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This Libguide is to provide you with clinical reliable resources on various health topics to communicate and promote awareness as part of Health Awareness Day/Week/Month across the year.
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History of Kidney Failure: a treatable condition
From Miracle to Mainstream: creating the world's first dialysis organization


Facts & Figures
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects more than 1 in 7 U.S. adults—an estimated 37 million Americans. For Americans with diabetes or high blood pressure—the two most common causes of kidney disease—the risk for CKD is even greater. Nearly 1 in 3 people with diabetes and 1 in 5 people with high blood pressure have kidney disease.1 Other risk factors for developing kidney disease include heart disease and a family history of kidney failure.

CKD by the Numbers (CDC)
  • Kidney diseases are a leading cause of death in the United States.
  • About 37 million US adults are estimated to have CKD, and most are undiagnosed.
  • 40% of people with severely reduced kidney function (not on dialysis) are not aware of having CKD.
  • Every 24 hours, 360 people begin dialysis treatment for kidney failure.
  • In the United States, diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading causes of kidney failure, accounting for 3 out of 4 new cases.
  • In 2019, treating Medicare beneficiaries with CKD cost over $87.2 billion, and treating people with ESRD cost an additional $37.3 billion.

GBD Compare 

Check out Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Surveillance System is a databases that tracks kidney diseases in the United States.
Kidney in Anatomage
What is Anatomage Table?
Check 'A Trip Inside the Human Body Using Anatomageunder Connective Issue Newsletter: December 2021 issue and Anatomage Libguide.


To know more on TBI disease guidelines, please visit the following pages:

National Kidney Foundation Primer on Kidney Diseases

Biomarkers of Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Transplantation

Brenner and Rector's the Kidney, 2-Volume Set

Renal Nursing

Methods in Kidney Cell Biology Part A

Methods in Kidney Cell Biology Part B

Polycystic Kidney Disease

Also check the following Books present in Wegner Health Sciences Library.

Journal Articles
A sample of articles about Kidney diseases are listed below 



Publications on various chronic kidney disease (CKD) topics are found here.


Hesketh EE, Czopek A, Clay M, Borthwick G, Ferenbach D, Kluth D, Hughes J. Renal ischaemia reperfusion injury: a mouse model of injury and regeneration. J Vis Exp. 2014 Jun 7;(88):51816. doi: 10.3791/51816. PMID: 24961244; PMCID: PMC4188040.

More articles in JOVE are present here.
Check the following Journals present in Wegner Health Sciences Library.

Wegner Health Sciences Library subscribes to all Q1 Under 'Urology & Nephrology' category  except for the journal entitled 'Nature Reviews Nephrology'. Please check the list of Journals exported from JCR.


If you need help retrieving the rest of the journals that lie in the other Quartiles, or help in analysis and evaluation of any journal, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Critically Appraised Topics & Clinical Overviews
Critically Appraised Topical Information and Clinical Overviews can be found here:
Evidence-based Updates & News
To receive clinically significant, reliable, and secondary evidence updates in your chosen specialty/ies, register in: 
Hit Parade
Find out more about the most popular topics in research here
Access Medicine  

COVID-19 & Kidney

Benedetti C, Waldman M, Zaza G, Riella LV, Cravedi P. COVID-19 and the Kidneys: An Update. Front Med (Lausanne). 2020 Jul 21;7:423. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2020.00423. PMID: 32793615; PMCID: PMC7385132
Amann K, Boor P, Wiech T, Singh J, Vonbrunn E, Knöll A, Hermann M, Büttner-Herold M, Daniel C, Hartmann A. COVID-19 effects on the kidney. Pathologe. 2021 Nov;42(Suppl 1):76-80. doi: 10.1007/s00292-020-00900-x. Epub 2021 Mar 1. PMID: 33646362; PMCID: PMC7919237.
Liakopoulos V, Roumeliotis S, Papachristou S, Papanas N. COVID-19 and the kidney: time to take a closer look. Int Urol Nephrol. 2021 Aug 12:1–5. doi: 10.1007/s11255-021-02976-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34383205; PMCID: PMC8358250.
Svetitsky S, Shuaib R, McAdoo S, Thomas DC. Long-term effects of Covid-19 on the kidney. QJM. 2021 Nov 13;114(9):621-622. doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hcab061. PMID: 34534354; PMCID: PMC8500011.
Lim JH, Kim MS, Kim YJ, Han MH, Jung HY, Choi JY, Cho JH, Kim CD, Kim YL, Park SH. New-Onset Kidney Diseases after COVID-19 Vaccination: A Case Series. Vaccines (Basel). 2022 Feb 16;10(2):302. doi: 10.3390/vaccines10020302. PMID: 35214760; PMCID: PMC8880359.
Kidney disease & COVID-19
Kidney disease & COVID-19 | National Kidney Foundation
Changing YOUR Practice
In an attempt to avoid unnecessary medical and laboratory tests and procedures, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has created Choosing Wisely Open Access. It provides a list of evidence-based and updated recommendations from different specialty society partners.
For kidney-related recommendations in Choosing Wisely is:
Continuing Medical Education Credits
Some databases that make you earn Continuing Medical Education(CME) Credits are:
Patient Education
Some patient education handouts are below:
Societies & Foundations
Below are some kidney diseases' societies/foundations that you can be part of.

  • If you want to look up Open Educational Resources in Google and YouTube, please follow the steps in the video below.


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