Oxford Desk Reference: Nephrology

Hardcover | January 15, 2009

EditorJonathan Barratt, Peter Topham, Kevin Harris

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In this era of evidence-based medicine, one of the biggest challenges confronting clinicians is keeping abreast with often rapidly changing recommendations that guide clinical practice. While it is clearly helpful to have research-based guidelines and protocols to draw upon, it is not alwayseasy to access this information particularly at the time when it is needed most, such as on a ward round or in a busy outpatient clinic. These evidence-based guidelines, produced by national organisations (The Renal Association, British Hypertension Society, National Institute for Health andClinical Excellence) and international organisations (International Society of Nephrology, National Kidney Federation- KDOQI) are often found in a variety of locations and published media and therefore timely access is not always possible.This desk reference is designed to overcome this problem. The editors have produced a comprehensive summary of nephrology which focuses on aspects of renal disease that are important to the clinician, and have brought together the key recommendations found in current evidence-based guidelines andpresented them in a uniform and accessible format. It has been designed and written so that locating information is both quick and simple, and the layout of the chapters allows the reader to identify and assimilate information rapidly.

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In this era of evidence-based medicine, one of the biggest challenges confronting clinicians is keeping abreast with often rapidly changing recommendations that guide clinical practice. While it is clearly helpful to have research-based guidelines and protocols to draw upon, it is not alwayseasy to access this information particularly ...

Jonathan Barratt is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, John Walls Renal Unit, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, UK.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:784 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.61 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199229562

ISBN - 13:9780199229567

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Table of Contents

1. Assessment of the patient with renal disease2. The patient with fluid and electrolyte disorders3. The patient with glomerular disease4. The kidney in systemic disease5. The patient with tubular disease6. The patient with chronic interstitial disease7. The patient with urinary tract infection8. The patient with renal stone disease9. The patient with hypertension10. The patient with acute kidney injury11. The patient with failing renal function12. Special problems in chronic kidney disease13. The patient on dialysis14. The patient with a renal transplant15. The patient with inherited renal disease16. The patient with structural and congenital abnormalities17. The patient with malignancy of the kidney and urinary tract18. Pharmacology and drug use in patients with kidney diseaseAppendixPatient counselling tools