Textbook of Peritoneal Dialysis

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R. Gokal
Springer Science & Business Media, 2000 - Medical - 862 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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FINALLY!, an in-depth book of intricate information about PD. Being new to PD this text is invaluable especially the graphs explantion dwell duration based on toxin and mineral composites. A+....you need to be intelligent to get this but you need to be intelligent to get your therapy down to a science too. And this text will help anyone struggle to understand the complexities and inner balace challenges that come with the PD lifestyle, K. Krutsinger California USA  

Contents

History of peritoneal dialysis
1
Current status of peritoneal dialysis
19
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
Peritoneal lymphatics
173
Pharmacological alterations of peritoneal transport rates and pharmacokinetics in peritoneal dialysis
193
Peritoneal dialysis solutions and systems
253
Peritonitis
539
Peritoneal inflammation and longterm changes in peritoneal structure and function
559
Calcium phosphate and renal osteodystrophy
579
Noninfectious complications of peritoneal dialysis
603
Peritoneal dialysis in diabetic endstage renal disease
641
Peritoneal dialysis in children
661
Quality of life after peritoneal dialysis
703
The use of peritoneal dialysis in special situations
731

Peritoneal dialysis access and exitsite care including surgical aspects
307
Organization of a peritoneal dialysis programme the nurses role
363
Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
387
Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis in the elderly
417
Automated peritoneal dialysis
431
Adequacy of peritoneal dialysis
459
Ultrafiltration failure
493
Nutritional aspects of peritoneal dialysis
509
Outcome with peritoneal dialysis compared to haemodialysis
749
26 Peritoneal dialysis registry data
779
Implications of the Canada USA CANUSA multicentre trial
793
Intraperitoneal chemotherapy
803
Peritoneal dialysis in developing countries
823
Index
843
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