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Kidney Failure Explained - New 5th edition

  • Buy nowNew 5th edition
    ISBN: 9781859596227

Janet Wild & Richard Fluck


Kidney Failure is a complex condition which together with it's treatment is changing all the time.The fifth edition of this essential handbook has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest developments in research and treatment methods.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 and relationships.

There are Sections on:
  • What do my kidneys do, how do they go wrong and how is it diagnosed.
  • What treatments are available and how will kidney failure affect my daily life.
  • Reference material - complications, tests and other information.

The book also includes:

  • Taking control by managing your treatments yourself.
  • Up to date information about the latest advances in home haemodialysis, including ‘High-Dose Haemodialysis’.
  • Information about the latest advances in transplant technology,including antibody incompatible transplants and opportunities for living donation.
  • Readers will be able to access the information they need to make their own informed choices and retain control.

"Kidney disease, together with its treatment, is changing all the time – and very quickly. That is a good thing,for there is much more to be done,more to be found out, and more work
necessary to improve patients’ quality of life and life expectancy.
Janet Wild and Richard Fluck have realised this; that is why they have written a new edition. Patients need to realise it too."
Timothy F Statham OBE
Chief Executive ,
National Kidney Federation

Janet Wild, RGN, PG CertMedEd, has been a Renal nurse since 1988. She has worked for Baxter Healthcare for over a decade ensuring that patients have access to the best possible
education, equipment and services.

Dr Richard Fluck, FRCP, MA (Cantab), MBBS is Consultant Renal Physician at Royal Derby Hospital and was National Clinical Director (Renal) at NHS England.

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