If you've been diagnosed with kidney failure, this book could save your life. If you suffer from diabetes, hypertension, obesity, or any of a host of conditions that put you at risk for kidney disease, you owe it to yourself to read what is in this book. If you are among the 60,000 North Americans who go on dialysis each year, the information in this book could substantially improve your quality of life.
In Coping with Kidney Disease, a leading expert tells you, in plain English, what you need to know to:
* Understand kidney failure
* Recognize early warning signs of kidney failure
* Get a proper diagnosis
* Talk with your doctors about it
* Confidently evaluate treatment options
* Take charge of your treatment
* Delay dialysis or even avoid the need for it altogether
The centerpiece of Coping with Kidney Disease is Dr. Walser's revolutionary 12-step program for avoiding dialysis. Based on treatments he has pioneered with his own patients at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the program calls for a supplemented low-protein diet supported by treatments to control blood pressure and correct high cholesterol. So effective has this breakthrough strategy proven to be that in many patients it actually worked to slow or arrest the progression of kidney failure to the end stage.
Knowledge is power. Coping with Kidney Disease empowers you with what you need to take charge of kidney disease.
Deftly excavating and illuminating decades of investigation and analysis, he reveals what we know and don’t know about cancer, showing why a cure remains such a slippery concept. We follow him as he combs through the realms of epidemiology, clinical trials, laboratory experiments, and scientific hypotheses—rooted in every discipline from evolutionary biology to game theory and physics. Cogently extracting fact from a towering canon of myth and hype, he describes tumors that evolve like alien creatures inside the body, paleo-oncologists who uncover petrified tumors clinging to the skeletons of dinosaurs and ancient human ancestors, and the surprising reversals in science’s comprehension of the causes of cancer, with the foods we eat and environmental toxins playing a lesser role. Perhaps most fascinating of all is how cancer borrows natural processes involved in the healing of a wound or the unfolding of a human embryo and turns them, jujitsu-like, against the body.
Throughout his pursuit, Johnson clarifies the human experience of cancer with elegiac grace, bearing witness to the punishing gauntlet of consultations, surgeries, targeted therapies, and other treatments. He finds compassion, solace, and community among a vast network of patients and professionals committed to the fight and wrestles to comprehend the cruel randomness cancer metes out in his own family. For anyone whose life has been affected by cancer and has found themselves asking why?, this book provides a new understanding. In good company with the works of Atul Gawande, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Abraham Verghese, The Cancer Chronicles is endlessly surprising and as radiant in its prose as it is authoritative in its eye-opening science.
Over the past half century, deaths from heart disease, stroke, and so many other killers have fallen dramatically. But cancer continues to kill with abandon. In 2013, despite a four-decade “war” against the disease that has cost hundreds of billions of dollars, more than 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and nearly six hundred thousand will die from it.
A decade ago, Clifton Leaf, a celebrated journalist and a cancer survivor himself, began to investigate why we had made such limited progress fighting this terrifying disease. The result is a gripping narrative that reveals why the public’s immense investment in research has been badly misspent, why scientists seldom collaborate and share their data, why new drugs are so expensive yet routinely fail, and why our best hope for progress—brilliant young scientists—are now abandoning the search for a cure. “Through flowing prose Leaf delivers, alongside facts and data, stories on personalities involved in research, the fascinating process of solving an unusual and highly deadly cancer in Africa, and the heartbreaking realities of cancer treatment in children today. Leaf’s extensively investigated treatise will resonate with researchers and patients frustrated by the bureaucratic woes he delineates. Public policy makers, grant reviewers, and pharmaceutical researchers alike must consider Leaf’s indictment and proposed solutions” (Publishers Weekly). The Truth in Small Doses is that rare tale that will both outrage readers and inspire conversation and change.
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Enjoy faster, easier review and master the top issues in nephrology with mnemonics, lists, quick-reference tables, and an informal tone that sets this review book apart from the rest.
