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  • Current News Briefs from NIDDK
    5 star rating News and announcements of government sponsored trials, research, campaigns, studies, drug developments, etc. Archive 1994-present. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH.
  • Medpage Today Medical News - Nephrology
    5 star rating Professional-level analysis of breaking medical stories widely reported in the consumer media. Physicians and other healthcare professionals obtain free CME credits by completing associated educational programs.
    5 star rating REG Offers regularly updated links to abstracts and, if available, full text articles released at respected online sources such as the New England Journal of Medicine or the Journal of the American Medical Association. Free registration.
  • Medical News Today - Urology / Nephrology News
    4 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.
  • Kidney Diseases at
    3 star rating A directory of headline weblinks to US newspaper articles on kidney diseases.
  • Nephrology News from Online Medical News
    3 star rating A directory of weblinks to sites that offer specialty-related news for medical professionals and patients.
  • Science Daily News - Nephrology
    3 star rating News releases regarding medical research developments from universities, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and other scientific institutions. These announcements present new discoveries in therapeutics and disease management. ScienceDaily Magazine.
  • Dialysis News
    3 star rating News stories emerging on the Internet from online newspapers and magazines.

Full Text / MultiMedia

  • "Renal Failure" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures worldwide collected by the Google search service.
  • "Dialysis" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures worldwide collected by the Google search service.
  • Best Practice of Medicine - Nephrology
    5 star rating Continuously updated disease reviews designed to quickly answer the questions of busy clinicians and offer targeted recommendations on primary care medical conditions and symptoms.
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Resource Center at Medscape
    5 star rating REG A regularly updated collection of news, conference summaries, articles, treatment updates, abstracts from journal literature, clinical management modules, links to Medline and Cochrane abstracts, practice guidelines, and selected professional organizations. Free registration.
  • EdRen Handbook
    5 star rating Topic reviews provided for doctors and other medical staff looking after renal patients. Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Renal Unit.
  • Nephrology Lectures at Walter Reed
    5 star rating Professional level slide shows and educational materials presented online by the Nephrology Service of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
  • Dialysis & Transplantation
    4 star rating A journal which provides professional-level articles on trends in dialysis and transplantation. Includes national and international news, buyer's guide, and a calendar of events. Selected full text articles. 1994-present. Creative Age Publications, Inc.
  • Flash Card Exchange - Renal
    4 star rating Reviews of clinical topics with "clickable" questions and answers. The "flashcards" are posted by worldwide medical students as study tools.
  • Indian Journal of Nephrology
    4 star rating Free full text articles. The official publication of the Indian Society of Nephrology.
  • Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
    4 star rating Free full text journal articles made available by the publisher. Change the year in the search window for alternate years.
  • Nephrology Rounds
    4 star rating Full text articles and discussion on scientific and clinical developments in the field of nephrology. Nephrology Division of Brigham and Women's Hospital.
  • Pathology of the Kidney: Glomerulonephritis at Iowa
    4 star rating An image enhanced narrative which covers the pathology of glomerulonephritis including antibody and cell mediated injury. University of Iowa Virtual Hospital .
  • HDCN Abstract Reviews
    3 star rating REG Abstracts and slide/audio presentations from nephrology national and international meetings and CME courses. HDCN, Hypertension, Dialysis, and Clinical Nephrology, is a web resource directed to nephrologists and other health professionals. Free registration. Fee transactions.
  • Medslides Nephrology Powerpoint Slideshows
    3 star rating A collection of slideshows authored by medical faculty and clinicians.



  • Beth Israel Medical Housestaff Manual - Renal
    5 star rating A section from a succinct and useful reference for major clinical problems encountered in the hospital. The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
  • eMedicine - Nephrology
    5 star rating Constantly-updated and carefully-edited online multimedia textbooks in various specialties. This web project presents disease synopses with clinical and physical findings, etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, differential diagnosis, and treatment options. Emedicine offers post-tests for CME credit; a typical fee is $7.50 per credit hour. Emedicine, Inc. Fee registration.
  • Nephrology - Family Practice Notebook
    5 star rating A section from an ongoing compendium of the diagnosis and management of common medical problems seen in Family Practice. Family Practice Notebook, LLC.
  • The Kidney at a Glance
    5 star rating Resources for a textbook covering the role of the kidney in health and disease. It covers basic renal science, nephrology, fluid and electrolyte disorders as well as the key general medical conditions in which the kidney plays a major role including urinary tract infection, hypertension, congestive heart failure, edema and diureitic use.
  • The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy: Genitourinary Disorders
    5 star rating Concise chapters, from the world's most popular medical textbook, that review kidney, genital, and urinary disorders and their pathogenesis, symptoms, signs, diagnosis, therapy, complications, and prognosis. Merck & Co., Inc.
  • University of Iowa Family Practice Handbook - Nephrology and Urology
    5 star rating A chapter, from this handbook of outpatient and inpatient medicine, that covers the diagnosis and treatment of common clinical problems. Authored by Graber, M.D. et al., published by Mosby in 1997. Presented online by the Virtual Hospital, University of Iowa.
  • Canadian Medical Examination (MCCQE) 2000 Review Notes- Nephrology
    4 star rating These review notes are an up-to-date, concise and comprehensive review of medical specialty clinical knowledge. The text prepares graduating medical students for certification examination.
  • CHORUS - Kidney Diseases
    3 star rating The Collaborative Hypertext of Radiology offers concise reviews and integrated hyperlinks for diseases and conditions related to the kidney. Medical College of Wisconsin.

