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Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Renal medicine

Eureka: Renal Medicine (Paperback): Stella Woodward Eureka: Renal Medicine (Paperback)
Stella Woodward
R691 Discovery Miles 6 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First principles chapter clearly explains the key concepts, processes and structures of the renal system. Clinical essentials chapter provides an overview of the symptoms and signs of renal disease, relevant history and examination techniques, investigations and management options. Disease-based chapters give concise descriptions of all major disorders, e.g. chronic kidney disease, each chapter introduced by engaging clinical cases that feature unique graphic narratives. Emergencies chapter covers the principles of immediate care in situations, such as hyperkalaemia and kidney stones. Integrated care chapter discusses strategies for the management of chronic conditions across primary and other care settings. Self-Assessment - 80 multiple choice questions clinical SBAs.

Urolithiasis in Clinical Practice (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): Said Abdallah Al-Mamari Urolithiasis in Clinical Practice (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Said Abdallah Al-Mamari
R1,859 Discovery Miles 18 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book serves as a concise guide to urinary stone disease, providing simplified and complete information about the topic area. Various surgical techniques are provided and accompanied by first-hand accounts, to give insight into the operating room. The book is a quick reference guide and is relevant to both trainees and professionals. Written by a leading expert in the field, this book brings together years of experience and contains essential information on all aspects of lithology. The book covers all treatment options so that the best possible methods can be chosen for each patient. Urinary stone disease is a widespread ailment and updated information about it is permanently needed by trainees and professionals.

Vitamin D in Chronic Kidney Disease (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Pablo A. Urena Torres, Mario Cozzolino, Marc G. Vervloet Vitamin D in Chronic Kidney Disease (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Pablo A. Urena Torres, Mario Cozzolino, Marc G. Vervloet
R3,522 Discovery Miles 35 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Vitamin D deficiency, circulating levels lower than 15 ng/ml, is an epidemic disease worldwide with more than a billion people suffering of it in the beginning of the 21-century. Besides its impact on mineral and bone metabolism, these low vitamin D levels are also associated with a diversity of non-skeletal complications, among them cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, multiple sclerosis, cancer, tuberculosis, and immune system dysfunction. Chronic Kidney Disease is also a very common disease, affecting more than 10% of the world population, ranging from stage 1 to stage 5 before dialysis. Approximately 1% of the population in industrialized countries is affected by end-stage renal disease (ESRD), needing a renal replacement therapy either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, and ultimately by renal transplantation. Those CKD patients are more susceptible to exhibit reduced vitamin D stocks. Consequently, more than eighty percent of CKD patients have either insufficient or deficient vitamin D levels for multiple reasons.

Hypertension and Metabolic Cardiovascular Risk Factors (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016): Arrigo F. G. Cicero Hypertension and Metabolic Cardiovascular Risk Factors (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Arrigo F. G. Cicero
R1,492 Discovery Miles 14 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The aim of this guide is to provide clinicians with practical reference for the management of hypertensive patients with other cardiovascular risk factors, which originate from impaired metabolic functions. With the aid of carefully selected, paradigmatic case studies, the physician will find sound advice for the best approach to common but often under-recognized clinical situations, and answers to practical questions that arise when a specific condition is not directly addressed in the guidelines. Question-and-answer sections will help the reader to identify at a glance the most complex steps in the diagnostic and therapeutic process. In a "real world" clinical setting, the hypertensive patient rarely presents with hypertension as the only cardiovascular risk factor, and is more likely to be affected by other metabolic risk factors, such as impairment of lipid metabolism, glucose homeostasis, and purine metabolism, and by overweight or obesity. These cases will serve as a basis for analyzing best practice, highlighting problems in diagnosis and treatment, and selecting the most appropriate management of patients with metabolic risk factors in everyday practice.