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The first chapter of this book describes the various components of a healthy diet when there is no kidney disease or dysfunction. The chapter 2, 3, 4, and 5 provide a brief but relevant review of the dietary modifications and restrictions recommended in diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive nephropathy, renal stone disease, and nephrotic syndrome respectively. The two subsequent chapters 6 and 7 speak of the nutritional modifications indicated in management of acute injury of kidney and chronic kidney disease. The 8 and 9 chapters describe the dietary modifications that are compatible with the two types of dialysis, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. The final chapter of the book describes the dietary recommendations and restrictions applicable before and after kidney transplantation.
This book will help the readers understand the intricacies of the aspects mentioned above and guide the practitioner to diagnose and manage the nutritional aspect of various kidney diseases with special reference to practical experience in India. The authors have put together the most relevant facts about the disease for an easy comprehension and understanding of primary glomerular diseases by practitioners and students across the specialty.
This comprehensive handbook gives men the vital information they need to effectively navigate every step of dealing with prostate cancer. A newly diagnosed cancer patient faces a mind-numbing array of treatment options, including medical therapies that carry serious side effects--and determining the right course of action is an overwhelming task. In simple yet scientific terms, this book empowers readers with the tools they need to proactively fight cancer by making the most informed treatment decisions possible.
With groundbreaking developments recently emerging in both conventional and holistic prostate cancer research, it is imperative that men fighting this disease have the absolute latest information. As founder and director of the Center for Holistic Urology at Columbia University, Dr. Katz is uniquely positioned to guide readers through the new practices and breakthrough treatment options for every stage of the battle with cancer, from prevention to postdiagnosis.
One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, and countless families will be affected by this widespread but ultimately curable disease. Armed with Dr. Katz's expert guidance, patients will be equipped to actively participate in reclaiming their health and navigating this difficult diagnosis.
The AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas, 2nd Edition, is an official publication of the American Joint Committee on Cancer, the recognized international leader in state-of-the-art information on cancer staging. This Atlas has been created as a companion to the updated 7th Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, which continues to disseminate the importance of anatomical and pathological staging in the management of cancer. This state-of-the-art, invaluable 2nd Edition includes a CD containing PowerPoint slides of all illustrations, additional color, and a user-friendly, easy-to-read layout. The AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas, 2nd Edition will serve as an indispensable reference for clinicians, registrars, students, trainees, and patients.
Diagnose effectively and treat confidently thanks to more than 1100 illustrations, abundant algorithms, and tables that highlight key topics and detail pathogenesis for a full range of kidney conditions and clinical management.Get coverage of the latest developments in the field with 18 new chapters on the Management of the Diabetic Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease, Treatment of Hypertensive Emergencies, Principles of Drug Dosing and Prescribing of Chronic Kidney Disease, Herbal and Over-the-Counter Medicines and the Kidney, Neurologic Complications of the Kidney, and more.
Tap into the experience and expertise of the world’s leading authorities in the field of nephrology.
Floege, Johnson, and Feehally give you the information you need to make quick and correct clinical decisions
Written in a clear, concise, logical style, this trusted text reviews the fundamental principles of the structure, function and pathologies of the human kidney that are essential for an understanding of clinical medicine. Combining the latest research with a fully integrated teaching approach, the eighth edition of Vander's Renal Physiology features revised sections that explain how the kidneys affect other body systems and how they in turn are affected by these systems. Each chapter is filled with the tools you need to truly learn key concepts rather than merely memorize facts.
Features:Begins with the basics and works up to advanced principles Focuses on the logic of renal processes Includes the most current research on the molecular and genetic principles underlying renal physiology Explains the relationship between blood pressure and renal function Presents the normal functions of the kidney with clinical correlations to disease states Includes study questions with an answer key at the end of each chapter Features learning aids such as flow charts, diagrams, key concept clinical examples, boxed statements to emphasize major points, learning objectives, and review questions with answers and explanations
This exhaustive and complex reference work will be particularly valuable to urologists, nephrologists and non-medical scientists.
