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4th ed Kidney Failure Explained

4th ed Kidney Failure Explained (Paperback)

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Synopsis

The discovery that you have kidney failure is traumatic and can deeply affect your life and the lives of those close to you. The treatment is lifelong and often intrusive, frequently including a bewildering array of options, treatments and drugs. Getting the right information at the right time is vital, and this book aims to provide just that.







This indispensable reference manual gives you, your family and friends the information you really need to know about managing your renal condition. Written by two experienced medical authors, this practical handbook covers every aspect of living with kidney disease - from diagnosis, drugs and treatment, to diet, relationships and sex.







- Contains up-to-date, medically accurate information from experts



- Discussion on different types of dialysis, so you can make an informed decision



- Information about transplants: how the waiting list works and what to do if you are offered a kidney from a friend or relative



- Tackles questions you may feel uneasy asking your doctor







Summary of contents:



What is kidney failure?



Toxin `clearance'



Fluid balance



Blood pressure



Anaemia and Erythropoietin



Renal Bone Disease



Blood tests and other tests



Dialysis- the basics



Peritoneal dialysis



Haemodialysis



Transplantation



Living donor transplantation



The transplant operation and after



Eating well



Living with kidney failure



Sexual problems and pregnancy



End of life care



Statistics and outcomes



New developments and choice

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular medicine & health Publisher: Class Publishing Publication Date: 31/05/2010 ISBN-13: 9781859592366  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dr Andy Stein MD, FRCP, is Consultant Nephrologist and General Physician at the University Hospitals, Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, and co-author of Kidney Failure Explained, now in its fourth edition.

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