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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
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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.

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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

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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


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“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)

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