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Chronic and End-Stage Renal Disease

  • Michelle A. Meade
  • Sarah Tornichio
  • John D. Mahan
Chapter

The kidneys perform four major functions: (1) elimination of waste products and toxins from the blood; (2) control of chemical and fluid balances within the body; (3) regulation of blood pressure; and (4) regulation of red blood cell production (Clearinghouse, 2008).

Keywords

Chronic Kidney Disease Chronic Kidney Disease Stage Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Rejection Episode Immunosuppressive Medication 
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Notes

Acknowledgement

With thanks to Dr. Thomas Geer, for all his encouragement and support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michelle A. Meade
    • 1
  • Sarah Tornichio
    • 2
  • John D. Mahan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Nationwide Children’s HospitalColumbusUSA
  3. 3.Nationwide Children’s HospitalThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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