50 Critical Cancer Answers provides the essential information a person needs to create a personal action plan to deal with cancer effectively. Each of the 50 short, easy-to-digest chapters includes a concise explanation of the most effective and sought after cancer treatment in the realms of traditional medicine, natural medicine, emotional support and spiritual care. A succinct commentary is provided to help the reader understand potential benefits, and if it is a realistic treatment option or not. Each chapter includes:
- An interview with an expert in the field of the chapter's topic
- A "smartphone scannable" QR code linking the reader to You Tube video containing author commentary on the relevant topic
- 5 tips from cancer survivors--all 50 cancer survivors have received treatment from the authors' Oasis of Hope cancer centers.
Don't let a cancer diagnosis define your circumstances. Instead, develop a plan to identify, attack, and beat cancer.
Gather step-by-step techniques for assessing and implementing radiotherapeutic options with this comprehensive, full-color, clinically oriented text.
Review the basic principles behind the selection and application of radiation as a treatment modality, including radiobiology, radiation physics, immobilization and simulation, high dose rate, and more.Use new imaging techniques to anatomically locate tumors before and during treatment.
Apply multidisciplinary treatments with advice from experts in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology.
Explore new treatment options such as proton therapy, which can facilitate precise tumor-targeting and reduce damage to healthy tissue and organs.
Stay on the edge of technology with new chapters on IGRT, DNA damage and repair, and molecularly targeted therapies.
Get a true-to-life view of each operation through illustrations, full-color photographs.
Find answers fast thanks to a quick, clear, and easy-to-use format - ideal for residents as well as experienced surgeons.
Turn to the companion reference, Hinman’s Atlas of UroSurgical Anatomy, 2nd Edition, for a more in-depth view of the complex structures you must navigate when performing any procedure.Master the latest techniques with new and revised chapters on laparoscopic urologic surgery, robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy, decision making in hypospadius surgery, Holmium: YAG laser treatment of benign prostatic disease, urethral sling for male and female incontinence, suture techniques, vascular surgery, and many other timely topics and recent advancements.
Get all the accuracy, expertise, and dependability you could ask for from new editors who are among the most important names in urology, for expert guidance and a fresh understanding of the subject.
Avoid pitfalls and achieve the best outcomes thanks to a step-by-step approach to each procedure, complete with commentary, tips, and tricks of the trade from leading experts.
Faithful to its title, this text espouses a truly multidisciplinary approach, integrating information from the fields of oncology, neurosurgery, radiation oncology, and neurology. Experts in each specialty have gathered that information which is most important for all physicians caring for patients with brain metastasis.
Brain Metastasis includes complete discussions for all situations in which radiosurgery might be recommended, including for the treatment of gross brain metastasis; for the prevention of tumor-related injury of brain function; and as an alternative to whole-brain radiotherapy.
Features of this uniquely accessible guide include:
A timely discussion of exciting recent developments in aggressive care An emphasis on quality-of-life issues and palliative care Special chapters on radiosurgery for both brain metastasis and spinal tumors Full color insert of high-quality images
This concise and comprehensive text provides a multidisciplinary information source for brain metastasis. It is an essential resource for any practitioner who cares for patients with this devastating yet surprisingly common condition.
Like flashcards in a book, this quick-hit question and answer review for the urology boards provides intense, streamlined review and is the perfect complement to larger urology and surgery texts. You'll find more than 3,300 Q&As with only the right answer provided - there are no multiple-choice distracters - so there's no chance of an incorrect answer staying in your mind. Also included are more than 100 X-rays and ultrasound images. Chapters are written by experts in the field to give you comprehensive coverage of important urological topics.Presented in a rigorous quick-hit question and answer style consisting of short clinical questions with concise answers Emphasis on distilling key facts and clinical pearls that are essential for exam success Questions on new technologies such as robotics and laparoscopic surgery, advances in cancer chemotherapy, medical urology, and complications related to new medicines (such as Topamax) High-quality of x-rays and imaging study pictures, including many new images (more then 100 in all)
The right amount of basic science and practical clinical guidanceassists in making efficient and informed decisions.
