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The handbook is a compact but clear and comprehensive guide to all aspects of dialysis, from preparing patients for dialysis, details of both haemo- and peritoneal dialysis, continuous haemofiltration techniques and complications of end stage renal disease. The book is aimed primarily at trainee nephrologists and renal nurses, but will be of relevance, use and interest to all other health care workers involved with patients with end stage renal disease - pharmacists, dieticians, intensivists, and even medical students! The book has been arranged in sections covering new patients with end-stage renal failure (pre-dialysis), haemodialysis, nursing haemodialysis patients, peritoneal dialysis, nursing peritoneal dialysis patients, nutrition on dialysis, special situations, complications of dialysis, death in dialysis patients, drug use and dosing in renal failure and a summary of the US DOQI and UK Renal Association standards documents. Each section is subdivided so that individual topics appear on single pages where possible. The book is patient centred, practical, and thus didactic.
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Reviewer: Mony Fraer, MD, FACP, FASN (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: This is a completely revised, updated, and improved third edition of a book on all aspects of dialysis. It has new material on a multitude of topics in its 18 chapters, six of which address symptoms and complications of dialysis patients. The peritoneal dialysis chapter covers topics such as dialysis fluids, encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis, and assisted peritoneal dialysis. A chapter on the death of the dialysis patient discusses palliative care and use of analgesics, and withdrawal of dialysis. The section on drug prescribing incorporates updated drug dosing guidelines.
Purpose: This concise primer is designed as a bedside or office tool for busy practitioners who may want to quickly review certain topics or get immediate answers as well as an essential aid in the dialysis unit.
Audience: Nephrology trainees will benefit the most from this book, although it can be a quick reference for any practitioner involved with dialysis patients. Unlike other dialysis literature, this handbook will be a helpful and practical tool for kidney patients, too. Social workers may read the sections on psychosocial effects of dialysis, quality of life, compliance, employment, and rehabilitation of dialysis patients. Nursing staff can read about nursing issues in predialysis, peritoneal, and hemodialysis patients, and dietitians will find a section on nutrition in dialysis.
Features: The book covers some practical and important topics rarely discussed in books of this format, including dialysis in the elderly, surgery in dialysis patients, how to persuade a patient to start dialysis, care of the pregnant patient, managing diabetes, traveling, hemodiafiltration, intradialytic monitoring techniques, nocturnal hemodialysis, sleep disorders, immunoadsorption and plasmapheresis, and dialysis in acute kidney injury. The charts are good and summarize various aspects of dialysis (malfunctioning peritoneal catheters, dialyzer reactions, and initial peritoneal dialysis regimens). Also included are various standards and guidelines from different organizations and a list of renal websites.
Assessment: This book is written in the well-known style of the Oxford handbooks: one page per topic (and to the point), simple language, and bullet-point style. It presents dialysis and its related problems from a completely different angle than Handbook of Dialysis, 4th edition, Daugirdas et al. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007), or Pocket Companion to Brenner and Rector's The Kidney, 8th edition, Clarkson et al. (Elsevier, 2010). Although comprehensive in the number of topics that it covers, this book is rather brief in the presentation of the topics.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199235285
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/2009
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 984
  • Sales rank: 1,018,093
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Hammersmith Hospitals Trust, London

Hammersmith Hospitals Trust, London

Charing Cross Hospital, London

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Table of Contents

1 The new patient with renal failure 3
2 Haemodialysis 109
3 Nursing a haemodialysis patient 323
4 Peritoneal dialysis 371
5 Nursing issues in peritoneal dialysis 509
6 Nutrition on dialysis 525
7 Special situations 569
8 Complications of ESRD : anaemia 619
9 Complications of ESRD : fluid overload 651
10 Complications of ESRD : renal bone disease 653
11 Complications of ESRD : cardiovascular disease 683
12 Complications of ESRD : infection 709
13 Other complications of ESRD 729
14 Death in dialysis patients 783
15 Drug prescribing in patients on dialysis 803
16 Standards documents : the UK Renal Association, the US K/DOQI guidelines, and the European Best Practice guidelines 837
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