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Patient Journey

We at VericiDx would like to thank the American Kidney Fund for their partnership in this project, and their assistance in providing patient and healthcare professional videos. The videos in the patient journey are meant to bring real life experiences to share with anyone who is searching for information to help them with their own personal journey.

Throughout the journey there will be white tabs with a patient name. Click on these to see videos of patients personal experiences with their journey.

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Diagnosis of Kidney Disease
Diagnosis/Kidney Disease
Diagnosis of Kidney Disease

This helps patients to recognize the symptoms, understand what resources are available to help manage kidney disease, to hopefully prevent progression to kidney failure, and if that isn’t possible, what to expect when the kidneys are failing.

Persistent Symptoms

Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR)

Urine Protein (Albumin)

Kidney Protection

5 Stages of Kidney Damage

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CURTIS

Journey and diagnosis
of kidney disease

PATRICK

Diagnosis of
kidney disease

MARY

Diagnosis of
kidney disease

Emergency Room
Diagnosis/Kidney Disease
Emergency Room Diagnosis

Patients will likely be admitted to the hospital to begin treatments to help them feel better. The process to set a patient up with a general nephrologist and possibly a surgeon may be done here. If a patient doesn’t have a primary care provider (PCP) that will also be set up if possible.

Serious Symptoms

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Care Managed by PCP
Diagnosis/Kidney Disease
Care Managed By Primary Care Provider

A PCP is a primary care doctor. This doctor helps put a plan together, and coordinates and manages most of a patients care. They may send patients to other doctors like general nephrologists to help in managing kidney disease.

Care Managed by PCP

5 Stages of Kidney Damage

Kidney Protection

Progressing Towards Kidney Failure

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Referral to Nephrologist
Diagnosis/Kidney Disease
Referral to Nephrologist (Kidney Doctor)

General Nephrologist Info

Kidney Protection

5 Stages of Kidney Damage

End Stage Kidney Disease Diagnosis

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Dialysis
Diagnosis/Kidney Disease
Dialysis

Dialysis is a way to help the body perform the job of removing waste products and fluid that the kidneys can no longer perform. There are two major types of dialysis.

Peritoneal Dialysis

Hemodialysis

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ANEL

Choices regarding
dialysis

PATRICK

Forms of Dialysis

CKD Stage 4
Diagnosis/Kidney Disease
CKD 4 - Kidney Disease

Patients with an eGFR of 15-29 ml/min

5 Stages of Kidney Disease

CKD 4 - Kidney Disease Information

End Stage Kidney Disease Diagnosis

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CKD Stage 5 - Kidney Failure
Diagnosis/Kidney Disease
CKD 5 - Kidney Failure

eGFR below 15 ml/min

  1. Long standing kidney disease usually leads to kidney failure (CKD-5).
  2. Patients will have 3 choices at this time, dialysis, palliative care or pursuing transplant. (see buttons below)
  1. - Patients will require dialysis at this point.
  2. - Patients may be transplanted prior to dialysis if they have a living donor.
  3. - Occasionally patients can receive a kidney transplant from a deceased-donor before needing dialysis.
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CURTIS

Referral for a transplant

MARY

Referral for a transplant

Palliative Care
Diagnosis/Kidney Disease
Palliative Care (Conservative Care)

What is Palliative Care?

Choosing Palliative Care

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Transplant Evaluation
Diagnosis/Kidney Disease
Transplant Evaluation
See Second Droplet in the Patient Journey to learn more about Transplant Evaluation

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