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Vital facts and figures for managing Chronic Kidney Disease – in just 96 pages!
Chronic kidney disease was once thought to be rare, but we now know that 10% of the population is affected. End stage renal failure is a devastating illness and a huge financial burden, so primary care professionals are now responsible for the detection and management of early kidney disease to prevent the development of more serious problems.
This is the ideal quick-reference manual for practice nurses, GPs and all health professionals diagnosing and dealing with CKD. Equipped with this clear and easy-to-read handbook, you can assess and treat patients with speed and confidence.
Table of Contents:
- Using eGFR and other diagnostic methods
- Making appropriate referrals to secondary care
- Protocols for patient assessment
- 11 Patient information sections to help you explain complex topics to your patients
- Over 50 ‘Vital Points’ highlighted throughout the text, for quick reference
Part 1 Kidney Basics
Part 2 Screening and diagnosis
Part 3 Classification
Part 4 Epidemiology
Part 5 Management
Part 6 Kidney Diseases
Part 7 Complications
Part 8 Living with CKD
Part 9 The CKD clinic
About the Author:
Dr Rob Higgins MD, FRCP, is Consultant Nephrologist at the University Hospitals, Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. He is Medical Editor for the National Kidney Federation and author of Help, I’ve Got Kidney Failure and CKD Healthcheck, as well as co-author of Kidney Transplants Explained.