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  1. Kidney Failure: the Facts by J. Stewart Cameron, 1996-01-15
  2. Kidney Failure and the Federal Government by Committee for the Study of the Medicare End-Stage Renal Disease Program, Division of Health Care Services, 1991-01-01
  3. ABC of Kidney Disease (ABC Series)
  4. Eating Well with Kidney Failure by Helena Jackson , 2006-03-02
  5. 100 Questions & Answers About Kidney Dialysis by Lawrence E. Stam, 2009-07-06
  6. I'm Feeling Fine: Kidney Failure is Not the End of Life by Darryl Nelson, 2008-07-13
  7. Acute Renal Failure: Correlations Between Morphology and Function (Kidney disease)
  8. Kidney Transplantation: Principles and Practice (Morris,Kidney Transplantation) by Peter Morris ACFRSFRCS, Stuart J. Knechtle MD, 2008-05-21
  9. When your kidneys fail: A handbook for patients and their families by Mickie Hall Faris, 1994
  10. The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Kidney Failure: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age by ICON Health Publications, 2005-01-27
  11. Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Transplantation: A Companion to Brenner and Rector's The Kidney - Expert Consult: Online and Print (Pereira, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Transplantati) by Jonathan Himmelfarb MD, Mohamed H. Sayegh MDFAHAFASNASCIAAP, 2010-10-22
  12. Living Well with Kidney Failure: A Guide to Living Your Life to the Full (Class Health) by Juliet Auer, 2004-11-01
  13. Acute Renal Failure: A Companion to Brenner & Rector's The Kidney, 6th Edition by Bruce Molitoris MD, William Finn MD, 2001-08-10
  14. Kidney Failure: Coping & Feeling Your Best by Anna K. Hollingsworth, 1994-07

1. In Focus: A Photojournalist's Journey Through Kidney Failure
your cat has been diagnosed with chronic renal failure (kidney failure), we would like to extend our sincere sympathy
idney disorders currently affect some 3 million people nationwide. In the United States, more than 44,000 people are on The List, patiently waiting to get a phone call telling them they're a near-perfect match for a cadaveric kidney. Hospitals across the country are flooded with more than 100,000 dialysis patients, who sit for hours at a time as man-made machines do what their own kidneys can't: clean toxins and fluid from their blood. In the fall of 1998, these numbers were little more than a jumbled set of statistics for me. I knew early in life there was a chance my kidneys could fail, but I never gave it a second thought. I was too busy growing up and pursuing a career in photojournalism. Read the
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on John and his recovery.
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When I learned my kidneys were failing, I turned to the Web for more information. I was disappointed in what I found. While there are a ton of sites filled with statistics and jargon about renal failure and countless kidney organizations and support groups, there was no detailed story of one person's battle with kidney failure, dialysis and transplant. I was looking for someone's complete story that could give me some idea of what was ahead. Who better to undertake such a project than a photojournalist? I admit the whole idea of turning the camera around made me uncomfortable. After all, my place is behind the viewfinder. Thankfully, all the shooters involved are friends and they made it easy for me to become the subject, and after a while, I forgot they were there. The chapters of this Web site chronicle my journey through the kidney transplant process, from early discussions with my doctor, to dialysis and ultimately to the surgery on March 31, 2000. ... Contact Information

2. National Kidney Foundation Of Oregon And Washington
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3. Kidney Foundation Of Canada - Treating Kidney Failure
Foundation provides a basic Q A on the kidneys, their functions and the various treatment options for chronic kidney failure. Acute kidney failure occurs when your kidneys fail suddenly.
The kidneys are the master chemists of the body. Normally you have two kidneys, one on either side of your spine under your lower ribs. They are reddish brown in colour and shaped like kidney beans. Each kidney is about the size of a clenched fist.
Kidneys are as important to your health as your heart, liver or lungs. Kidneys remove wastes from the blood via the urine. They regulate the levels of water and different minerals needed by the body for good health. They also produce hormones that control other body functions such as blood pressure.
Many other organs depend on the kidneys in order to work properly. When kidney function is no longer adequate, dialysis treatment or a kidney transplant is needed to keep on living.
Acute kidney failure occurs when your kidneys fail suddenly. In this situation, kidney function usually returns to normal, but dialysis may be needed until the kidneys begin to work again. There are a number of reasons why acute kidney failure happens.
Slow and progressive deterioration of kidney function is called chronic kidney failure or chronic renal insufficiency (CRI) . It is usually irreversible. Chronic kidney failure occurs when the tiny filters in the kidney (nephrons) that remove wastes stop working. Damage to the nephrons can be caused by conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. In some cases, good control of these conditions may slow or even prevent the development of complete kidney failure.

