Nov 252016
 

Biomarkers in Kidney Disease (Biomarkers in Disease: Methods, Discoveries and Applications)


In some countries such as the United States, kidney disease kills more people than cancers of the prostate or breast. In the United States for example there are over 15 million individuals with kidney disease. Translated to a worldwide basis, kidney disease of various aetiologies represent a significant burden on healthcare systems, affecting mortality, morbidity and also the family unit. It is therefore imperative that appropriate use is made of conventional, new and emerging biomarker platforms to aid diagnosis, treatment and an understanding of outcome measures.  Biomarkers in Kidney Disease embraces a holistic approach by combining information on different conditions that affect the kidney and the use of biomarkers. Biomarkers are described in terms of conventional, new and emerging analytes, techniques, platforms and applications. It covers the latest knowledge and trends. New platforms are described which combine advances in biomedical sciences, physics, computing and chemistry.  
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Nov 212016
 

Core Concepts in Hypertension in Kidney Disease


This guide provides a comprehensive review of the full spectrum of hypertension in chronic kidney disease (CKD).  Targeted towards the busy practitioner, the focus of this volume is on various therapies and how to lower blood pressure through lifestyle changes.  Specialist patient populations and hypertension and causes of hypertension are also covered in detail.  Clinically-focused and authoritative, this resource offers a rationalized approach to diagnosing and treating hypertension in CKD.

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Nov 202016
 

Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Physiology: A Problem-Based Approach, 5e


By (author): Kamel S. Kamel MD FRCPC, Mitchell L. Halperin MD FRCPC

With a strong focus on problem solving and clinical decision making, Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Physiology is your comprehensive, go-to guide on the diagnosis and management of fluid, electrolytes, and acid-base disorders. This in-depth reference moves smoothly from basic physiology to practical clinical guidance, taking into account new discoveries; new understanding of fluid, acid-base, and electrolyte physiology; and new treatment options available to today’s patients. An essential resource for nephrologists and emergency practitioners, this extensively revised edition helps you make the best management decisions based on the most current knowledge.

  • Presents questions and explanations throughout that let you test your knowledge and hone your skills.
  • High-yield margin notes and key point boxes make essential information easy to review.
  • Numerous line drawings, diagnostic algorithms, and tables facilitate reference.
  • Distinguished authors apply their extensive experience in research, clinical practice, and education to make theoretical and clinical knowledge easy to understand and apply.

  • Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
  • More patient-based problem solving illustrates how key principles of renal physiology, biochemistry, and metabolic regulation are applied in practice, challenging you to test your knowledge and hone your decision-making skills.
  • Highlights updated clinical approaches to the diagnosis and management of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders based on current research and understanding.
  • Integrative whole-body physiology provides a more comprehensive graspof the pathophysiology of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders.
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Nov 202016
 

IgG4-Related Kidney Disease


This book offers a detailed review of the pathological and imaging features, diagnosis and treatment of IgG4-Related Kidney Disease (IgG4-RKD). IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD), which is characterized by an elevated serum IgG4 level and infiltration of systemic organs by IgG4 positive plasma cells, is a newly recognized systemic disease. Diverse renal manifestations including specific tubulointerstitial nephritis, membranous nephropathy, and tumor-like urological diseases extending to the pelvis and urinary tract in IgG4-RD have been reported and are recently attracting attention as IgG4-RKD. In this book, leading researchers in the field present the latest insights into the broad spectrum of IgG4-RKD characteristics. In addition, they provide a detailed explanation of the pathology of IgG4-RKD including comparisons between the kidney and other affected organs, such as the lacrimal, salivary glands and pancreas in the histopathological section. IgG4-Related Kidney Disease will have a major impact on future immunological and nephrological studies and offers a useful resource not only for nephrologists but also general physicians and investigators in related fields.
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Nov 122016
 

Peritoneal Dialysis – From Basic Concepts to Clinical Excellence (Contributions to Nephrology, Vol. 163)


The importance of peritoneal dialysis (PD) in the therapy of chronic kidney disease has been steadily increasing. The simultaneous advancement in clinical practice and basic research has increased overall knowledge and led to significant progress in the safe and adequate application of PD. Moreover, integration with other techniques in the therapy of uremia represents an important step in the optimization of the whole program of renal replacement therapy. Leading experts in the field have contributed to this volume, discussing topics such as the biology of the peritoneal membrane, dialysis solutions, inflammation and nutrition, PD adequacy, or complications and their management or PD in special settings. This compilation updates and expands the information on PD published in previous volumes of the series Contributions to Nephrology . It represents an important source of information for beginners and experts, basic scientists and clinical physicians, students and investigators who want to have a true update on current research and clinical practice in peritoneal dialysis.
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Oct 262016
 

Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Nephrology & Hypertension (Lang Current)


By (author): Edgar Lerma, Jeffrey S. Berns, Allen Nissenson

A complete clinically focused guide to managing the full spectrum of kidney diseases and hypertension

For more than 70 years, professors, students, and clinicians have trusted LANGE for high-quality, current, concise medical information in a convenient, affordable, portable format. Whether for coursework, clerkships, USMLE prep, specialty board review, or patient care, there’s a LANGE book that guarantees success.

