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Highly Commended in the 2011 British Medical Association awards 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.
Table of contents:
- 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
Part 1 What is kidney failure?
Part 2 Toxin ‘clearance’
Part 3 Fluid balance
Part 4 Blood pressure
Part 5 Anaemia and Erythropoietin
Part 6 Renal Bone Disease
Part 7 Blood tests and other tests
Part 8 Dialysis- the basics
Part 9 Peritoneal dialysis
Part 10 Haemodialysis
Part 11 Transplantation
Part 12 Living donor transplantation
Part 13 The transplant operation and after
Part 14 Eating well
Part 15 Living with kidney failure
Part 16 Sexual problems and pregnancy
Part 17 End of life care
Part 18 Statistics and outcomes
Part 19 New developments and choice
"Kidney Failure Explained remains the most sought after reference for kidney patients. Since the first edition appeared in 1999 the National Kidney Federation has continued to recommend this book above all others. As the treatment for kidney disease advances, so this book has kept pace." Timothy F. Statham OBE, Chief Executive, National Kidney Federation
"This book is, without doubt, the best resource currently available for kidney patients and those who care for them." Val Said, kidney transplant patient
“Answers everything you always needed to know but were afraid to ask.”
Austin Donohoe, Chairman of Kidney Alliance, and Former Chairman of the NKF
For further information about kidney failure please contact the National Kidney Federation, www.kidney.org.uk
the only UK charity run by kidney patients for kidney patients.
About the Authors:
Dr Andy Stein, MD, FRCP is Consultant Nephrologist and Acute Physician at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.
Janet Wild, RGN is Clinical Education Manager at Baxter Healthcare Renal Division. She has been a Renal nurse since 1988.