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Aluminum and Renal Failure : DEVELOPMENTS IN NEPHROLOGY - M. E. De Broe

Aluminum and Renal Failure

DEVELOPMENTS IN NEPHROLOGY

By: M. E. De Broe (Editor), J. W. Coburn (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1990
ISBN: 9780792303473
Number Of Pages: 378

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Comprises over two dozen articles dealing with the various aspects of and the recent findings on aluminum accumulation and toxicity. Presents a fundamental approach to the chemistry of the problem, and discusses the determination and metabolism of aluminum and the pathophysiological mechanisms of th

` ... the material presented provides valuable information concerning the biological effects and clinical syndromes associated with aluminum exposure. This volume should be useful for students and nephrologists who are interested in furthering their understanding of the area.' Dialysis and Transplantation, 20/1, January 1991

General.- Historical survey of aluminum-related diseases.- Chemistry of aluminum.- The metabolism of aluminum.- Intestinal absorption of aluminum.- Aluminum determination in biological samples.- Quality control of aluminum measurements.- Pathophysiology.- Pathophysiologic mechanisms of aluminum toxicity: Aluminum-induced bone disease.- Aluminum encephalopathy: Experimental vs human.- Alzheimer's disease: Aluminum and fibrinous proteins.- Aluminum interaction with macromolecules and membranes.- Cellular and subcellular localization of aluminum: Histochemistry.- Cellular and subcellular localization of aluminum.- Experimental models of aluminum toxicity.- Clinical.- Sources of aluminum.- Unusual sources of aluminum.- Experimental aluminum induced bone disease.- Aluminum induced bone disease: Clinical features.- Aluminum induced bone disease: Histology.- Dialysis encephalopathy.- Other clinical syndromes associated with aluminum. Microcytic anemia, joint pain, severe infections, liver dysfunction.- Aluminum toxicity in childhood.- Occupational exposure to aluminum and its compounds and their health effects.- Diagnosis.- The Diagnosis of aluminum toxicity.- Treatment.- Deferoxamine therapy of aluminum toxicity in dialysis patients.- Alternative phosphate binders for aluminum hydroxide.- Risk factors for aluminum toxicity and its prevention.- Index of subjects.

ISBN: 9780792303473
ISBN-10: 0792303474
Series: DEVELOPMENTS IN NEPHROLOGY
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 378
Published: 1990
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.81