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“an up-to-date, accessible guide that covers all major clinical aspects of the adult patient with diseases involving the kidneys and hypertension. Numerous figures and tables are well integrated into structured chapters creating an easy flow of information that helps readers capture key points….In contrast to many other books in this area, this one provides a concise yet comprehensive review of each topic without getting lost in too much detail that interested readers can find in other places. It is a clinically useful tool for anybody interested in the field….Given its concise but comprehensive structure, this book is a great resource for students and residents who want to review basic physiology and pathophysiology but also get up-to-date information on diagnosis and therapy. The wide range of topics also makes it a useful tool for any clinicians at a more senior level who want to quickly review a particular subject. Lastly, due to its easily accessible structure, patients and families seeking medical information also might find it useful. 3 Stars.”–Doody’s Review Service

Presented in the consistent, easy-to-follow CURRENT style, CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Nephrology & Hypertension offers incisive, ready-to-use management protocols and valuable therapeutic guidelines — from authors who are recognized as the field’s foremost authorities.

Accessible, concise, and up-to-date, CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Nephrology & Hypertension features:

  • One-of-a-kind clinical overview of all major diseases and disorders, from end-stage renal disease to primary and secondary hypertension
  • A practical, learn-as-you-go approach to diagnosing and treating renal disorders and hypertension that combines disease management techniques with the latest clinically proven therapies
  • Up-to-date coverage of transplantation medicine and need-to-know interventional procedures
  • An important review of subspecialty considerations: renal disease in the elderly, diabetic nephropathy, critical care nephrology, and dialysis
  • Expert authorship from prominent clinicians in the areas of kidney disease, dialysis, and hypertension
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Oct 152016
 

Supportive Care for the Renal Patient


This book provides a comprehensive, evidence-based overview of supportive care for the nephrology patient. An international group of contributors emphasize the continuum of palliative care from the time of diagnosis through to end-of-life care and the issues surrounding withdrawal of dialysis. The book addresses the psychological impact of the disease, the importance of involving the patient in making decisions about their care, ethical considerations, the role of the family and the multidisciplinary team.

This book will be of particular interest to palliative medicine and pain consultants; nephrologists; who increasingly need to know more about palliative care; nurse practitioners; dialysis nurses, social workers, dieticians, and psychiatric consultants.

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Oct 132016
 

Hemodialysis – A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References


By (author): Icon Health Publications

This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to hemodialysis. It also gives extensive lists of bibliographic citations. Finally, it provides information to users on how to update their knowledge using various Internet resources. The book is designed for physicians, medical students preparing for Board examinations, medical researchers, and patients who want to become familiar with research dedicated to hemodialysis.If your time is valuable, this book is for you. First, you will not waste time searching the Internet while missing a lot of relevant information. Second, the book also saves you time indexing and defining entries. Finally, you will not waste time and money printing hundreds of web pages.
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Sep 242016
 

Vitamin D in Chronic Kidney Disease


Vitamin D deficiency, circulating levels lower than 15 ng/ml, is an epidemic disease worldwide with  more than a billion people suffering of it in the beginning of the 21-century. Besides its impact on mineral and bone metabolism, these low vitamin D levels are also associated with a diversity of non-skeletal complications, among them cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, multiple sclerosis, cancer, tuberculosis, and immune system dysfunction. Chronic Kidney Disease is also a very common disease, affecting more than 10% of the world population, ranging from stage 1 to stage 5 before dialysis. Approximately 1% of the population in industrialized countries is affected by end-stage renal disease (ESRD), needing a renal replacement therapy either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, and ultimately by renal transplantation. Those CKD patients are more susceptible to exhibit reduced vitamin D stocks. Consequently, more than eighty percent of CKD patients have either insufficient or deficient vitamin D levels for multiple reasons.
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Aug 142016
 

Obesity and the Kidney (Contributions to Nephrology, Vol. 151)


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We are currently facing an alarming obesity epidemic, with its well-known health consequences such as metabolic syndrome / type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, an increased incidence of certain types of cancer, musculoskeletal disorders and pulmonary diseases. Experimental and clinical evidence accumulated in recent years now suggests that obesity has also a major effect on renal structure and function. Since the adipocyte is considered a source of many hormones and cytokines, obesity has much more direct influences on renal function besides mediating hypertension: It can by itself induce renal disease such as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, but also, more commonly, bring about progression of chronic renal diseases. The present volume is the first comprehensive compilation dedicated to this important topic, featuring discussions of pathophysiological as well as clinical aspects written by the leaders in this emerging field of research. It brings together pathophysiological concepts on how obesity influences renal structure and function, reviews the epidemiology of the problem and provides therapeutic suggestions. This publication is recommended for internists, nephrologists, hypertensiologists, cardiologists, and urologists treating patients with obesity and renal diseases. Furthermore, basic scientists such as renal physiologists, renal pathologists, pharmacologists, biochemists, and epidemiologists who want a comprehensive overview of the topic will also profit from this book.
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