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ABC of Kidney Disease

ABC of Kidney Disease

David Goldsmith (Editor), Satish Jayawardene (Editor), Penny Ackland (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-31265-2

Apr 2009, BMJ Books

96 pages

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$48.99

Description

The ABC of Kidney Disease is a brand new title in the successful ABC series which explains this complicated area thoroughly and clearly, in a practical and user-friendly manner. Providing information on a wide variety of renal diseases, this book ensures non-renal healthcare workers are able to screen, identify, treat and refer renal patients appropriately.


Covering signs, symptoms, treatments and causes of renal disease, this title includes the common issues presenting to GPs, what tests to use, how to interpret results and when to refer a patient to a kidney specialist. The ABC of Kidney Disease is an ideal practical reference for GPs, GP registrars and junior doctors.

Contributors.

Preface.

1. Diagnostic Tests in Chronic Kidney Disease: Behdad Afzali (Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust) and Satish Jayawardene (Kings College Hospital) and David Goldsmith (Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals).

2. Screening and Early Intervention in Chronic Kidney Disease: Richard Burden and Charlie Tomson (Southmead Hospital).

3. Chronic Kidney Disease – Prevention of Progression and of Cardiovascular Complications: Mohsen El Kossi (Sheffield Kidney Institute) and Aminu Kasarawa Bello (Sheffield Kidney Institute) and Rizwan Hamer and A Meguid El Nahas (University of Sheffield).

4. Adult Nephrotic Syndrome: Richard Hull and Sean Gallagher and David Goldsmith (Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals).

5. Renal Artery Stenosis: Philip Kalra (Hope Hospital) and Satish Jayawardene (Kings College Hospital) and David Goldsmith (Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals).

6. Urinary Tract Infections, Renal Stones, Renal Cysts and Tumours and Pregnancy in Chronic Kidney Disease: David Goldsmith (Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals).

7. Acute Kidney Injury: Rachel Hilton (Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust).

8. Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis and Transplantation in Children: Judy Taylor (Evalina Children's Hospital) and Christopher Reid (Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust).

9. Conservative (‘Non Dialytic’) Treatment for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Frances Coldstream (Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust) and Neil S Sheerin (King's College).

10. Dialysis: Christopher W McIntyre (University of Nottingham Medical School at Derby) and James O Burton (University of Nottingham Medical School at Derby).

11. Renal Transplantation: Ming He (Guy's Hospital) and John Taylor (Guy's Hospital).

12. The Organization of Services for People with Chronic Kidney Disease – a 21st Century Challenge: Donal O’Donoghue (Hope Hospital) and John Feehally (University Hospitals of Leicester).

Appendix 1 Glossary of Renal Terms and Conditions: David Goldsmith (Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals).

Appendix 2 Anaemia Management in Chronic Kidney Disease: Penny Ackland (Melbourne Grove Medical Practice).

Appendix 3 Chronic Kidney Disease and Drug Prescribing: Douglas Maclean and Satish Jaywardene (Kings College Hospital).

Index

Brand new text looking at kidney disease in a practical, user-friendly manner

  • Part of the successful ABC series
  • Timely publication as kidney disease is on the increase, possibly due to the rise in incidence of diabetes
  • Demystifies renal medicine for the GP and generalist with clear guidelines and advice on screening, management and appropriate referral