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Renal Reference Texts

  • Introduction to Renal Therapeutics (Paperback)

    ISBN-10: 0853696888 ISBN-13: 978-0853696889

    This work gives an introduction to all aspects of drug use in renal failure."Introduction to Renal Therapeutics" is an introduction to all aspects of drug use in renal failure. Covering various diseases affecting the kidneys, each chapter discusses the disease process and treatment. It also addresses the role of the pharmacist in patient care. Case studies and questions and answers are included at the end of each chapter.Written by members of the UK Renal Pharmacy Group, this book will be of particular interest to anyone new to, or planning a career in, renal pharmacy. It will also be of interest to nonspecialists who deal with renal patients and to pharmacy students, and to any healthcare professional with an interest in renal medicine.

  • Renal Drug Handbook third edition (written by the UK RPG)

    ISBN-10 1846192986 ISBN-13 978-1846192982

    The second edition of The Renal Drug Handbook is a fantastic publication. Each of us needs to be wary of prescribing for renal patients and this handbook provides a highly practical, user-friendly method of ensuring that appropriate prescriptions are given to patients, whether they have normal renal function, renal impairment, transplants or are receiving renal replacement therapy. In addition, the authors give very helpful information on pharmacokinetics and common indications for the use of each drug described. This information is not available in any other single textbook. It is an invaluable resource for all healthcare professionals but particularly for those involved in the care of renal patients. A copy of the first edition can be found chained to notes trolleys in all of the wards where renal patients are cared for in my hospital. This second edition is even more comprehensive’ Aine Burns, Consultant Nephrologist, Centre for Nephrology, Royal Free NHS Trust

  • Advanced Renal Care (paperback)

    ISBN: 1-40510-933-5

    Individuals with renal disease require continuing support and care throughout their lives from renal nurses and other members of the inter-professional renal team. Advanced Renal Care is for all those who work in nephrology, dialysis and transplantation as it addresses current challenges in caring for those with renal failure, and examines recent trends and likely future developments. The book also explores key issues in staff recruitment and development. It goes beyond the basic texts on renal care by discussing topical issues such as anaemia management, care of older people on dialysis, diabetes and renal failure, infection control and sexual dysfunction in renal disease.

  • Handbook of Dialysis (Hardcover)

    ISBN: 0-31617-381-9

    The thoroughly revised and updated Third Edition of this popular handbook provides practical and accessible information on all aspects of dialysis. The section on hemodialysis features expanded chapters on physiologic principles, acute hemodialysis, urea kinetic modeling, and vascular access, while the section on peritoneal dialysis has been extensively reworked by a new editor and now includes two new chapters. Clinical discussions include frequent references to the USA's National Kidney Foundation's Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (DOQI) guidelines. Each chapter provides references to relevant Web sites

  • Handbook of Kidney Transplantation (Hardcover)


    Recommended in the Brandon/Hill selected list of print books and journals for the small medical library - April 2001 & 2003 Now in its updated Fourth Edition, this popular handbook is a practical guide for physicians and surgeons who manage kidney transplant patients and for nurses and other professionals on the transplant team. In concise, readable, well-illustrated chapters, the book outlines the major concerns surrounding renal transplantation and the most successful approaches to problems arising in short-term and long-term patient care. Chapters on surgery, histocompatibility, and the first two months post-transplant have also been thoroughly updated. FEATURES: Market-leading reference on kidney transplantation Offers the latest on donor-specific tolerance, xenotransplantation, transplant immunosuppression, and chronic allograft failure User-friendly format Current references NEW TO THIS EDITION: Immunobiology and immunosuppression chapters have been completely rewritten to reflect recent advance.

  • Drug Dosage in Renal Insufficiency (Hardcover)

    ISBN: 0-79230-964-2

    Drug dosage in renal insufficiency has become an toxication. In 1975, his Poison Index was pub­ important facet of nephrology, a subspeciality of lished, first in German, and two years later in internal medicine which is only 30 years young but English, with supplements in 1979 and 1983. This constantly growing in scope and importance. Two­ volume has become an obligatory reference in more thirds of all drugs are partially, mainly, or exclu­ than 2500 dialysis units. sively excreted by the kidneys. In the presence of Based on GOnter Seyffart's experience and renal insufficiency, dose adjustments are therefore knowledge in this field, the plans for this book obligatory. In patients on dialysis, drug elimination matured in 1984, a logical step in view of his by this route must also be considered. untiring effort and diligence. In order to deal with As the reader of this book will discover, 20 more than 1200 different drugs and almost 4000 percent of currently used drugs are contraindicated references, 21 contributors were sollicited, while it where there is any degree of renal insufficiency, took six years to complete the work. The major and for at least another 60 percent a dose reduc­ share of the effort was thus left to the main author tion is required. It is obvious, therefore, that the and editor and he has produced a concise work of detailed knowledge required can never be com­ impressive clarity.

  • Advanced Renal Medicine (Hardcover)

    ISBN: 0-19262-102-5

    Recent years have witnessed significant progress in both the scientific basis and clinical practice of renal medicine. Recent advances range from the elucidation of the molecular aetiology of certain primary renal diseases, to the routine use of recombinant human erythropoietin for the treatment of the anaemia of renal failure. Despite such progress, many important questions remain unanswered. How adequate is the current provision of renal replacement therapy in the UK? Are recent trends towards high flux, short duration haemodialysis justifiable by risk-benefit analysis? The volume analyzes several developments in the science and clinical practice of nephrology, and highlights the areas in which research and the advancement of knowledge continue.

  • Manual of Clinical Problems on Nephrology (three books in series)

    ISBN: 0-31675-652-0, 0-31675-637-7, 0-31675-635-0

    Clinical in orientation, this manual presents succinct summaries of 64 renal disorders. Each chapter provides information on pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of a specific problem. Reference-lists are designed to facilitate more in-depth study of important issues. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic issues, that is, on correctly identifying and understanding the underlying disorder in renal problems.

  • Drug Prescribing in Renal Failure: Dosing Guidelines for Adults

    ISBN: 0-94312-629-0

    This text provides tables of factors for determining drug dosage. This edition covers 30 new drugs, including a new section on quinolenes. Dosing during continuous arteriovenous haemofiltration and other forms of extracorporeal treatment are included.

  • Handbook of Drug Therapy in Liver and Kidney Disease (Paperback)

    ISBN: 0-31677-485-5

    Organized by drug classifications, the book provides detailed information on the pharmacokinetic behavior of the most commonly used drugs.