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Resource Guide for Kidney Stones

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
 
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American Urological Association

Address:
1000 Corporate Boulevard
Linthicum, MD 21090

Phone:
1-866-746-4282 (US toll free)
410-689-3700

E-mail Address:
auafoundation@auafoundation.org

Internet Address:
http://www.urologyhealth.org

Description of Services Provided:
Here you’ll find research, education, and advocacy for people with kidney and urologic diseases. Check their website for easy-to-understand summaries of the diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones and other urologic conditions.

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse

Address:
3 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3580

Phone:
1-800-891-5390

E-mail Address:
nkudic@info.niddk.nih.gov

Internet Address:
http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov

Description of Services Provided:
This agency provides information about kidney diseases to patients and their families, healthcare professionals, and the public. They answer questions, develop and distribute publications, and work with related professional and patient organizations and government agencies to coordinate resources about kidney and urologic diseases.

National Kidney Foundation

Address:
30 East 33rd St.
New York, NY 10016

Phone:
1-800-622-9010

E-mail Address:
info@kidney.org

Internet Address:
http://www.kidney.org

Description of Services Provided:
NKF provides information about kidney diseases to patients and healthcare professionals. The Local Affiliates page of their website lists Kidney Foundation offices by state.

Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation

Address:
201 E. 19th St., #12E
New York, NY 10003

Phone:
1-800-643-8699 (US toll free)
212-777-0470

Internet Address:
http://www.ohf.org

Description of Services Provided:
This is an online resource for people with hyperoxaluria and also for their families and healthcare providers. The site includes links to related websites and Internet-based research tools like Medline. Consumers can order or download several useful books online—one gives the oxalate content of foods and the other is a low-oxalate cookbook.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada

Address:
300-5165 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC H4A 1T6

Phone:
1-800-361-7494
(514) 369-4806

Internet Address:
http://www.kidney.ca/

Description of Services Provided:
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is a national volunteer organization committed to reducing the burden of kidney disease through funding and stimulating innovative research, providing education and support, promoting access to high quality healthcare, increasing public awareness and commitment to advancing kidney health and organ donation.



Last reviewed June 2008 by Adrienne Carmack, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.