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ABC of Kidney Disease (ABC Series) by David Goldsmith, Satish Jayawardene, Penny Ackland

By David Goldsmith, Satish Jayawardene, Penny Ackland

The ABC of Kidney affliction is a new name within the profitable ABC sequence and is the reason this complex quarter completely and obviously, in a pragmatic and basic demeanour. delivering details on a large choice of renal illnesses, this e-book guarantees non-renal healthcare staff may be able to monitor, establish, deal with and refer renal sufferers appropriately.Covering symptoms, signs, remedies and reasons of renal illness, this name contains the typical matters providing to GPs, what assessments to take advantage of, the best way to interpret effects and while to refer a sufferer to a kidney professional. The ABC of Kidney disorder is a perfect sensible reference for GPs, GP registrars and junior medical professionals.

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Eds) (2005) Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology, 3rd edn. Oxford University Press, Oxford. Orth SR, Ritz E. (1998) The nephrotic syndrome. New England Journal of Medicine; 338: 1202–11. Steddon SJ, Ashman N, Cunningham J, Chesser A. (eds) (2006) Oxford Handbook of Nephrology and Hypertension. Oxford University Press, Oxford. html) is an excellent source of information about renal disease for patients and non-specialist practitioners. uk). The federation of UK kidney patient groups has a collection of disease resources under the ‘Medical information’ heading.

Symptoms of ADPKD The most common symptoms are pain in the back and the sides (between the ribs and hips), and headaches. The dull pain can be temporary or persistent, mild or severe. People with ADPKD can also experience the following: • urinary tract infections; • haematuria; • liver and pancreatic cysts; • abnormal heart valves; • high blood pressure; • kidney stones; • cerebral and other aneurysms; • diverticulosis. Diagnosis of ADPKD To diagnose ADPKD, the ultrasound should show three or more kidney cysts.

2006) Statins for improving renal outcomes: a meta-analysis. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology; 17 (7): 2006–16. Schieppati A, Perna A, Zamora J et al. (2004) Immunosuppressive treatment for idiopathic membranous nephropathy in adults with nephrotic syndrome. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; 18: CD004293. Tsouli SG, Liberopoulos EN, Kiortsis DN, Mikhailidis DP, Elisaf MS. (2006) Combined treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers: a review of the current evidence.

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