Kidney Failure: The Facts / Edition 1

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Almost one million people around the world suffer from kidney disease and owe their lives to dialysis or transplantation. Over the past 20 years their prospects for treatment and survival have dramatically improved thanks to medical advances. This book has been written with these patients and their families in mind. After explaining the causes and symptoms of kidney failure, the various treatment options are considered, in particular dialysis and transplantations. Throughout, the book aims to help patients understand how this disease and its treatment will affect their lives, and provides information covering every practical aspect of the disease.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Richard J. Glassock, MD (University of Kentucky College of Medicine)
Description: This is a compact, softcover book designed to acquaint patients and their families with basic concepts, causes, diagnosis and management of kidney failure. It supplements information provided by a previously published book, Kidney Disease: The Facts, written by same author. At 203 pages its is concise yet quite comprehensive.
Purpose: Patients with renal failure and their families are the principal intended audiences, but the book could also be read profitably by midlevel practitioners newly entering the field of kidney failure and its treatment.
Audience: The book covers kidney failure from basic pathophysiology to kidney transplantation. Figures and diagrams are limited in number but well chosen.
Features: The book will be helpful and easily read by patients or families with a high school or college level education. The small type may make it more difficult to use by older patients with impaired vision. An audiotape companion would be very worthwhile.
Assessment: The depth of coverage is excellent, and the author writes with skill and from a perspective of great experience. An enlarged section on exercise, diet, and rehabilitation would be appreciated in a second edition. This unique book is very strongly recommended as a valuable source of easily digested information for patients newly diagnosed as having kidney failure.
Richard J. Glassock
This is a compact, softcover book designed to acquaint patients and their families with basic concepts, causes, diagnosis and management of kidney failure. It supplements information provided by a previously published book, Kidney Disease: The Facts, written by same author. At 203 pages its is concise yet quite comprehensive. "Patients with renal failure and their families are the principal intended audiences, but the book could also be read profitably by midlevel practitioners newly entering the field of kidney failure and its treatment. "The book covers kidney failure from basic pathophysiology to kidney transplantation. Figures and diagrams are limited in number but well chosen. "The book will be helpful and easily read by patients or families with a high school or college level education. The small type may make it more difficult to use by older patients with impaired vision. An audiotape companion would be very worthwhile. "The depth of coverage is excellent, and the author writes with skill and from a perspective of great experience. An enlarged section on exercise, diet, and rehabilitation would be appreciated in a second edition. This unique book is very strongly recommended as a valuable source of easily digested information for patients newly diagnosed as having kidney failure.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192626431
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Series: Facts Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.69 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Stewart Cameron is Professor of Renal Medicine at Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals, London.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 What do kidneys do? 1
2 How will I know if I have kidney disease? 15
3 Potentially treatable causes of chronic kidney failure: how can we prevent kidney failure? 29
4 What causes kidney failure? Causes as yet without a specific treatment 53
5 What happens to you in kidney failure? 69
6 Artificial kidneys and dialysis 82
7 Treatment of kidney failure: peritoneal dialysis 108
8 Kidney transplantation 121
9 People with special needs: diabetics, paraplegics, children, and the elderly 157
10 An overview of treatments for kidney failure 177
11 The future 196
Appendix 1 Commonly used abbreviations in nephrology 204
Appendix 2 Organizations concerned with the welfare of kidney patients and information on kidney diseases 206
Index 219
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2004

    Fascinating ┬┐Facts┬┐

    A book that gets to the heart of what you need to know.

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