|Explains the causes of acquired cystic kidney disease (ACKD), a common condition in people with kidney failure who are treated with dialysis.
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Describes primary amyloidosis and dialysis-related amyloidosis, diseases that affect the kidneys. Discusses acute renal failure caused by analgesic use in people with risk factors such as advanced age or heavy alcohol use. Explains how daily use of analgesics over long periods may lead to chronic kidney disease Explains the kidneys’ role in making red blood cells and how kidney disease can lead to anemia. Discusses the diagnosis and treatment of anemia in kidney disease.
Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs)
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Angiotensin-converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors
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"A doctor provides an overview of kidney disease medications and their relation to other conditions, such as high blood pressure." "A doctor explains that kidney damage caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD) is usually permanent, and how kidney treatment works to prevent further damage."
Childhood Kidney Stones
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Describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of nephrotic syndrome in children for parents and caregivers. For general practice dietitians providing medical nutrition therapy to patients who are not on dialysis. Explains how working kidneys contribute to healthy bones and why kidney disease can lead to bone problems. Covers diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease.
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Creatinine (for health care professionals)
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Patient Cynthia Allen talks about finding out she had kidney disease without having any symptoms.
Diabetes and Kidney Disease
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A diabetes educator reviews NKDEP brochures at the 2011 American Association of Diabetes Educators Conference. Explains how working kidneys contribute to healthy bones and why kidney disease can lead to bone problems. Covers diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease. A dietitian discusses using NKDEP materials to teach friends and family about kidney disease at the 2010 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. A dietitian reviews NKDEP’s fact sheets for patients not on dialysis at the 2010 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. This video will teach you why it is important to talk about kidney health with your family and faith community. Explains the causes and complications of ectopic kidney, a birth defect in which a kidney is located in an abnormal position. Describes the diagnostic procedures and treatment options for the condition. "A diabetes educator discusses the sodium, potassium, and protein fact sheets at the 2010 American Association of Diabetes Educators conference." Describes the physiology of erection and the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of erectile dysfunction. Describes the psychosocial impact chronic kidney disease can have on children and their families. Dr. Shelton Murphy gives back to his community by educating his faith organization about kidney disease. A family reunion planner talks about using NKDEP’s Family Reunion Health Guide to start conversations about kidney health. Tom Joyner Family Reunion attendee Gaye Castell discusses the NKDEP Family Reunion Health Guide. Family reunion planners – or anyone planning or attending a reunion or family gathering – can use this guide to help make kidney health a family affair. Briefly describes the Federal Government’s insurance program, which covers much of the cost of dialysis treatments and transplantation expenses.
Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
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Defines the two major categories of glomerular diseases––glomerulosclerosis and glomerulonephritis––and describes how they interfere with kidney function.
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Summarizes the symptoms and treatment for this autoimmune condition. Describes growth failure in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Discusses how CKD affects the child and the available treatment options for parents and caregivers. Pamela Williams talks about using NKDEP’s Family Reunion Health Guide and Kidney Sundays Toolkit with her family and faith community. Dr. Bennie Marshall discusses using NKDEP materials to educate faith communities about kidney disease. Explains the formulas used to determine whether a hemodialysis dose is adequate. Explains how the condition develops after Escherichia coli infection in the digestive tract and describes treatment. Describes the signs and symptoms of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura, an autoimmune disease that affects mostly children between the ages of 2 and 6. Explains possible long-term consequences, including kidney disease. Reviews the basics of high blood pressure and the effect it has on the kidneys. Discusses the signs and symptoms of kidney disease and ways to prevent it. Discusses the advantages of home hemodialysis over conventional hemodialysis performed in a clinic. Explains the training requirements and logistical details for performing hemodialysis at home. "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." "A doctor explains the two tests for chronic kidney disease (CKD): blood test, which checks your Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR), and a urine test." A provider explains what to expect after surgery and offers advice on how to recover quickly and safely. Turner Memorial AME Church shows how to plan a successful Kidney Sundays event. A provider explains to a patient why an AV fistula is needed several months prior to dialysis A provider explains why an AV fistula is placed before hemodialysis begins and how hemodialysis treatment works Defines IgA nephropathy, an autoimmune disease that affects the kidneys. Discusses causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of interstitial cystitis (IC). Defines the two types of IC, ulcerative and nonulcerative. A doctor discusses the benefits and limits of receiving a kidney transplant. "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." Describes kidney biopsy and possible reasons for performing this diagnostic test. Outlines the preparations for and explains what patients can expect during and after the test. Explains kidney disease, including causes and its progression to kidney failure. Highlights the findings of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial as they relate to kidney disease. Provides statistics about kidney disease, including prevalence and survival rates. Describes kidney dysplasia, a condition in which one or both kidneys do not develop normally in the womb. Discusses causes, complications, diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outlook. 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. Chart that summarizes three treatment options. Explains in an easy-to-read format how food affects hemodialysis patients and describes the role of fluids, potassium, phosphorus, protein, sodium, calories, and vitamins and minerals. Describes the complications of kidney failure and its treatment for patients who have just started dialysis. Discusses the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of kidney stones. Reviews prevention strategies and treatment options, as well as information on current research. Discusses the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of kidney stones in children. Describes treatments and steps for kidney-stone prevention. Provides faith-based organizations with tools and materials to discuss kidney health at their programs and events.
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Introduces systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune condition. Describes the symptoms of kidney problems caused by SLE. 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. Helps busy health care professionals manage adult CKD patients in the primary care setting.
