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Chronic Renal Failure

  • G. R. D. Catto

Part of the New Clinical Applications: Nephrology book series (NCNG, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. N. Muirhead
    Pages 75-113
  3. A. J. Felsenfeld, F. Llach
    Pages 115-158
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 159-166

About this book

Introduction

For the last two decades, the topic of chronic renal failure has been dominated by discussions on dialysis and transplantation. As facilities for treating patients with end-stage renal failure have become more readily available, at least in Europe and North America, attention has once again been drawn to conservative measures which may improve both the overall prognosis and the quality of life of patients with renal impairment. Although severe renal failure may be progressive and many patients will ultimately require some form of renal replacement therapy, it is now widely appreciated that distressing symptoms can often be ameliorated by judicious medical treatment. Children as well as, and perhaps to a greater extent than, adults may benefit from such therapy. This volume examines relevant trends in the conservative man­ agement of both adults and children with chronic renal failure. Each chapter has been written by recognized experts and provides infor­ mation of clinical relevance for the average clinician. As the overall prognosis for patients with end-stage renal failure improves it is clear the management of patients with relatively stable chronic renal failure is an important topic not only for nephrologists but for all practising clinicians.

Keywords

attention bone children dialysis management nutrition patients quality quality of life renal failure stress therapy transplantation treatment

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-2613-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7679-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2613-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4514
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