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • Hypertension, Dialysis, and Clinical Nephrology
    5 star rating REG Includes up-to-date information on renal disorders and their treatments: daily news, practice guidelines, selected full text articles and summaries from current literature, meeting presentations, CME, multimedia symposia, medical products, new drugs and devices, and links to related web resources. An official education program of the American Society of Nephrology and the Renal Physicians Association. Restricted registration or content areas.
  • National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
    5 star rating Presents information about the Institute; news, research programs and funding, reports of studies and clinical trials, education programs, health information, special reports, FAQs, a large collection of booklets and fact sheets for patients, statistical data, and links to useful Web resources. Searchable. National Institutes of Health.
  • Nephrology at
    5 star rating REG Selected weblinks to free, high quality, full text resources relevant to this specialty: clinical textbooks, news, and journal articles. Free registration is limited to physicians and healthworkers. Sponsored by Merck and Company. Restricted registration or content areas.
  • American Society of Nephrology
    4 star rating A society that has approximately 7,500 members - nephrologists and related professionals, from over 65 countires. This website offers news, program descriptions, meetings updates and abstracts, a discussion forum, CME courses, grants and funding info, and a placement service. Access to some areas is restricted to members.
  • International Society of Nephrology
    4 star rating Presents history and mission of the Society, its programs, news, publications, information on congresses and meetings, teaching resources, discussion groups, fellowship programs, and a searchable directory of national and regional societies of nephrology.
  • Kidney & Urology Foundation of America
    4 star rating Includes information about the Foundation, its history and activites, research and education programs, news, events & meetings, professional and patient resources.
  • National Kidney Foundation
    4 star rating NKF supports physicians, pharmacists and scientists involved in the field of nephrology by providing continuing education, developing practice guidelines, fostering research, and shaping health policy. Presents information about the Foundation: research programs, guidelines, publications, news, meetings & events, and a collection of patient and family education handouts.
  • Renal Pathology Society
    3 star rating Presents information about the Society and its activities, meetings, courses, renal pathology case presentations, fellowships and job opportunties, links to renal biopsy interpretation resources, and other useful Web sites.
  • Nephrology Associations at Medbioworld
    2 star rating A comprehensive directory of weblinks for associations in this specialty.
  • Nephron Line
    2 star rating A Website for UK and Ireland healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with kidney disease: images from a slide library, original articles, cases, journal highlights, and mock exam questions. Nephronline is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Amgen Limited


Practice Guidelines / FAQs


  • Acute Renal Failure: Case Presentation and Review
    2 star rating A case presentation which includes history and physical exam findings, serum and urine chemical analysis, diagnosis, radiographic procedures, treatment and complications. Robin R. Hemphill, M.D., EMBBS Emergency Medicine and Primary Care.
  • HDCN Internet Renal Rounds by Diagnosis
    2 star rating REG A directory of links to nephrology case reports. The cases address renal pathology, toxicology, transplant, hypertension, and uroradiology issues. Free registration. Hypertension, Dialysis, and Clinical Nephrology .

Images, Path./Clinical

  • Atlas of Diseases of the Kidney
    5 star rating An on-line edition of an extensive, multivolume atlas edited by Robert W. Schrier. Searchable. In PDF format. ISN Informatics Commission. Published 1999. Blackwell Science.
  • Atlas of Renal Pathology of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases
    5 star rating Expert-annotated microscopic images of various renal pathologies. The images are collected in the online Atlas to enhance the clinical content of the monthly journal. Volumes 1998-2001. Published by W.B.Saunders and sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation.
  • WebPath Renal Pathology Images
    3 star rating Includes a large collection of microscopic and macroscopic images with annotations and tutorials related to various renal diseases. University of Utah Health Sciences Center.
  • Braunwald's Atlas of Internal Medicine - Nephrology
    2 star rating REG Pathology and histology images and radiographs with descriptive text. Access is limited to subscribers to MerckMedicus. Science Press Internet Services. Free registration.
  • Renal Pathology Tutorial
    2 star rating Course lectures and supporting slides and images reviewing renal pathology including glomerular diseases, nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, and glomerulosclerosis. Written by J. Charles Jennette, MD. RENALNET, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


