The Oxford Handbook of Dialysis is a comprehensive and practical guide to all aspects of dialysis, and the management of patients with end-stage kidney disease and all its complications. ...
The Oxford Handbook of Dialysis
is a comprehensive and practical guide to all aspects of dialysis, and the management of patients with end-stage kidney disease and all its complications. The current edition has been completely updated, and covers all haemodialysis techniques; haemodiafiltration; home and frequent dialysis; peritoneal dialysis; plasma exchange; the medical, nursing, and psychosocial aspects of managing patients with end-stage kidney failure; acute management of renal transplantation particularly with reference to dialysis patients; palliative care in renal disease; and drug dosing guidelines. Bone disease, anaemia, cardiovascular disease, infections, pain, end-of-life care, and the widespread complications of chronic kidney disease are discussed, with practical guidance and management, presented in a compact and easy-to-use format. The book is aimed at all healthcare professionals dealing with dialysis patients from nephrologists to dieticians, pharmacists, nurses, counsellors, intensivists, and surgeons, and there are specific chapters on nursing patients on haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, and detailed nutrition and drug prescribing chapters. The current edition includes new sections on renal replacement therapies in acute kidney injury, home dialysis, new peritoneal dialysis fluids, new drugs including new epoetins and phosphate binders, and updated sections on nocturnal dialysis, dialysis monitoring, encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis, sleep disorders. The book is clearly subdivided, easy to read, very practical, specific, and focussed, with individual topics covered on one or two pages with room for extra notes throughout. We hope this book should have a home in every renal unit, dialysis centre, renal ward, and close to hand for every nephrologist, renal trainee, renal nurse, dietician technician, and pharmacistLess