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The Kidney Transplant/Dialysis Association
Patient Handbook

 
Preface

About the KT/DA

  1. Normal and Abnormal Kidney Function (PDF)

  2. Marguerite A. Hawley, M.D., Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  3. What is Hemodialysis? (PDF)

  4. (Adapted from various sources)
  5. High Flux Dialysis (PDF)

  6. Didier Mandelbrot, M.D., Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  7. What is Peritoneal Dialysis? (PDF)

  8. Howard J. Alfred, M.D., Worcester Memorial Hospital, Worcester, MA
  9. Home Dialysis vs. Center Dialysis (PDF)

  10. Richard L. Faber, Ph.D., dialysis consumer
  11. Dialysis: How the Patients See It (PDF)
    1. A Second Chance: A Patient's Perspective

    2. Mary Zocchi, dialysis consumer
    3. Twenty-five Years on Dialysis

    4. Richard L. Faber, Ph.D. dialysis consumer
  12. A Person, Not A Patient: A Prescription For Learning to Live a Normal Life on Dialysis (PDF)

  13. Vincent Brady, dialysis consumer
  14. Spouse: A Wife's View of Dialysis (PDF)

  15. Susan Faber, spouse of a dialysis consumer
  16. The Hemodialysis Access (PDF)

  17. James D. Rawn, M.D., and Nicholas Tilney, M.D.,Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  18. Should You Have a Transplant? (PDF)

  19. Richard L. Faber, Ph.D., dialysis consumer
  20. Transplantation: How the Patients See It (PDF)
    1. A Tale of Two Kidneys

    2. Al Sabatini, transplant recipient
    3. Transplant: One Man's View

    4. David Dangel, transplant recipient
    5. Our Miracle Baby

    6. Lauren Marks, transplant recipient
  21. Kidney Transplantation: A Guide For Patients (PDF)

  22. Kidney Transplant Staff, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  23. Spouse: A Husband's View of Transplantation (PDF)

  24. John Pappone, spouse of a transplant recipient
  25. Psychological Adjustment (PDF)

  26. Benjamin Murawski, Ph.D., Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  27. Communication in Marriage (PDF)

  28. Mary Jo Peterson, ACSW, formerly of The Kidney Center, Boston, MA
  29. Resources for Kidney Patients (PDF)

  30. Betty Langsam, MSW and Marcia Mabee, MSW formerly of Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA (revised by Debbie Flashman Cutler, MSW, Brigham & Women's Hospital)
  31. Food - What Does it Mean To You? (PDF)

  32. Catherine Bricker Frederico, M.S., R.D. and Roberta Ruhf Henry, R.D., formerly of The Kidney Center, Boston, MA, (revised by Alisa Bullard, R.D., Brigham & Women's Hospital)
  33. Hypertension (PDF)

  34. William F. Owen, Jr., M.D., and J. Michael Lazarus, M.D., Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  35. Anemia (PDF)

  36. Edmund G. Lowrie, M.D., National Medical Care, R. Garth Kirkwood, M.D., and Martin R. Pollak. M.D.
  37. EPO: Treating Anemia in Chronic Renal Failure (PDF)

  38. National Kidney Foundation