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Oxford Handbook of Dialysis FOURTH EDITION Jeremy Levy

Oxford Handbook of Dialysis FOURTH EDITION Jeremy Levy

Oxford Handbook of  Dialysis FOURTH EDITION Jeremy Levy

Oxford Handbook of Dialysis FOURTH EDITION Jeremy Levy  Welcome to the fourth, completely updated, edition of the Oxford  Handbook of Dialysis, which we hope you will find useful. It has been 7 years  since the last edition, and amazingly 15  years since the first edition, and n that time there have been many developments in dialysis and in treating patients with end-stage kidney disease.

We now have much better evi-
dence for various interventions (although renal medicine remains relatively
poorer at generating high-quality evidence than other areas of medicine),
and for the first time now some good trial data to support choices in treat-
ing patients, ranging from managing their anaemia or bone disease through
to haemodialysis strategies.
We have therefore updated every section of the book which now covers
all haemodialysis techniques, haemodiafiltration, nocturnal and home dialysis, frequent dialysis, peritoneal dialysis in all its forms, plasma exchange,
the medical, nursing, and psychosocial aspects of managing patients with
end-stage kidney disease, nutrition, the acute management of renal trans-
plantation particularly with reference to dialysis patients, palliative and
end-of-life care in renal disease and use of analgesics, a completely new
section on renal replacement therapy in acute kidney injury, updated drug
dosing guidelines including new drugs, and summaries of the most recent
guidelines from Europe (European Best Practice Guidelines), the UK Renal
Association, the USA (KDOQI and KDIGO) and Australasia. Bone disease,
anaemia, cardiovascular disease, infections, pain, and the widespread com-
plications of chronic kidney disease are all discussed, with practical guidance
and management, presented in a compact and easy-to-use format.

We have added new sections on home haemodialysis, frequent haemo-
dialysis, new intradialytic monitoring techniques, new peritoneal dialysis
fluids, encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis, sleep disorders, management of
patients with stroke, care of dying patients with kidney disease or on dialy-
sis, and a new section on acute kidney injury. New drugs such as the new
epoetins and phosphate binders are included. We have ensured that the
sections on nursing and nutrition for dialysis patients have been written by
the appropriate experts, experienced renal nurses and dieticians respec-
tively, and both completely refreshed and updated

Oxford Handbook of Dialysis FOURTH EDITION Jeremy Levy


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