Extensive updates on key topicskeep you at the forefront of the field. New chapters on glomerulonephritis associated with complement disorders, interventional treatments for hypertension, renal disease and cancer, and epidemiology and prognostic impact of acute kidney injury.
Over 1,500 color illustrationshighlight key topics and detail pathogenesis for a full range of kidney conditions and clinical management.
Hundreds of color coded algorithmspromote quick reference and to help you retain concepts.
Over 400 NEW self-assessment questionsavailable at Expert Consult.
With an easy to use format not found in other volumes, Pediatric Urology: Evidence for Optimal Patient Management is an indispensible and unique resource for experienced pediatric urologists, pediatric surgeons, general urologists with an interest in pediatric urology, as well as fellows and residents in training.
Taking a unique multi-disciplinary approach, the book covers conventional histopathology and cytopathology, as well as all important complementary diagnostic tests, such as immunophenotyping (immunohistochemical stains and flow cytometry), karyotyping, FISH and DNA/molecular studies. It offers concise textual and extensive visual coverage of both neoplastic and non-neoplastic hematology disorders, with the neoplastic hematology sections presented according to the most recent WHO classifications. There is also an introduction to the normal structures of hematopoietic tissues and the various multidisciplinary techniques.
The atlas contains more than 900 high-quality color images that mirror the findings that fellows and clinicians encounter in practice. It provides information in a quick, simple and user-friendly manner, attracting those who are in training or are not considered experts in the field. Residents, fellows, practicing clinicians, and researchers in pathology, hematology, hematology/oncology, as well as graduate students in pathology and other clinicians workings in clinical hematology laboratories will all find it useful.Saves clinicians and researchers time in quickly accessing the very latest details on the diverse clinical and scientific aspects of hematopathology, as opposed to searching through thousands of journal articles For clinicians, fellows, and residents, correct diagnosis (and therefore correct treatment) of diseases depends on a strong understanding of the molecular basis for the disease – hematologists, pathologists, oncologists, and other clinicians will benefit from this clear, focused, annotated format
Companion web site features over 900 images from the book!
Various approaches such as sophisticated imaging techniques, improved surgical procedures, ground-breaking strategies for radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, chemoimmunotherapy, and photodynamic therapy are being used for eradicating glioblastoma. Hopefully, this book will be an important source of information on glioblastoma and therefore be highly useful to the students, postdoctoral fellows, principal investigators, and clinicians involved in this field.
Written in joint collaboration by residents and staff radiation oncologists at the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, the book contains more than 900 questions addressing the full gamut of the science and practice of radiation oncology today.
Radiation Oncology Self-Assessment Guide Features: Comprehensive coverage of radiation oncologyFlash-card" format facilitates recall of key data, treatment assessment and patient management, and important original studiesOrganized by the major subject areas in radiation oncology, the question sets feature structured questions and nswers designed to test recall and sharpen skillsAuthors are from the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Did you know that you can have breast cancer without having a lump?
Did you know that all breast cancers do not show up on a mammogram or an ultrasound?
Have you ever heard of Inflammatory Breast Cancer?
Nina Anderson, the author of this book, would have answered "no" to all of the above questions. If she had known some of these facts, she would have been more suspicious about her symptoms. She was a very health conscious individual. She had a mammogram and Pap test every year and did monthly self breast examinations. When she started having swelling, an inverted nipple, redness and a fever in her right breast, the last thing she ever suspected was that she might have breast cancer. She had hardly ever been sick in her entire life until she was diagnosed with this very aggressive and lethal form of breast cancer known as Inflammatory Breast Cancer. This book is the story of her dreadful ordeal and miraculous survival.
