Renal and Metabolic Disorders

Paperback | December 19, 2012

byJohn A. Kellum, Jorge Cerda

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Metabolic and electrolyte disorders can pose special challenges to physicians caring for the critically ill patients. Constrained by time and circumstances, clinicians require rapid access to information to help assess and manage these often life-threatening conditions. In this book, a readilyuseable road map is presented, emphasizing the interactions among problems and suggesting clear lines of action. Keeping the physiopathological mechanisms to the essential, and maintaining an uncluttered format, each chapter provides guidelines to understanding "how did we get here" and "what shouldwe do now", as quickly and safely as possible. Chapters describe clinical presentation and management of the most common renal, electrolyte, acid-base, metabolic and endocrine disorders, complicating the course of critically ill patients. Contributing authors are all experts in their respective fields, who regularly engage in the day-to-daymanagement of critically ill patients. In a rapidly changing field, the authors have endeavored to maintain an updated approach, emphasizing the most recent evidence on diagnosis and management. Although controversy in the interpretation and management of some problems is inevitable, the editors seeit as a desirable way to depict differing interpretations and solutions for each problem. Each chapter ends with a selected list of key references to facilitate in-depth review of each subject.As with other titles in the Pittsburgh Critical Care Medicine series, this book is intended for frequent use by both "budding experts" as well as by seasoned practitioners in need for of quick and effective reference.

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Metabolic and electrolyte disorders can pose special challenges to physicians caring for the critically ill patients. Constrained by time and circumstances, clinicians require rapid access to information to help assess and manage these often life-threatening conditions. In this book, a readilyuseable road map is presented, emphasizing ...

Dr. Kellum is actively involved in education, research and administration. Dr. Kellum's research interests span various aspects of Critical Care Medicine, but center in critical care nephrology, sepsis and multi-organ failure, and clinical epidemiology, including consensus development and research methodology. He has authored more t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 19, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199751609

ISBN - 13:9780199751600

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Section A: Renal Disease1. AKI I: the critically ill patient2. AKI (Acute Kidney Injury) II: Special circumstances3. AKI and Sepsis4. The critically ill patient with CKD5. Principles of fluid management in the ICU6. Functional hemodynamic monitoring7. Pharmacologic therapy in renal disease8. Drug dosing in renal disease9. RRT Indications, timing and patient selection10. Choosing an RRT therapy11. Combined lung and kidney failure12. Combined liver and kidney failure13. Renal disorders in Pregnancy14. Renal disorders in Pediatrics15. Acid-base disorders16. Electrolyte disorders17. Management of the renal transplant patientSection B: Endocrine and Metabolic Disease18. Diabetes mellitus19. Thyroid disease20. Adrenal disease21. Calcium, bone and mineral disease22. Nutrition in the critically ill patient