Ethical Problems in Dialysis and Transplantation

Author: C. M. Kjellstrand

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401579698

Category: Medical

Page: 247

View: 609

Ethical Problems in Dialysis and Transplantation presents an overview of issues with which nephrologists and decision makers are confronted in their daily practice. The search for a universal system of ethics and theories of justice are addressed. Furthermore the work provides a normative ethical discussion of ways of distributing resources with a view to selection and commercialization. Others chapters discuss a philosophical and religious analysis of stopping treatment and the clinical and ethical aspects of stopping treatment in dialysis. Different views from different countries on the subject of dialysis and transplantation are covered including the views expressed by contributors from India, Africa, Japan, Great Britain and China. The work presents the clinician with a guide to the ethical considerations underlying the treatment of dialysis and renal transplantation patients.
Issues in Kidney Disease Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 9781490109978

Category: Medical

Page: 1055

View: 795

Issues in Kidney Disease Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Nephrology. The editors have built Issues in Kidney Disease Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Nephrology in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Kidney Disease Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
Issues in Kidney Disease Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 9781464965005

Category: Medical

Page: 1102

View: 679

Issues in Kidney Disease Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Kidney Disease Research and Treatment. The editors have built Issues in Kidney Disease Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Kidney Disease Research and Treatment in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Kidney Disease Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
Legal and Ethical Concerns in Treating Kidney Failure

Author: E.A. Friedman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401143554

Category: Medical

Page: 213

View: 415

Once dialysis treatment, in 1960, permitted life prolongation for some but not all patients in kidney failure, an `ethical genie' was released. The introduction of peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplantation compounded the physician's dilemma by underscoring those left untreated. Who should be selected for uremia therapy? Should exclusion from treatment be properly delegated to administrators or physicians, or better left to a committee? Are some candidates more worthy than others? As examples: Do Presidents and Kings warrant priority in cadaver organ allocation over ordinary citizens? Are rich people more deserving than the poor? Is it ethical to choose a younger over an older patient? Can children and/or mentally incompetent persons serve as living organ donors? Is it proper to market organs under controlled circumstances? Eli A. Friedman, an experienced nephrology training program director, and Medical Advisor to the American Association of Kidney Patients, has collected 24 difficult cases that focus on these and other vexing though common stressful issues faced by those who manage kidney patients. Using a novel approach to each case, the opinions of lawyers, nephrologists, patients, and a transplant surgeon are proffered sequentially. Friedman asks and then answers searching questions arising from the debate. The quality of information presented is positively flavored by the fact that three of the respondents (one an attorney) are kidney transplant recipients. Members of the kidney team, those immersed in seeking truth in medical ethics, and all participating in exploring the legality or ethical basis of organ replacement will find this book pertinent to their effort.
Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel - E-Book

Author: Judith Z. Kallenbach

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323310239

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 750

Get a practical introduction to dialysis and an excellent review for the certification exam! Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel, 9th Edition uses a concise Q&A format to cover the principles, diseases, and problems of dialysis treatment for kidney failure. Comprehensive without being overwhelming, this book assumes no prior knowledge of dialysis procedures. Two new chapters and five updated chapters keep you current with the latest in dialysis treatment and equipment. Dialysis expert Judy Kallenbach provides clear, easy-to-read guidelines that will apply to every member of the dialysis team, from technicians and nurses to social workers and kidney patients. Comprehensive coverage provides the complete knowledge needed to care for dialysis patients and to prepare for the certification exam, with topics including a review of body fluids and electrolytes, infection control, transplantation, and the important psychosocial aspects of dialysis treatment. Easy-to-understand style introduces new terms and concepts without assuming prior knowledge of dialysis. Question-and-answer format makes learning easier and information easier to find. Coverage of the entire lifespan helps in caring for patients of different ages, including separate chapters on pediatric hemodialysis and end-stage renal disease in the elderly. Coverage of home dialysis therapies prepares technicians for the use of home dialysis treatment as a possible cost-cutting measure. More than 70 illustrations depict all aspects of dialysis treatment and care. A multidisciplinary approach includes a chapter on the different roles in the hemodialysis team, describing how dialysis care is coordinated and what patients go through during their treatment. Useful appendices offer quick reference to the sodium and potassium content of various foods, the calculation of body mass index, nephrology organizations and resources, a glossary, and more. NEW Patient Education chapter and NEW Preceptor Basics chapter discuss new areas covered on the dialysis PCT certification exams. UPDATED! The Hemodialysis Team chapter provides the latest information on certification requirements for dialysis technicians. UPDATED! Water Treatment chapter reflects new water treatment standards and documentation requirements. UPDATED! Infection Control chapter covers techniques used to prevent patients and staff from acquiring infections, including improved tracking, prevention, and hemodialysis hand hygiene. UPDATED! Laboratory Data: Analysis and Interpretation chapter shows normal lab values and results that should be further evaluated, and expands on GFR as related to the five stages of chronic kidney disease. UPDATED! Diabetes and Hemodialysis chapter covers the medications and therapies used for diabetic patients, and includes KDOQI recommendations for CKD care.
Issues in Dialysis