4. Kidney Failure
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Advances in renal replacement therapy
Table of contents and abstracts for the journal Advances in Renal Replacement Therapy, from January 1997. The journal publishes articles about the care and treatment of patients with kidney failure, and is the journal of the U.S. National Kidney Foundation. Published quarterly by WB Saunders Company. Electronic Journals [Publication Type] Kidney Failure Renal Replacement Therapy Haemodialysis : home versus hospital This technology appraisal contains a series of documents on guidance to the NHS on home compared with hospital haemodialysis for patients with end-stage renal failure. This guidance is produced by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). Technology appraisals produced by NICE have been developed by a team of experts aiming to produce guidance for both the NHS and patients on medicines, medical equipment and clinical procedures based on evidence of clinical and cost effectiveness. Made available in September 2002, this appraisal includes a practice guideline, an HTA report, and a patient-oriented information leaflet. The guidance will be reviewed in the light of new evidence in August 2005. Home Care Services Kidney Failure Practice Guideline [Publication Type] Renal Dialysis ... Kidney Alliance In 1998 the Kidney Alliance was formed jointly by the Renal Association and the National Kidney Federation to "to bring together the patients' voice and professionals committed to renal medicine." Its mission is to "promote high quality treatment for all patients with kidney failure on an equal and uniform base throughout the UK." The Web site provides information about the Alliance, its members and news. There is also access to the document, ESRF framework, which is a forerunner to a National Service Framework for renal services, and is intended for use by commissioners and providers in planning renal services over the next ten years.

5. Kidney Failure -
A kidney failure site that publishes monthly articles on the subject of renal failure.Category Health Conditions and Diseases EndStage Renal Disease......kidney failure, also known as renal failure, is a condition that cannot becured, only treated, by two means, either dialysis or transplantation.

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6. Kidney Failure
kidney failure. When you first hear this diagnosis, it's scary.
Kidney Failure When you first hear this diagnosis, it's scary. But there are a few things you should know. First, there are three treatment options available. Your renal care team will pick one to match your life-style and physical needs. There are three primary treatment options. Kidney transplantation - an operation which places a healthy kidney into your body. Kidney dialysis - a way to remove waste products and excess water from your blood. Non-treatment is also an option. However, the non-treatment choice will lead to death. Second, you are the most important member of your renal care team. Other members include your doctor, your nurse, your family, your friends, self-help groups, dialysis clinic personnel, nutritionists or dietitians, and qualified social workers. Third, you are not alone. By 1995, estimates show that more than 700,000 people worldwide (200,000 people in just the U.S.) will have kidney failure. You are part of an entire renal care team. So are your doctor, your family, and other health-care people such as a nurse, social worker and dietician. Tap into their knowledge and experience:

