Managing Renal Injury in the Elderly Patient

  • Michael Haase
  • Anja Haase-Fielitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Michael Haase, Anja Haase-Fielitz
    Pages 1-2
  3. Mitchell H. Rosner, Claudio Ronco, Dinna N. Cruz
    Pages 3-12
  4. Mitchell H. Rosner, Dinna N. Cruz, Claudio Ronco
    Pages 33-46
  5. Frieder Keller, Ulla Ludwig
    Pages 47-58
  6. Celine Foote, Meg J. Jardine
    Pages 59-71
  7. Gargi Banerjee, Anja Haase-Fielitz, Edwina A. Brown
    Pages 73-83
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 97-100

About this book

Introduction

As the number of people aged 65 years and above rises, physicians are increasingly confronted by elderly patients with impaired renal function, altered drug metabolism and multiple comorbidities. This book examines in detail the nature of renal injury in the elderly and its optimal management. A wide range of key topics are covered, including end-stage renal disease, diabetic nephropathy, acute kidney injury, drug metabolism and renal toxicity, dialysis and its complications and the use of renal transplantation. In addition, the assessment of glomerular filtration rate in the elderly and the role of novel renal biomarkers are carefully examined. Quality of life issues, the significance of other age-related medical problems and end of life care are also discussed. This book will be of value not only to nephrologists but also to general practitioners, medical students, intensivists, cardiologists, pharmacologists and those working in related specialties.​

Keywords

acute kidney injury biomarkers chronic kidney disease geriatric prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Haase
    • 1
  • Anja Haase-Fielitz
    • 2
  1. 1.Dep. of Nephrology and HypertensionOtto von Guericke University MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Dep. of Nephrology and HypertensionOtto von Guericke University MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39947-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39946-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39947-3
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