Kidney patient leaflets and support

 

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.

Haemodialysis - Having a non-tunnelled haemodialysis line inserted

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having a non-tunnelled dialysis line inserted. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Haemodialysis - Having a tunnelled haemodialysis line inserted

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a tunnelled dialysis line (also known as a tunnelled haemodialysis catheter or tunnelled line) inserted. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Hepatitis B vaccination

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having the hepatitis B vaccination if you are a kidney patient.

HLA incompatible transplantation 4254

Description:
A patient information leaflet on HLA incompatible kidney transplantation.

Holiday dialysis at Guy's and St Thomas' dialysis centres

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having holiday dialysis (sometime referred to as dialysis away from base) at a dialysis centre managed by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Home dialysis

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

Kidney - Having an open radical nephrectomy

Description:
Your doctor has recommended that you have a nephrectomy – an operation to remove your kidney. This leaflet aims to answer your questions and explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the operation. It also tells you what you can expect when you come to hospital and when you go home to recover.

Kidney - Intravenous iron therapy for kidney patients

Description:
This leaflet explains more about intravenous iron, including the benefits, risks, any alternatives and what you can expect when you come to the clinic.

Kidney - Peer support for kidney patients

Description:
The aim of this leaflet is to explain what peer support is and how it could help you, your family or carers.

Kidney - Robotic assisted kidney transplantation

Description:
This leaflet explains more about robot assisted kidney transplantation. It will tell you why you are being offered it, the benefits, risks and alternative treatments. It will give you an overview of the process from being referred to our clinic to follow-up after your kidney transplant.
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