Renal Pathophysiology

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Jun 272018
 

This text offers medical students a case-based approach to learning the mechanisms of renal disease. Each chapter covers a disease, beginning with a patient case and followed by a discussion of the pathophysiology of the disease. Issues of differential diagnosis and therapy are linked to pathophysiologic mechanisms. Short questions interspersed throughout the text require students to apply their knowledge. Detailed answers to the questions are included. New to this edition: full-color artwork and design; new color photomicrographs of clinical conditions; additional end-of-chapter summaries; and up-to-date information based on new medical findings.
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National Kidney Foundation Primer on Kidney Diseases – 7th Edition (November 2017 Release)

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Jun 172018
 

Ideal for residency, fellowship, clinical practice, and board review, the National Kidney Foundation’s Primer on Kidney Diseases, 7th Edition, by Drs. Scott J. Gilbert and Daniel E. Weiner, offers comprehensive coverage of adult and pediatric kidney diseases in an authoritative, practical resource. Well organized and highly readable, it covers every relevant topic in the field, from anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, to diagnosis and management of kidney disease, to fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension, dialysis, and renal transplantation.

Trusted by nephrologists at all levels of experience for nearly 25 years, this powerful learning tool and clinical reference is a joint publication of Elsevier and the National Kidney Foundation.

    • Thoroughly covers hot topics in this fast-changing field, including ongoing clinical research and changing treatment protocols.
    • A new chapter on inherited kidney diseases, with a specific focus on APOL1 and the implications of APOL1 carrier status for kidney disease in African-Americans.
    • A new approach to membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, focusing on the role of complement as a way to approach both the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.

    • Additions to the chapter on hemodialysis, specifically incorporating information on hemodiafiltration.

    • Updates in the management of hypertension, incorporating results from SPRINT and ACCORD as well as data on treatment of renal artery sclerosis and renal denervation into the approach for blood pressure management.

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Renal and Electrolyte Disorders – 8th Edition (August 2017 Release)

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Jun 152018
 

For more than 40 years, this well-regarded reference has bridged the gap between basic and clinical sciences for the many disorders associated with electrolyte imbalances and kidney dysfunction. Authoritative and easy to read, the eighth edition has been thoroughly updated by experts in the field to reflect recent developments in renal pathophysiology.  Each chapter first introduces normal physiology, then covers each disorder’s clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment.  Helpful diagrams, algorithms, and tables further explain the complex concepts.

Key Features:

  • A new two-color format throughout promotes easier comprehension and faster navigation.
  • Redrawn and colorized line drawings make complex concepts easier to understand and more visually appealing.
  • New coverage includes: recent developments in disorders of water homeostasis; substantial new information on genetic hypokalemic and hyperkalemic disorders; new content on calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D, and parathyroid hormone activity; a new chapter on the genomic and nongenomic effects of angiotensin and aldosterone in renal and cardiovascular disease; an up-to-date discussion of the pivotal role of the kidney in the pathogenesis of hypertensive states; new advances in our understanding of the glomerulopathies and vasculitides; and much more.
  • Ideal for all members of the nephrology team, including residents and fellows in nephrology, internal medicine, and other specialties, as well as nurses and physician assistants.

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Critical Care Nephrology – 3rd Edition (2018 Release)

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May 112018
 

Comprehensive and clinically relevant, the 3rd Edition of Critical Care Nephrology provides authoritative coverage of the latest advances in critical care procedures for patients with renal diseases or disorders. Using common guidelines and standardized approaches to critically ill patients, this multidisciplinary reference facilitates better communication among all physicians who care for critically ill patients suffering from kidney disease, electrolyte and metabolic imbalances, poisoning, severe sepsis, major organ dysfunction, and other pathological events.

  • Offers detailed discussions of different forms of organ support, artificial organs, infections, acute illness occurring in chronic hemodialysis patients, and much more.
  • Places a special emphasis on therapeutic interventions and treatment procedures for a hands on clinical reference tool.
  • Presents information clearly, in a format designed for easy reference – from basic sciences to clinical syndromes to diagnostic tools.
  • Covers special populations such as children, diabetic patients, and the elderly.
  • An exceptional resource for nephrologists, intensivists, surgeons, or critical care physicians – anyone who treats critically ill renal patients.
    • Shares a combined commitment to excellence lead by Drs. Claudio Ronco, Rinaldo Bellomo, John Kellum, and Zaccaria Ricci – unparalleled leaders in this field.
    • Addresses key topics with expanded coverage of acute kidney injury, stress biomarkers, and sepsis, including the latest developments on mechanisms and management.
    • Provides up-to-date information on extracorporeal therapies from new editor Dr. Zaccaria Ricci.

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The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy Is Essential in Everyday Life

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May 052018
 

As a veteran emergency room physician, Dr. Brian Goldman has a successful career setting broken bones, curing pneumonia, and otherwise pulling people back from the brink of medical emergency. He always believed that caring came naturally to physicians. But time, stress, errors, and heavy expectations left him wondering if he might not be the same caring doctor he thought he was at the beginning of his career. He wondered what kindness truly looks like—in himself and in others.

