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Kidney patient leaflets and support

Information about treatments for kidney failure

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

AVF - Having an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) formed

This leaflet explains more about having an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) formed, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives, and what you can expect when you come to hospital. It also includes important information on how to care for your AVF at home.

AVF or AVG aftercare

This leaflet explains how to care for your AVF or AVG at home, and applies to all kidney patients with an AVF or an AVG.

Blood group incompatible transplantation

A patient information leaflet on blood group incompatible kidney transplantation

Dialysis - A guide to peritoneal dialysis

This booklet is for people who have chosen peritoneal dialysis as a treatment option. It explains the different types of peritoneal dialysis, how they work and how you can fit the treatment into your lifestyle

Dialysis - Choosing to stop dialysis

This leaflet is for kidney patients receiving long term dialysis who are considering discontinuing their dialysis treatment.

Dialysis - Welcome to our dialysis centres

Gives information about the care you can expect on our dialysis units and answers some frequently asked questions.

Dialysis at home

This leaflet explains more about self-care and home dialysis treatments for kidney patients.

Dialysis away from base

This information is for Guy's and St Thomas' kidney patients who want to have dialysis treatment away from their base unit or any other dialysis centre managed by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

dialysis exercise programme

This leaflet explains about exercising while you are on dialysis.

Dialysis patient transport

This leaflet explains more about dialysis patient transport, including what you can expect from the transport service and your role in this.
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