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Other Renal Links

DIALYSIS & NEPHROLOGY INSTITUTIONAL RESOURCES

KDQOL Working Group

This site gives details and updates on the Kidney Disease Quality of Life survey, including forms and instructions for use.
www.gim.med.ucla.edu/kdqol

Renalnet

A site with its own nephrology-related information, along with links to other sites of interest.
http://www.renalnet.org

Yale Nephrology

The web site for the Yale University Department of Medicine, Section of Nephrology.
http://info.med.yale.edu/intmed/nephrol/

NEPHROLOGY SITES OF GENERAL INTEREST

Culinary Kidney Cooks

Cooking and diet instruction for dialysis patients.
http://www.culinarykidneycooks.com

Colorado Health Site

Find disease specific information by using the search function to explore their inventory of materials. Please note: CHS has closed. Current pages will remain posted until 12/24/2004. This site is designed for Netscape. Windows Explorer users may experience difficulties.
http://www.coloradohealthsite.org/

Friends' Health Connection

This group works to link individuals with similar health problems together for mutual support.
http://www.48friend.com/

Healthfinder

A resource for finding health related information and materials on the web.
http://www.healthfinder.gov

Interstitial Cystitis Association

A not-for-profit organization providing research funding and educational information and programs related to IC.
http://www.ichelp.com

Kidney Directions

This site, sponsored by Baxter International, Inc., is an interactive web site dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of kidney disease. The site allows individuals to customize information on how to maintain kidney health, the causes and symptoms of kidney disease, and treatment options for kidney failure, with much of the content coming from nephrologists, nurses, and educators.

http://www.kidneydirections.com

Kidney Patient Guide

This site is the result of collaboration between health care professionals, experts in information technology and multimedia, specialist health care writers, and - above all - people with renal failure, their families and caregivers.
http://www.kidneypatientguide.org.uk/

The Kidney School

Kidney School is an interactive, web-based learning program designed to help people learn about kidney disease, treatment options and how to achieve a better quality of life.
http://www.kidneyschool.org/

Life Options Rehabilitation Program

To make rehabilitation a reality for more people on dialysis, the Life Options Rehabilitation Program, supported by Amgen Inc., develops resources and programs based on the "5 Es of renal rehabilitation: Encouragement, Education, Exercise, Employment, and Evaluation.
http://www.lifeoptions.org

MedMath

MedMath is a freeware medical calculator for the Palm Computing� Platform. It is designed for rapid calculation of common equations used in adult internal medicine. It is capable of calculating complex quantities (e.g. Dubois formula for Body Surface Area) without resorting to external libraries such as MathLib. Available on the following websites.
http://www.healthypalmpilot.com/

Medical Matrix

A subscription search engine and directory designed to access online clinical resources from clinical practice to patient education.
http://www.medmatrix.org

NephrOnline

Nephrology News and Issues on the web.
http://nephnews.com/

The Nephron Information Center

General information on end-stage renal disease presented by Steven Fadem, M.D., nephrologist in ESRD Network 14.
http://www.nephron.com

NephroWorld

The virtual community and marketplace for professionals, patients, organizations, and companies related to nephrology.
webmaster@Nephroworld.com

Renal Practice Group (RPG)

A practice group of the American Dietetic Association made up of registered dietitians and dietetic professionals working patients who have kidney disease.
http://www.renalnutrition.org

Renal Support Network (RSN)

The Renal Support Network (RSN) is a nonprofit, patient-focused, patient-run organization established in 1993 to provide non-medical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD).
http://www.rsnhope.org

RenalWEB - Dialysis Industry Vortex Web Site

A dialysis information web site with daily updated content.
http://www.renalweb.com

Renal World (Presented by Nephron Information Center)

Offers access to international renal information.
http://www.renalworld.com

OTHER MEDICAL RESOURCES

AAMI: Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

AAMI is a nonprofit organization devoted to the development and use of medical technology and standards for medical devices.
http://www.aami.org

American Diabetes Association Home Page

A national nonprofit organization promoting research, offering educational information and providing advocacy on behalf of persons with diabetes.
http://www.diabetes.org

American Medical Association

Hope page of national physicians organization.
http://www.ama-assn.org/

American Heart Association

National organization offering a vast array of information on heart disease for professional and patients.
http://amhrt.org

HIV and Hepatitis.com

This website offers information about HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C to health professionals and the public, including the latest research and treatment information, as well as vaccine options for these conditions. Readers can sign up online for a weekly electronic news service called HIV and Hepatitis.com Weekly Update.
http://www.hivandhepatitis.com

Immunization Action Coalition

Provides practical immunization and hepatitis resources you can use. IAC Express - Delivers vaccine information directly to your e-mail box. To sign up, send an e-mail message to express@immunize.org> and enter the word SUBSCRIBE in the "Subject:" field.
http://www.immunize.org

Kaiser Permanente

Largest not-for-profit HMO.
http://www.kaiserpermanente.org/

National Science Foundation

A funding resource in the areas of science and engineering.
http://www.nsf.gov/

RAND

A non-profit research organization dedicated to improving public policy and decision-making through research and analysis.
http://www.rand.org/

Reuters Health Information Services

An online-news service providing information on medical and healthcare issues for both professionals and consumers
http://www.reutershealth.com/

US National Library of Medicine

A comprehensive collection of all things medical from clinical trials to special online exhibits.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/