Textbook of Peritoneal Dialysis

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R. Gokal, Ramesh Khanna, Raymond T. Krediet, K.D. Nolph
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 27, 2013 - Medical - 861 pages
In 1994, the expert knowledge of Ram Gokal and Karl D. Nolph, the two foremost figures in the field of peritoneal dialysis, was combined to produce the first edition of the Textbook of Peritoneal Dialysis. The work quickly became recognised as the `gold standard' for those working in the field. Since its conception, however, our understanding of peritoneal dialysis related physiology, kinetics and clinical outcomes, as well as the concepts of intraperitoneal chemotherapy, has increased sufficiently to make an updated and completely revised edition of the work necessary. An expansion of the editorial team by fellow-experts Ramesh Khanna and Raymond Krediet enabled an even more comprehensive approach to be taken.
This second edition reasserts the book's uniqueness in its detailed discussion of the topic, making it required reading for all those working within the field of peritoneal dialysis.

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Contents

Current status of peritoneal dialysis 19
18
Functional structure of the peritoneum as a dialysing membrane
37
The peritoneal microcirculation in peritoneal dialysis
107
The physiology of peritoneal solute transport and ultrafiltration 135
134
Peritoneal lymphatics
173
Pharmacological alterations of peritoneal transport rates and pharmacokinetics
193
Peritoneal dialysis solutions and systems
253
Peritoneal dialysis access and exitsite care including surgical aspects 307
306
Peritonitis
545
Peritoneal inflammation and longterm changes in peritoneal structure and function
565
Calcium phosphate and renal osteodystrophy 585
584
Noninfectious complications of peritoneal dialysis
609
Peritoneal dialysis in diabetic endstage renal disease
647
Peritoneal dialysis in children
667
Quality of life in peritoneal dialysis
709
The use of peritoneal dialysis in special situations 737
736

Organization of a peritoneal dialysis programme the nurses role
363
Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
387
Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis in the elderly 419
418
Automated peritoneal dialysis
435
Adequacy of peritoneal dialysis 465
464
Ultrafiltration failure
499
Nutritional aspects of peritoneal dialysis 515
514
Outcome with peritoneal dialysis compared to haemodialysis
755
Peritoneal dialysis registry data
785
Implications of the CanadaUSA CANUSA multicentre trial 799
798
Peritoneal dialysis in developing countries 829
828
Index
849
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