Chronic Kidney Disease: Signs/Symptoms, Management Options and Potential Complications


Rasheed A. Balogun, MD (Editor)
Divisions of Nephrology and Geriatrics, University of Virginia, Virginia, USA

Emaad M. Abdel-Rahman (Editor)
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Seki A. Balogun (Editor)
Divisions of Nephrology and Geriatrics, University of Virginia, Virginia, USA

Series: Nephrology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED055000

Chronic kidney disease is a non-communicable disease that has experienced a global surge in incidence and prevalence over the past few decades, and it has been increasingly considered a major contributor to the global disease burden and mortality. In prior years, most of the awareness and treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease, particularly in the developed world, had focused on patients with end stage renal disease, one of the potential outcomes of chronic kidney disease.

More recent epidemiological data has shown that the majority of the burden of chronic kidney disease occurs in patients who are in the earlier stages of this condition, prior to end stage renal disease. The opportunities to recognize the signs, symptoms, and complications, and to consider extant treatment paradigms are useful in the global environment (both in developed and developing nations). We are very happy to present this work, authored by an international panel of experts, as a useful addition and tool for the global efforts to address the burden of chronic kidney disease. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Section A: Chronic Kidney Disease in the General Population

Chapter 1. Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease
(Rachel Sara Ramsey and Georgios Aperis, Causeway Hospital, Coleraine, N. Ireland, and others)

Chapter 2. Complications of Chronic Kidney Disease
(Foteini Lamprianou, Nephrology Department, General Hospital of Rhodes, Greece)

Chapter 3. Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease Complications
(Polichronis Alivanis, Christos Paliouras and Georgios Mattas, Nephrology Department, General Hospital of Rhodes, Greece, and others)

Section B: Chronic Kidney Disease in Selected Cohorts of the Population

Chapter 4. Differences between the Ageing Kidney and Chronic Kidney Disease
(Carlos G. Musso and Juan F. Macías Núñez, Nephrology Division, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 5. Chronic Kidney Disease in the Elderly: Scope, Perceptions and Outcomes.
(S.A. Balogun, E.M. Abdel-Rahman and R.A. Balogun, Divisions of Geriatrics and Nephrology, University of Virginia, Virginia, USA)

Chapter 6. Unique Considerations in the Management of the Elderly with Chronic Kidney Disease
(E.M. Abdel-Rahman, R.A. Balogun and S.A. Balogun, Divisions of Geriatrics and Nephrology, University of Virginia, USA)

Chapter 7. Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease in the Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Population: Implications for Cardiovascular Risk
(Jennifer Guttman, Devorah Shagalov, Heather Kurtis and Samy I. McFarlane, Department of Medicine, SUNY-Downstate and Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Chapter 8. Atrial Fibrillation and Sudden Cardiac Death in End Stage Renal Disease
(Yu-Hsien La and Te-Chao Fang, Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan, and others)

Section C: Chronic Kidney Disease and Social Implications

Chapter 9. Assessing Social Support in Greek Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis: Psychometric Properties of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support
(Paraskevi Theofilou, Sophia Zyga, Georgios Tzitzikos, Pavlos Malindretos and Evangelia Kotrotsiou, Centre for Research and Technology, Department of Kinesiology, Health & Quality of Life Research Group, Trikala, Thessaly, Greece, and others)

Chapter 10. Stress and Coping: Perspectives on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
(S. Muhammad, D. Jessop, P. Banks and C. Martin, University of the West of Scotland, School of Health Nursing and Midwifery, Hamilton, UK and others)


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