Print this page Share

ABC of Kidney Disease, 2nd Edition

David Goldsmith (Editor), Satish Jayawardene (Editor), Penny Ackland (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-67204-4
110 pages
April 2013, BMJ Books
ABC of Kidney Disease, 2nd Edition (0470672048) cover image


The ABC of Kidney Disease, Second Edition is a practical guide to the most common renal diseases to help healthcare professionals screen, identify, treat and refer renal patients appropriately and to provide the best possible care.

Covering the common renal presentations in primary care this highly illustrated guide provides guidance on symptoms, signs and treatments, which tests to use, measures to prevent progression, and when and how to refer. Fully revised in accordance with current guidelines, it also includes organizational aspects of renal disease management, dialysis and transplantation. The appendices contain an explanatory glossary of renal terms, guidance on anaemia management and information on drug prescribing and interactions.

The ABC of Kidney Disease, Second Edition is an ideal practical reference for GPs, GP registrars, junior doctors, medical students and for anyone working with patients with renal related conditions.

See More

Table of Contents

Contributors, vii

Preface, ix

1 Diagnostic Tests in Chronic Kidney Disease, 1
Behdad Afzali, Satish Jayawardene and David Goldsmith

2 Acute Kidney Injury (Formerly Known as Acute Renal Failure), 8
Rachel Hilton

3 Prevalence, Detection, Evaluation and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease, 15
Penny Ackland

4 Pre-Dialysis Clinics: Preparing for End-Stage Renal Disease, 23
Irene Hadjimichael, Eleri Wood and Katie Vinen

5 Anaemia Management in Chronic Kidney Disease, 29
Penny Ackland

6 Urinary Tract Infections, Renal Stones, Renal Cysts and Tumours and Pregnancy in Chronic Kidney Disease, 33
David Goldsmith

7 Adult Nephrotic Syndrome, 38
Richard Hull, Sean Gallagher and David Goldsmith

8 Renal Artery Stenosis, 47
Philip Kalra, Satish Jayawardene and David Goldsmith

9 Palliative Care for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, 52
Frances Coldstream, Neil S. Sheerin and Emma Murphy

10 Dialysis, 57
Christopher W. McIntyre and James O. Burton

11 Renal Transplantation, 63
Ming He and John Taylor

12 Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis and Transplantation in Children, 71
Judy Taylor and Christopher Reid

13 The Organization of Services for People with Chronic Kidney Disease: A 21st-Century Challenge, 78
Donal O’ Donoghue, John Feehally and David Goldsmith

Appendix 1 Chronic Kidney Disease and Drug Prescribing, 83
Douglas Maclean, Satish Jayawardene and Hayley Wells

Appendix 2 Glossary of Renal Terms and Conditions, 87
David Goldsmith

Appendix 3 Top Ten Tips in Kidney Disease, 90
Satish Jayawardene and David Goldsmith

Appendix 4 Maps Showing Variation in Healthcare for People with Kidney Disease, 92
David Goldsmith

Index, 97

See More

Author Information

David Goldsmith, Consultant Nephrologist, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK

Satish Jayawardene, Consultant Nephrologist, King’s College Hospital, London, UK

Penny Ackland, General Practitioner, Camberwell, London, UK


See More


“Overall, this is a nice summary of a broad range of topics for students of the specialty. The second edition provides an update on management of common complications in chronic kidney disease and updates the useful appendixes. The format makes for a book that is easy to follow and informative, and the very impressive figures will allow me to use it in my daily nephrology practice.”  (Doody’s, 6 September 2013)

See More

Related Titles

Back to Top