The Resource Guide for Chronic Kidney Disease
Kidney disease is a growing health problem in the United States. Recent studies on the prevalence of kidney disease estimate that 20 million people are at risk for kidney failure, 350,000 currently require dialysis, approximately 500,000 are preparing to go on dialysis and almost 18 million are well on their way. The cost of treating patients with kidney disease is over 20 billion dollars a year.
So that patients and people at risk for kidney disease have access to the resources that can help them live longer and healthier, the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois has developed this resource guide, with a grant from the Amgen Corporation. We hope that patients and their families and healthcare professionals will use this extensive compilation of disease information and resources to increase education and access to treatment.
The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois has made extensive efforts to ensure that the information contained in this resource guide is accurate. However, telephone numbers, web sites and other logistical information often change. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause.
In addition, we want our readers to be aware of constant changes in information resulting from continuing research and clinical experience, reasonable differences in opinion among authorities, unique aspects of individual sitations and the possibility of human error in preparing such an extensive guide. The information contained in this guide is for educational purposes only. Please exercise judgment when making decisions, and always consult with your physician, nurse, dietitian, social worker, pharmacist or other health care practitioner before making any changes or additions to your treatment plan or health regimen.
+1. Risk Factors and Diseases Causing Chronic Kidney Disease
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Clinical Practice Guidelines - Educational Materials
Diabetes and Kidney Disease
Polycystic Kidney Disease
Urinary Tract Infections