• Michael Boulton-Jones


At this point it may be useful to re-emphasize the aims of treatment. These are:
  1. 1.

    To reverse the process causing renal parenchymal injury, which is rarely possible.

  2. 2.

    To slow the rate of progression to renal failure by correcting reversible factors.

  3. 3.

    To relieve the symptoms caused by advanced uraemia itself.

  4. 4.

    To assess the practicality of regular dialysis treatment and/or transplantation of an individual patient and to make this decision as early as possible so that it can be instituted while the patient remains fit. Dialysis and transplantation are discussed in Chapter 12.



Chronic Renal Failure Renal Tubular Acidosis Serum Urate Renal Osteodystrophy Uraemic Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Boulton-Jones
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  1. 1.Royal InfirmaryGlasgowUK

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