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This book contains notable contributions from the well-known Vicenza course on hemodialysis and miniaturized wearable devices for renal replacement therapy.The main themes covered in this publication include cardio-renal syndromes as well as new technologies in hemodialysis, new dialysis membranes and techniques, the importance of vitamin D receptors in renal and extra-renal physiology, and the control of risk factors such as blood pressure and lipid disorders. Special interest is placed on new models of organization including large dialysis networks and health care economics. Moreover, acute kidney injury and its impact on the subsequent development of chronic kidney disease are discussed together with the use of modern biomarkers. Microfluidics, nanotechnology and miniaturized dialysis devices suitable for wearable ambulatory treatments are also covered in depth.The publication at hand is a useful tool for consultation by the clinician as well as for those involved in the care of patients with end-stage kidney disease.... A Look at B-Type Natriuretic Peptide and Bioimpedance aDuke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore; ... Although it can be elevated from volume-overload- induced cardiac stress, when assessing volume this method is ultimately ... Alternatively, objective methods that are rapidly available, such as the chest X-ray, are insensitive for volume overload. Isotopic dilution studies are both objective and accurate in assessing plasma volume, but their cost and process timeanbsp;...

Author:C. Ronco, M.H. Rosner
Publisher:Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers - 2011-05-24


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