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A general guide to learning about Nephrology.

Nephrology Resources



This guide was created for patrons looking for general consumer health information. These resources are for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For questions related to advice, diagnosis, or treatment please contact a licensed medical provider.


According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, Nephrology is the "branch of medicine concerned with the study of kidney functions and the treatment of kidney diseases."

The kidneys filter your blood, remove waste and balance your body's fluids. They also aid in controlling blood pressure, help to keep your bones healthy and play a key role in red blood cell production.

Some kidney issues include chronic kidney disease, cancer, stones, cysts and infections. Diabetes, high blood pressure and a close family history of kidney disease may lead to a higher risk of kidney disease.

Nephrology. (n.d.). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved June 11, 2020, from

How Your Kidneys Work. (n.d.). National Kidney Foundation. Retrieved June 11, 2020, from


Below are some of the suggested databases for locating scholarly articles pertaining to nephrology.

If you would like to see the full list of databases available to Touro students, click here. Once there, you can narrow your database options to ones most likely to contain information about nephrology by choosing Health Sciences in the drop down menu.


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