutrition Management Training Module 1

Nutrition Management Training Module 1: Chronic Kidney Disease Info

Provides a frame of reference for CKD nutrition management by reviewing kidney anatomy and functions and discussing how to identify and monitor CKD using eGFR and UACR. Activities using the eGFR calculator included.

In English, PowerPoint (2.8 MB)

Cover slide of Nutrition Management Training Module 2

Nutrition Management Training Module 2: Slow Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

Shows how the diet and medications may interact in hypertension and diabetes in patients with CKD through a case study following Frank's journey as he rapidly approaches kidney failure.

In English, PowerPoint (5.2 MB)

Cover slide of Nutrition Management Training Module 3

Nutrition Management Training Module 3: Complications

Shows CKD complications through a case study following Joseph as he experiences anemia, hypoalbuminemia, hyperkalemia, metabolic acidosis, and bone disease while trying to lose weight for placement on the kidney transplant list.

In English, PowerPoint (3.9 MB)

Cover slide of Nutrition Management Training Module 4

Nutrition Management Training Module 4: The "Diet" for Chronic Kidney Disease

Reviews CKD nutrition needs using NKDEP nutrition materials and shows how diet prescriptions in CKD are individualized through activities that identify and compare food sources of added sodium, potassium, and phosphorous.

In English, PowerPoint (5.2 MB)

Cover slide of Nutrition Management Training Module 5

Nutrition Management Training Module 5: The transition from CKD to Kidney Failure

Shows how diet and medications impact the transition from CKD to kidney failure and reviews how to modify meal plans through a case study following Maria's journey to kidney failure. Renal replacement therapy and diet changes are discussed.

In English, PowerPoint (8.9 MB)

Pour les personnes atteintes de diabète ou d’hypertension artérielle: Faites-vous examiner pour la détection de la maladie rénale (Brochure)

Pour les personnes atteintes de diabète ou d’hypertension artérielle: Faites-vous examiner pour la détection de la maladie rénale (Brochure)

Explains the key risk factors for CKD and the importance of getting tested.

In French, PDF (524 KB)

Questions and Answers about Diabetes (Fact Sheet)

Questions and Answers about Diabetes (Fact Sheet)

Answers key questions about diabetes and kidney health.

In English, PDF (610K)

Questions and Answers about High Blood Pressure (Fact Sheet)

Questions and Answers about High Blood Pressure (Fact Sheet)

Provides answers to common questions about high blood pressure and kidney health.

In English, PDF (635K)

Questions and Answers about the Kidneys and Kidney Disease (Fact Sheet)

Questions and Answers about the Kidneys and Kidney Disease (Fact Sheet)

Answers important questions about the risk factors for kidney disease, testing, and what people can do to protect their kidneys.

In English, PDF (279K)

Quick Reference on UACR and GFR. In Evaluating Patients with Diabetes for Kidney Disease (Fact Sheet)

Quick Reference on UACR and GFR (Fact Sheet)

Evaluating Patients with Diabetes for Kidney Disease presents key information about assessing UACR and GFR for diabetes educators and other healthcare professionals.

In English, PDF (156K)

Cubierta de la hoja de datos, Resultados de sus pruebas de los riñones

Resultados de sus pruebas de los riñones (Hoja de datos)

Para ayudar a los pacientes a entender qué significan los resultados de sus pruebas. (For discussing test results with CKD patients.)

In Spanish, PDF (231K)

Si Usted Tiene Diabetes o la Presión Arterial Alta (If You Have Diabetes or High Blood Pressure Folleto/Brochure)

Si Usted Tiene Diabetes o la Presión Arterial Alta (Folleto)

Explica los principales factores de riesgo de la enfermedad de los riñones y la importancia de hacerse las pruebas de detección. (Explains the key risk factors for CKD and the importance of getting tested.)

In Spanish, PDF (430K)

CKD Research Workshop

The Workshop on Translating CKD Research into Improved Clinical Outcomes (Summary)

A summary of the Workshop sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases in October 2010 that focused on type 2 translational research for chronic kidney disease (CKD).