  • Online Nephrology CME
    5 star rating REG Moderated reviews and case discussions annotated with images, graphics, sound, and video. Free registration. Fee transactions. Albert Einstein College of Medicine and interMD Corporation.
  • HDCN Nephrology Slide/Audio Meeting Presentations
    2 star rating REG Lecture notes and audio provide participants with practical knowledge on the care of kidney patients. Organized by meeting and by subject. Selected lectures require paid registration. Free registration. Presented by the Hypertension, Dialysis & Clinical Nephrology website.

Patient Education

  • Kidney Directions
    4 star rating Provides basic information about kidney disease, its causes, symptoms, tests, ways to prevent it, options for treatment, links to other kidney-related sites, recipes, a glossary, and a kidney health planner. Searchable. In English, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. Searchable. Baxter Healthcare Corporation.
  • Kidney Diseases Publications and Resources at the NIDDK
    4 star rating The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases offers a collection of fact sheets on kidney diseases, kidney disease statistical data, news, research updates, FAQs, and a dictionary. Includes easy-to-read and Spanish versions. Searchable.
  • Patient and Family Education from NKF
    4 star rating A comprehensive guide to kidney disease and related conditions. National Kidney Foundation.
  • Renal Disease Education
    4 star rating Education page including information about kidney failure and treatment options for patients and families. University of Iowa Virtual Hospital .
  • NephrologyChannel
    3 star rating Provides information pertaining to kidney, various kidney diseases and conditions and its treatment options, news, and nephrology forums.


  • CyberNephrology
    4 star rating A gateway to Internet-based aids to the practice of nephrology. Includes resources for physicians, pharmacists, dieticians, and patients; news and press release, organizations, CE & CME programs, meetings, case studies, discussion groups, forums, and fact sheets for patients. National Kidney Foundation.
  • NIDDK Directory of Kidney and Urologic Diseases Organizations
    4 star rating An annotated list of voluntary, governmental, and private organizations that offer educational materials and other services to patients and health care professionals. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, NIH.
  • The Nephron Information Center
    4 star rating A directory of weblinks to kidney-related news, events, publications, legislation updates, pharmaceutical information, calculators, for health professionals and patients. Stephen Z. Fadem, M.D., FACP.
  • MedWeb Nephrology
    3 star rating A well-maintained directory of weblinks to Nephrology academic departments, associations, organizations, educational resources, e-publications, institutes, documents, etc. Maintained by the Emory Health Sciences Center Library.
  • Renalnet Kidney Information Clearinghouse
    3 star rating A collection of nephrology related annotated links: journals, full text articles, images, meetings and CME/CE resourses, academic nephrology departments, professional organizations, healthcare resources, discussion forums, etc. Searchable.
  • Global Dialysis
    2 star rating Listings of dialysis centers located throughout the world and other useful information for travellers.

Educational Materials

  • "Fluids & Electrolytes" Surgery Lecture at MedITAC
    5 star rating An archived slideshow lecture on a core topic in surgery practice. This program is part of an International telemedicine project sponsored by NASA and the Medical Informatics and Technology Applications Consortium. The presentation may require the RealPlayerG2 plugin. Ajai Malhotra, Division of General / Trauma Surgery 3/02.
  • Nephrology Lectures and Images from Ind Medica Ltd.
    5 star rating Educational materials for those interested in Nephrology topics in India and abroad.
  • American Society of Nephrology Abstracts-On-Line
    4 star rating Abstracts of scientific papers presented at the ASN annual meetings.
  • National Kidney Disease Education Program
    4 star rating A variety of professional-level information about kidney disease: clinical tools, the GFR formula, clinical practice guidelines, statistical data, publications, news, meetings. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health.
  • HDCN Dialysis Calculators and Modeling Aids
    2 star rating Calculators and modeling aids that are designed to assist clinicians in kidney dialysis fluid and electrolyte management. Presented by HDCN-Hypertension, Dialysis & Clinical Nephrology.
  • Hospital Physician Nephrology Board Review Manuals
    1 star rating REG Up-to-date manuals, developed by leading clinical educators, that assist physicians studying for Board certification or recertification examinations. PDF format. Turner White Communications, Inc. Fee registration. Fee transactions.
  • Renal System at Britannica
    1 star rating REG Search and browse access to encyclopedic coverage of anatomy and physiology of the kidneys that includes text, illustrations, references, and links to related chapters. Fee registration. Encyclopaedia Britannica.



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