Providing practical, immediately useful guidelines that can be applied directly to patient care, Handbook of Dialysis Therapy is a must-have resource for all dialysis caregivers. This new edition has been updated with the latest cutting-edge technology, dialysis techniques, and complications related to various diseases for both pediatric and adult patients. In-depth yet concise, it explains complex dialysis concepts through abundant diagrams, photos, line drawings, and tables, while its readable hands-on approach allows for quick review of key information.
- Presents the practice-proven experience of top experts in the field of dialysis treatment.
- Offers dialysis guidance for both adult and pediatric patients in one convenient source.
- Features a readable hands-on approach, allowing you to quickly review the complicated concepts of dialysis.
- Includes helpful annotated bibliography lists in each section for further in-depth research on any subject.
- Explains complex dialysis concepts through abundant diagrams, photos, line drawings, and tables.
New to this Edition
- Features new chapters on care delivery, patient-centric care, rehabilitation, quality of life, geriatrics, and interventional nephrology.
- Includes information on the management of the pediatric patient undergoing dialysis.
- Defines the quality imperatives, roles, and responsibilities of dialysis facility medical directors and attending nephrologists.
- Updates nephrologists on the latest alternative dialysis modalities.
- Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
By Allen R. Nissenson, MD, FACP, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Chief Medical Officer, DaVita, Inc., El Segundo, California and Richard E. Fine, MD, Boston University, Cambridge, MA, USA
“The depth of coverage of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and continuous renal replacement over the 29 sections and 98 chapters is impressive. The book also thoroughly covers less common nephrology topics in pediatrics and pregnancy while also providing recommendations for nutrition and psychosocial issues. The coverage extends to include the management of frequently encouraged comorbidities of dialysis patients. The frequent use of well-designed tables and graphs is helpful. This is an excellent resource and a comprehensive reference for many topics in nephrology.” Reviewed by Brian Scott Armentrout, MS (University of Kentucky College of Medicine) Doody’s Score: 90, 4 Stars!