In English, PDF (127K)

Nutrition Tips for People with CKD

Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease – Food Label Reading (Fact Sheet)

For educating patients with CKD on food label reading.

In English, PDF (184K)

Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease: Phosphorus (Fact Sheet)

Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease - Phosphorus (Fact Sheet)

For educating patients with CKD on phosphorus.

In English, PDF (545K)

Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease - Potassium (Fact Sheet)

Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease - Potassium (Fact Sheet)

For educating patients with CKD on potassium.

In English, PDF (164K)

Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease - Protein (Fact Sheet)

Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease - Protein (Fact Sheet)

For educating patients with CKD on protein.

In English, PDF (115K)

Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease - Sodium (Fact Sheet)

Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease - Sodium (Fact Sheet)

For educating patients with CKD on sodium.

In English, PDF (422K)

Cubierta de la hoja de datos, Una dieta sana parala Salud de los Riñones

Una dieta sana parala Salud de los Riñones: Consejos para personas con la enfermedad de los riñones (Hoja de datos)

Para educar a los pacientes sobre los pasos que deben tomar para mejorar su dieta. (For educating patients on the steps they need to take to improve their diet.)

In Spanish, PDF (291K)

African American Brochure

What African Americans with Diabetes or High Blood Pressure Need to Know

Highlights key facts about the impact of kidney disease on African Americans and statistics related to kidney disease in the United States.

In English, PDF (2.2M)

Your Kidney Test Results (Fact Sheet)

Your Kidney Test Results (Fact Sheet)

For assessing and discussing test results with CKD patients.

In English, PDF (140K)

CKD Diet Counseling Referral Form (Online Tool)

Making Sense of CKD—A Concise Guide for Managing Chronic Kidney Disease in the Primary Care Setting (Guide)

Helps busy health care professionals manage adult CKD patients in the primary care setting.

In English, PDF (3.64 MB)

Cubierta de la hoja de datos, Una dieta sana parala Salud de los Riñones

Flipchart for community health workers (Flipchart)

Helps community health workers lead kidney health education classes and present important information to participants.

Bilingual English/Spanish, PDF (2.1 MB)

Cubierta de la hoja de datos, Una dieta sana parala Salud de los Riñones

Flipchart for community health workers (Presentation)

Helps community health workers lead kidney health education classes and present important information to participants.

Bilingual English/Spanish, PowerPoint (2.31 MB)

Cubierta de la hoja de datos, Una dieta sana parala Salud de los Riñones

Training Manual for Community Health Workers (Guide)

Provides community health workers with talking points and activities for leading kidney health education classes.

Bilingual English/Spanish, PDF (2.31 MB)

Eating Right for Kidney Health: Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease (Fact Sheet)

Lo que los padres necesitan saber sobre la presión arterial alta en niños (Folleto)

Explica la presión arterial alta en niños a los padres. (Explains high blood pressure in children to parents.)

In Spanish, PDF (469K)

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Kidney and Urologic Diseases Statistics in the United States

This NIDDK fact sheet briefly cites available prevalence and incidence data and includes references.

U.S. Renal Data System (USRDS)

The USRDS is a national project that collects, analyzes, and disseminates information on 93% of the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) population in the United States. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases primarily funds the project, with support from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and its ESRD Networks. Researchers from around the world use the database as the foundation for epidemiological and clinical studies to improve the lives of renal patients.

Kidney Disease Research Updates

Kidney Disease Research Updates, an email newsletter, is sent to subscribers by the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC). The newsletter features news about kidney disease, special events, patient and professional meetings, and new publications available from the NKUDIC and other organizations.

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The Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Surveillance System

CDC's CKD Surveillance System documents the burden of CKD and its risk factors in the U.S. population over time and tracks the progress of our efforts to prevent, detect and manage CKD. It also provides the means for evaluation, monitoring and implementation of quality improvement efforts by both federal and non-federal agencies.

