The kidney is an organ with complex organogenesis susceptible to numerous misadventures in development and is exposed to a diverse array of insults of hematogenous and lower urinary tract origin. This Atlas of Medical Renal Pathology provides an overview of the development, macroscopic and microscopic features of the normal kidney. This is followed by a comprehensive survey of developmental and cystic kidney diseases, vascular diseases and tubulointerstitial diseases. An emphasis is placed on g…
Biologics have revolutionised the treatment of many severe conditions, delivering exceptional clinical results but also producing exceptionally high prices. As patents expire, copies and price competition are expected throughout the world. However, due to the intrinsic heterogeneity and molecular complexity of biologic medicinal products, their copies cannot simply be authorized under the "generic rule" valid for small chemical entities. In response, a dedicated regulation was issued in the Eur…
This pamphlet is for hemodialysis patients who have been instructed by the Home Dialysis Unit to draw their own blood at home. The pamphlet tells you how to collect your blood from an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or arteriovenous graft (AVG), as well as from a Hemodialysis Central Venous Catheter (CVC).
We have prepared this record pamphlet to help you understand the various blood tests and their normal values. Please record your blood test results as well as your blood pressure.
This pamphlet describes how to get ready for a colonoscopy if you have chronic kidney disease. Steps to prepare solutions on the day before your colonoscopy are listed. The day before your procedure and on the day of the test you should drink only clear liquids, and a suggested list is included. Remember not to eat any food or drink milk, or other liquids that are not clear, on the day before your colonoscopy or on the day of the test.
People with renal disease often get bone disease. Renal bone disease can be slowed or prevented with diet and medicines like phosphate binders. This guide reviews how this happens, what signs to watch for and what things you can do to keep your calcium and phosphorus in balance.
This pamphlet reviews a special diet designed for persons with kidney disease that is being treated with Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (C.A.P.D.). It is important for persons being treated with C.A.P.D. to cut back on phosphorus, salt and potassium in their diet and eat more high protein foods. Food lists and sample meal plans are provided.
A fistula gives access to your bloodstream for hemodialysis. It is made by joining an artery and a vein during surgery. It is used for hemodialysis treatment. This pamphlet explains the surgery for having an arteriovenous fistula created in your forearm. Topics include: when is my fistula ready to use, after your surgery, exercising your arm after surgery, special instructions for things you can and cannot do, what to do if you have bleeding at the site, and a list of symptoms that require imme…
A catheter is a small flexible tube that is inserted into the abdomen in the Operating Room. It will be used for dialysis. The pamphlet provides a list of safe and unsafe actions that will protect your catheter. Care of the incision/exit site is given.
If you have peritonitis (an infection in your peritoneum), your renal team may tell you to take an antibiotic, such as cefazolin. This pamphlet explains some of the possible side effects of cefazolin, how to give yourself this drug, and how to store this drug. What to do if you have questions and a list of things to remember are also provided.