Acute Renal Failure (cont.)
Other Places To Get Help
|National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse|
|3 Information Way|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-3580|
|Fax: ||(703) 738-4929|
|Web Address: ||http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov|
The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC), a federal agency, is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The clearinghouse provides information about diseases of the kidneys and urologic system to people with kidney and urologic disorders and to their families, to health professionals, and to the public. NKUDIC answers inquiries; develops, reviews, and distributes publications; and works closely with professional and patient groups and government agencies to coordinate resources about kidney and urologic diseases.
|National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP)|
|3 Kidney Information Way|
|Bethesda, MD 20892|
|Phone: ||1-866-4-KIDNEY (1-866-454-3639) toll-free|
|Fax: ||(301) 402-8182|
|Web Address: ||nkdep.nih.gov|
NKDEP is a program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help people who have kidney disease and to help their doctors. The program helps people understand kidney disease. NKDEP wants to help people who have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure understand why it is important to know about kidney health. They offer free educational materials and links to other resources.
|National Kidney Foundation|
|30 East 33rd Street|
|New York, NY 10016|
|Phone: ||(212) 889-2210|
|Fax: ||(212) 689-9261|
|Web Address: ||www.kidney.org|
The National Kidney Foundation works to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases and help people affected by these conditions. Its website has a lot of information about adult and child conditions. The site has interactive tools, donor information, recipes for kidney disease patients, and message boards for many kidney topics. Free materials, such as brochures and newsletters, are available.
|UrologyHealth.org, American Urological Association|
|1000 Corporate Boulevard|
|Linthicum, MD 21090|
|Phone: ||(410) 689-3990|
|Fax: ||(410) 689-3998|
|Web Address: ||www.urologyhealth.org|
UrologyHealth.org is a website written by urologists for patients. Visitors can find specific topics by using the "search" option.
The website provides information about adult and pediatric urologic topics, including kidney, bladder, and prostate conditions. You can find a urologist, sign up for a free quarterly newsletter, or click on the Urology Resource Center to find materials about urologic problems.
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