National Chronic Kidney Disease Fact Sheet 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created this fact sheet which provides definitive information about the burden and consequences of CKD in the U.S.

2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet

CDC's National Diabetes Fact Sheet features national estimates and general information on diabetes and prediabetes in the U.S.

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For People with CKD: Medicines for Early Stage Chronic Kidney Disease: A Review of the Research for Adults With Kidney Disease and Diabetes or High Blood Pressure

This summary will tell you about medicines for people with early stage chronic kidney disease and diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart or blood vessel diseases. It will explain what research says about the benefits and possible side effects of these medicines. It can help you talk with your doctor about whether or not one of these medicines may be right for you.

For Clinicians: Management of Chronic Kidney Disease Stages 1–3

This report is a summary of a systematic review to determine the potential benefits and adverse effects of screening, monitoring, and treatments for adults with chronic kidney disease. This summary is meant to assist in decisionmaking along with a patient’s values and preferences and should not be construed to represent clinical recommendations or guidelines.

AHRQ Statistical Brief on Average Annual Health Care Use and Expenditures for Kidney Disease

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released this statistical brief on the average annual health care use expenditures for kidney disease in adults (aged 18 and older, U.S. civilian, non-institutionalized population).

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Screening for, Monitoring, and Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease Stages 1 to 3

Screening and monitoring for chronic kidney disease (CKD) could lead to earlier interventions that improve clinical outcomes. This report was developed to summarize evidence about the benefits and harms of screening for and monitoring and treatment of CKD stages 1 to 3 in adults.

Other sources for statistical information

Visit the NIDDK website for a list of organizations you can contact for additional statistical information on kidney disease.

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What do the kidneys do? Approach 1

