Long-Term Hemodialysis / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
World-wide, more than 500,000 people are currently receiving long-term hemodialysis. A large number of patients live longer than 20 years after commencement of the therapy, facts which have established the value of hemodialysis as a therapeutic method with no theoretical limitation on the length of survival it offers to patients. Given the major theoretical advances in both the technology and medical knowledge since its early stages, it is now time to present an up to date coverage of all its technical and clinical aspects. Long-Term Hemodialysis covers the most recent developments in the area, particular attention being paid to biocompatibility, adequacy of dialysis, and patient nutrition. Special emphasis is placed on the many clinical problems encountered in the care of the dialysis patient, since proper management may prevent most uremic complications and will improve the well-being of the patient in the long term. The book is written in such an understandable, concise style, assisted by a large number of illustrations, that not only health-care professionals will easily understand the essentials of hemodialysis; the patients themselves will also be able to profit greatly from reading the book.
|Publisher:||Springer-Verlag New York, LLC|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
Table of ContentsPreface. 1. Causes and Consequences of End-Stage Renal Failure. 2. Basic Principles of Hemodialysis. 3. Blood Access. 4. Dialysis Equipment. 5. Biocompatibility. 6. Adequacy of Hemodialysis, Nutrition, and Dialysis Prescription. 7. Management of the Dialysis Patient. 8. Cardiovascular and Neurological Problems. 9. Immunologic and Hematologic Disorders. 10. Bone and Joint Problems. 11. Other Clinical Problems. 12. Outcome and Economics. Index.