Written by an interdisciplinary team of experts, this book contains historical information as well as current update on renal replacement therapy. New technology and techniques are presented in a concise, easy-to-read style that keeps the reader interested.
The contributors include physicians who practise uremia therapy since its conception to more recent graduates, along with surgeons, pioneers and physicians who are patients themselves, thus giving readers the broadest perspective.
The aim of the book is to update the reader on renal replacement therapy as
of 2009. It is a textbook that can be read cover to cover and still serve as
a fine reference guide. The book is targeted at anyone interested in kidney
replacement therapy, from students and patients to the professorial level.
Edited by Eli A Friedman (SUNY Downstate Medical Center, USA) & Mary C Mallappallil (SUNY Downstate Medical Center, USA)
- Introduction and Options in Therapy (E A Friedman)
- Contemporary Uremia Therapy CIRCA 2009:
- Peritoneal Dialysis: Past and Current Practices (M C Mallappallil)
- Hemodialysis (Y Woredekal)
- Kidney Transplantation (F Tedla)
- Home Hemodialysis: Present and Future Therapies (B G Delano)
- Hemofiltration (H S Ghali)
- Self-Care In-Center Hemodialysis (S H Bray)
- Opting for Death Rather Than Dialysis in Chronic Renal Failure (A J Joseph)
- Ethical Concerns in Marketing Kidneys (A L Friedman)
- Projected Therapy CIRCA 2012:
- The Wearable Artificial Kidney: A New Paradigm in the Treatment of ESRD (V Gura)
- Xenotransplantation (M O Salifu et al.)
- Can the Bowel Serve as a Kidney (E A Friedman)
Readership: Nephrologists, urologists, surgeons and interns.