Highlights key facts about the impact of kidney disease on African Americans
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CKD & Risk
CKD & Risk sections covers topics such as what the kidneys do, what is kidney disease, reducing risk, and the connection to heart disease
Still of the doctor from the What do the kidneys do? Approach 1 video What do the kidneys do? Approach 1 (00:52) A doctor explains what the kidneys look like, their function, and how they keep people healthy. Learn more about the kidneys and kidney disease. Mire videos similares en español
Still of the doctor from the What do the kidneys do? Approach 2 video What do the kidneys do? Approach 2 (01:00) A doctor explains what the kidneys look like, their function, and how they keep people healthy. Learn more about the kidneys and kidney disease. Mire videos similares en español
Still of the patient from the What is chronic kidney disease? Approach 1 video What is chronic kidney disease? Approach 1 (00:53) A doctor explains what chronic kidney disease (CKD) is and who is most at risk. Learn more about diabetes, high blood pressure, and other kidney disease risk factors. Mire videos similares en español
Still of the doctor from the What is chronic kidney disease? Approach 2 video What is chronic kidney disease? Approach 2 (00:34) A doctor explains chronic kidney disease (CKD) to a patient, including its effect on the body, and when dialysis or a kidney transplant is needed. Learn more about the basics of kidney disease. Mire videos similares en español
Still of the doctor from the How can I reduce my risk for kidney disease? video How can I reduce my risk for kidney disease? (00:41) A doctor offers advice on how to reduce your risk for kidney disease through a healthy diet and lifestyle, and yearly testing for kidney disease. Learn more about keeping your kidneys healthy. Mire videos similares en español
Still of the doctor from the Is there a connection between heart disease and kidney disease? video Is there a connection between heart disease and kidney disease? (00:30) A doctor explains the relationship between heart disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD), emphasizing the importance of blood pressure control to reduce the risk of both these diseases. Learn more about the connection between heart disease and kidney disease.
Testing & Diagnosis sections covers topics such as kidney disease symptoms and testing
Still of the doctor from the What are the symptoms of kidney disease? Approach 1 video Recognizing and Responding to Emotion (01:12) This video demonstrates Recognizing and Responding to Emotion, an essential communication skill for discussions with patients who have chronic kidney disease..
Still of the doctor from the What are the symptoms of kidney disease? Approach 1 video Using Ask-Tell-Ask (01:11) This video demonstrates Ask-Tell-Ask, an essential communication skill for discussions with patients who have chronic kidney disease..
Still of the doctor from the What are the symptoms of kidney disease? Approach 1 video What are the symptoms of kidney disease? Approach 1 (00:34) A doctor explains the importance of testing for kidney disease, which is also known as a “silent disease” because there are often no physical symptoms. Learn more about the two kidney tests. Mire videos similares en español
Still of the doctor from the What are the symptoms of kidney disease? Approach 2 video What are the symptoms of kidney disease? Approach 2 (00:23) A doctor explains that for many people there are no symptoms of kidney disease, which is why testing is important. Learn more about the kidney tests. Mire videos similares en español
Still of the patient from the What is chronic kidney disease? Approach 1 video How do you check for kidney disease? (00:44) A doctor explains the two tests for chronic kidney disease (CKD): blood test, which checks your Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR), and a urine test. Learn more about the two kidney tests.
Still of the doctor and patient from the Why did you test me for kidney disease? video Why did you test me for kidney disease? (00:30) A doctor explains the importance of testing for kidney disease even if a patient feels fine. Learn more about the two kidney tests. Mire videos similares en español
Treatment sections covers topics related to kidney disease treatment such as medications and other lifestyle changes
Still of Patient-Pharmacist Interaction video Patient-Pharmacist Interaction Video (02:58) A video vignette of a pharmacist-patient interaction illustrating an opportunity to counsel a patient on NSAID avoidance.
Still of the doctor from the Can kidney disease get better? video Can kidney disease get better? (00:55) A doctor explains that kidney damage caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD) is usually permanent, and how kidney treatment works to prevent further damage. Learn more about living with kidney disease. Mire videos similares en español
Still of the doctor and patient from the What changes do I need to make because I have kidney disease? video What changes do I need to make because I have kidney disease? (00:38) A doctor discusses the importance of diet and lifestyle changes for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), such as exercise, smoking cessation, and limiting salt intake. Learn more about diet and lifestyle changes for people with kidney disease. Mire videos similares en español
