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ABC of Kidney Disease

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Nephrology is sometimes considered a complicated and specialized topic and the illustrative ABC format is designed to help GPs quickly and easily assimilate the information they need. This book covers which tests to use, when they should be used, and what constitutes normal and abnormal results; when and how to refer to a kidney specialist; symptoms, signs, treatments; and common issues presenting to GPs and prevention. It also covers organizational aspects of renal disease management, dialysis and transplantation. All chapters will be updated and fully revised in accordance with new NICE and other guidelines on anaemia management in chronic kidney disease and blood pressure control in chronic kidney disease.

Author Biography

David Goldsmith, Consultant Nephrologist, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK

Satish Jayawardene, Consultant Nephrologist, King’s College Hospital, London, UK

Penny Ackland, General Practitioner, Camberwell, London, UK


Table of Contents



1 Diagnostic Tests in Chronic Kidney Disease
Behdad Afzali, Satish Jayawardene and David Goldsmith

2 Acute Kidney Injury
Rachel Hilton

3 Prevalence, Detection, Evaluation and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
Penny Ackland

4 Pre-Dialysis Clinics: Preparing for End-Stage Renal Disease
Eleri Wood, Irene Hadjimichael and Katie Vinen

5 Anaemia Management in Chronic Kidney Disease
Penny Ackland

6 Urinary Tract Infections, Renal Stones, Renal Cysts and Tumours and Pregnancy in Chronic Kidney Disease
David Goldsmith

7 Adult Nephrotic Syndrome
Richard Hull, Sean Gallagher and David Goldsmith

8 Renal Artery Stenosis
Philip Kalra, Satish Jayawardene and David Goldsmith

9 Palliative Care for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Frances Coldstream, Neil S. Sheerin and Emma Murphy

10 Dialysis
Christopher W. McIntyre and James O. Burton

11 Renal Transplantation
Ming He and John Taylor

12 Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis and Transplantation in Children
Judy Taylor and Christopher Reid

13 The Organization of Services for People with Chronic Kidney Disease: A 21st-Century Challenge
Donal O’ Donoghue and John Feehally

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