Managing Diabetic Nephropathies in Clinical Practice (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): George L. Bakris, Allison Hahr, Romesh... Managing Diabetic Nephropathies in Clinical Practice (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
George L. Bakris, Allison Hahr, Romesh Khardori, Daisuke Koya, Mark Molitch, …
R1,889 Discovery Miles 18 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An overview of the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of diabetic-related kidney disease in clinical practice. Includes an evidence-based discussion of currently available and experimental drug therapies currently in development, guided by international consensus guidelines. Ideal for physicians, medical trainees, nurses and other medical professional that regularly screen and treat patients with all types of diabetes.

Hypertension and Comorbidities (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016): Agostino Virdis Hypertension and Comorbidities (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Agostino Virdis
R1,598 Discovery Miles 15 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This guide is structured to assist physicians in the management of those hypertensive patients who present with specific comorbidities, such as diabetes, systolic dysfunction, obesity, renal disease, or previous cardiac events, often associated with hypertension. The clinical cases contained in this book have been selected to provide a paradigmatic set of scenarios frequently encountered in daily clinical practice, and will serve as an easy-to-access tool in applying general guidelines to individual patients, particularly in the choice of the most appropriate antihypertensive therapy. Treatment of hypertension with associated clinical conditions require specific therapies and combinations of drugs, which are necessarily different from one comorbidity to another. By discussing exemplary cases that may better represent clinical practice in a "real world" setting, and analyzing step by step the diagnostic and therapeutic process, this book will assist cardiologists and physicians in selecting the diagnostic tools and forms of treatment best suited to the individual patient and the particular cardiovascular risk profile.

Hypertension and Organ Damage - A Case-Based Guide to Management (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016): Giuliano Tocci Hypertension and Organ Damage - A Case-Based Guide to Management (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Giuliano Tocci
R1,528 Discovery Miles 15 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book is designed to assist physicians in choosing among diagnostic procedures and therapeutic options when caring for patients with hypertension and markers of organ damage. The comprehensive description of practical clinical cases sets this book apart from other publications and will help the reader to transfer general guideline recommendations to the clinical setting. With this purpose, the cases have been selected to reflect situations frequently encountered during clinical routine, rather than hypertensive crises or emergencies or the rare presentations that tend to be addressed in case reports in scientific journals. The scenarios considered include treated hypertension with uncontrolled blood pressure levels in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy, diastolic dysfunction, carotid atherosclerosis, microalbuminuria and renal impairment, proteinuria and renal disease, and abnormal pulse pressure. By representing clinical practice in a "real world" setting, these paradigmatic cases will enable the practitioner to select the diagnostic tools and form of treatment best suited to the individual patient and the particular cardiovascular risk profile, thereby optimizing outcomes.

Pathogenesis and Treatment in IgA Nephropathy - An International Comparison (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Yasuhiko Tomino Pathogenesis and Treatment in IgA Nephropathy - An International Comparison (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Yasuhiko Tomino
R5,365 Discovery Miles 53 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book discusses the latest findings on the pathogenesis and treatment of IgA nephropathy. It particularly focuses on recently recognized initiation and progression factors and the varying treatment strategies in different regions, such as Asia, Europe, and the United States. More than 40 years have passed since Dr. Jean Berger first described primary IgA nephropathy ("Nephropathy with mesangial IgA-IgG deposits") as a new disease entity. Immunohistopathologically, IgA nephropathy is characterized by the granular deposition of IgA (IgA1) and C3 in the glomerular mesangial areas with mesangial cell proliferation and the expansion of mesangial matrices. It is clear that IgA nephropathy is one of the most common types of chronic glomerulonephritis in the world. This disease may lead to end-stage kidney disease, with its enormous economic impact on healthcare everywhere. Efforts by many investigators around the world have gradually clarified various aspects of the pathogenesis and treatment of IgA nephropathy. However, there are many controversial strategies for the treatment of patients with IgA nephropathy throughout the world, as there are several limitations for treatment in each country. This volume provides nephrologists everywhere with an overview and comparison of both global and regional findings in basic and clinical fields in IgA nephropathy. It covers genetic variation, aberrant IgA1 production, and classification etiology, guidelines, and treatment goals, with all chapters written by top international researchers.