Author: Stephen Z. Fadem

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1624175767

Category: Medical

Page: 361

View: 153

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.
Pediatric Dialysis

Author: Bradley A. Warady

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030668617

Category: Medical

Page: 992

View: 180

The optimal management of children who receive dialysis therapy requires a thorough understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of their treatment. The multiple organ systems that are often impacted by acute and chronic impairment of kidney function makes the care of this patient population highly complex. This 3rd edition of Pediatric Dialysis provides authoritative and comprehensive information on all aspects of dialysis-related care for children to assist the clinician in achieving the best possible patient outcomes. Like the two preceding editions, the 3rd edition enlists experts from North America, South America, Europe, and Asia to provide their perspectives on virtually all issues pertaining to dialysis-related management for children, based on years of clinical and research experience. The book contains sections on all essential topics including when to initiate dialysis, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, managing secondary complications, nutritional therapy, drugs and dialysis, dialysis outcomes, and transition to adult care. Each chapter has been thoroughly updated in terms of content and references. The book also includes several new chapters on topics such as remote patient monitoring, acute kidney injury management in the developing world, and antibiotic stewardship in the dialysis unit, maintaining the text's preeminent status as a worldwide source for pediatric dialysis care.
Psychonephrology

Author: Ana Hategan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030847401

Category: Medical

Page: 445

View: 706

The book focuses on pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches of psychiatric syndromes that commonly occur in patients with kidney disease. It specifically reviews principles of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology with an emphasis on organ impairment and drug-drug interactions specific to nephrology. This book also covers issues with medication nonadherence in patients with chronic kidney disease and psychiatric comorbidity, as well as the associated issues in dialysis and renal transplantation. Additionally, chapters cover various other topics addressing an active stance towards health promotion in chronically ill patients, including the critical role of the diet and physical activity. Such advice is often complex and changing depending on the stage of chronic kidney disease and the individual needs of the patient. Written by specialists in the field, Psychonephrology: A Guide to Principles and Practice serves as a valuable reference and teaching tool that provides an opportunity for learning across a rapidly evolving medical field.
Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Transplantation

Author: Brian J. G. Pereira

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: UOM:39015059149354

Category: Medical

Page: 924

View: 556

This expanded and revised companion to Brenner & Rector's The Kidney delivers a new bench to bedside review of the management of patients with end-stage renal disease. Leaders in the field present expert coverage on the physiologic principles and clinical applications of different methods of renal replacement therapy as well as the most recent guidelines from the National Kidney Foundation regarding dialysis. With 4 new section editors, new authors, 50% more content, this new edition constitutes a sweeping revision to this popular text. Presents the expertise of distinguished researchers and clinicians in the fields of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, critical care nephrology, and transplantation. Provides comprehensive coverage of clinical management issues of chronic kidney disease and dialysis and transplantation. Features illustrations, including diagnostic and treatment algorithms, line drawings, and photographs. Includes a complete list of references in each chapter. Includes two new large sections-Chronic Kidney Disease and Complications of Chronic Kidney Disease, reflecting the latest advances and management options available. Discusses the complications of chronic kidney disease, including medical issues, pediatric patients, inflammation, and other management problems. Presents the basics of CKD, including epidemiology, diabetic kidney disease, and the role of the CKD clinic. Offers a new section, plus new chapters on acute renal failure. Addresses the economics of CKD/ESRD and emerging hemodialysis therapies, such as water therapy. Uses a new 2-color design throughout.
Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel

