This manual provides practical and accessible information on all aspects of general nephrology, dialysis, and transplantation. It outlines current therapies in straightforward language to help readers understand the treatment rationale, and does not assume extensive knowledge of anatomy, biochemistry, or pathophysiology. Consisting of 33 chapters written by 31 experts from four continents, this volume covers all the practical tips in the emergency and long-term management of patients with electrolyte disturbance, acid-base disturbance, acute renal failure, common glomerular diseases, hypertension, pregnancy-related renal disorders, chronic renal failure, and renal replacement therapy. It is thus an essential source of quick reference for nephrologists, internists, renal fellows, and renal nursing specialists, and is also suitable for graduate students and research scientists in the field of kidney diseases.
General Management of Renal Patients: Potassium Disturbances (J C M Chan); Sodium and Water Disturbances (T S Ing); Acute Renal Failure (K N Lai); Selected Problems in General Nephrology (K N Lai); Urinary Tract Infections (E Lee); Chronic Renal Failure and Dialysis: Hemodialysis (A K Cheung & B Reddy); Hemofiltration (K L Tong); Prevention and Management of Renal Osteodystrophy (D B N Lee); Treatment of Renal Anemia (B Pussell & R Walker); Routine Investigations for Dialysis Patients (S Tang); Renal Transplantation: Pretransplant Donor and Recipient Work-up (L Chan); Management Guidelines for Peritransplantation (J Chapman); Management of Other Medical Complications After Renal Transplantation (T M Chan); Special Renal Investigations: Diagnosis of Renal Tubular Acidosis (J C M Chan); Treatment of Renal Tubular Acidosis (J C M Chan); Radiology in Renal Patients: Imaging and Interventional Treatment of Nephrological Problems (A Lai & F Chu); Imaging and Interventional Treatment of Dialysis-Related Problems (A Lai & F Chu); and other chapters.