Acute Nephrology for the Critical Care Physician 2015th Edition

This practical guide provides the reader with answers to important clinically relevant questions regarding the evaluation and management of acute kidney injury (AKI). All aspects of critical care nephrology are covered, from pathophysiology and diagnosis to prevention and treatment. The questions considered relate to a wide range of issues, such as: How do I diagnose AKI? How can I protect the kidney in clinical practice? How do I manage patients with AKI? When should I initiate and how do I perform renal replacement therapy (RTT)? Which type of RTT is most appropriate for my patient? Should I give specific nutrients? In addition to providing practical guidelines and treatment algorithms, the book includes calculators for continuous RRT and anticoagulant dosing. The authors are internationally renowned experts in the fields of Intensive Care Medicine and Nephrology and all contributions are written in a clear and concise style and have been peer reviewed. Acute Nephrology for the Critical Care Physician will serve as a very useful source for intensivist internists, anesthesiologists and nephrologists involved in the management and treatment of critically ill patients at risk of or affected by AKI.

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Surgical Aspects of Peritoneal Dialysis 1st ed. 2017 Edition

This book aims to educate general and vascular surgeons on all pertinent aspects of peritoneal dialysis (PD). Most surgeons get very little training in residency on this topic, and the use of PD is growing around the world. Much of the book will focus on implantation techniques, especially laparoscopic insertions. The authors will describe the known adjunct procedures that have been shown to decrease dysfunction rates.

The aim is to provide greater patient autonomy, a better quality of life, preservation of residual renal function and a higher survival advantage.

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Hemodialysis Access: Fundamentals and Advanced Management 1st ed. 2017 Edition

​This comprehensive reference on the fundamentals of hemodialysis access creation and advanced management for maintenance is designed to meet the needs of all surgeons and physicians responsible for the treatment and care of patients undergoing dialysis. The book opens by discussing every aspect of dialysis access planning, including selection of the right access for the individual patient and access strategies. Hemodialysis access techniques, from the most basic to the most complex and unconventional, are then described step by step, and guidance is provided on follow-up. Detailed attention is also devoted to the challenging management of specific complications of dialysis access surgery, including failing hemodialysis access. The book includes a wealth of informative, high-quality images and illustrations, and the authors are prominent vascular surgeons, transplant surgeons, general surgeons, nephrologists, and interventional radiologists from across the United States.

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Clinical Companion in Nephrology 2015th Edition

​This educational book teaches the reader on how best to discuss and manage acute and chronic presentations of renal diseases. Nephrology Study Guide: Tubules to Transplants is an invaluable resource for junior doctors, medical students and renal nurses who encounter renal patients in their daily practice. Allowing for concise reading on specific topics this book acts as both a quick reference text and study guide. The layout has been designed in a question & answer format in order to promote self-directed learning.

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Manual of Pediatric Nephrology 2014th Edition

This manual will meet the everyday needs of the wide range of medical professionals who play a role in the treatment of children referred to hospital because of renal disease. It is an easy-to-use, portable guide that will assist pediatricians, residents, and trainees in making prompt first-level management decisions. It will also prove invaluable for the adult nephrologists who care for children in many developing countries, and will serve as a teaching guide for experts when training non-subspecialists. Individual sections are devoted to the evaluation of renal disease; fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders; glomerular diseases; tubular disorders; congenital, inherited, and urological disorders; consequences of renal disease; and miscellaneous topics. The text is in a bulleted format with tables and algorithms wherever possible, making it straightforward and easy to read. An appendix includes further important information such as normal values, drug dosages, and drug nephrotoxicity.

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Core Concepts in Parenchymal Kidney Disease

Core Concepts in Parenchymal Kidney Disease provides comprehensive and state-of-the-art information on the diagnosis, treatment, classification and pathogenesis of glomerular and tubulointerstitial diseases.  Chapters feature various clinical scenarios and are authored by a team of renowned experts in the field.  Experienced clinicians and trainees alike will find this authoritative reference to be a valuable resource and contribution to the literature.

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Kidney Transplantation: Practical Guide to Management 2014th Edition

With the increased prevalence of kidney transplantation, transplant recipients are being treated in a variety of clinical settings – often beyond the transplant center. There is a greater need for clinicians and allied healthcare professionals to have appropriate guidance on managing these patients. Kidney Transplantation offers the latest evidence-based information on the full range of dilemmas in the medical management of kidney transplant recipients before, during and after transplantation. Beginning with the selection of patients who are candidates for transplantation, this authoritative guide covers the care of the patient on the waiting list and evaluation of donors, preoperative care, induction and immunosuppression maintenance.  This wealth of new information and guidelines will serve as an important resource for the best possible care for transplant patients.

