ISBN/ASIN: 9789401037709,9789400710313 | 2004 | English | pdf | 663/654 pages | 15.2 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: K. Schärer, R. N. Fine (auth.), Bradley A. Warady, Franz S. Schaefer, Richard N. Fine, Steven R. Alexander (eds.) | Edition: 1
The provision of optimal dialysis therapy to children requires a thorough understanding of the multi-disciplinary manner in which the pediatric patient is affected by renal insufficiency. Knowledge of the technical aspects of peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy must be complemented by attention to issues such as anemia, renal osteodystrophy, hypertension, growth, cognitive development, nutrition, nursing care and the psychosocial adaptation of the child and family to chronic disease.
The inaugural edition of Pediatric Dialysis provides a comprehensive review of these and other related topics with a singular emphasis on the unique aspects of their application to children. With authoritative, clinically relevant, well-referenced chapters written by a host of recognized international experts who emphasize key aspects of contemporary management, Pediatric Dialysis has been designed to serve as a primary resource to all clinicians involved in the care of the pediatric dialysis patient.