Still of the patient from the Are there medications for kidney disease? video Are there medications for kidney disease? (01:32) A doctor provides an overview of kidney disease medications and their relation to other conditions, such as high blood pressure. Learn more about kidney disease and medications. Mire videos similares en español
Dialysis & Transplantation sections covers topics related to treatment options (dialysis, transplantation) and AV fistula placement
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Still of the doctor and patient from the Will I need dialysis? Approach 1 video Will I need dialysis? Approach 1 (00:39) A doctor explains that with early identification of kidney disease and treatment, patients may be able to avoid dialysis. Learn more about living with kidney disease. Mire videos similares en español
Still of the doctor from the Will I need dialysis? Approach 2 video Will I need dialysis? Approach 2 (00:26) A doctor explains how early detection and treatment may delay the need to go on dialysis. Learn more about living with kidney disease. Mire videos similares en español
Still of the patient from the What is dialysis video What is dialysis? (01:17) A doctor explains the purpose of dialysis and explains the difference between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Learn more about dialysis. Mire videos similares en español
Still of the doctor from the Is a kidney transplant an option? video Is a kidney transplant an option? (00:53) A doctor discusses the benefits and limits of receiving a kidney transplant. Learn more about kidney transplant. Mire videos similares en español
Still of the patient from the I feel fine, why do I need to see a surgeon now? Approach 1 video I feel fine, why do I need to see a surgeon now? Approach 1 (00:51) A provider explains to a patient why an AV fistula is needed several months prior to dialysis. Learn more about preparing for kidney failure treatment.
Still of the doctor and patient from the I feel fine, why do I need to see a surgeon now? Approach 2 video I feel fine, why do I need to see a surgeon now? Approach 2 (01:48) A provider explains why an AV fistula is placed before hemodialysis begins and how hemodialysis treatment works. Learn more about preparing for kidney failure treatment.
Still of the doctor from the What is a fistula and how does it work? video What is a fistula and how does it work? (02:22) A provider explains the purpose, process, and benefits of AV fistula surgery. Learn more about preparing for kidney failure treatment.
Still of the patient from the What does a fistula look like? video What does a fistula look like? (01:02) A provider explains the purpose of a fistula and describes its appearance. Learn more about preparing for kidney failure treatment.
Still of the doctor from the Why is a fistula the best option? Approach 1 video Why is a fistula the best option? Approach 1 (01:19) A provider explains that AV fistula placement is better for dialysis, less likely to become infected, and less likely to clot than an AV graft. Learn more about preparing for kidney failure treatment.
Still of the patient from the Why is a fistula the best option? Approach 2 video Why is a fistula the best option? Approach 2 (01:00) A provider explains why a patient should use an AV fistula rather than other methods to prepare for hemodialysis. Learn more about preparing for kidney failure treatment.
Still of the doctor and patient from the What happens if I don't have fistula surgery now? video What happens if I don't have fistula surgery now? (01:10) A provider explains the importance of AV fistula placement before dialysis to ensure proper preparation to avoid emergency procedures. Learn more about preparing for kidney failure treatment.
Still of the doctor from the What are the problems with a catheter? video What are the problems with a catheter? (01:08) A provider explains the potential problems of using a catheter over an AV fistula. Learn more about preparing for kidney failure treatment.
Still of the doctor from the What should I do to prepare for surgery? video What should I do to prepare for surgery? (01:17) A provider offers advice on how to prepare for AV fistula surgery and provides tips on how to protect a patient’s veins. Learn more about preparing for kidney failure treatment.
Still of the doctor's hands from the How soon after surgery can I use my arm? video How soon after surgery can I use my arm? (01:00) A provider explains what to expect after surgery and offers advice on how to recover quickly and safely. Learn more about preparing for kidney failure treatment.
Still of the patient from the Will I have more energy after starting dialysis? video Will I have more energy after starting dialysis? (01:12) A provider explains what to expect after dialysis and how the procedure will improve a patient’s overall well-being. Learn more about preparing for kidney failure treatment
En Español respuestas a preguntas acerca de lo que hacen los riñones, la enfermedad de los riñones, pruebas y tratamiento incluyendo la ubicación de la fístula arteriovenosa
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Still of the doctor and patient from the Spanish What do the kidneys do? video ¿Qué hacen los riñones? What do the kidneys do? (01:06) Una doctora explica qué son los riñones y por qué son importantes para su salud. Aprenda más sobre los riñones. Enfermedad Crónica de los Riñones y el riesgo
CKD & Risk
