Auckland DHB Renal Medicine
Public Service, Nephrology
- Acute kidney injury – the sudden loss of kidney function (also called acute kidney injury)
- Chronic, or long term, renal failure – gradual worsening of kidney function
- Haematuria – blood loss in the urine
- Proteinuria – protein loss in the urine
- Kidney stones
- Chronic or frequent urinary tract infections
- Hypertension – that has not responded to antihypertensive therapy.
Procedures / Treatments
This is when a patient’s kidneys are unable to remove wastes and excess fluid from the blood.… More
Home Dialysis Unit
Home dialysis is recognised around the world as offering people the best quality of life, and quality of treatment, for people on dialysis.… More
Peritoneal dialysis is a treatment where the peritoneal membrane (lining around the inside of your abdominal wall and the outside of your intestines) is used to filter and cleanse the impurities, waste products and extra fluid from your body.… More
For many people Home Haemodialysis will offer you the best quality of life, and quality of treatment possible with haemodialysis.… More
Haemodialysis is a treatment that cleans and filters your blood by removing the waste products and extra fluid that your kidneys can no longer eliminate.… More
Transplantation places one healthy kidney into your abdomen. This one kidney is sufficient to replace the work of your two failed kidneys.… More
The lifetime incidence of kidney stones in Western Nations is 13% for men and 7% for women.… More
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
A UTI is caused by an infection in the urinary tract.… More
- Living Kidney Donation (DOCX, 14 KB)
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This page was last updated at 12:09PM on March 15, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB Renal Medicine.