7. MEDLINEplus: Kidney Failure And Dialysis
Search MEDLINE for recent research articles on kidney failure and Dialysis• kidney failure • Kidney Dialysis, including Artificial Kidney.
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  • Hemodialysis Study Results Published Confirms Current Recommended Practice (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Kidney Failure: Choosing a Treatment That's Right for You (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Also available in: Spanish
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  • Kidney Failure (Patient Education Institute) - requires Flash plug-in Also available in: Spanish Kidney Failure (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
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  • Kidneys and Urinary Tract (Nemours Foundation) Your Kidneys and How They Work (National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse)
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  • 8. Kidney Directions: About End Stage Renal Disease
    Site sponsored by Baxter Healthcare discusses end stage renal disease, acute kidney failure, and chronic kidney failure.
    When someone has end stage renal disease, the kidneys are damaged.
    The kidneys no longer work well enough to remove wastes and excess fluids from the body. Complete kidney failure occurs when less than 10% of your kidneys are working. Toxins , waste products from foods and body cells, plus extra fluids build up in the blood. If the excess wastes and fluids are not removed, the whole body is affected. You will become ill from the build up of waste products and fluid. When the kidneys cannot work normally any longer, this is called kidney failure. When kidney failure progresses to the point where the kidneys do not function well enough to keep a person healthy, he or she will need treatment. A process called "dialysis" is used to replace some of the functions (waste and fluid removal) of the kidneys. Or, a patient may be a candidate for a kidney transplant, which is when a new kidney from a living or deceased donor replaces the patient's nonfunctioning kidney (patients usually receive dialysis while they are waiting for a donor kidney). Not all people with kidney failure are candidates for a transplant. Kidney failure can happen suddenly or slowly.

    9. MEDLINEplus Medical Encyclopedia: Acute Renal Failure
    Alternative names Return to top Renal failure acute; kidney failure;kidney failure - acute; Renal failure; Acute kidney failure; ARF.
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    Kidney anatomy Alternative names Return to top Renal failure - acute; Kidney failure; Kidney failure - acute; Renal failure; Acute kidney failure; ARF Definition Return to top Acute renal failure is sudden loss of the ability of the kidneys to excrete wastes, concentrate urine, and conserve electrolytes . ("Acute" means sudden, "renal" refers to the kidneys.) Causes, incidence, and risk factors Return to top The kidneys filter wastes and excrete fluid by using the bloodstream's own natural pressure. There are numerous potential causes of damage to the kidneys.

    10. PROVET HEALTHCARE INFORMATION - Vitamin B Complex In Renal Failure
    ProVet pet healthcare information article, reviewing the importance of the B vitamins in kidney failure.
    Back B COMPLEX VITAMINS IN RENAL FAILURE PATIENTS First broadcast on This information is provided by Provet for educational purposes only. You should seek the advice of your veterinarian if your pet is ill as only he or she can correctly advise on the diagnosis and recommend the treatment that is most appropriate for your pet. Vitamin supplementation to pets is widely practised, yet there is little scientific evidence to support it. In this article we shall review the importance of vitamin B complex in renal failure patients. The vitamin B complex vitamins are water soluble vitamins which (except for vitamin B12) are poorly stored within the body, and they are excreted in the urine. A continuous dietary supply is needed to meet the body's requirements. In human renal failure patients deficiency of two of the vitamin B complex (folate and pyridoxine) has been reported. The vitamin B requirements of animals with renal failure have not been determined, however it is likely that animals with renal failure have an increased requirement because of:
    • Decreased intake
      • Decreased appetite - resulting in reduced - possibly insufficient - food and vitamin B intake Vomiting - loss of food including vitamin B
      Increased loses
      • Diarrhoea - loss of nutrients including vitamin B Polyuria - resulting in increased urinary losses of vitamin B
      Increased needs
      • Animals in renal failure are often in a catabolic state due to protein and other nutrient losses in urine, and other factors. Many of the B vitamins have an important role in the metabolic processes involved in energy production in the body. For example four water soluble B complex vitamins - thiamin, niacin, riboflavin and vitamin B6 are all required for the energy-producing Krebs citric acid cycle.

