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.'
Number Of Pages: 967
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 20.96 x 4.88
Weight (kg): 2.14
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised