Edited by Alun H Davies MA DM FRCS Reader and Consultant Surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital & Imperial College, London, UK, Christopher P Gibbons MA DPhil MCh FRCS Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
'Winner of a COMMENDED AWARD in the Urology category of the 2008 BMA Medical Book Competition'
The need for dialysis access surgery is growing rapidly as the population of patients with end-stage renal failure expands. This book is aimed at all healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients undergoing dialysis.
The second edition of Vascular Access Simplified gives a comprehensive review of all aspects of dialysis access with a specific emphasis on haemodialysis. The text has been updated and expanded to include sections on peritoneal dialysis, paediatric haemodialysis, graft materials, the role of the access nurse and also a patient's perspective. The contributors are allied professionals, including physicians, radiologists, vascular surgeons, transplant surgeons and access nurse specialists with a specific interest, and are all committed to improving the quality of dialysis access.
The approach of each chapter is essentially practical with a few chosen references to aid further study rather than an exhaustive bibliography.