Oxford Handbook of Dialysis

Oxford Handbook of Dialysis


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192631602
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/01/2001
Series: Oxford Medical Publications
Pages: 616
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 3.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jeremy Levy, Consultant Nephrologist and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London. UK,Edwina Brown, Consultant Nephrologist and Honorary Professor of Renal Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK,Anastasia Lawrence, Senior Renal Lecturer Practitioner and Honorary Senior Lecturer, mperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & Buckinghamshire New University, UK

Jeremy Levy is a Consultant Nephrologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Imperial College London, Director of Education and Quality for Health Education NW London and Chair of the UK Renal Association education and training committee. He trained in Nephrology in Cambridge, London and Oxford and has a major clinical interest in immune mediated renal disease (especially glomerulonephritis, vasculitis and SLE), HIV and kidney disease, chronic kidney disease and dialysis, and in teaching and education.

Edwina Brown is a Consultant Nephrologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Honorary Professor of Renal Medicine at Imperial College London and Vice-President (Education) of the British Renal Society. She trained in Nephrology at Yale (USA) and Charing Cross Hospital, London. Her clinical and research interests focus on the needs of older patients with advanced kidney disease, peritoneal dialysis and end of life care. She organises regular educational meetings on peritoneal dialysis and renal supportive care.

Anastasia Lawrence is a Senior Renal Lecturer Practitioner at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Bucks New University. She trained at Hammersmith & Queen Charlotte School of Nursing, London. She did her BSc (Hons) Renal Nursing at City University and Masters in Education at Thames Valley University, London. Her special interests are in acute kidney injury, transplantation, diabetes and kidney disease, and in teaching and education.

Table of Contents

1. The new patient with renal failure
2. Haemodialysis
3. Nursing a patient on haemodialysis
4. Home and Frequent Haemodialysis
5. Peritoneal dialysis
6. Nursing issues in peritoneal dialysis
7. Renal replacement therapy in acute kidney injury
8. Nutrition on dialysis
9. Special situations
10. Complications of ESKD: anaemia
11. Complications of ESKD: bone mineral disorders
12. Complications of ESKD: cardiovascular disease
13. Complications of ESKD: infection
14. Symptoms related to ESKD
15. Other complications of ESKD
16. Death in dialysis patients
17. Transplantation for dialysis patients
18. Drug Dosing
19. Standards and guidelines

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