Ethical Problems in Dialysis and Transplantation

Author: C. M. Kjellstrand

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401579698

Category: Medical

Page: 238

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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

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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

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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/.
Issues in Kidney Disease Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 9781481647090

Category: Medical

Page: 179

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Issues in Kidney Disease Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Kidney Disease. The editors have built Issues in Kidney Disease Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Kidney Disease 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: 2012 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

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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.
Handbook of Dialysis

Author: John T. Daugirdas

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781469830865

Category: Medical

Page: 900

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This will be a completely revised and updated edition of this popular handbook. It provides practical, accessible information on all aspects of dialysis with emphasis on day-to-day patient management. Authored by international experts, chapters provide complete coverage of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, special problems in dialysis patients, and problems pertaining to various organ systems. –Provides practical, accessible information on all aspects of dialysis, with emphasis on day-to-day patient management –Targeted for nephrologists, nephrology/renal nurses, family physicians, dialysis centers –International experts provide complete coverage of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, special problems in dialysis patients and problems pertaining to various organ systems –New for this edition: •Expanded coverage of vascular access placement and management •Drugs in ESRD •Full discussion on importance of dietary control of sodium and phosphate •New regulatory issues (CMS, Medical Director responsibilities) •Update on US reimbursement/financial issues, the effects of bundling
Kidney Failure and the Federal Government

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309044325

Category: Medical

Page: 440

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Since 1972, many victims of endstage renal disease (ESRD) have received treatment under a unique Medicare entitlement. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the federal ESRD program: who uses it, how well it functions, and what improvements are needed. The book includes recommendations on patient eligibility, reimbursement, quality assessment, medical ethics, and research needs. Kidney Failure and the Federal Government offers a wealth of information on these and other topics: The ESRD patient population. Dialysis and transplantation providers. Issues of patient access and availability of treatment. Ethical issues related to treatment initiation and termination. Payment policies and their relationship to quality of care. This book will have a major impact on the future of the ESRD program and will be of interest to health policymakers, nephrologists and other individual providers, treatment site administrators, and researchers.
Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 2007

Author: C. Ronco

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9783805582377

Category: Medical

Page: 150

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The volumes in this series are, published annually on the occasion of the International Conference on Dialysis organized by the Renal Research Institute, New York, in collaboration with the ISN, ISPD, NKF and RPA. This year's meeting emphasized differences in opinion regarding dialysis guidelines, measurement of dialysis dose and the value of observational research. Besides, this volume includes papers on problems inherent in the management of a dialysis center; diabetes and dialysis; new information on topics such as dialysate composition; the role of body composition in dialysis outcome; problems associated with excess or deficiency of vitamin C; application of nanotechnology, or the role of periodontal disease as a cause of problems in dialysis patients. Last but not least, a molecular approach to infection in chronic kidney disease is presented, using detection of bacterial DNA in patients with sepsis. Covering a broad spectrum of topics, this publication is thus a most helpful reference tool for both clinicians and basic investigators involved in hemodialysis.
Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Transplantation E-Book

Author: Jonathan Himmelfarb

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781437737714

Category: Medical

Page: 760

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Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Transplantation—a companion to Brenner and Rector’s The Kidney—covers all clinical management issues relevant to chronic kidney disease. Drs. Jonathan Himmelfarb and Mohamed Sayegh lead a team of expert contributors to present you with the latest advances in hypertensive kidney disease, vitamin D deficiency, diabetes management, transplantation, and more. Apply the expertise of distinguished researchers and clinicians in the fields of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, critical care nephrology, and transplantation. Manage the full range of issues in chronic kidney disease, dialysis, and transplantation through comprehensive coverage of basic science and clinical tools. Gain clear visual understanding from illustrations, including diagnostic and treatment algorithms, line drawings, and photographs. Better manage your patients with up-to-date coverage on the latest advances in 13 new chapters including Hypertensive Kidney Disease, Vitamin D Deficiency, Diabetes Management, and more. Gain fresh perspectives from a revised editorial team led by Jonathan Himmelfarb—a young leader in the field of acute renal failure—and Mohamed Sayegh—a worldwide expert on kidney transplantation.
Psychosocial Aspects of End-Stage Renal Disease

Author: Mark A Hardy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317765318

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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This thoughtful new book presents strategies for helping end-stage renal disease patients and their families deal with the psychosocial aspects of the chronic long-term illness. Technological advances in the treatment of this disease have offered much hope for improved quality in living which has led caregivers to have a greater concern for preserving the quality of life of their patients. In Psychosocial Aspects of End-Stage Renal Disease leaders in the field of many disciplines share knowledge and reveal problems that are still evident to them in the confrontation with this potentially fatal illness. Five comprehensive sections devote special attention to the different areas of concern for the psychosocial well-being of end-stage renal disease patients. The impact of renal disease on family relationships is covered by examining issues of family responses and coping measures such as marital and family reactions to home and hospital dialysis treatment. Ethical issues in treatment are explored, including the ethics of treatment refusal and a Jewish perspective on kidney transplants. Relations between staff and patients and a timely section on renal disease and special populations, particularly the elderly and AIDS patients, make up the final two sections of this informative volume. Professionals in all allied health disciplines will benefit from this important volume as it demonstrates a model approach, if not the definitive one, for the treatment of the psychosocial aspects of end-stage renal disease as well as other chronic illnesses.