Terms of Use

Overview

By purchasing, downloading, accessing, viewing, and/or using the application and updates thereto, you, the user, acknowledge that you have read, understand, and accept the following terms, and agree to use the application solely in accordance with the following and all terms and conditions of the end-user license agreement between you and Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Kidney Space is an app designed to provide education to kidney transplant patients and living kidney donors. The app also provides tools for self-care such as lab/weight tracking. Kidney Space facilitates the distribution of surveys for research and participation in this research will be entirely voluntary; terms of this research will be discussed in each survey. Kidney Space provides a means for users to discuss topics with other users, and with a healthcare provider (see below).

Education

No two individuals are identical. The appropriate treatment of an individual varies greatly depending on the individual’s medical and surgical history. The education contained in this device is not intended to be medical advice, and should not be construed to provide health-related or medical advice, or clinical decision support, or to support and replace the diagnosis, recommendation, advice, treatment or decision by an appropriately trained and licensed physician, including, without limitation, with respect to any life sustaining or lifesaving treatment, decision or system. The education is not intended to, does not, and should not be construed to create a physician-patient relationship between JHU and any individual. You should not rely on anything contained in this educational information, and you should consult an appropriately trained and licensed physician before making any medical or health related decisions.

Ask an expert

Ask an expert is a free question-and-answer service about kidney transplantation and living kidney donation. Before submitting your question, please search the existing topics. It's quite possible that one of our many existing topics already addresses your question. Please do not post or send the same question to us in multiple locations or categories. This service is administered by Dr. Dorry Segev and Dr. Macey Henderson in the Division of Transplantation at Johns Hopkins. Every effort will be made to answer questions within one week.

Please note: This service is not intended to provide primary medical advice concerning specific medical care or treatment. Ask an Expert is a free service operated by team of professionals at the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The contents of this portion of the website cannot be used as a substitute for a consultation with your doctor or other healthcare provider. It also may not represent the opinions of other Johns Hopkins professionals or the opinions of your own healthcare provider. It is a free service performed on volunteer time and intended to provide feedback to questions posted by consumers. However, this information should not be used as a directive or instructions to now follow. Only general questions regarding kidney disease will be answered. Individuals with patient-specific questions will receive a response directing them to raise this question with their primary healthcare provider or sub-specialist.

Seeing your own medical provider is always important in getting your needs and questions addressed. In the majority of cases, a clinical examination, review of pathology slides and xrays, along with other medical information is needed to truly provide a consultative service. If you would like a consultation with the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center, please call: (410) 614-5700. Providers with expertise in kidney transplantation can be found at http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/transplant/ .

Disclaimer, Denial of Warranty, Limitations of Liability

This is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions.

The purpose of this site is to provide a location where users may exchange information. The site neither monitors, reviews nor approves postings. Although the site reserves the right to deny any posting or remove any posting, the reservation of that right and the exercise of that right neither implies, nor shall it be used for the benefit of, or protection of, users of the site. The site includes guidelines for postings which are intended to focus the site and increase its usefulness, and to prevent the site from benefiting commercial interests. Those guidelines and their enforcement are not for the benefit of the users of the site, and the site reserves the right to waive or ignore the guidelines.

The site owners, operators and sponsors SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO ANY USER OR ANY THIRD PERSON AS A RESULT OF USE OF THE SITE BY A USER, OR AS A RESULT OF ANY POSTINGfor any claim of any kind, including defamation, disclosure of confidential information, negligence, or any other claim, no matter where brought or how the claim arises. Entities who post messages on this site, and users who use information obtained from this site, by so posting or using, agree to indemnify and hold harmless the site owners, operators and sponsors, from any claim, loss or damages arising from the posting or using.

NO MEDICAL ADVICE IS GIVEN NOR IS ANY PROVIDED ON THIS SITE. SUCH INFORMATION ON THIS SITE WHICH MAY BE MEDICAL IN NATURE IS INFORMATION ONLY. USERS INTERESTED IN MEDICAL ADVICE OR TREATMENT MUST CONSULT A MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PROPERLY LICENSED IN THE USER'S JURISDICTION.

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The sole purpose of this site is to allow the exchange of information, opinions, thoughts or theories. Many postings are for the purpose of discussion only, and users are encouraged to express ideas and opinions. To permit meaningful discourse, all users to the site agree and understand that postings may be inaccurate or incorrect. Ideas may be just that, ideas, which have neither been researched nor tested. Postings may challenge opinions, and may declare opinions held by others to consents to the argumentative give and take which may accompany spirited discussion, and further agrees that they will make no claim against any poster, user or participant as a result of any posting, use or discussion on this site.

Users of this site also agree and understand that information on this site may be inaccurate, incorrect or improper. Users will use their own judgment and will independently research any information obtained from this site. Users will not rely upon any information from this site, and the use, if any, shall be at the sole risk of the user, and based upon the user's independent, and independently exercised judgment.

We remind you that any message can be read, used, reproduced and cited by all. You do not have the option to delete your messages. However, under exceptional circumstances, messages can be removed by the site's owners/operators. The references you provide for your posts cannot be deleted. Thus, please take care regarding the information that you post. When posting information that is not a personal experience, please provide sources (links, references, etc.) whenever it is possible and/or relevant.

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