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Long-Term Hemodialysis

  • N. K. Man
  • J. Zingraff
  • P. Jungers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. N. K. Man, J. Zingraff, P. Jungers
    Pages 1-10
  3. N. K. Man, J. Zingraff, P. Jungers
    Pages 11-21
  4. N. K. Man, J. Zingraff, P. Jungers
    Pages 22-28
  5. N. K. Man, J. Zingraff, P. Jungers
    Pages 29-41
  6. N. K. Man, J. Zingraff, P. Jungers
    Pages 42-48
  7. N. K. Man, J. Zingraff, P. Jungers
    Pages 49-60
  8. N. K. Man, J. Zingraff, P. Jungers
    Pages 61-68
  9. N. K. Man, J. Zingraff, P. Jungers
    Pages 69-77
  10. N. K. Man, J. Zingraff, P. Jungers
    Pages 78-87
  11. N. K. Man, J. Zingraff, P. Jungers
    Pages 88-98
  12. N. K. Man, J. Zingraff, P. Jungers
    Pages 99-107
  13. N. K. Man, J. Zingraff, P. Jungers
    Pages 108-112
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 113-128

About this book

Introduction

Major advances in both the technology and the medical knowledge of maintenance hemodialysis have been made since the early stages of such treatment in the 60s. Hemodialysis is now an established therapeutic method. and the time has come to present an up-to-date approach to all its technical and medical aspects. We adopted a simple and concise style with a clear design and a large number of tables and illustrations. so that not only health professionals but patients themselves can easily understand the essentials of hemodialysis. In addition to the most recent technical developments of hemodialysis. particular attention is given to biocompatibility. adequacy of dialysis and patient nutrition. The many clinical problems encountered in the dialysis patient have been especially emphasized. since proper management may prevent most uremia-related complications. Indeed. chronic hemodialysis consists not only of providing the patient with safe and well-tolerated dialysis sessions but also of maintaining good general condition, adequate nutritional status and well-being in the long term. All of us have worked in the field of nephrology and hemodialysis at Necker Hospital for more than 25 years, and several of our very first patients are still enjoying life thanks to hemodialysis. We hope that our experience will be of help to nephrologists. renal nurses and technicians in training so that they can offer their patients, through optimal dialysis, long survival with the best possible quality of life and rehabilitation.

Keywords

blood bone cardiovascular care complication development dialysis hemodialysis immunology infection joint kidney patients renal failure therapy

Authors and affiliations

  • N. K. Man
    • 1
  • J. Zingraff
    • 1
  • P. Jungers
    • 1
  1. 1.Département de NéphrologieHôpital NeckerParisFrance

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