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Key Topics in Neonatology 2nd Edition

Completely revised, the second edition of Key Topics in Neonatology provides a practical, systematic reference for all the major topics in neonatal medicine. Practical and easy to use, the book retains the same well-received format as the first edition, updates subject matter where significant recent developments have taken place, and widens the scope of the text by adding entirely new coverage. Distilling this large body of information into compact yet clear topics, the authors provide succinct reviews of issues that are often skimmed over in similar sized texts. This is the resource you will want on hand to solve the complex issues you face on a daily basis.

New topics include:
Abdominal Wall Defects
Breast Feeding
Cerebral Palsy
Hearing Screening
Hepatitis C
Metabolic Acidosis
Outcomes of Neonatal Intensive Care

Updated topics include:
Childbirth Complications and Fetal Outcome
Chromosomal Abnormalities
Chronic Lung Disease
Complications of Mechanical Ventilation
Congenital Malformations and Birth Defects
Death of a Baby
Extreme Prematurity
Hepatitis B
HIV/AIDS
Immunisation
Infants of Diabetic Mothers
Jaundice
Liver Disorders
Maternal Drug Abuse
Neonatal Screening for Inherited Disease
Sedation and Analgesia on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Seizures
Transfusion of Blood and Blood Products
Transport of Sick Neonates, and more

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Managing the Kidney when the Heart is Failing

The presence of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) increases the risk of death from cardiovascular causes and makes the management of heart failure difficult.  The coexistence of CKD and heart failure is increasing in prevalence worldwide and requires a unique and subtle approach to patient management.

Managing the Kidney in Heart Failure focuses on the therapeutic management of cardio renal patients.  Common heart and kidney failure conditions are presented along with treatment scenarios aimed to reduce cardiovascular mortality and preserve kidney function.

Co-authored by a Nephrologist and Cardiologist, each chapter of this concise and practical handbook offers a unified perspective to these chronic conditions.

From the reviews:

“This is a practical and concise handbook on the management of patients with cardiorenal syndrome. … The audience is not limited to nephrologists or to cardiologists, but includes basically anybody involved in the care of patients with heart failure/disease and renal insufficiency. … What I particularly like about this book is the way it addresses in a systematic manner day-to-day, clinical practice questions.” (Mony Fraer, Doody’s Review Service, October, 2012)

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Atlas of Ultrasonography in Urology, Andrology, and Nephrology 1st ed. 2017 Edition

This book provides the latest recommendations for ultrasound examination of the entire urogenital system, particularly in the male. The coverage encompasses the role of ultrasound in imaging of disorders of the kidneys, urinary tract, prostate, seminal vesicles, bladder, testes, and penis, including male infertility disorders. In addition, detailed consideration is given to intraoperative and interventional ultrasound and recently developed ultrasound techniques. Each chapter defines the purpose of and indications for ultrasound, identifies its benefits and limitations, specifies the technological standards for devices, outlines performance of the investigation, establishes the expected accuracy for differential diagnosis, and indicates the reporting method. Most of the recommendations are based on review of the literature, on previous recommendations, and on the opinions of the experts of the Imaging Working Group of the Italian Society of Urology (SIU) and the Italian Society of Ultrasound in Urology, Andrology, and Nephrology (SIEUN). The book will be of value for all physicians involved in the first-line evaluation of diseases of the renal/urinary system and male genital disorders.

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About the Author

Pasquale Martino, MD, FEBU, is a urologist and specialist for biomedical technology. In addition to serving as President of the Italian Society of Urological, Andrological and Nephrological Ultrasound (SIEUN), he is a Professor at the Residency School of Urology and Coordinator of the Post-Graduate Degree Programin Urological, Andrological and Nephrological Ultrasound Scanning at Bari University (Italy).

A member of the European Association of Urology’s (EAU’s) Section of Urological Imaging (ESUI), his main clinical research interests include US studies of the prostate and kidney, optimization of US-guided biopsies of the prostate, interventional US, and renal transplant surgery.

He is the author of ca. 270 scientific publications in national and international journals, as well as various videos, and the co-author of books focused on urological and andrological US.

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