The ABC of Kidney Disease, Second Edition is a practical guide to the most common renal diseases to help healthcare professionals screen, identify, treat and refer renal patients appropriately and to provide the best possible care.
Covering the common renal presentations in primary care this highly illustrated guide provides guidance on symptoms, signs and treatments, which tests to use, measures to prevent progression, and when and how to refer. Fully revised in accordance with current guidelines, it also includes organizational aspects of renal disease management, dialysis and transplantation. The appendices contain an explanatory glossary of renal terms, guidance on anaemia management and information on drug prescribing and interactions.
The ABC of Kidney Disease, Second Edition is an ideal practical reference for GPs, GP registrars, junior doctors, medical students and for anyone working with patients with renal related conditions.
1 Diagnostic Tests in Chronic Kidney Disease 1Behdad Afzali Satish Jayawardene and David Goldsmith
2 Acute Kidney Injury (Formerly Known as Acute Renal Failure) 8Rachel Hilton
3 Prevalence Detection Evaluation and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease 15Penny Ackland
4 Pre–Dialysis Clinics: Preparing for End–Stage Renal Disease 23Irene Hadjimichael Eleri Wood and Katie Vinen
5 Anaemia Management in Chronic Kidney Disease 29Penny Ackland
6 Urinary Tract Infections Renal Stones Renal Cysts and Tumours and Pregnancy in Chronic Kidney Disease 33David Goldsmith
7 Adult Nephrotic Syndrome 38Richard Hull Sean Gallagher and David Goldsmith
8 Renal Artery Stenosis 47Philip Kalra Satish Jayawardene and David Goldsmith
9 Palliative Care for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease 52Frances Coldstream Neil S. Sheerin and Emma Murphy
10 Dialysis 57Christopher W. McIntyre and James O. Burton
11 Renal Transplantation 63Ming He and John Taylor
12 Chronic Kidney Disease Dialysis and Transplantation in Children 71Judy Taylor and Christopher Reid
13 The Organization of Services for People with Chronic Kidney Disease: A 21st–Century Challenge 78Donal O Donoghue John Feehally and David Goldsmith
Appendix 1 Chronic Kidney Disease and Drug Prescribing 83Douglas Maclean Satish Jayawardene and Hayley Wells
Appendix 2 Glossary of Renal Terms and Conditions 87David Goldsmith
Appendix 3 Top Ten Tips in Kidney Disease 90Satish Jayawardene and David Goldsmith
Appendix 4 Maps Showing Variation in Healthcare for People with Kidney Disease 92David Goldsmith
Overall, this is a nice summary of a broad range of topics for students of the specialty. The second edition provides an update on management of common complications in chronic kidney disease and updates the useful appendixes. The format makes for a book that is easy to follow and informative, and the very impressive figures will allow me to use it in my daily nephrology practice. (Doody s, 6 September 2013)