Compiled by an international team of nephrologists, this reference covers a wide variety of clinical, regional, and research issues related to the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney disease in ethnic populations-exploring current prevention strategies, treatment outcomes, and education and training practices in Africa, South America, Asia, as well as China, India, Pakistan, and Russia. This reference also addresses specific issues pertinent to the renal healthcare of ethnic minorities in the United States, Europe, and Australia.
Table of Contents
Epidemiology. Epidemiology of ESRD: A Worldwide Perspective. Outcome and Economics of ESRF. Economics of ESRD in Developing Countries: India. Clinical Issues and Challenges. Infections and Kidney Diseases: A Continuing Global Challenge. Viral Infections and the Kidney: A Major Problem in Developing Countries. Acute Failure and Toxic Nephropathies in the Developing World. Chronic Kidney Disease: Focus on Africa. Diabetic Nephropathy: Present and Future Challenges. Albuminuria a New Target for Therapy: Treat the Kidney to Protect the Heart. Renal Transplantation in Developing Countries. Minorities Issues. End Stage Renal Failure in African Americans. Histopathologic Patterns in Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis in African Anerucab. Kidney Disease in Ethnic Minority Populations of the United Kingdom. Chronic Kidney Disease in Aboriginal Australians. Regional Issues. ESRD in Russia. Nephrology in China: A Specialty Preparing for the 21st Century. Renal Disease in SubSaharan Africa. Research and Links Models: North South Partnerships. A Global Renal Disaster Relief Task Force. Community-Based Approach to Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease: The Chennai Experience. Academic and Clinical Collaboration Between Individuals, Departments, and Institutions: The Ghana Experience. Contrasting Faces of Nephrology in the Republic of Benin (West Africa). International Aid and the Formation of Successful Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention Programs (CKDPP). Links Between Bolivia, Moldova and Italy for Prevention of Chronic Nephrophathies. The Renal Sister Center: "Antwerp (Belgium) - Yerevan (Armenia)". Training and Education. Nephrology Training in the Developing World. Training and Education of Nephrologists World-wide. The Emerging Nephrologist: A Training Vision. Education and Training in Nephrology in Africa. Clinical Assessment, Investigation and Treatment of Renal Disease in Africa: A Practical Guide for Primary Care Physicians. Meeting the Challenge: A Global View of Nephrology