    11. Your Kidneys And How They Work
    suffer from chronic kidney failure and need an artificial kidney machine (dialysis) or kidney transplantation to

    Your two kidneys are vital organs, performing many functions to keep your blood clean and chemically balanced. Understanding how your kidneys work can help you to keep them healthy.
    What do my kidneys do?
    The kidneys remove wastes and extra water from the blood to form urine. Urine flows from the kidneys to the bladder through the ureters. Your kidneys are bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fist. They are located near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage. The kidneys are sophisticated reprocessing machines. Every day, your kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood to sift out about 2 quarts of waste products and extra water. The waste and extra water become urine, which flows to your bladder through tubes called ureters. Your bladder stores urine until you go to the bathroom. The wastes in your blood come from the normal breakdown of active tissues and from the food you eat. Your body uses the food for energy and self-repair. After your body has taken what it needs from the food, waste is sent to the blood. If your kidneys did not remove these wastes, the wastes would build up in the blood and damage your body. The actual filtering occurs in tiny units inside your kidneys called nephrons. Every kidney has about a million nephrons. In the nephron, a glomeruluswhich is a tiny blood vessel, or capillaryintertwines with a tiny urine-collecting tube called a tubule. A complicated chemical exchange takes place, as waste materials and water leave your blood and enter your urinary system.

    12. Kidney Failure Glossary
    About the kidney failure Series Introduction. About the kidney failure Series. Youand your doctor will work together to choose a treatment that's best for you.

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    This glossary defines words that are often used when people talk or write about kidney failure and its treatments. It is designed for people whose kidneys have failed and for their families and friends. The words are listed in alphabetical order. Some words have many meanings; only those meanings that relate to kidney diseases are included. Words that appear in bold italic are defined elsewhere in the glossary. A term will refer the reader to another definition only when the second definition gives additional information about the topic that is directly related to the first term. [Top]
    access: In dialysis , the point on the body where a needle or catheter is inserted. (See also arteriovenous fistula graft , and vascular access acute renal (REE-nul) failure: Sudden and temporary loss of kidney function. (See also chronic renal failure allograft (AL-oh-graft): An organ or tissue transplant from one human to another. amyloidosis (AM-ih-loy-DOH-sis): A condition in which a protein-like material builds up in one or more organs. This material cannot be broken down and interferes with the normal function of that organ. People who have been on
  • 13. Kidney Failure: Choosing A Treatment That's Right For You
    For more information about hemodialysis, see the NIDDK booklet Treatment Methodsfor kidney failure Hemodialysis. Top. About the kidney failure Series.

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    Your kidneys filter wastes from your blood and regulate other functions of your body. When your kidneys fail, you need treatment to replace the work of healthy kidneys to survive. Developing kidney failure means that you have some decisions to make about your treatment. If you choose to receive treatment, your choices are hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantation. Each of them has advantages and disadvantages. You may also choose to forgo treatment. By learning about your choices, you can work with your doctor to decide what's best for you. No matter which treatment you choose, you'll need to make some changes in your life, including how you eat and plan your activities. But with the help of your health care team, family, and friends, you can lead a full, active life. [Top]
    When Your Kidneys Fail
    Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals, and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. When your kidneys fail, harmful wastes build up in your body, your blood pressure may rise, and your body may retain excess fluid and not make enough red blood cells. When this happens, you need treatment to replace the work of your failed kidneys. [Top]
    Treatment Choice: Hemodialysis
    Hemodialysis cleans and filters your blood using a machine to temporarily rid your body of harmful wastes, extra salt, and extra water. Hemodialysis helps control blood pressure and helps your body keep the proper balance of important chemicals such as potassium, sodium, calcium, and bicarbonate.
    Information on nutritional therapy to treat cats with chronic kidney failure.
    COLD RIVER VETERINARY CENTER Concepts of Nutritional Medicine
    Case report: Feline chronic renal failure
    Sassy is a 19 year-old spayed domestic short hair cat with a 2-1/2 year history of chronic renal failure. Her primary veterinarian had diagnosed her with kidney failure in October 1999 and prescribed a prescription cat food (Hills k/d), Pepcid AC (to inhibit stomach acid), oral Amphogel (to bind dietary phosphate), a potassium supplement (to prevent deficiency) and 100 ml of Lactated Ringers solution daily by subcutaneous injection. Despite these therapies she continued to have a poor appetite and was losing weight. Her owner brought Sassy to Cold River Veterinary Center in December 1999 to try a different approach. This is the story of her steady improvement with nutritional therapy. Signs of kidney failure On physical exam Sassy was 5.6 pounds, had an elevated heart rate of 240 beats per minute, a small thyroid gland, uremic odor (bad breath and body odor due to kidney failure), fair skin turgor (skin stretch, a measure of hydration status), muscle twitching, and shivering. Cats with kidney failure typically have poor appetite, nausea, dehydration, pain and twitching in the muscles, anemia, hypertension, itchy skin (pruritis), irregular bowel movements, and weight loss. Needless to say, these patients really don't feel well. New treatment plan We recommended a diet of fresh, whole foods to replace the prescription food that Sassy would not eat. Sassy's bag of sterile fluids was amended with vitamins C, B12, B-complex, K, potassium and calcium. She did so well with

