Pharma Acronym & Abbreviation


Renal Nursing

This section provides in-depth clinical, biomedical and socioeconomic information about the management of patients with renal disease, end-stage renal failure and dialysis for the professional nurse. Career opportunities, professional organizations and journals are additional web sites listed.
  • Abbott Renal Care
    Finding the latest news... and a wealth of information and resources to aid you in managing renal disease.
  • American Society of Nephrology
    Enhance and assist the study and practice of nephrology, to provide a forum for research, and to meet the professional and continuing education needs of its members.
  • Dialysis At Sea
    Largest provider of dialysis services aboard cruise ships in the world. Since 1977 we have helped thousands of individuals on dialysis and their families experience the pleasure of cruising.
  • Dialysis Bookstore
    A shopping mall, where you can shop from the Internet's top merchants for books about dialysis.
  • Dialysis Cruises and Tours
    Frequently asked questions about the coordination, set up and staffing of state-of-the-art mobile dialysis units on selected cruises worldwide.
  • Dialysis Nurse Jobs
    Post your resume or confidential career profile, dialysis nurse and critical care employment opportunities and moreĀ…
  • Dialysis Online
    Provides an open forum for professionals treating End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and other issues related to kidney disease or failure.
  • Florida Health Site-Kidney Disease and Dialysis Center
    Comprehensive information on 23 Chronic Illnesses, Holistic Therapies, Health Insurance, Pharmaceutical Drugs, Eldercare, Women's issues, Children's issues, and General Health Library.
  • Forum of ESRD Networks
    Coordinates projects and activities, facilitates the flow of information and advances a national quality agenda with HCFA and other renal organizations. Directory of Dialysis Units.
  • Foster Seminars and Communications
    Provides down-to-earth, common sense educational services for healthcare and dialysis professionals such as "Training In A Box" programs or on-site training.
  • Hypertension, Dialysis, and Clinical Nephrology
    Provides up-to-date, selected information on renal disorders and their treatment (hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis), and about hypertension, dialysis, and clinical nephrology topics.
  • Issues in Dialysis
    Covers such issues as adequacy, kinetics & membranes, nutrition, water quality, anemia, blood pressure control, exercise, infectious diseases, stroke, sexual dysfunction, A-V & PD access, and peritoneal dialysis.
  • Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
    This is the official publication of the American Society of Nephrology.
  • Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, International Links
    Use this link for faster access for these countries: Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, UK.
  • Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center
    Dedicated to the study of the cause, treatment and prevention of kidney disease and is currently led by Dr. Wolfe, Dr. Port, and Mr. Webb at the University of Michigan.
  • The Kidney Transplant/Dialysis Association, Inc.
    Dedicated to providing financial aid and information to chronic renal disease patients. An all-volunteer, non-profit organization that uses 100% of all the funds it raises to benefit kidney patients.
  • Life Options Rehabilitation Program
    Making rehabilitation a reality for more people on dialysis. Dedicated to helping dialysis patients
    realize their fullest potential.
  • MedNets
    Clinical nephrology and unique renal databases search engine for the medical professional
  • NaphCare
    Provides comprehensive managed care services, unbundled health care management, cost containment services, on-site hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis services to the correctional market.
  • The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
    Conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health.
  • NephroWorld
    The most visited Nephrology WEB Catalog containing international organizations, Web links, conferences, abstracts and job opportunities.
  • Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation: Journal
    Journals devoted to original clinical and laboratory research in nephrology, dialysis and transplantation. Published monthly, the journal provides a resource for researchers and clinicians throughout the world.
  • The Nephron Information Center
    Allows patients, professionals and the public access to the vast kidney disease resources on the Web. Contains Dialysis and Transplant Centers by city/state in the U.S.
  • On-Line Education Courses (Nursing CEU's)
    Trends and Transitions describes the evolution in care of patients with kidney disease and Latex Allergies in the Dialysis Setting presents issues related to prevention and management of latex allergies.
  • Peritoneal Dialysis International
    Provides medical professionals with current information in the PD field, an interactive discussion forum, and industry related information.
  • Renalnet
    Provides a clearinghouse for information on the cause, treatment and management of kidney disease and End Stage Renal Disease.
  • The Renal Network
    The Renal Network, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization that monitors quality of dialysis care in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Illinois
  • Renal Research Institute
    Dedicated to improving the outcomes of patients with chronic renal failure through a unique approach to nephrology research.
  • RenalWeb
    Intended to function as an "announcement board" for news, useful information, new products, services, and educational resources in the dialysis industry.
  • Renal World
    Provides renal resources from around the world, allowing patients, professionals and the public access to the worldwide kidney resources on the Web.
  • Spectrum Laboratories, Inc.
    Spectra/Por closures are specifically designed to temporarily seal the ends of a length of dialysis tubing to form a dialysis sack.
  • Total Renal Care
    Provides access to the second largest provider of dialysis services in the United States for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure.
  • Trans-Atlantic Renal Council
    Conducts educational programs for ESRD professionals as well as two 36-hour credit courses for nephrology nurses preceding the ANNA certification exam.
  • United Network for Organ Sharing - UNOS
    Advances organ availability and transplantation by uniting and supporting its communities for the benefit of patients through education, technology and policy development.


  • The International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
    Promotes the clinical application and scientific investigation of peritoneal dialysis for renal failure. Members include RN's to MD's.

    Last Reviewed 10/09/01