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.
Treatment methods for kidney failure: Hemodialysis
Details the procedures and equipment involved in hemodialysis. Explains vascular access and dietary issues. Briefly describes some of the complications of kidney failure. Lists resources for additional information. more
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 on how to avoid problems that can develop. more
Treatment methods for kidney failure: Kidney transplantation
Gives a step-by-step account of the transplant process from the initial medical evaluation and being placed on a waiting list to surgery, recovery, and maintenance with antirejection medicines. Covers issues of organ donation and matching. more
Eat right to feel right on hemodialysis
Designed to help renal dietitians work with their patients to choose the right foods. Explains how food affects hemodialysis patients and describes the roles of fluids, potassium, phosphorus, protein, sodium, calories, and vitamins and minerals. Written in easy-to-read language.
Kidney failure glossary
Defines medical terms and concepts used by health professionals and found throughout the Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure series. more
Vascular access for hemodialysis
Details the three types of access and the circumstances under which each is used. Designed to help patients understand and manage this essential component of hemodialysis, the fact sheet contains simple line drawings of each type of access. more
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