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Kidney Failure Explained - 4th edition

  • Buy nowFourth Edition
    ISBN: 9781859592366
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    ISBN: B00G936D9E

Dr Andy Stein, Janet Wild RGN

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:
    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,
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.

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