The ABC of Kidney Disease, Second Edition is a practical guide to the most common renal diseases to help healthcare professionals screen, identify, treat and refer renal patients appropriately and to provide the best possible care. Covering the common renal presentations in primary care this highly illustrated guide provides guidance on symptoms, signs and treatments, which tests to use, measures to prevent progression, and when and how to refer. Fully revised in accordance with current guidelines, it also includes organizational aspects of renal disease management, dialysis and transplantation. The appendices contain an explanatory glossary of renal terms, guidance on anaemia management and information on drug prescribing and interactions. The ABC of Kidney Disease, Second Edition is an ideal practical reference for GPs, GP registrars, junior doctors, medical students and for anyone working with patients with renal related conditions.
David Goldsmith, Consultant Nephrologist, Guy s Hospital, London, UK Satish Jayawardene, Consultant Nephrologist, King s College Hospital, London, UK Penny Ackland, General Practitioner, Camberwell, London, UK
Contributors vii Preface ix 1 Diagnostic Tests in Chronic Kidney Disease 1 Behdad Afzali Satish Jayawardene and David Goldsmith 2 Acute Kidney Injury (Formerly Known as Acute Renal Failure) 8 Rachel Hilton 3 Prevalence Detection Evaluation and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease 15 Penny Ackland 4 Pre-Dialysis Clinics: Preparing for End-Stage Renal Disease 23 Irene Hadjimichael Eleri Wood and Katie Vinen 5 Anaemia Management in Chronic Kidney Disease 29 Penny Ackland 6 Urinary Tract Infections Renal Stones Renal Cysts and Tumours and Pregnancy in Chronic Kidney Disease 33 David Goldsmith 7 Adult Nephrotic Syndrome 38 Richard Hull Sean Gallagher and David Goldsmith 8 Renal Artery Stenosis 47 Philip Kalra Satish Jayawardene and David Goldsmith 9 Palliative Care for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease 52 Frances Coldstream Neil S. Sheerin and Emma Murphy 10 Dialysis 57 Christopher W. McIntyre and James O. Burton 11 Renal Transplantation 63 Ming He and John Taylor 12 Chronic Kidney Disease Dialysis and Transplantation in Children 71 Judy Taylor and Christopher Reid 13 The Organization of Services for People with Chronic Kidney Disease: A 21st-Century Challenge 78 Donal O Donoghue John Feehally and David Goldsmith Appendix 1 Chronic Kidney Disease and Drug Prescribing 83 Douglas Maclean Satish Jayawardene and Hayley Wells Appendix 2 Glossary of Renal Terms and Conditions 87 David Goldsmith Appendix 3 Top Ten Tips in Kidney Disease 90 Satish Jayawardene and David Goldsmith Appendix 4 Maps Showing Variation in Healthcare for People with Kidney Disease 92 David Goldsmith Index 97