Kidney (Renal) Disorders

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has information leaflets on various Genito-urinary / Kidney disorders

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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 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 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.

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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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Single-port laparoscopic nephrectomy

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

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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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Anaemia Management in People with Chronic Kidney Disease

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

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Electrocautery Cutting Balloon Treatment for Pelviureteric Junction Obstruction

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

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Endopyelotomy for Pelviureteric Junction Obstruction

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

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Laparoscopic Augmentation Cystoplasty (including clam cystoplasty)

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

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Laparoscopic nephrolithotomy and pyelolithotomy

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

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Laparoscopic deroofing of simple renal cysts

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

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Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy

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

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Laparoscopic pyeloplasty

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

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Chronic Kidney Disease overview

NICE Pathways are for people who use NICE guidance. This includes health and social care professionals, public health experts, those who commission or provide health and social care services, employers and members of the public.

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Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

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

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Crescentic Nephritis (RPGN)

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

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Diet in Renal Failure and CKD

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 Tests

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 Angiography and Angioplasty

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 Information

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

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Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity

Aims to support families who live with Polycystic Kidney Disease, and to provide information and advice to them and their healthcare professionals.

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Nephrotic Syndrome Trust - NeST

The Trust aims to: raise awareness of the disease; raise funds for research to find a cure; offer a website resource and forum for people with nephrotic syndrome and their carers.

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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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Renal Angiogram and Angioplasty - The procedure explained

Information from The Circulation Foundation.

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Kidney Disease as a Long Term Condition in Young People

Young person's experience from Youthhealthtalk.

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Kidney Problems

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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Glomerulonephritis

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

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Kidney stones

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

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Kidney disease, chronic

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

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Hydronephrosis

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

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Kidney Infection

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

See also the Patient UK Kidney Failure / Chronic Kidney Disease page and Transplants and Organ Donation page.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

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More detailed medical information

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