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Overview

The revised, updated Fourth Edition of this popular handbook provides practical, accessible information on all aspects of dialysis, with emphasis on day-to-day management of patients. Chapters provide complete coverage of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, special problems in dialysis patients, and problems pertaining to various organ systems.

This edition reflects the latest guidelines of the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis adequacy and on nutrition. New chapters cover chronic kidney disease management in predialysis patients, frequent daily or nocturnal hemodialysis, and hemodiafiltration. Chapters on venous and arteriovenous access have been completely revised. Each chapter provides references to relevant Web sites.

This book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Kevin C Harned , MD (Nephrology Associates of Lexington)
Description: This is the fourth edition of an excellent resource on the range of renal replacement therapies. It covers all of the thus far approved modalities and includes well written sections on specific aspects of each one including adequacy, acid-base, electrolyte, how to manage complications, etc. This edition attempts to incorporate the updated National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) guidelines/recommendations that were not available at the time of the previous edition five years ago.
Purpose: The authors attempt to fill certain voids in the third edition, specifically placing greater emphasis on chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 3 and 4, providing more complete and current information on various aspects of water treatment and vascular access, and making it more user-friendly to practitioners worldwide by having direct unit conversions instead of leaving readers to convert the units themselves. Overall, the authors achieve these goals.
Audience: Practitioners from various backgrounds will find this useful. Experienced clinicians will appreciate the ability to quickly "grab-and-go" to review points they may not encounter daily. The less experienced clinicians and those in training will appreciate the ease of searching for specific information throughout the book as well as the relatively easy to read style. Nursing staff of dialysis units will certainly be able to appreciate the material, although most topics do not particularly target their clinical roles and consequently they would have to seek out further reading. This is a well written book from the most honored researchers in the field of nephrology.
Features: It begins with discussions regarding management of CKD, though it is not intended to be a complete resource. The review of hemodialysis, the importance of water purification, access, dosing, anticoagulation, complications, etc., progresses logically. Peritoneal dialysis, sometimes neglected in other books, is discussed well in a similar format, albeit in less detail than hemodialysis. The end of the book covers other aspects of renal replacement therapies, including anemia management (with the updated guidelines), diabetes-hypertension-cardiovascular disease risk modification, genitourinary changes that arise throughout the duration of CKD progression, etc. Most notably, despite the small size of this book (which is quite deceiving given the amount and quality of information provided), the authors take the time to methodologically explain a multitude of points via a discussion of real-life problems and go through them in a step-wise fashion enabling readers to see the reasoning behind the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. One criticism is that while some points are expressed in bold print, not all of the KDOQI updates are bolded, which was one of the objectives of this revision. A clear, emphasized statement in each section on the KDOQI recommendation on that topic, followed by the explanation, would have improved the presentation. This would enable clinicians to quickly locate the important points, while still allowing them to read later at their leisure.
Assessment: This is certainly superior to many of the larger nephrology texts such as Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology, 3rd edition, Feehally et al. (Elsevier, 2007), or Brenner & Rector's The Kidney, 7th edition, Brenner (Elsevier, 2004), when considering the ease and speed with which information can be retrieved. However, it should be viewed as a complement to these textbooks as the latter include much more in-depth discussion of the topics to foster a better understanding. Although this edition appears to be slightly superior to its predecessor in the information it imparts, those who already have the previous edition may not necessarily have to make the expenditure for this one. Those who have yet to obtain a copy and fellows in training certainly would benefit from having this newest version with the most up-to-date information.
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Reviewer: Kevin C Harned, MD(University of Kentucky College of Medicine)
Description: This is the fourth edition of an excellent resource on the range of renal replacement therapies. It covers all of the thus far approved modalities and includes well written sections on specific aspects of each one including adequacy, acid-base, electrolyte, how to manage complications, etc. This edition attempts to incorporate the updated National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) guidelines/recommendations that were not available at the time of the previous edition five years ago.
Purpose: The authors attempt to fill certain voids in the third edition, specifically placing greater emphasis on chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 3 and 4, providing more complete and current information on various aspects of water treatment and vascular access, and making it more user-friendly to practitioners worldwide by having direct unit conversions instead of leaving readers to convert the units themselves. Overall, the authors achieve these goals.
Audience: Practitioners from various backgrounds will find this useful. Experienced clinicians will appreciate the ability to quickly "grab-and-go" to review points they may not encounter daily. The less experienced clinicians and those in training will appreciate the ease of searching for specific information throughout the book as well as the relatively easy to read style. Nursing staff of dialysis units will certainly be able to appreciate the material, although most topics do not particularly target their clinical roles and consequently they would have to seek out further reading. This is a well written book from the most honored researchers in the field of nephrology.
Features: It begins with discussions regarding management of CKD, though it is not intended to be a complete resource. The review of hemodialysis, the importance of water purification, access, dosing, anticoagulation, complications, etc., progresses logically. Peritoneal dialysis, sometimes neglected in other books, is discussed well in a similar format, albeit in less detail than hemodialysis. The end of the book covers other aspects of renal replacement therapies, including anemia management (with the updated guidelines), diabetes-hypertension-cardiovascular disease risk modification, genitourinary changes that arise throughout the duration of CKD progression, etc. Most notably, despite the small size of this book (which is quite deceiving given the amount and quality of information provided), the authors take the time to methodologically explain a multitude of points via a discussion of real-life problems and go through them in a step-wise fashion enabling readers to see the reasoning behind the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. One criticism is that while some points are expressed in bold print, not all of the KDOQI updates are bolded, which was one of the objectives of this revision. A clear, emphasized statement in each section on the KDOQI recommendation on that topic, followed by the explanation, would have improved the presentation. This would enable clinicians to quickly locate the important points, while still allowing them to read later at their leisure.
Assessment: This is certainly superior to many of the larger nephrology texts such as Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology, 3rd edition, Feehally et al. (Elsevier, 2007), or Brenner & Rector's The Kidney, 7th edition, Brenner (Elsevier, 2004), when considering the ease and speed with which information can be retrieved. However, it should be viewed as a complement to these textbooks as the latter include much more in-depth discussion of the topics to foster a better understanding. Although this edition appears to be slightly superior to its predecessor in the information it imparts, those who already have the previous edition may not necessarily have to make the expenditure for this one. Those who have yet to obtain a copy and fellows in training certainly would benefit from having this newest version with the most up-to-date information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781752534
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Series: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Handbook Series
  • Edition description: Fourth
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 374,777
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE MANAGEMENT: Approach to the CKD Patient: Management of Chronic Kidney Disease, Stages 1-4, Shona Pendse and Ajay Singh / Initiation of Dialysis, Shona Pendse, Ajay K. Singh, and Edward T. Zawada, Jr.

