The field of intensive care in nephrology is a rapidly evolving one, with research starting to translate into clinical guidelines and standards.
Encompassing core subjects in critical care and nephrology, as well as specific related consultative topics, this clearly presented text is organized into three sections focusing on:
* up-to-date background information on the critically ill patient, including chapters on respiratory, circulatory, renal, and multi-organ failure
* core topics in ICU nephrology, including prevention and medical therapy of acute renal failure (ARF), and provision of a variety of renal replacement therapy (RRT) modalities
* a series of common ICU consultative nephrology topics.
An authoritative and practical reference, and the first text to bring together experts from the various specialties involved, this multi-disciplinary book is a highly useful resource for any practitioner responsible for the care of critically ill patients.
1. Shock 2. Respiratory Failure 3. Multiple Organ Dysfunction/Failure 4. Renal Physiology and Dysfunction 5. ARF Prevention 6. Diagnostic Approach to ARF 7. Pulmonary-renal Syndromes 8. ARF Pharmacotherapies 9. Indication for Initiation or Withdrawal of Renal Replacement Therapy 10. Dose Adequacy Goals 11. Vascular Access 12. Anticoagulation 13. Intermittent Renal Replacement Therapy 14. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy 15. Hybrid Renal Replacement Therapies 16. Care of End-stage Patients 17. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 18. Clinical Toxicology 19. Other Non-azotemic/non-renal RRT Indications 20. Acid Base Disorders 21. Diuretic Use and Fluid Management 22. Water Homeostasis 23. Potassium Homeostasis 24. Divalent Ion Homeostasis 25. Nutrition 26. Hypertensive Disorders 27. Pediatric ICU Nephrology