All readers, users and posters must read the Wikipedia Disclaimer before using this site. The Nephron Information Center is not connected to the Wikipedia Foundation, but does use the same software. We have adopted the Wikipedia Copyright Policy for kidneywiki.
The Nephron Information Center was started in 1996. It is a 501(C)(3) corporation, and does not accept advertisements for specific pharmaceutical or device products. It is intended as a public service (See mission statement) and is not linked to the manufacturing of any dialysis products. Its founder and participating collaborators do participate in clinical research trials, serve as consultants to industry and are involved in various levels of sponsored and unsponsored medical education endeavors.
The Nephron Information Center, Dr. Fadem, nor his immediate family all have way less than 10% ownership of any of the companies that sponsor this site (unfortunately).
Medical ads, when present will list only the company name, and not the product. All commercial resources that contribute content are encouraged to use only the generic name of their product.
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Nephron Information Center has no intention of selling or distributing any registration lists.
The information that is read on this site is not to be used as medical advice or therapy, nor as a substitute for patient care by a physician or other provider. All health care decisions should always be discussed with a physician. Physicians and other staff using the information on this site to treat patients are first urged to collaborate references and check resources.
Collaborative articles posted on this wiki will be informally reviewed by other users, who have the right to edit and discuss the findings. Articles should be accompanied by supported references and suggested readings. As is the nature of a wiki, the articles are subject to editing, removal and replacement. They should never include copyrighted information or other intellectual property that should not be placed in the public domain.
Links generated by this wiki may, however, follow all copyright laws of their original author and owner. Contributors are accountable and responsible to make certain that copyrighted material is not posted.
This site is managed by Stephen Z. Fadem, M.D., FACP, FASN. Dr. Fadem is a member of cyberNephrology and the International Society of Nephrology Informatics Commission. He is a speaker for Orthobiotech, Bone Care International, Biovail, Abbott, Pfizer and Amgen. He is a Principal Investigator in clinical trials for Amgen, Abbott, Bone Care, Baxter, Advanced Magnetics, Nabi and Ortho Biotech. He is medical director of The Houston Kidney Center Integrated Service Network, Chief Medical Director of five DaVita dialysis facilities, medical director of DaVitaCare in Houston and is the CEO of Kidney Associates, PLLC. He is Vice President of AAKP - The American Association of Kidney Patients and serves on their medical advisory board and their board of directors.
This website intends to abide and support ethical standards created to improve the quality of web-based health education.
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