Oxford Handbook of Dialysis by Jeremy Levy

Oxford Handbook of Dialysis

byJeremy Levy, Edwina Brown, Anastasia Lawrence

Paperback | March 21, 2016

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The Oxford Handbook of Dialysis is a comprehensive and practical guide to all aspects of dialysis, the management of patients with end stage kidney disease, and all its complications. The fourth edition has been completely updated, and covers all aspects of dialysis from haemodialysistechniques and haemodiafitration, to the medical, nursing and psychosocial aspects of managing patients with end stage kidney failure. Renal transplantation, plasma exchange, palliative care, and drug dosing are discussed, along with end of life care, and comnplications of chronic kdney disease. This handbook is packed with practical guidance and management, presented in a compact and easy to use format. The Oxford Handbook ofDialysis is aimed at all health care professionals dealing with dialysis patients from nephrologists to dieticians, as well as pharmacists, nurses, and surgeons. There are specific chapters on nursing patients on haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, and detailed nutrition and drug prescribingchapters. The fourth edition includes new sections on renal replacement therapies in acute kidney injury, home dialysis, new peritoneal dialysis fluids, new drugs including new epoietins and phosphate binders, updated sections on nocturnal dialysis, dialysis monitoring, encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis,sleep disorders, etc. The handbook is easy to read, very practical, and focussed, with individual topics covered on one or two pages. This book should have a home in every renal unit, dialysis centre, renal ward, and be close to hand for every nephrologist, renal trainee, or renal nurse.

About The Author

Jeremy Levy is a Consultant Nephrologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Imperial College London, Director of Education and Quality for Health Education NW London and Chair of the UK Renal Association education and training committee. He trained in Nephrology in Cambridge, London and Oxford an...
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Title:Oxford Handbook of DialysisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:688 pagesPublished:March 21, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199644764

ISBN - 13:9780199644766

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Table of Contents

1. The new patient with renal failure2. Haemodialysis3. Nursing a patient on haemodialysis4. Home and Frequent Haemodialysis5. Peritoneal dialysis6. Nursing issues in peritoneal dialysis7. Renal replacement therapy in acute kidney injury8. Nutrition on dialysis9. Special situations10. Complications of ESKD: anaemia11. Complications of ESKD: bone mineral disorders12. Complications of ESKD: cardiovascular disease13. Complications of ESKD: infection14. Symptoms related to ESKD15. Other complications of ESKD16. Death in dialysis patients17. Transplantation for dialysis patients18. Drug Dosing19. Standards and guidelines

Editorial Reviews

"This concise primer is designed as a bedside or office tool for busy practitioners who may want to quickly review certain topics or get immediate answers as well as an essential aid in the dialysis unit." --University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics