Pediatric Nephrology in the ICU

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Pediatric Nephrology in the ICU

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The responsibilities of the Pediatric Nephrologist in the Nephrologist and other involved specialists is vital to critical care setting are multifaceted. Management of optimize the outcome for each individual child. acute renal failure with and without renal replacement In this first edition of the book, we have included therapy, fluid and electrolyte abnormalities and hyper- chapters focused on general topics in pediatric nephr- tensive emergencies are only some of the major clinical ogy that are most germane to the care of the critically circumstances where the renal specialist is involved in ill child. We have tried to look at the clinical situations the care of children admitted to the Pediatric Intensive from the aspect of both the Pediatric Intensivist and Care Unit. Due to the complex and specialized care renal specialist. We hope that this book will supply the required, critical care nephrology could even be consid- medical providers with a framework to approach the ered a separate entity compared to the clinical scenar- challenges faced in practicing Pediatric Intensive Care ios treated in the outpatient setting or on the inpatient Nephrology. pediatric ward.

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The challenging circumstances surrounding pediatric patients in nephrology are oftentimes very different from those in adult patients, especially in the ICU. Starting with a logical approach to each individual problem as seen in the ICU, this comprehensive book covers the pathophysiology of the child, the diagnostic approach and gives valuable up-to-date treatment recommendations.

Each renal disorder and disease entity is covered with:

  • An overview of the physiology and pathophysiology
  • A focus on unique and frequently challenging circumstances of pediatric patients
  • State-of-the-art medical management guidelines based on evidence and expert opinion

Physicians and health-care providers in all areas of care and all levels of training will find this unique book helpful. Those new to the field can use it as a beginner’s guide to become familiar with certain topics, and those more advanced in their medical career will gain useful hints and find updated information on specific clinical disease entities.

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"The book is focused on clinical problems; each chapter features a clinical case that reinforces the topic that is under discussion. ... It is a tool for pediatric nephrologists and pediatric critical care physicians to use in their armamentarium as they treat children with kidney problems in the intensive care setting. For fellows-in-training in both specialties, this book is a must-read ... . The strength of this book is that its many authors are experts in both pediatric critical care and pediatric nephrology." (Timothy E. Bunchman, The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 360 (22), May, 2009)

“Renal problems in the pediatric ICU are frequent, starting with water and electrolyte balance, acid base problems, etc. In recent years issues before and after renal transplantation occur. International experts in pediatric nephrology review and discuss in 21 chapters the above and other problems such as urosepsis renal replacement therapy ... . With many tables in color and illustrations. Each chapter includes ‘core messages’. Recommended.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 7 (4), June, 2010)

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