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Editors: Stephen Z. Fadem (Kidney Associates, PLLC, St. Lukes Medical Towers, Houston, TX)
Book Description:
Despite our efforts at creating clinical performance measures, clinical practice guidelines and intense government regulations, we still have disparities in care, poor outcomes and quality that is inferior to many other nations. Bundling and payment reform challenge the ability to deliver good care to patients even further. Chronic dialysis is at a crossroads. Physicians and providers must incorporate new approaches, reinventing the paradigm of how to plot the course of patient therapy. This book offers new ideas. It is refreshing, timely and engaging, with a wide range of topics by leading authors, each designed to help meet the challenges yet to come. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents:
Preface

Introduction
(Tom F. Parker, III)

1. Milestones in Dialysis
(Stephen Z. Fadem)

2. The Course of Therapy – Changing the Paradigm
(Thomas A. Golper and Martin J. Schreiber, Jr.)

3. Accept this Kidney or Continue Dialysis? A Strategic Approach to Donor Options in 2012
(Amy L. Friedman)

4. Dialysis at Home - The Seattle Experience
(Chris Blagg)

5. How do Clinical Outcomes of Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Compare with those of Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis?
(Sunil V. Badve, Carmel M. Hawley and David W. Johnson)

6. Intensified Hemodialysis Programs for Children and Adolescents
(Julia Thumfart and Dominik Müller)

7. The Wearable Artificial Kidney – A Paradigm Change in the Treatment of ESRD
(Victor Gura)

8. Is Dialysis Ever An Inappropriate Therapy?
(Susan Higley Bray)

9. The Pre-eminent Role for Control of Extra-cellular Volume in Dialysis Therapy
(Richard J. Glassock)

10. Mechanisms causing Muscle Wasting in Kidney Disease and other catabolic conditions
(William E. Mitch)

11. The Dysregulated Immune System of Patients on Dialysis
(Alexander Grabner, Hermann Pavenstädt, Detlef Lang and Stefan Reuter)

12. Is Serum Albumin a Useful Marker of Nutritional Status in Chronic Kidney Disease?
(Allon N. Friedman)

13. The Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD) and Vascular Calcification
(Keith A. Hruska, YifuFang and Toshifumi Sugatani)

14. Update on Anemia and Kidney Disease
(Kiran M Goli, Arkadiy Pinkhasov, Daniel L Landry, Yossi Chait, Joseph Horowitz, Christopher V Hollot, Rajiv P Shrestha and Michael J Germain)

15. Accumulation of Toxic Metals and Trace Elements in Chronic Dialysis Patients
(Tzung-Hai Yen, Dan-Tzu Lin-Tanand, Ja-Liang Lin)

16. Adequacy of Dialysis
(James Tattersall)

17. The AV Fistula
(Fahad A. Syed and Eric K. Peden)

18. Cardiac Surgery in the End Stage Renal Disease Population:General Considerations, Risk Factors and Clinical Outcomes
(Javier E. Anaya-Ayala, Mark G. Davies and Michael J. Reardon)

19. Assessing Quality of Lifewith the KDQOL-36
(Dori Schatell)

20. Integrated Renal Disease Care
(Franklin W. Maddux)

Index

   Series:
      Nephrology Research and Clinical Developments
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 379, 7 x 10 (NBC - C)
   ISBN: 978-1-62100-901-6
   Status: AV
  
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