Hemodiafiltration - Theory, Technology and Clinical Practice (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Menso J. Nube, Muriel P.C. Grooteman,... Hemodiafiltration - Theory, Technology and Clinical Practice (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Menso J. Nube, Muriel P.C. Grooteman, Peter J. Blankestijn
R4,773 Discovery Miles 47 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book gives a complete description of online hemodiafiltration, in five sections. It is unique in the systematic and complete way in which hemodiafiltration is described. Each chapter is completed by a point-to-point summary of essential information, in a separate text box. Part of the book is dedicated to the theoretical background of convective clearance. In this part, safety issues and quality control is reviewed (especially on the quality of water for dialysis and substitution fluid), as well as equipment (both dialyzers and machines) with which this treatment can be performed. As recently the results of several randomized controlled trials were available, the effect of hemodiafiltration on hard clinical end points (mortality and morbidity) is discussed in detail. This has not been done before, as the most recent book/journal on hemodiafiltration was published in 2011, before the results of the 3 randomized controlled trials were published. Furthermore, the methodological quality of the trials is discussed by an expert, in order to help the readers in their judgment of the trials Part of the book concentrates on the effect of the treatment on several biomarkers and uremic toxins. Several clinically relevant issues is discussed separately, such as the prescription of anticoagulation during the treatment, drug prescription and clearance for patients treated with hemodiafiltration, and hemodynamic stability. Finally, a practical guide on how to perform the treatment is provided. In this unique section, seemingly simple but important details of hemodiafiltration-treatment is discussed, such as the importance of needle size for blood flow rates, the difference between filtration fraction and substitution ratio, the different targets that can be set and how to reach them. As most literature is mainly focused on theoretical issues, this unique feature really will help the field to perform hemodiafiltration, and answer practical questions.

The Renal Unit (Paperback): A.J. Wing, Mary Magowan The Renal Unit (Paperback)
A.J. Wing, Mary Magowan
R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Recent Advances in Dialysis Therapy in Japan (Hardcover): Hidetomo Nakamoto, Kosaku Nitta, Ken Tsuchiya, Hirokazu Okada, Hajime... Recent Advances in Dialysis Therapy in Japan (Hardcover)
Hidetomo Nakamoto, Kosaku Nitta, Ken Tsuchiya, Hirokazu Okada, Hajime Hasegawa; Series edited by …
R3,466 R2,764 Discovery Miles 27 640 Save R702 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The number of dialysis patients, and their ages, continues to increase globally. This creates major issues such as rising medical costs in an aging population, how to best manage end-of-life care, and how to train the various practitioners involved in dialysis care. After the US and China, Japan occupies 3rd place with regard to the number of dialysis patients and is also widely regarded as a world leader in dialysis. This book contains selected articles - organized into 4 chapters - that discuss recent advances in dialysis therapy in Japan. Chapter 1 presents insights into causes, risk factors, disease associations, and possible implications for management of dialysis patients. Chapter 2 examines recent progress in hemodialysis treatment, and chapter 3 focuses on developments in peritoneal dialysis. The final chapter concentrates on recent advances in apheresis and current trends in practice, among other topics. This book is aimed at nephrologists, physicians, urologists, nurses, clinical engineers, pharmacists, and nutritionists. It is a significant contribution to furthering the progress of dialysis therapy worldwide.

