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Critical Care Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis: A Practical Handbook
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This book covers all key aspects of critical care in pediatric nephrology, including acute dialysis in sick children. It also provides detailed protocols for managing fluid and electrolyte balance and dialysis in children in intensive care. In addition, this quick guide discusses innovations in pediatric renal replacement therapy technologies, such as plasma exchange, CARPEDIEM, NIDUS and aquadex. This is a go-to book for intensivists, physicians and trainees working in pediatric intensive care units.


Critically ill child with acute kidney injury.- Kidney function monitoring in a sick child.- Acute kidney injury- definitions & epidemiology.- Acute kidney injury- diagnosis; biomarkers.- Neonatal AKI.- Hemolytic uremic syndrome.- Acute kidney injury- principles of management.- Fluid overload in pediatric AKI, and it's assessment.- Nutrition in acute kidney injury.- Pharmacology of a critically ill child and drug dosing.- Peritoneal dialysis.- Vascular access.- Anticoagulation.- Hemodialysis.- SLED and hybrid therapies.- CRRT.- Plasmapheresis in the PICU.- Special situations.- Advances in pediatric RRT- NIDUS, CARPEDIEM, aquadex.- Acute kidney injury- outcomes.


ISBN-13: 9789811322754
Publisher: Springer (Springer Verlag, Singapore)
Publication date: February, 2019
Pages: 378
Weight: 919g
Availability: Available
Subcategories: Nephrology


Dr. Sidharth Kumar Sethi is a Senior Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology and Paediatric Renal Transplant Medicine at the Kidney and Urology Institute, Medanta, India. He completed his fellowship (International Paediatric Nephrology Association Fellowship) and senior residency in Paediatric Nephrology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and the Division of Paediatric Nephrology and Transplant Immunology at Cedars Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles, California. He has been involved in numerous national and international meetings on paediatric acute kidney injury and paediatric dialysis. His chief interests include acute kidney injury, dialysis and paediatric renal transplantation. He has been actively involved in the care of children with all kinds of complex renal disorders, including acute kidney injury, nephrotic syndrome, tubular disorders, urinary tract infections, hypertension, chronic kidney disease. He was honoured by Case Western Reserve University for his outstanding contributions to the field in 2014. He was part of an 8-member committee responsible for writing the Indian guidelines on steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome, and member of an expert committee involved in the formulation of guidelines on paediatric renal disorders, including steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome and urinary tract infections. He has published several international papers on paediatric nephrology and chapters in nephrology textbooks. He is also Co-Convener of the Indian Society of Paediatric Nephrology- CKD Registry. He is currently Secretary of the Indian Society of Pediatric Nephrology and Editor of the Journal of Clinical Paediatric Nephrology'.

Dr. Rupesh Raina MD, FACP, FAAP, FASN and FNKF is an Associate Professor and currently a combined Adult and Paediatric Nephrologist, Director of Medical Research in Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation's Akron General Medical Center the Akron Children's Hospital. He is also a member of the faculty and research staff at Case Western University School of Medicine. Dr. Raina is a member of the University Council of Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. His research interests include the pathophysiology and prevention of the progression of renal cystic disease; transition of nephrology care from paediatrics to adults; renal replacement therapy; and high flow ultrafiltration for management of inborn errors of metabolism. He has a particular interest in developing medical curricula and case-based workshops to enhance medical students' and residents' clinical knowledge. He has trained numerous scientists and clinical researchers from the United States and abroad, and has written several peer-reviewed articles, editorials and book chapters related to biomedical research and clinical activities. He is currently a member of the National Kidney Foundation's Medical Advisory Board, fellow of the American College of Physicians the American Association of Paediatrics and the American Society of Nephrology, and fellow and board member of the National Kidney Foundation.

Prof. Mignon McCulloch is currently a Paediatric Nephrologist and Consultant at the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, as well as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is also an Honorary Consultant at Evelina London Children's Hospital, United Kingdom. Her interests include developing paediatric nephrology and care of critically ill children, specifically acute kidney injury (AKI), and all forms of dialysis in infants and children especially in poorly resourced regions, adolescent transition and paediatric transplantation (renal, liver and cardiac). She is the current President Elect of the International Paediatric Transplantation Association (IPTA), Assistant Secretary of International Paediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) and President of the African Paediatric Nephrology Association. She is actively involved in the `Saving Young Lives (SYL)' steering committee - providing hands-on training in paediatric dialysis to teams of doctors and nurses at residential courses, including bedside PD catheter insertion, vascular access training, basic resuscitation and all forms of dialysis.

Dr. Timothy E. Bunchman is currently tenured professor and division chief, Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA. His primary departmental program area is paediatric nephrology. He is trained in paediatric nephrology from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. His areas of expertise and interest are pediatric transplantation, acute kidney injury, renal replacement therapy and vasculitis. He has published papers in international journals and contributed chapters in books on paediatric nephrology and paediatric critical care. He has multiple awards to his credit and has been nominated by the American Society of Paediatric Nephrology to the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD). He is on editorial board of many reputed international journals including Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Paediatric Nephrology, and Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. He has also been an associate editor for American Journal of Kidney Diseases. He is the organiser and program director of the International Conference on Pediatric Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (PCRRT) endorsed by International Paediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) as well as the critical care section of the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP).


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