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Medical Tests for Kidney Function
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Defines medullary sponge kidney, a birth defect where changes occur in the tubules, or tiny tubes, inside a fetus' kidneys. Describes complications, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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Mineral and Bone Disorder of Chronic Kidney Disease
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Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney (MCDK)
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Discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatment for nephrotic syndrome in adults.
Nephrotic Syndrome in Children
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Dr. Griffin Rodgers thanks congregations across the nation for hosting Kidney Sundays events. A health advocate describes how NKDEP materials can educate primary care staff on early kidney disease detection. A diabetes educator reviews “Explaining Your Kidney Test Results” at the 2010 American Association of Diabetes Educators conference. Explains how the right diet choices can protect kidney function in the late stages of kidney failure. Discusses ways to moderate protein intake. Explains how kidney disease can affect nutrition needs in children. Provides guidance about nutrient content of foods, including calories, protein, phosphorus, sodium, and potassium. Discusses dietary guidelines for controlling elevated blood glucose and hypertension, the two leading causes of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. Describes the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic kidney diseases and kidney failure in children. A video vignette of a pharmacist-patient interaction illustrating an opportunity to counsel a patient on NSAID avoidance. Find more kidney disease educational resources for pharmacists at nkdep.nih.gov/identify-manage/education/pharmacists.shtml Explains the importance of performing all exchanges. Describes the procedures used to measure how well the dialysis treatments are working. Defines two types of polycystic kidney disease and describes their genetic origins, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as ongoing research. Explains kidney damage as a complication of diabetes and how kidney disease can be prevented, diagnosed, and treated. Defines prostatitis. Describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome and acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis. Defines proteinuria and discusses who is at risk. Reviews the signs of proteinuria and provides information about testing procedures and treatment options. Lists the causes and symptoms of kidney infection. Explains the use of antibiotics to treat infection. This video demonstrates Recognizing and Responding to Emotion, an essential communication skill for discussions with patients who have chronic kidney disease. This video demonstrates Recognizing and Responding to Emotion, an essential communication skill for discussions with patients who have chronic kidney disease. Explains the causes and complications of renal artery stenosis, a narrowing of one or both of the arteries that supply blood to the kidneys. Describes treatment options, including lifestyle changes, medications, and surgery.
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This animation demonstrates how prescription and non-prescription drugs affect blood flow through the kidneys Explains the different types of renal tubular acidosis. Outlines diagnostic criteria and treatment options, as well as current research efforts.
Renovascular Hypertension (RVH)
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A family reunion planner uses NKDEP’s Family Reunion Health Guide to start kidney health conversations with his family. Distinguishes between simple kidney cysts and polycystic kidney disease. Explains diagnostic procedures and treatment options. Explains normal kidney function and the possible causes of solitary kidney. Details the possible effects of solitary kidney and discusses ways to protect remaining kidney function. Statistical information on kidney diseases. Explains what kidneys do and why they are important to maintain life. Describes the internal anatomy of the kidney. This publication is also available in Spanish.
Provides community health workers with talking points and activities for leading kidney health education classes.
Describes the procedures and supplies required for peritoneal dialysis (PD). Explains the differences between ambulatory and automated PD. Gives instructions for avoiding possible problems. Describes the treatment options for children with kidney failure, including transplantation, peritoneal dialysis, and hemodialysis. Details the procedures and equipment involved in hemodialysis. Explains vascular access and dietary issues. Gives a step-by-step account of the transplantation process from the initial medical evaluation and placement on a waiting list to surgery, recovery, and maintenance with antirejection medicines.
UACR (for health care professionals)
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This video demonstrates Ask-Tell-Ask, an essential communication skill for discussions with patients who have chronic kidney disease. A dietitian discusses using NKDEP materials in her private practice to help prepare patients for dialysis at the 2010 Food and Nutrition Conference and expo A dietitian reviews the NKDEP Eating Right for Kidney Health fact sheet at the 2010 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. Defines vascular access and reviews three access options. Describes what to expect during hemodialysis and lists ways to protect the access site. Patient Vincent Jordan shares his experience living with kidney disease and being on dialysis A provider explains the potential problems of using a catheter over an AV fistula. "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." "A doctor explains that for many people there are no symptoms of kidney disease, which is why testing is important." "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." "A doctor explains what the kidneys look like, their function, and how they keep people healthy." "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." A provider explains the purpose of a fistula and describes its appearance. A provider explains the importance of AV fistula placement before dialysis to ensure proper preparation to avoid emergency procedures Explains what happens when a person’s kidneys fail and describes the treatment methods available. Uses plain language and illustrations to describe the symptoms and treatment of kidney stones. This publication is also available in Spanish (KU–163). Explains the treatment methods for kidney failure and presents strategies for coping with kidney failure. A provider explains the purpose, process, and benefits of AV fistula surgery. A doctor explains what chronic kidney disease (CKD) is and who is most at risk. "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" A doctor explains the purpose of dialysis and explains the difference between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. A provider offers advice on how to prepare for AV fistula surgery and provides tips on how to protect a patient's veins.
The doctor explains the importance of testing for kidney disease even if a patient feels fine.
The doctor explains the importance of testing for kidney disease even if a patient feels fine 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 A provider explains why a patient should use an AV fistula rather than other methods to prepare for hemodialysis A provider explains what to expect after dialysis and how the procedure will improve a patient's overall well-being. "A doctor explains that with early identification of kidney disease and treatment, patients may be able to avoid dialysis." A doctor explains how early detection and treatment may delay the need to go on dialysis. Patient Yvette Surls shares her experience being diagnosed with diabetes.