BLOOD-BASED THERAPIES: Physiologic Principles and Urea Kinetic Modeling, John T. Daugirdas / Hemodialysis Apparatus, Suhail Ahmad, Madhukar Misra, and John T. Daugirdas / Product Water and Hemodialysis Solution Preparation, Richard A. Ward and Todd S. Ing / Venous Catheter Access for Hemodialysis, Michael Allon and Jack Work / Arteriovenous (AV) Access for Hemodialysis, Victoria Kumar, Thomas Depner, Anatole Besarab, and Shubha Ananthakrishnan / Acute Hemodialysis Prescription, John T. Daugirdas, Edward A. Ross, and Allen R. Nissenson / Chronic Hemodialysis Prescription: A Urea Kinetic Approach, John T. Daugirdas / Complications During Hemodialysis, Richard A. Sherman, John T. Daugirdas, and Todd S. Ing / Dialyzer Reuse, Allen M. Kaufman, Robert Levin, Ravi Jayakaran, and Nathan W. Levin / Anticoagulation, Andrew Davenport, Joachim Hertel, Dawn M. Keep, and Ralph J. Caruana / Slow Continuous Therapies, Boon Wee Teo, Jennifer S. Messer, Emil P. Paganini, Miles H. Sigler, Brendan P. Teehan, John T. Daugirdas, and Todd S. Ing / Frequent Daily or Nocturnal Hemodialysis, Gihad E. Nesrallah, Rita S. Suri, Robert M. Lindsay, and Andreas Pierratos / Hemodiafiltration and Hemofiltration, Bernard Canaud and Detlef Krieter / Plasmapheresis, Nuhad Ismail, Dobri D. Kiprov, and Raymond M. Hakim / Use of Dialysis and Hemoperfusion in Treatment of Poisoning, James F. Winchester, Adin Boldur, Chima Oleru, and Chagriya Kitiyakara

PERITONEAL DIALYSIS: Physiology of Peritoneal Dialysis, Peter G. Blake and John T. Daugirdas / Apparatus for Peritoneal Dialysis, Olof Heimb├╝rger and Peter G. Blake / Peritoneal Access Devices, Stephen R. Ash and John T. Daugirdas / Acute Peritoneal Dialysis Prescription, Stephen M. Korbet and Nouhad O. Kronfol / Adequacy of Peritoneal Dialysis and Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis Prescription, Peter G. Blake / Volume Status and Fluid Overload in Peritoneal Dialysis, Neil Boudville and Peter G. Blake / Peritonitis and Exit-Site Infection, David J. Leehey, Cheuk-Chun Szeto, and Philip K-T Li / Mechanical Complications of Peritoneal Dialysis, Joanne M. Bargman / Metabolic Complications of Peritoneal Dialysis, Sarah S. Prichard

CLINICAL PROBLEM AREAS: Psychosocial Issues in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients, Scott D. Cohen, Vicenzio Perkins, and Paul L. Kimmel / Nutrition, Michael V. Rocco and Alp Ikizler / Serum Enzyme Levels, N. D. Vaziri and D. Kayichian / Diabetes, Antonios H. Tzamaloukas and Eli A. Friedman / Hypertension, Carmine Zoccali and Reggio Cal / Hematologic Abnormalities, Steven Fishbane and Emil P. Paganini / Infections, David J. Leehey, Joan P. Cannon, and Joseph R. Lentino / Endocrine Disturbances, Michael J. Flanigan and Victoria S. Lim / Bone Disease, Daniel W. Coyne, Steven C. Cheng, and James A. Delmez / Dialysis in Infants and Children, Susan R. Mendley / Heart and Circulation, Daniel E. Weiner, Anthony J. Nicholls, and Mark J. Sarnak / The Digestive Tract, Susie Q. Lew and Juan P. Bosch / Genitourinary Tract and Male Reproductive Organs, Kar Neng Lai, Anthony J. Schaeffer, and Biff F. Palmer / Obstetrics and Gynecology, Susan Grossman and Susan Hou / Musculoskeletal and Rheumatologic Diseases, Jonathan Kay / Nervous System, Anthony J. Nicholls / Aluminum Toxicity, Patrick C. D'Haese and Marc E. DeBroe

Appendix A: Urea Kinetic Modeling: Tables and Figures

Appendix B: Molecular Weights and Conversion Tables

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