Kidney Failure Explained: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dialysis and Kidney Transplants But Were Afraid to Ask (4th Revised edition)

Kidney Failure Explained: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dialysis and Kidney Transplants But Were Afraid to Ask (4th Revised edition)

By: Andy Stein (author), Janet Wild (author)Paperback

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The discovery that you have kidney failure is traumatic and can deeply affect your life and the lives of those close to you. The treatment is lifelong and often intrusive, frequently including a bewildering array of options, treatments and drugs. Getting the right information at the right time is vital, and this book aims to provide just that. This indispensable reference manual gives you, your family and friends the information you really need to know about managing your renal condition. Written by two experienced medical authors, this practical handbook covers every aspect of living with kidney disease - from diagnosis, drugs and treatment, to diet, relationships and sex. - Contains up-to-date, medically accurate information from experts - Discussion on different types of dialysis, so you can make an informed decision - Information about transplants: how the waiting list works and what to do if you are offered a kidney from a friend or relative - Tackles questions you may feel uneasy asking your doctor Summary of contents: What is kidney failure? Toxin 'clearance' Fluid balance Blood pressure Anaemia and Erythropoietin Renal Bone Disease Blood tests and other tests Dialysis- the basics Peritoneal dialysis Haemodialysis Transplantation Living donor transplantation The transplant operation and after Eating well Living with kidney failure Sexual problems and pregnancy End of life care Statistics and outcomes New developments and choice

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About Author

Dr Andy Stein MD, FRCP, is Consultant Nephrologist and General Physician at the University Hospitals, Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, and co-author of Kidney Failure Explained, now in its fourth edition.


1. What is kidney failure? 2. Clearance 3. Fluid balance 4. Blood pressure 5. Anaemia and erythropoietin 6. Renal bone disease 7. Blood tests and other tests 8. Dialysis 9. Peritoneal Dialysis 10. Haemodialysis 11. Transplantation 12. Living donor transplantation 13. The transplant operation and after 14. Eating well 15. Living with kidney failure 16. Sexual problems and pregnancy 17. End of life care 18. Statistics and outcomes 19. New developments and choice Glossary Further reading Useful addresses and websites

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/05/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781859592366
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 220
  • ID: 9781859592366
  • weight: 495
  • ISBN10: 1859592368
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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