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Still of the patient from the ¿Qué es la enfermedad crónica de los riñones? video ¿Qué es la enfermedad de los riñones? What is kidney disease? (01:35) Una doctora explica qué es la enfermedad de los riñones y cómo puede afectar su salud. Aprenda más sobre la diabetes, la presión arterial alta y otros factores de riesgo de la enfermedad de los riñones. Enfermedad Crónica de los Riñones y el riesgo
CKD & Risk
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Still of the doctor from the ¿Cómo puedo evitar la enfermedad de los riñones? video ¿Cómo puedo evitar la enfermedad de los riñones? How can I avoid kidney disease? (01:46) Una doctora explica los pasos que debe seguir para mantener sus riñones saludables. Aprenda más sobre el cuidado de la salud de sus riñones. Enfermedad Crónica de los Riñones y el riesgo
CKD & Risk
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Still of the doctor from the ¿Cuáles son los síntomas? video ¿Cuáles son los síntomas? What are the symptoms? (00:58) Una doctora explica que la enfermedad de los riñones es una “enfermedad silenciosa” porque no presenta síntomas, por lo que es muy importante que se haga las pruebas para detectar la enfermedad. Aprenda más sobre la enfermedad de los riñones. Pruebas y Diagnóstico
Testing and Diagnosis
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Still of the patient from the ¿Por qué tengo que hacerme una prueba de sangre? video ¿Por qué tengo que hacerme una prueba de sangre? Why do I have to have a blood test? (01:50) Una doctora explica la importancia de hacerse la prueba de sangre para detectar la enfermedad de los riñones. Aprenda más sobre la prueba de sangre para detectar la enfermedad de los riñones. Probar y Diagnóstico
Testing and Diagnosis
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Still of the doctor from the ¿Por qué tengo que hacerme una prueba de orina? video ¿Por qué tengo que hacerme una prueba de orina? Why do I have to have a urine test? (00:55) Una doctora explica la importancia de hacerse la prueba de orina para detectar la enfermedad de los riñones. Aprenda más sobre la prueba de orina para detectar la enfermedad de los riñones. Probar y Diagnóstico
Testing and Diagnosis
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Still of the patient from the ¿Cómo se puede curar la enfermedad de los riñones? video ¿La enfermedad de los riñones se puede curar? Can kidney disease be cured? (00:33) Una doctora explica que la enfermedad de los riñones no se puede curar, pero usted puede tomar pasos para retrasar el progreso de la enfermedad. Aprenda más sobre viviendo con la enfermedad de los riñones. Probar y Diagnóstico
Testing and Diagnosis
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Still of the patient from the Controlar la enfermedad de los riñones video Controlar la enfermedad de los riñones What can I do to control kidney disease? (01:08) Una doctora explica los pasos que debe tomar para controlar la enfermedad de los riñones, como controlar su presión arterial y la diabetes, consumir alimentos saludables y limitar la cantidad de sodio que toma, no fumar y tomar los medicamentos según su médico le indique. Aprenda más sobre viviendo con la enfermedad de los riñones. Tratamiento
Treatment
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Still of the doctor from the Medicamento para enfermedad de los riñones video Medicamento para enfermedad de los riñones Are there medications for kidney disease? (00:58) Una doctora habla sobre los medicamentos para tratar la enfermedad de los riñones y su relación a otras condiciones, como la presión arterial alta. Aprenda más sobre los medicamentos para tratar la enfermedad de los riñones. Tratamiento
Treatment
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Still of the patient from the ¿Necesitaré alguna vez hacerme diálisis? video ¿Necesitaré alguna vez hacerme diálisis? Will I need to go on dialysis? (00:48) Una doctora explica cómo la detección temprana y los tratamientos pueden ayudarle a retrasar el progreso de la enfermedad y la necesidad de hacerse diálisis. Aprenda más sobre viviendo con la enfermedad de los riñones. Diálisis y Transplante
Dialysis & Transplantation
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Still of the doctor from the ¿Qué es la diálisis? video ¿Qué es la diálisis? What is dialysis? (02:06) Una doctora explica el propósito de la diálisis y la diferencia entre la diálisis peritoneal y la hemodiálisis. Aprenda más sobre la diálisis Diálisis y Transplante
Dialysis & Transplantation
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Still of the doctor from the ¿Puedo recibir un trasplante? video ¿Puedo recibir un trasplante de riñón? Can I receive a kidney transplant? (00:44) Una doctora explica las diferentes maneras de recibir un trasplante de riñón. Aprenda más sobre el trasplante de riñón Diálisis y Transplante
Dialysis & Transplantation
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Kidney Physiology section covers anatomy and physiology of the kidney.
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Still of the doctor and patient from the Spanish What do the kidneys do? video Renal Hemodynamics Animation (02:30) This animation demonstrates how prescription and non-prescription drugs affect blood flow through the kidneys. Kidney Physiology

Other Federal Organizations & Programs

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Toll free at 1-800-232-4636

    www.cdc.gov
  • Health and Human Services, Division of Transplantation (DoT)

    Toll free at 1-888-ASK-HRSA

    www.organdonor.gov

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