A condition of excess buildup of acids in the bloodstream. See also renal tubular acidosis (RTA).
A form of hereditary nephritis that can result in chronic kidney disease and sensory loss.
A disorder marked by deposition of specific proteins (amyloid) in the body; see also primary amyloidosis, dialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA).
A condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood, resulting in paleness and weariness.
A large protein produced by the lymphocytes in the immune system in response to bacteria, viruses or other foreign substances in the body.
A natural body chemical that slows down the production of urine.
A condition in which the body stops producing urine.
A diagnostic test that involves collecting small pieces of tissue, usually through a needle, for examination under a microscope. A kidney biopsy can help find a diagnosis and determine the best course of treatment.
A tube that is inserted through an opening through which fluids may be added or removed. A hemodialysis catheter inserts into a large vein to allow blood to be removed for dialysis, and other drugs / fluids may also be injected. A PD catheter is inserted into the abdominal cavity and allows fluids to be inserted and drained to allow for dialysis. A urinary catheter inserts through the urethra or other opening to drain urine from the bladder.
Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome
A swelling condition caused by kidneys with damaged filters that may let protein leak into the urine. As a result of the blood's protein deficiency, water isn't absorbed and moves from the blood into body tissues to cause swelling.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Permanent loss of kidney function.
Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)
Form of peritoneal dialysis that doesn't require a machine; the patient can move about with the dialysis solution in the abdomen.
Continuous Cycler-Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis (CCPD)
Form of peritoneal dialysis that requires a machine called a cycler to fill and drain the abdomen, usually while the patient is asleep.
An abnormal pouch containing fluid.
A rare form of kidney stone consisting of the amino acid cystine; see also kidney stone.
Inflammation of the urinary bladder causing a pain or burning feeling in the pelvis or urethra.
A tube-like instrument used to look inside the urethra and bladder.
Procedure of bladder examination by insertion of a cystoscope into the urethra.