Voluntary health organizations active in the prevention or treatment of diseases or conditions that affect the kidneys. The related medical specialty is nephrology, a subspecialty of internal medicine.
Key words: Anuria; Cystic Kidney; Fanconi Syndrome; Glomerulonephritis; Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome; Hepatorenal Syndrome; Hydronephosis; Kidney Calculi; Kidney Cortex Necrosis; Kidney Failure; Kidney Papillary Necrosis; Kidney Stones; Nephritis; Nephrocalcinosis; Nephrosclerosis; Nephrosis; Nephrotic Syndrome; Perinephritis; Primary Hyperoxaluria; Pyelitis; Pyelonephritis; Real Artery Obstruction; Renal Failure; Renal Hypertension; Renal Osteodystrophy; Uremia
Scope notes: Voluntary Health Agencies provide patient assistance and family support, community services, public and professional education, medical research support, and health-related advocacy.
USE E86 Patient & Family Support for disease-specific organizations that provide only patient & family support.
USE N20 Camps for organizations that provide camping opportunities targeting ill children and youth.
USE the P80 Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations for organizations that provide social services for patients and family of people with health conditions.