Author: Judith Z. Kallenbach

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 0323299946

Category:

Page: 432

View: 364

Get a practical introduction to dialysis and an excellent review for the certification exam! Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel, 9th Edition uses a concise Q&A format to cover the principles, diseases, and problems of dialysis treatment for kidney failure. Comprehensive without being overwhelming, this book assumes no prior knowledge of dialysis procedures. Two new chapters and five updated chapters keep you current with the latest in dialysis treatment and equipment. Dialysis expert Judy Kallenbach provides clear, easy-to-read guidelines that will apply to every member of the dialysis team, from technicians and nurses to social workers and kidney patients. Comprehensive coverage provides the complete knowledge needed to care for dialysis patients and to prepare for the certification exam, with topics including a review of body fluids and electrolytes, infection control, transplantation, and the important psychosocial aspects of dialysis treatment. Easy-to-understand style introduces new terms and concepts without assuming prior knowledge of dialysis. Question-and-answer format makes learning easier and information easier to find. Coverage of the entire lifespan helps in caring for patients of different ages, including separate chapters on pediatric hemodialysis and end-stage renal disease in the elderly. Coverage of home dialysis therapies prepares technicians for the use of home dialysis treatment as a possible cost-cutting measure. More than 70 illustrations depict all aspects of dialysis treatment and care. A multidisciplinary approach includes a chapter on the different roles in the hemodialysis team, describing how dialysis care is coordinated and what patients go through during their treatment. Useful appendices offer quick reference to the sodium and potassium content of various foods, the calculation of body mass index, nephrology organizations and resources, a glossary, and more. NEW Patient Education chapter and NEW Preceptor Basics chapter discuss new areas covered on the dialysis PCT certification exams. UPDATED! The Hemodialysis Team chapter provides the latest information on certification requirements for dialysis technicians. UPDATED! Water Treatment chapter reflects new water treatment standards and documentation requirements. UPDATED! Infection Control chapter covers techniques used to prevent patients and staff from acquiring infections, including improved tracking, prevention, and hemodialysis hand hygiene. UPDATED! Laboratory Data: Analysis and Interpretation chapter shows normal lab values and results that should be further evaluated, and expands on GFR as related to the five stages of chronic kidney disease. UPDATED! Diabetes and Hemodialysis chapter covers the medications and therapies used for diabetic patients, and includes KDOQI recommendations for CKD care.
Current Issues and Future Direction in Kidney Transplantation

Author: Thomas Rath

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789535109853

Category: Medical

Page: 494

View: 167

The here presented book covers different areas of clinical and scientific interest, reaching from donor evaluation to newest methods in immunological diagnostics. But also aspects of daily care of transplant recipients can be found in the carefully selected chapters. Everything driven by the aim to improve the care for all of our transplanted patients.
Daily and Nocturnal Hemodialysis

Author: Robert M. Lindsay

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9783805578080

Category: Medical

Page: 137

View: 559

As the frequency of hemodialysis sessions has always been a concern, it is not astonishing that interest in quotidian (daily) hemodialysis appears to be growing worldwide. The main reasons for more frequent dialysis are to maximize well-being and minimize both intra- and interdialytic symptoms, as well as to improve the treatment of patients with severe underlying medical problems, particularly cardiovascular disease. Moreover, studies also indicate overall potential cost savings as compared with current conventional hemodialysis.There are two options available, namely short daily and long nightly treatments. The main difference centers on the ability of the nightly regimen to remove greater amounts of phosphate and beta-2-microglobulin. Even so, there is no doubt that both treatments are highly preferable to conventional three times weekly dialysis. Further issues which are discussed include the requirements necessary to run dialysis programs, vascular access requirements, and the management of complications and risks such as calcium and phosphorus control. This is the first publication devoted solely to daily hemodialysis therapies: Concentrating on clinical and technical issues, it is an important contribution to the practical development of daily hemodialysis and is highly recommended to nephrologists, nurses, managers of renal programs and others involved in renal care.