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Drugs and the Kidney

  • G. R. D. Catto

Part of the New Clinical Applications: Nephrology book series (NCNG, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. C. G. Newstead, F. P. Marsh
    Pages 37-63
  3. J. A. Vale
    Pages 65-111
  4. A. K. Scott
    Pages 113-151
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 153-158

About this book

Introduction

In recent years both doctors and patients have become increasingly aware that many essential drugs may induce unfortunate side-effects in susceptible individuals. The kidney is the principal route of excretion for many of these substances and may as a result become involved in pathological processes. Developments in haemodialysis and haemo­ perfusion may be of value in increasing the rate of excretion of potentially toxic substances but it is essential that the advantages and disadvantages of these techniques are fully appreciated by all with an interest in clinical practice. This book details the recent advances in understanding of analgesic nephropathy, interstitial nephritis, elimination of poisons and drug monitoring. Each chapter has been written by a recognized expert in the field and provides information of relevance and practical import­ ance to the average clinician. The developments of the last decade have emphasized that drug toxicity is a subject on which all clinicians, but perhaps especially nephrologists, should be fully informed. ABOUT TH E EDITOR Professor Graeme R. D. Catto is Professor in Medicine and Thera­ peutics at the University of Aberdeen and Honorary Consultant Phy­ sician/Nephrologist to the Grampian Health Board. His current interest in transplant immunology was stimulated as a Harkness Fellow at Harvard Medicial School and the Peter Bent Brighton Hospital, Boston, USA. He is a member of many medical societies including the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland, the Renal Association and the Transplantation Society.

Keywords

dialysis drug immunology kidney poison research toxicity transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • G. R. D. Catto
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AberdeenUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-2492-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7624-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2492-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4514
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