Educational Links

National Kidney Foundation(NKF)
Educational materials on chronic kidney disease(CKD), dialysis, & transplantation.

American Association of Kidney Patients
Educational modules on CKD, dialysis, transplantation and access planning.

Medline Plus
Educational materials similar to the NKF website.

Kidney Biopsy Information-Up to Date
Information on why we perform kidney biopsy, the procedure itself and risks involved.

U. of Pittsburgh Medical Center(UPMC) Patient Information Homepage
A wealth of patient information topics related to heart disease, diabetes and much more!

Hematuria or Blood in the Urine-Up to Date
What it may mean when you have blood in the urine.

Proteinuria or Protein in the Urine-Up to Date
What it means when you have protein in the urine.

Swelling or Edema-Up to Date
What swelling is and where it may occur.

Polycystic Kidney Disease or PKD-Up to Date
What is polycystic kidney disease?

Dietary Information-NKF
Tips on dieting in CKD.

Low Salt Diet-Up to Date
Tips on why a low salt diet is important.

Low Potassium Diet-Up to Date
Tips on why a low potassium diet is important.

Low Protein Diet for CKD
What is a low protein diet, and why do CKD patients need it?

Cleveland Clinic Kidney Cookbook Recipes
Kidney healthy eating!

Low Purine Diet for Uric Acid Kidney Stones

Low Oxalate Diet for Calcium Oxalate Stones-UPMC

Kidney Stone Information Medline Plus
Information on kidney stones.

Urinary Tract Infection Up to Date

Urinary Incontinence Information-Medline Plus

Urinary Incontinence Exercises-Up to Date
Useful exercises for incontinence

Quitting Smoking-Up to Date
Tips on how to kick the habit