Chronic Kidney Disease: A practical guide to understanding and management

Paperback | January 10, 2010

EditorMeguid El Nahas, Adeera Levin

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rapidly becoming a global healthcare problem, with an estimated 10% of the general population affected. As a result, it is becoming increasingly important that primary care physicians and general physicians as well as aspiring nephrologists, have a firmunderstanding of CKD as well as access to the key information. Practical and highly-accessible, this book provides a comprehensive guide to the understanding and management of patients with CKD. It offers both primary care physicians and non-nephrology specialists an introduction to and insights into the disease. The emphasis is on practical guidance and afocused approach to a number of key topics in the field including epidemiology, diagnosis and management, and the impact of CKD on chronic, non-communicable disease.This is a unique contribution by internationally-renowned experts in the CKD field to update primary care physicians and non-specialists on major issues in this growing global healthcare problem.

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rapidly becoming a global healthcare problem, with an estimated 10% of the general population affected. As a result, it is becoming increasingly important that primary care physicians and general physicians as well as aspiring nephrologists, have a firmunderstanding of CKD as well as access to the key in...

Professor El Nahas qualified as a doctor from Geneva Medical School, Switzerland, before training in London (Royal Postgraduate Medical School), Boston (Massachussetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School) and Paris. He has been Consultant Nephrologist at the Sheffield Kidney Institute since 1986 and was appointed to the inaugura...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:January 10, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199549311

ISBN - 13:9780199549313

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Table of Contents

1. Practical approaches to the diagnosis and management of common nephrological problems2. CKD: The scope of the global problem3. CKD classification, risk factors, and natural history4. Recommendations for screening and detection of CKD5. CKD and cardiovascular disease (CVD)6. CKD and infectious disease7. Unique aspects of CKD in the developing countries8. Management of CKD: controlling hypertension and reducing proteinuria9. Clinical strategies for the management of CKD complications: perspectives for primary care10. Management of dialysis and transplantation patients: perspectives for primary care