Comorbidities in Chronic Kidney Disease: From Diagnosis to Management



Series: Renal, Metabolic and Urologic Disorders
BISAC: MED088000

The first edition of Comorbidities in Chronic Kidney Disease is focused on the main clinical syndromes associated with renal failure. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are characterized by a wide spectrum of comorbidities, potentially complicating patients’ clinical outcomes.

In this volume, both editor and authors have planned a complete review of the main clinical syndromes associated with renal injury and failure.

The first chapter is dedicated to epidemiological aspects of chronic kidney disease, and also introduces risk factors and associated comorbidities.

Arterial hypertension and cardiovascular diseases are actually accountable as major risk factors for developing renal disease, and the next chapter is mainly focused on the latest trials in this field.
The following chapter is dedicated to pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis in patients with declined renal function.

The subsequent chapter is exhaustively focused on the clinical features of secondary hyperparathyroidism and the disease’s complications on kidneys, bone, vessels and heart, from early laboratory findings ‘to severe vascular and heart valvular calcifications.

The section that succeeds reflects on secondary anemia and consequent cardiorenal anemia syndrome with particular attention on the latest treatment schedules.

Coronary artery disease is also discussed, especially for those concerned with clinical features and laboratory diagnosis in chronic kidney disease patients with impaired clearance of coronary acute syndrome biomarkers.

Cardiorenal syndrome and sudden cardiac death are well-established clinical aspects in CKD patients, and they are discussed both in terms of pathophsysiological and clinical features.

The book finally ends with two sections on hepato-renal syndrome and contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). CIN represents daily challenges for all nephrologists because due to the large amounts of instrumental diagnostic tests and an increasing number of chronic kidney disease patients involved.

This volume could be appreciated both by nephrologists and all clinicians involved in chronic patients’ management due to schematic and practical editing and form.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Epidemiology of Chronic Kidney Disease
Antonio Gorini (Consultant Nephrologists, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 2. Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease
Antonio De Pascalis (Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, V. Fazzi Hospital, Lecce, Italy)

Chapter 3. Atherosclerosis, Dyslipidemia and Chronic Kidney Disease
Vincenzo Panichi, Alessia Scatena and Massimiliano Migliori (Nephrology and Dialysis, Versilia Hospital, Italy)

Chapter 4. Chronic Kidney Disease – Mineral Bone Disease (CKD-MBD): Present and Future Perspectives
Antonio Bellasi, Mario Cozzolino and Andrea Galassi (Department of Health Sciences, Renal Division, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, Italy, and others)

Chapter 5. Anemia Management in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Rodolfo F. Rivera (Division of Nephrology and Dialysis, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy)

Chapter 6. Coronary Artery Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease
Agnès Rafecas and José A. Barrabés (Acute Cardiac Care Unit, Cardiology Service, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 7. Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death in Chronic Kidney Disease
Rodolfo F. Rivera (Division of Nephrology and Dialysis, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy)

Chapter 8. Cardiorenal Syndrome
Luca Di Lullo and Claudio Ronco (Department of Nephrology and Dialysis “L. Parodi – Delfino Hospital” – Colleferro, Rome, Italy, and others)

Chapter 9. The Hepato – Renal Syndrome
Luca Di Lullo, Francesca Santoboni and Alberto Santoboni (Department of Nephrology and Dialysis – L. Parodi – Delfino Hospital, Colleferro, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 10. Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury
Vincenzo Barbera and Antonio Gorini (Department of Nephrology and Dialysis, Colleferro County Hospital, Colleferro, Rome, Italy)



“Dr. Carroll and Dr. Spiegel are to be congratulated for editing this authoritative book on catatonia. While this mysterious syndrome was identified in 1874, it continues to baffle psychiatrists unfamiliar with its symptoms, etiology, and treatment. The book was written specifically for C-L psychiatrists, who probably see the majority of cases. Not only does the book discuss its history and nosology (recently changed in DSM-5), but fully describes its assessment. Algorithms are provided that provide a carefully stepped approach to treatment. Because the syndrome is uncommon (though individual symptoms are not), and patients are often unresponsive, it is unlikely that controlled trials can ever be performed. With that in mind, the book provides the best observational data available to help guide treatment planning. Hats off to Dr. Carrol and Dr. Spiegel.” – Donald W. Black, MD, Professor, Residency Training Director, Vice Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, IA.

Audience: Nephrologist, Medicians and Post – graduated clinicians

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