In The Power of Kindness, Goldman leaves the comfortable, familiar surroundings of the hospital in search of his own lost compassion. A top neuroscientist performs an MRI scan of his brain to see if he is hard-wired for empathy. A researcher at Western University in Ontario tests his personality and makes a startling discovery. Goldman then circles the planet in search of the most empathic people alive, to hear their stories and learn their secrets. He visits a boulevard in São Paulo, Brazil, where he meets a woman who calls a homeless poet her soulmate and reunited him with his family; a research lab in Kyoto, Japan, where he meets a lifelike, empathetic android; and a nursing home in rural Pennsylvania, where he meets a therapist at a nursing home who has an uncanny knack of knowing what’s inside the hearts and minds of people with dementia, as well as her protege, a woman who talked a gun-wielding robber into walking away from his crime. Powerful and engaging, The Power of Kindness takes us far from the theatre of medicine and into the world at large, and investigates why kindness is so vital to our existence.

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Understanding Kidney Diseases

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Apr 162018
 

This book provides the essential understanding needed for the assessment of patients with kidney disease. The chapters follow the sequence taken during a clinic consultation and when clerking a patient. At each stage, the principles and concepts underlying aspects of renal medicine that may seem difficult are clearly explained.

Understanding Kidney Diseases includes numerous case studies and charts based upon patients’ data to help students, residents and fellows develop their knowledge and skill in managing patients.

 

 

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Pathogenesis and Treatment in IgA Nephropathy: An International Comparison

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Apr 072018
 

This book discusses the latest findings on the pathogenesis and treatment of IgA nephropathy. It particularly focuses on recently recognized initiation and progression factors and the varying treatment strategies in different regions, such as Asia, Europe, and the United States. More than 40 years have passed since Dr. Jean Berger first described primary IgA nephropathy (“Nephropathy with mesangial IgA-IgG deposits”) as a new disease entity.
Immunohistopathologically, IgA nephropathy is characterized by the granular deposition of IgA (IgA1) and C3 in the glomerular mesangial areas with mesangial cell proliferation and the expansion of mesangial matrices. It is clear that IgA nephropathy is one of the most common types of chronic glomerulonephritis in the world. This disease may lead to end-stage kidney disease, with its enormous economic impact on healthcare everywhere. Efforts by many investigators around the world have gradually clarified various aspects of the pathogenesis and treatment of IgA nephropathy. However, there are many controversial strategies for the treatment of patients with IgA nephropathy throughout the world, as there are several limitations for treatment in each country. This volume provides nephrologists everywhere with an overview and comparison of both global and regional findings in basic and clinical fields in IgA nephropathy. It covers genetic variation, aberrant IgA1 production, and classification etiology, guidelines, and treatment goals, with all chapters written by top international researchers.

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Vitamin D in Chronic Kidney Disease

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Mar 282018
 

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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Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation

 Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Respiratory Medicine  Comments Off on Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation
Feb 232018
 

This helpful, practical book begins with a clear explanation of acid-base balance, followed by a straightforward six-step approach to arterial blood gas interpretation. The authors then apply this approach to a wide range of realistic case studies that resemble situations readers are likely to encounter in practice.

With a strong focus on patient care pathways and including the most up-to-date information on arterial blood gas interpretation, this book will be invaluable to nurses, junior doctors and biomedical scientists as well as students and trainees in all these areas.

Contents include:

Introduction to acid-base balance
A systematic approach to ABG interpretation
Respiratory acidosis
Respiratory alkalosis
Metabolic acidosis
Metabolic alkalosis
Compensatory mechanisms
ABG analysis practice questions and answers

 

 

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Integration of Omics Approaches and Systems Biology for Clinical Applications

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Jan 282018
 

 

Introduces readers to the state of the art of omics platforms and all aspects of omics approaches for clinical applications

This book presents different high throughput omics platforms used to analyze tissue, plasma, and urine. The reader is introduced to state of the art analytical approaches (sample preparation and instrumentation) related to proteomics, peptidomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics. In addition, the book highlights innovative approaches using bioinformatics, urine miRNAs, and MALDI tissue imaging in the context of clinical applications. Particular emphasis is put on integration of data generated from these different platforms in order to uncover the molecular landscape of diseases. The relevance of each approach to the clinical setting is explained and future applications for patient monitoring or treatment are discussed.

Integration of omics Approaches and Systems Biology for Clinical Applications presents an overview of state of the art omics techniques. These methods are employed in order to obtain the comprehensive molecular profile of biological specimens. In addition, computational tools are used for organizing and integrating these multi-source data towards developing molecular models that reflect the pathophysiology of diseases. Investigation of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and bladder cancer are used as test cases. These represent multi-factorial, highly heterogeneous diseases, and are among the most significant health issues in developed countries with a rapidly aging population. The book presents novel insights on CKD and bladder cancer obtained by omics data integration as an example of the application of systems biology in the clinical setting.

Describes a range of state of the art omics analytical platforms
Covers all aspects of the systems biology approach—from sample preparation to data integration and bioinformatics analysis
Contains specific examples of omics methods applied in the investigation of human diseases (Chronic Kidney Disease, Bladder Cancer)
Integration of omics Approaches and Systems Biology for Clinical Applications will appeal to a wide spectrum of scientists including biologists, biotechnologists, biochemists, biophysicists, and bioinformaticians working on the different molecular platforms. It is also an excellent text for students interested in these fields.

 

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