    15. Kidney Disease
    S0 ..What Causes kidney failure? General Information The causes of kidney (renal)disease and failure are numerous and in some instances, not understood..
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    Sections covered: Kidney Basics, Kidney Failure Acute Renal Failure ChronicRenal Failure Diagnostic Approach ... Treatment Plan
    The kidney is really a multifunctional organ, controlling not only the conservation of fluid and the removal of bodily wastes , but also the regulation of bone and calcium (including vitamin D) metabolism bone marrow (red blood cell ) activity and electrolyte concentrations Conservation Think about the kidney as a container holding thousands of individual filtering units (each called a "nephron") with tiny pores. Blood passes through the kidney, and in the process is routed through each of these filters; toxins and other wastes are removed, most of the fluid (about 95%) is reabsorbed back to the bloodstream (water is conserved), electrolyte concentrations (primarily sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, chloride) are delicately adjusted, and urine is produced. This urine is stored in the urinary bladder until it is voided. The kidney is responsible for providing precursor for the synthesis of Vitamin D ; Vitamin D is necessary for the absorption of calcium from the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, the regulation of concentrations of calcium and phosphorus is also determined by the action of

    16. Kidney Failure
    There are two different types of dialysis treatment for kidney failure hemodialysis,in which the blood leaves the body to be filtered by a machine, and
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    Each year in the United States, more than 50,000 people are diagnosed with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), a serious condition in which the kidneys fail to rid the body of wastes, as a result of diabetes. ESRD is the final stage of a slow deterioration of the kidneys, a process known as nephropathy.
    ESRD patients undergo either dialysis, which substitutes for some of the filtering functions of the kidneys, or transplantation to receive a healthy donor kidney. Most U.S. citizens who develop ESRD are eligible for federally funded care. In 1994, the Federal Government spent about $9.3 billion on care for patients with ESRD. Stem Cell Transplants Show Promise in Treating Kidney Cancer More News...
    Between 37 and 52 percent of people who undergo a kidney transplant survive at least 10 years after the surgery. Any questions or comments?

    17. Welcome To Aksys
    Provides hemodialysis products and services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure. (Nasdaq AKSY)

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    19. Renal Care Group, Inc.
    Provides highquality dialysis and nephrology services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure. (Nasdaq RCGI).
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    CHRONIC KIDNEY FAILURE: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW What’s On This Page IF MY PET IS STILL MAKING PLENTY OF URINE HOW CAN THERE BE KIDNEY FAILURE? In chronic kidney failure, urine is usually produced in excessive quantities. What the kidneys are failing to do is conserve water (they are failing to make concentrated urine). The body produces numerous toxins on a moment by moment basis. These toxins circulate to the kidneys where, dissolved in water, they are filtered out and urinated away. An efficient kidney can make a highly concentrated urine so that a large amount of toxin can be excreted in a relatively small amount of water. When the kidneys fail over a long time period, they lose their ability to concentrate urine and more water is required to excrete the same amount of toxin. The animal will begin to drink more and more to provide the failing kidneys with enough water. Ultimately, the animal cannot drink enough and toxin levels begin to rise. Weight loss, listlessness, nausea, constipation, and poor appetite become noticeable. It is common for animals, especially cats, to have a long history of excessive water consumption when they finally come to the vet's office with one of the latter complaints.
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