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The Essentials of Clinical Dialysis

  • Yong-Lim Kim
  • Hideki Kawanishi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Preparation of Dialysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sun-Hee Park
      Pages 23-36
  3. Hemodialysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Yoshihiro Tange, Shingo Takesawa
      Pages 73-79
    3. Naoki Kimata, Kenichi Kokubo
      Pages 85-99
    4. Hideki Kawanishi
      Pages 101-104
    5. Joon Ho Song
      Pages 105-126
    6. M. P. C. Grooteman, M. J. Nubé, P. J. Blankestijn
      Pages 127-150
  4. Peritoneal Dialysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Hiroyuki Terawaki
      Pages 153-161
    3. Hyo Jin Kim, Kook-Hwan Oh
      Pages 163-177
    4. Mizuya Fukasawa
      Pages 179-190
    5. Mi Jung Lee, Dong-Ryeol Ryu
      Pages 191-213
    6. Tae Ik Chang, Seung Hyeok Han
      Pages 215-241
    7. Bum Soon Choi
      Pages 243-256

About this book


This book is a thorough guide to dialysis that will assist in the effective treatment of patients. Current knowledge on all aspects of dialysis, including the most recent advances, is presented and the various techniques used in dialysis patients are described step by step. Both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are fully considered. The coverage of hemodialysis explains the procedure and its indications and provides guidance on challenging topics such as vascular access, response to acute and chronic complications, and on-line hemodiafiltration. The discussion of peritoneal dialysis includes explanation of peritoneal physiology, the principles of prescription, and the treatment of peritonitis and exit site infection. A summary of updated dialysis-related guidelines is included at the end of the book. The lucid text is supported by more than 200 full-color illustrations that clarify anatomy, vascular/peritoneal access, and dialysis procedures and techniques. The Essentials of Clinical Dialysis will be of value for all who are involved in the management of dialysis patients and will be a helpful guide for training of physicians and healthcare associates in the dialysis center.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yong-Lim Kim
    • 1
  • Hideki Kawanishi
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of NephrologyKyungpook National University HospitalDaeguKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.Tsuchiya General HospitalHiroshimaJapan

About the editors

Yong-Lim Kim, MD
Kyungpook National University Hospital, Division of Nephrology, Korea
Hideki Kawanishi, MD
Tsuchiya General Hospital, Japan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Essentials of Clinical Dialysis
  • Editors Yong-Lim Kim
    Hideki Kawanishi
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-1099-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-9329-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-1100-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 284
  • Number of Illustrations 28 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nephrology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“It addresses the basic principles, common procedures, and possible complications related to dialysis, thus helping to provide a robust understanding about this essential, modern-day treatment modality. … This book is ideal for nephrology fellows, practicing nephrologists, and healthcare associates in the dialysis center. … book provides extensive, useful information in a lucid and well-structured format while touching on all aspects of clinical dialysis. The book flows smoothly and plenty of figures, tables, and graphs add to the well-organized, easy-to-comprehend format.” (Amita Maibam, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2018)