General Overview

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) refers to a permanent condition in which the kidneys are no longer able to filter waste from the blood. As the wastes build up, the tiny filters in the kidneys (nephrons) continue to lose their filtering ability.

Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
Resources

National Kidney Foundation

http://www.kidney.org

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

http://www.niddk.nih.gov