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Management of Acute Kidney Problems

  • Achim Jörres
  • Claudio Ronco
  • John A. Kellum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Definition and Classification of Acute Kidney Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vijay Karajala, John A. Kellum
      Pages 3-9
  3. Overview of Pathophysiology, Etiology and Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 12-12
    2. Joseph V. Bonventre
      Pages 13-20
    3. Griet Glorieux, Wim Van Biesen, Norbert Lameire, Raymond Vanholder
      Pages 21-31
    4. Eric A. J. Hoste
      Pages 33-37
    5. Norbert Lameire
      Pages 39-51
    6. Angela D’Angelo, Dorella Del Prete
      Pages 53-61
    7. Tariq Ali, Paul Roderick
      Pages 63-73
    8. Joseph F. Dasta, Sandra L. Kane-Gill
      Pages 75-80
  4. Diagnostic Evaluation and Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 82-82
    2. Robert J. Anderson
      Pages 83-93
    3. Sean M. Bagshaw
      Pages 95-108
    4. Vicki E. Noble, Andrew Liteplo, David F. M. Brown
      Pages 109-116
  5. Prevention and Conservative Therapy of Acute Kidney Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 124-124
    2. Jean-Louis Vincent, Barbara Ceradini
      Pages 125-130
    3. Michael Oppert
      Pages 131-138
    4. John A. Kellum
      Pages 139-146

About this book


Acute kidney failure is an important clinical area in the intensive care unit setting. An estimated 5–20% of critically ill patients experience an episode of acute kidney failure during the course of their illness, and about 5% of patients admitted to an ICU will eventually require renal replacement therapy. In these patients, in-hospital mortality is extremely high, exceeding 50%. Thus, the early detection and causal treatment of acute kidney problems is vitally important for a successful outcome. Written by internationally renowned experts, this clinical reference offers helpful advice with the most recent information on

  • definition
  • epidemiology
  • pathophysiology
  • clinical causes of acute kidney failure
  • differential diagnostic approaches for patients with acute renal failure
  • various key aspects related to the adequate delivery of acute renal replacement therapy

It also gives a detailed outline of important measures for their clinical management. This reference is intended as a helpful guide for all clinicians involved in the care of patients at risk of developing acute kidney problems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Achim Jörres
    • 1
  • Claudio Ronco
    • 2
  • John A. Kellum
    • 3
  1. 1.Charité Campus VirchowUniversitätsklinikum BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Dipto. NefrologiaOspedale San BortoloVicenzaItaly
  3. 3.School of MedicineUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

“This is an up-to-date book on the definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical causes of acute kidney injury. … a helpful resource for physicians practicing in the intensive care unit setting. From internists to critical care specialists, this book provides a starting point for clinical management. … Multiple colorful tables and figures enhance the text. … I would recommend it … for those with frequent exposure to patients with acute kidney disease.” (Jon Webb, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2010)