What's Up With Your Bladder? (Paperback): Megan A. Arroll, Christine Dancey What's Up With Your Bladder? (Paperback)
Megan A. Arroll, Christine Dancey
R417 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R73 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Approximately 14 million people in the UK live with some form of bladder complaint. This equates to over one in five people, so even if you don't personally experience the embarrassing and intrusive symptoms of bladder dysfunction, it is likely that you know someone who does. Bladder dysfunction does not discriminate as these problems affect all ages and genders. Despite the fact that these health issues are very common, it can be difficult to discuss them with family, friends and even a doctor. Many people suffer needlessly in silence even though there is now a wide range of investigations and treatments that can lead to effective and long-lasting symptom relief. This book guides you through the different conditions associated with bladder dysfunction, how you can help yourself, what to expect if you need to undergo investigations and the numerous evidence-based treatments that are available - both mainstream and complementary - so that you will no longer need to feel reluctant to broach the subject with your GP - meaning you can find your way back to good health.

Atlas of Ultrasonography in Urology, Andrology, and Nephrology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Pasquale Martino, Andrea B Galosi Atlas of Ultrasonography in Urology, Andrology, and Nephrology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Pasquale Martino, Andrea B Galosi
R4,680 Discovery Miles 46 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides the latest recommendations for ultrasound examination of the entire urogenital system, particularly in the male. The coverage encompasses the role of ultrasound in imaging of disorders of the kidneys, urinary tract, prostate, seminal vesicles, bladder, testes, and penis, including male infertility disorders. In addition, detailed consideration is given to intraoperative and interventional ultrasound and recently developed ultrasound techniques. Each chapter defines the purpose of and indications for ultrasound, identifies its benefits and limitations, specifies the technological standards for devices, outlines performance of the investigation, establishes the expected accuracy for differential diagnosis, and indicates the reporting method. Most of the recommendations are based on review of the literature, on previous recommendations, and on the opinions of the experts of the Imaging Working Group of the Italian Society of Urology (SIU) and the Italian Society of Ultrasound in Urology, Andrology, and Nephrology (SIEUN). The book will be of value for all physicians involved in the first-line evaluation of diseases of the renal/urinary system and male genital disorders.

Practical Pediatric Urology - An Evidence-Based Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Prasad Godbole, Duncan T. Wilcox, Martin A.... Practical Pediatric Urology - An Evidence-Based Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Prasad Godbole, Duncan T. Wilcox, Martin A. Koyle
R3,637 Discovery Miles 36 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a case based approach to the problems faced within pediatric urology and an evidence based approach to their solutions. Chapters on urodynamics, external genitalia, the upper urinary tract, the lower urinary tract, and office pediatric urology are included. Practical Pediatric Urology aims to utilise real life scenarios to improve data analysis, diagnosis, and treatment decisions within clinical settings. Key learning objectives are included to enable medical professionals to assimilate, synthesise, and formulate a management plan for pediatric urological conditions encountered in clinical practice in a safe and evidence based approach. This book is relevant to pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, pediatric urologists and adult urologists who undertake some pediatric urology practice.

Cardio-Renal Clinical Challenges (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): David Goldsmith, Adrian Covic, Jonas Spaak Cardio-Renal Clinical Challenges (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
David Goldsmith, Adrian Covic, Jonas Spaak
R4,998 Discovery Miles 49 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In modern medicine, the aging population is prone to many simultaneous cardiovascular (CV) risk factors which often produce co-incident pathology. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the interaction between Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Diabetes and diverse CV diseases (CVD). This is a complex and challenging area, as the presence of CKD/diabetes promotes CVD while also complicating its treatment. The emergence of CKD as a public health priority is one of the most challenging problems of modern medicine. It is now solidly established that renal dysfunction portends a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular diseases remains the main cause of death in western societies and the amplification of the death risk conveyed by coexisting CKD, even though still poorly understood, appears considerable. The bidirectional link that associates renal and cardiovascular diseases, the high risk of the death signalled by their coexistence and the considerable epidemiological burden imposed by this link is at the basis of the emergence of a new discipline aiming at making the borders between nephrology and cardiovascular medicine even more permeable than before. The term Cardio-Renal Syndrome was coined around 5 years ago to try to formalize this link, and act as a stimulus to interaction between clinical teams, researchers and others to achieve better management and outcomes for all. This book takes clinical presentations and clinical problems as its base, and then discuss the evidence for best management of common clinical problems as well as the reasons for the complex interplay between the cardiac and renal systems. Moreover, it addresses the issue of organizing healthcare to maximize the opportunities for prevention and best healthcare economic returns, building on cutting edge initiatives at the Karolinska, Stockholm. The book will be of immediate value and interest to all cardiologists and renal physicians.

