More than 50 years after Haas' first human dialysis, and second edition by incorporating chapters on its history 40 years after Kolfrs pioneering work, a book on the and on the practical aspects. present state of the art cannot be written by one person: The size of the book has almost doubled, partly by obviously it had to be a multi-authored volume. There using more illustrations. The inclusion of a number of fore some overlap between chapters and even a few con colour reproductions has been made possible by a sup troversies between authors became unavoidable. porting grant * of the National Kidney Foundation of we deliberately avoided editorial streamlin the Netherlands, which the editors gratefully acknow However ing of manuscripts, leaving the authors' personal style ledge. We considered asking several authors to shorten their and personal opinions unaltered as much as possible. We resisted this as it would have delayed the This may make the book more vivid to read and may chapters. sometimes stimulate readers to study a subject in greater publishing date and would possibly have removed much detail from the literature. Additionally, both British and material besides being a painful task for our collea American spellings have been kept because of the inter gues.
`In summary, this text should be readily available to all involved in providing renal replacement therapy.'
`Seventy eight instead of 64 international contributors have produced this masterly tome on a topical subject. The editors, who come from Amsterdam, Leeds and Bethesda respectively, state correctly that not a single chapter has remained unaltered and all have been rewritten rather than simply revised and updated. Well illustrated and referenced, it is a bigger and better book.'
British Medical Journal, 288 (1984)
`Those of us with a strong interest in being able to discuss the detailed biological and kinetic aspects of dialysis and hemofiltration treatment will want regular access to Replacement of Renal Function. No comparable book exists and this one is well done.'
Dialysis and Transplantation
`This textbook is a major contribution to the literature on the care of dialysis patients for the specialist and generalist alike ... the depth and clarity of this text and the extensive bibliography following each chapter make it an essential addition to the library of persons who encounter either the dialyne or clinical problems of the uremic patient.'
Annals of Internal Medicine
`The editors have aimed for and achieved nearly superhuman completeness in their survey of relevant dialysis therapy topics ... This is a volume with a well-defined audience, the practicing nephrologist, for whom it will be continuously useful. Perhaps our best advice for those who purchase this book would be for them to place it in a highly accessible location, and expect to use it incessantly.'
1. Introduction.- 2. Haemodialysis: a historical review.- 3. Principles and biophysics of dialysis.- 4. Membranes.- 5. Dialysers.- 6. Pretreatment and preparation of city water for hemodialysis.- 7. The composition of dialysis fluid.- 8. Angioaccess.- 9. Extracorporeal thrombogenesis: mechanisms and prevention.- 10. Practical use of anticoagulants.- 11. Haemodialysis monitors and monitoring.- 12. Biophysics of ultrafiltration and hemofiltration.- 13. Ultrafiltration and haemofiltration, practical applications.- 14. The polyacrylonitrile membrane; use in dialysis with the Rhodial system. Use in haemofiltration.- 15. Multiple use of hemodialyzers.- 16. Hemoperfusion.- 17. Dialysate regeneration.- 18. Oral sorbents in uremia.- 19. Uraemic toxins.- 20. Regular dialysis treatment (RDT).- 21. Peritoneal dialysis: a historical review.- 22. Peritoneal anatomy and transport physiology.- 23. Practical use of peritoneal dialysis.- 24. Home dialysis.- 25. Paediatric dialysis.- 26 Acute renal failure.- 27. Nutrition in dialysis patients.- 28. Blood pressure control in chronic dialysis patients.- 29. Hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis in chronic dialysis patients.- 30. Cardiac complications of regular dialysis therapy.- 31. Acute complications associated with hemodialysis.- 32. Hematologic problems of dialysis patients.- 33. Host defenses and infectious complications in maintenance hemodialysis patients.- 34. Dialysis associated hepatitis.- 35. Renal osteodystrophy and maintenance dialysis.- 36. Endocrine changes in patients on chronic dialysis.- 37. Neurological aspects of dialysis patients.- 38. Ophthalmological complications associated with haemodialysis.- 39. Pharmacological aspects of renal failure and dialysis.- 40. Anaesthesia and major surgery in patients with renal failure.- 41. Trace metals and regular dialysis.- 42. Aluminium toxicity in renal failure.- 43. Planning, developing and operating a dialysis programme.- 44. Selection of patients and the integration between dialysis and transplantation, the quality of life of the patients.- 45. The quality of life of the chronic dialysis patient.- 46. The social impact of chronic maintenance hemodialysis.- 47. Comparative review between dialysis and transplantation.- 48. Plasma exchange: principles and practice.- 49. Dialysis and haemofiltration for non-renal conditions.- Index of subjects.