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This book presents contributions from leading international experts in the field of nephrology. Each chapter is independent and discusses nephrology in the author’s country, including the history of nephrology development, kidney disease epidemiology, clinical nephrology, dialysis practice in acute and chronic renal failure settings (hemodialysis, hemodiafiltration, peritoneal dialysis), pediatric nephrology, and kidney transplantation. In addition, the book covers topics such as the job market for nephrologists, reimbursement, nephrology education, and the number of professionals in the private and public sectors.

With 53 chapters and more than 300 authors from all continents offering a unique perspective on nephrology practice, it provides a much-needed information source for nephrologists around the globe. The reader will be able to travel through “Nephrology Worldwide”, a pleasant reading experience with not only relevant information and updated data, but also a comprehensive look at the history, countries’ peculiarities, and a critical analysis of the scenario of nephrology and renal replacement therapy. A valuable resource for healthcare professionals and other stakeholders interested in learning about the status quo of Nephrology Worldwide.

“Both the failings and the successes are outlined in a way that should make this book a compelling read, not just for the well-informed renal physician, but also for planners and policy makers whose thinking and actions are integral to the way we practice medicine.” - Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, Nephrologist and 2019 Nobel Prize Winner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030568924
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 03/05/2021
Edition description: 1st ed. 2021
Pages: 751
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x (d)

About the Author

José A. Moura-Neto, MD, MBA

Received his medical degree from Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health in Salvador, Brazil in 2011. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine in Rio de Janeiro (Federal Hospital of Andarai, 2012-2014) and in Nephrology at the University Hospital of Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ, 2014-2016). Additionally, he was a Kidney Transplantation Fellow at the same University Hospital – UERJ - from 2016 to 2017. In 2017, he was approved as a certified nephrologist also by the Brazilian Society of Nephrology. He holds an MBA in Health Management from FGV (2014-2016) and a Master's in Administration from FGV (2016-2017).

In 2018, Moura-Neto was selected as a Young Medical Leader by the National Academy of Medicine in Brazil. In the same year, he edited the book “Renal Replacement Therapy: Controversies and Future Trends”. The following year, he published the book “Renal Replacement Therapy 2: Controversies and Future Trends” in Portuguese.

Currently, Moura-Neto is Deputy Director of the National Board of Dialysis of the Brazilian Society of Nephrology, President of the Bahian Society of Nephrology and Visual Abstract Editor for the Brazilian Journal of Nephrology. He also serves as Director of Quality on the Board of the CSB Group and works as a nephrologist in Salvador, focusing his medical and academic activities on renal replacement therapy, chronic kidney disease and health management.

Jose Carolino Divino-Filho, MD, PhD

Graduated from Bahiana School of Medicine in Salvador, Brazil, and received nephrology training at the Departments of Renal Medicine in Lund and Skholm, Sweden. He returned to Brazil and started a Section of Renal Medicine at Hospital São Severino, Sorocaba, ​Brazil in 1983. In 1987, he ​moved back to Skholm to work as a nephrologist and researcher with Professor Jonas Bergström ​at the Division of Renal Medicine, Huddinge University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, and in 1992 he also became a senior consultant nephrologist at the Sophiahemmet Royal Hospital in Skholm. He was awarded his Ph.D. by the Divisions of Renal Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences and the Endocrine & Diabetes Unit, Department of Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet in 1998. He was one of the pioneers of CAPD both in Sweden (Lund, 1980) and Brazil (Sorocaba, 1984) ​as well as on-line convective therapies in Sweden (Skholm 1994). In 1999, he joined Baxter Renal Division and worked initially as a Medical Director for the Renal Division Europe based in Brussels, then as Medical Vice-President for Latin America based in Mexico City and lastly for ECEMEA (Eastern and Central Europe, Middle East and Africa) based in Zurich. From 2011 through 2015 worked as Vice-President for Home Therapies for Diaverum Health Care. He has also, in the last few years in an intermittent fashion, worked as a senior clinical consultant nephrologist at the Karolinska University Huddinge and SÖS hospitals as well as in dialysis clinics in Sweden, also cooperating with several nephrology groups around the world (especially Brazil, Latin America, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Europe) and currently represents Latin America on the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis Council.

Claudio Ronco, MD

Full professor of Nephrology at the University of Padova. Director of the Department of Nephrology and the International Renal Research Institute (IRRIV) at San Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy. He graduated in 1976 and specialized in nephrology at the University of Padua in 1979. He has been Director of the Laboratory of the RRI and Beth Israel MC in New York and Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is an External Professor at the University of Virginia of Charlottesville as well as Fudan and Shanghai Jiao Tong Universities. He received an honorary degree from the University of Patras. He has authored 1294 papers, 70 books and 125 book chapters and delivered more than 850 lectures at international meetings. He has an H-index of 116. He is Editor-in-Chief of Blood Purification, Contributions to Nephrology, Cardiorenal Medicine and Editor emeritus of the International Journal of Artificial Organs. He has received several international awards and is considered a pioneer in many areas of nephrology including peritoneal dialysis, critical care nephrology, CRRT, cardiorenal syndromes and wearable dialysis technology. He invented the first CRRT machine for neonates CARPEDIEM (Cardio Renal Pediatric Dialysis Emergency Machine).

Table of Contents

Nephrology Worldwide: the Vision, the Project, and the Mission
Nephrology Worldwide: a Perspective from the International Society of Nephrology
Nephrology in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nephrology in Ethiopia
Nephrology in Nigeria
Nephrology in South Africa
Nephrology in Uganda
Nephrology in Canada
Nephrology in Mexico
Nephrology in the United States of America
Nephrology in Cuba
Nephrology in Argentina
Nephrology in Bolivia
Nephrology in Brazil
Nephrology in Chile
Nephrology in Uruguay
Nephrology in Venezuela
Nephrology in Bangladesh
Nephrology in India
Nephrology in Pakistan
Nephrology in China
Nephrology in Japan
Nephrology in Cambodia
Nephrology in Indonesia
Nephrology in Malaysia
Nephrology in Singapore
Nephrology in Thailand
Nephrology in Iran
Nephrology in Israel
Nephrology in the Sultanate of Oman
Nephrology in Saudi Arabia
Nephrology in Turkey
Nephrology in United Arab Emirates
Nephrology in Albania
Nephrology in Bulgaria
Nephrology in Croatia
Nephrology in the Czech Republic
Nephrology in Poland
Nephrology in Russia
Nephrology in Ukraine
Nephrology in Denmark
Nephrology in France
Nephrology in Greece
Nephrology in Italy
Nephrology in Ireland
Nephrology in the Netherlands
Nephrology in Portugal
Nephrology in the United Kingdom
Nephrology in Spain
Nephrology in Sweden
Nephrology in Switzerland
Nephrology in Australia
Nephrology in New Zealand

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