Management of Chronic Kidney Disease - A Clinician's Guide (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Mustafa Arici Management of Chronic Kidney Disease - A Clinician's Guide (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Mustafa Arici
R3,948 Discovery Miles 39 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents a comprehensive and instructive management plan for physicians who care for CKD patients. Basic aspects of CKD, clinical assessment, evaluation and management of risk factors, cardiovascular disease in the context of CKD, assessment and management of CKD complications, special circumstances in CKD patients, and the path to renal replacement therapy are all thoroughly covered. Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches are presented according to the latest staging system for CKD, with patient care being discussed separately for each disease stage. The proposed management plan is both "best available evidence based" and "practice based." The book also recognizes the needs of busy clinicians by including helpful boxes summarizing the evidence on diagnostic and therapeutic issues and practice pearls based on guidelines. The authors are recognized experts from across the world, ensuring global coverage of the problem, and most have participated in writing guidelines on CKD.

Psychosocial Aspects of End-Stage Renal Disease - Issues of Our Times (Hardcover): Psychosocial Aspects of End-Stage Renal Disease - Issues of Our Times (Hardcover)
R1,138 Discovery Miles 11 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This thoughtful new book presents strategies for helping end-stage renal disease patients and their families deal with the psychosocial aspects of the chronic long-term illness. Technological advances in the treatment of this disease have offered much hope for improved quality in living which has led caregivers to have a greater concern for preserving the quality of life of their patients. In Psychosocial Aspects of End-Stage Renal Disease leaders in the field of many disciplines share knowledge and reveal problems that are still evident to them in the confrontation with this potentially fatal illness.Five comprehensive sections devote special attention to the different areas of concern for the psychosocial well-being of end-stage renal disease patients. The impact of renal disease on family relationships is covered by examining issues of family responses and coping measures such as marital and family reactions to home and hospital dialysis treatment. Ethical issues in treatment are explored, including the ethics of treatment refusal and a Jewish perspective on kidney transplants. Relations between staff and patients and a timely section on renal disease and special populations, particularly the elderly and AIDS patients, make up the final two sections of this informative volume. Professionals in all allied health disciplines will benefit from this important volume as it demonstrates a model approach, if not the definitive one, for the treatment of the psychosocial aspects of end-stage renal disease as well as other chronic illnesses.

Treatment of Primary Glomerulonephritis (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Claudio Ponticelli, Richard J. Glassock Treatment of Primary Glomerulonephritis (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Claudio Ponticelli, Richard J. Glassock
R1,888 Discovery Miles 18 880 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Primary glomerulonephritis is one of the most frequent renal diseases, and a main cause of end-stage kidney disease. Glomerulonephritis has multiple subtypes, each with different physiopathologies, clinical presentations, and management requirements, which makes treatment difficult. As a complex set of diseases, the choice of symptomatic and specific treatment is critical to ameliorating the relentless course of glomerulonephritis. Focusing on all aspects of primary glomerulonephritis, from their epidemiologies and classification, to their pathogenesis and treatment, this third edition of Treatment of Primary Glomerulonephritis has been fully updated to include the latest research and evidence-based practice. With a strong emphasis on drugs used for both symptomatic and specific treatments, mechanisms of action, effectiveness, and potential toxicity are considered for therapeutic strategies in the different subtypes of primary glomerulonephritis. Each chapter follows a clear and logical format, allowing easy access to key information. Featuring over 20 full-colour histological images of different diseases to aid diagnosis, and with commentary from internationally recognised experts in the field, this new edition is an essential resource for all practising or academic clinical nephrologists.

