© 1998

Critical Care Nephrology


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. The Critically Ill Patient

    1. Michael R. Pinsky
      Pages 1-8
    2. John J. Brady, Michael R. Pinsky
      Pages 9-17
    3. Gilles Clermont, Derek C. Angus
      Pages 19-32
    4. Navdeep K. Mehta, Michael R. Pinsky
      Pages 43-50
  3. Elements of Basic Sciences

  4. Epidemiology of Kidney Diseases in the Intensive Care Unit

    1. Ian C. Abbs, J. Stewart Cameron
      Pages 133-141
    2. Kathleen Daly, David Bihari
      Pages 153-161
  5. Fluid and Electrolyte Problems in the Intensive Care Unit and Acute Renal Failure

    1. Reinold O. B. Gans, Pieter M. Ter Wee
      Pages 163-173
    2. Walther H. Boer, Hein A. Koomans
      Pages 175-182
    3. Lambert G. Thijs
      Pages 183-195
    4. Bruno Redaelli, Giovanna Bonoldi
      Pages 197-209
    5. Giuseppe Pontoriero, Francesco Locatelli, Eberhard Ritz
      Pages 211-223

About this book


Internists, surgeons, critical care physicians and nephrologists all treat critically ill patients with renal failure and the multiple system organ dysfunction syndrome. A comprehensive review of the state of the art of this topic is definitely needed both in academic and clinical medicine, and Critical Care Nephrology fulfils this need. It is a useful reference tool for both nephrologists and intensive care specialists and it is therefore no coincidence that the editors of the book are themselves specialists in these particular fields.
The book addresses the following: definitions of critical illness, epidemiology, monitoring and diagnostic procedures, pathophysiology of organ systems in relation to kidney function, concepts of renal physiologic and pathologic responses to various derangements, oxygen transport and cardiovascular adaptations, hemodynamic parameters, respiratory parameters, mechanical ventilation and cardiac support, and severity score parameters.
The book is also devoted to all forms of acute renal failure with specific reference to intensive care patients. The nature of the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome is discussed with special emphasis on the impact of different organs dysfunction and kidney failure. Kidney function and acute renal failure in patients with kidney, liver and heart transplants is also considered, as well as acute illness occurring in chronic hemodialysis patients. Special emphasis is placed on therapeutic interventions and treatment procedures. Different forms of organ support are discussed including liver, lung and cardiac therapy.


Sepsis care critical care epidemiology intensive care kidney mechanical ventilation nephrology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NephrologySt. Bortolo HospitalVicenzaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Intensive CareAustin and Repatriation HospitalMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Critical Care Nephrology
  • Editors C. Ronco
    R. Bellomo
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4610-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6306-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-5482-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages CXIV, 1598
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nephrology
    Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


`Critical Care Nephrology is therefore welcomed as perhaps the first comprehensive textbook to address the concept of intensive care and nephrology co-existing as critical care nephrology. ... provides much of the grounding ... ideal source of information and references for anyone practising or training in this field.'
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 13 (1998)
`Het boek is een compleet standaardwerk geworden, omdat ook aandacht is besteed aan minder voor de hand liggende onderwerpen. Hieronder vallen onder ander problemen bij pasgeborenen en kinderen en de effecten van pulmonale problemen op de nierfunctie. Dit boek is met name geschikt voor intensivisten en voor nefrologen die betrokken zijn bij de behandeling van deze gecompliceerde patiëntengroep. De samenstellers van het boek, een nefroloog en een intensivist, zijn er uitstekend in geslaagd de raakvlakken van deze twee vakgebieden te bespreken.'
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 142 (1998)