MKSAP (R) 18 Nephrology (Paperback): Michael J Ross MKSAP (R) 18 Nephrology (Paperback)
Michael J Ross
R2,323 R2,200 Discovery Miles 22 000 Save R123 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In these pages, you will find updated information on the clinical evaluation of kidney function, fluids and electrolytes, acid-base disorders, hypertension, chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis, glomerular diseases, kidney manifestations of deposition disease, genetic disorders and kidney disease, acute kidney injury, kidney stones, the kidney in pregnancy, and chronic kidney disease, including 108 all-new peer-reviewed, psychometrically validated, multiple-choice questions (MCQs) for self-assessment and study. MKSAP (R) 18 is specifically intended for physicians who provide personal, non-surgical care to adults, including general internists and primary care physicians, subspecialists who need to remain up-to-date in internal medicine, residents preparing for the Certification Exam in internal medicine, physicians preparing for the Maintenance of the Certification Exam in internal medicine, and medical educators. The learning objectives of MKSAP (R) 18 are: - Close gaps between actual care in your practice and preferred standards of care, based on best evidence. - Diagnose disease states that are less common and sometimes overlooked or confusing. - Improve management of comorbid conditions that can complicate patient care. - Determine when to refer patients for surgery or care by subspecialists. - Pass the ABIM Certification Examination and the ABIM Maintenance of Certification Examination.

Urolithiasis - Symptoms, Management & Prevention Strategies (Hardcover): Joseph Fletcher Urolithiasis - Symptoms, Management & Prevention Strategies (Hardcover)
Joseph Fletcher
R3,292 Discovery Miles 32 920 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Urolithiasis is one of the oldest documented medical ailments with archeological evidence showing that humans have suffered from kidney and bladder stones for centuries. Urolithiasis is a common multifactorial problem with multi-effect on the patients' quality of life and an economic burden on the individual and the health system of the country. Various intrinsic and extrinsic factors are associated with the risk for stone formation. Among intrinsic factors are race, sex, and genetics. Finding the cause of urolithiasis or establishing it early in life will reduce the consequence and complications of kidney stone disease and hence reduction of the cost in the treatment by establishing preventative measures in addition to patient education. Genetic factors play an important role in the etiology of urolithiasis as a polygenic (common) or monogenic (rare) forms, however its knowledge and early diagnosis is important for achieving the goals of reducing patient suffering as well as economic burdens that inevitably follow a diagnosis. This book discusses the symptoms, management and prevention strategies of urolithiasis.

Primary & Secondary Glomerulonephritis - Signs, Symptoms & Treatment (Hardcover): Foteini Lamprianou Primary & Secondary Glomerulonephritis - Signs, Symptoms & Treatment (Hardcover)
Foteini Lamprianou
R4,381 Discovery Miles 43 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Glomerulonephritis is a term referring to direct injury of the glomeruli with resulting disturbances of normal glomerular function, progressively leading to renal failure. Glomerular diseases are classified as primary, where glomerular damage is the prime disturbance, with extrarenal manifestations as a result of renal impairment, and secondary, following systemic disorders, infections or exposure to certain drugs. Although noteworthy progress has been made in the past years in the symptomatic and specific treatment, therapy of both primary and secondary glomerulonephritis can be challenging. Management of these patients requires early diagnosis, expert knowledge of the immunosuppressive agents and other drugs currently available for the treatment of each glomerulonephritis, consideration of possible adverse reactions to these drugs, alternative therapeutic strategies in cases of hyporesponsiveness or non-responsiveness of the patient to the treatment, and possible relapses of the disease. This book reviews knowledge of the main primary and secondary glomerulonephritis, with emphasis on current therapeutic strategies and practical recommendations. Glomerulonephritis are grouped according the presence or absence of proliferative histological alternations into primary and secondary proliferative and non-proliferative types. Each chapter deals with etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, pathology, clinical manifestations, natural history and therapeutic options of the commonest primary and secondary glomerular diseases, with exception the last chapter that covers inherited diseases with renal involvement. An atlas of the pathology of the glomerular diseases discussed completes this work.

Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians (Paperback, New): Helen Ward, Mireille B. Toledano, Gavin Shaddick, Bethan... Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians (Paperback, New)
Helen Ward, Mireille B. Toledano, Gavin Shaddick, Bethan Davies, Paul Elliott
R681 R607 Discovery Miles 6 070 Save R74 (11%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

The Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians provides all the information required by students and junior doctors who need to understand and translate key epidemiological concepts into medical practice. Unlike standard textbooks in this area, the focus throughout is on clinical applications of epidemiological knowledge. Divided into four sections, the handbook begins with the basics of epidemiology in the clinic, moving on to the theories behind evidence-based practice, discussions of optimum methods and studies, and then ends by looking at the epidemiology of common diseases. The material is presented in a logical manner, from problems to the most appropriate solutions or tools to be applied. Interesting topics such as controversies in prevention intervention encourage discussion and thought, and the authors pose sensible and important questions throughout. This handbook is a must for all junior doctors, medical students, and clinicians who need to apply epidemiological concepts to day-to-day practice or who want a practical step-by-step guide to undertaking research, conducting reviews of evidence, or writing up publications.

Manual of Pediatric Nephrology (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Kishore D. Phadke, Paul Goodyer, Martin Bitzan Manual of Pediatric Nephrology (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Kishore D. Phadke, Paul Goodyer, Martin Bitzan
R3,536 R3,064 Discovery Miles 30 640 Save R472 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This manual will meet the everyday needs of the wide range of medical professionals who play a role in the treatment of children referred to hospital because of renal disease. It is an easy-to-use, portable guide that will assist pediatricians, residents, and trainees in making prompt first-level management decisions. It will also prove invaluable for the adult nephrologists who care for children in many developing countries, and will serve as a teaching guide for experts when training non-subspecialists. Individual sections are devoted to the evaluation of renal disease; fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders; glomerular diseases; tubular disorders; congenital, inherited, and urological disorders; consequences of renal disease; and miscellaneous topics. The text is in a bulleted format with tables and algorithms wherever possible, making it straightforward and easy to read. An appendix includes further important information such as normal values, drug dosages, and drug nephrotoxicity.

CKD Health Check (Pamphlet, 3rd edition): Janet Wild, Richard Fluck CKD Health Check (Pamphlet, 3rd edition)
Janet Wild, Richard Fluck
R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If you want to know more about chronic kidney disease (CKD), this introductory booklet is for you. Many people have CKD, but most of them feel perfectly well and will never develop kidney failure. However, your kidneys have important jobs in the body. They clean your blood, regulate the chemical balance of your body and keep your blood pressure normal. So if there is anything wrong with your kidneys, your blood pressure may rise. High blood pressure increases your chances of having a heart attack,heart failure or a stroke. This is why it is important to look after yourself if the doctor discovers you have CKD. This booklet tells you how to take control of your body and protect your circulation. At the end of the booklet, you will find a `jargon busting' section to help explain medical terms. There is also information about finding out more, either from books or online.

There's no place like Home! (Pamphlet, 2nd edition): Janet Wild, Richard Fluck There's no place like Home! (Pamphlet, 2nd edition)
Janet Wild, Richard Fluck
R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This booklet is an introduction to home haemodialysis. Haemodialysis is a treatment for kidney failure that uses a machine to filter the blood through an artificial kidney. Haemodialysis can be done in hospital or renal unit, but there are many differences between home and hospital treatments and different things to think about. So this booklet is to give you and your family more information about having dialysis at home. This can be useful to allow you to be involved and in charge of making choices about the type of dialysis you might have. To understand the information here fully, it's good to know a bit about kidney failure dialysis first. There are other places where you can get information; some of these are listed near the end of the booklet.

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