Nina considers the sequence of events that led to her early diagnosis a miracle that saved her life. Many women do not survive IBC because there is no lump involved and it cannot be detected by a mammogram or ultrasound. The only way to get a conclusive diagnosis is to perform a surgical biopsy of the breast and skin tissue. The symptoms of Inflammatory Breast Cancer (abbreviated as IBC) are similar to a breast infection known as mastitis. Most women are diagnosed with mastitis or cellulitis and treated with antibiotics for two to three months. By that time IBC is so aggressive that it has spread to other organs of the body and is in the final stage of breast cancer. The details of her diagnosis and the eleven months of treatment that followed are chronicled in this amazing story of survival.
During her very first chemotherapy treatment, an incident involving a bumble bee instilled a hope in Nina that would help to sustain her during the long, grueling months of treatment. She shares her experience in an effort to inform every woman about the symptoms of Inflammatory Breast Cancer and how to cope and fight the disease. It is her hope that this book will save lives. No woman should have to suffer the consequences of this disease because she has never heard of IBC or didn't know about the symptoms. Nina also wants to give every woman who is diagnosed with IBC the hope that YOU CAN SURVIVE.
Here is an excerpt from her book:
CHAPTER ONE – THE MONTH OF APRIL
RARE ENCOUNTERS OF THE INTIMATE KIND
You know how when you get past fifty years old, those intimate moments with your spouse are few and far between? Well that's kind of how it was with us. But it was one of those rare evenings when things just seemed to fall in place and it happened! Afterwards my husband, Richard, said that something wasn't right with my right breast. I told him that I had already noticed it and that I thought I might have mastitis. He had no idea what that was, so I explained that it was an infection of the mammary glands which you can sometimes have when you are breastfeeding. I had some redness and swelling and the breast had felt kind of feverish for about a week or two. I told him I guess I would have to make an appointment with my gynecologist and get some antibiotics. It was kind of aggravating to be going through menopause and have to deal with a breast infection. I promised that as much as I hated going to the doctor, I would make an appointment the next day.
When I woke up the next morning, the breast was so swollen that the nipple had inverted. I remembered when I was breast feeding that this same thing had happened when it was feeding time. The breasts would fill with milk and the right nipple would become an "inny" instead of an "outy." I would have to use a nipple shield in order for the baby to be able to nurse. So an inverted nipple with swelling was normal for me. I thought for certain that this was mastitis. I called to get an appointment with my gynecologist and, much to my disappointment; she was not practicing at this time because she had decided to stay home with her children. This was the fourth gynecologist I had had in the past four years. The last three were women and it was just my luck that every time I was ready for my next annual check up, I was informed that they were staying home with their children. I usually liked to go to a female gynecologist because I felt like a woman could understand my problems. Fortunately this time I was seeing someone who was part of a group of gynecologists so I just told the receptionist to pick one for me because I was having some problems and I needed to see someone soon. She said she would call me back to arrange the appointment.
In the meantime, I looked at my calendar and realized it was almost time for my annual mammogram, so I decided that I would try to schedule that appointment as well, especially since it usually takes about two or three weeks to get in. So I called the imaging center where I usually go to have my mammogram to see when I could come in for an appointment. The receptionist said she had an appointment open the very next day. I said, "I'll take it!" I explained to her that I thought I was having a problem. She requested that I call my gynecologist (of course I did not know who that would be at this time) and request an order for a "diagnostic mammogram." She said to tell them to fax it to them so they would be able to do a more extensive mammogram when I came in the next day. So I called the gynecologist group's office and discovered I had been assigned a new doctor and I asked if it would be possible for them to fax a request for the diagnostic mammogram and of course they were able to do this. My appointment with the gynecologist would be in July. This was April 4th.
So on April 5th, 2002, at 2:00 PM I went to have my annual mammogram at the same place I had been going for the past five years. The technician was very nice and she had gotten the fax of the order for the diagnostic tests. I went through the usual eye popping experience only this time it seemed a little more uncomfortable. I waited for the nurse to come back to tell me if the images were OK before getting dressed. When she came in, she said that the radiologist would like to see me. As I was getting dressed, I was thinking that I didn't remember this ever happening before. Maybe they have changed the procedure. When I walked into the slightly darkened room, the radiologist had several x-rays on a lighted background. He began to focus in on an area on my right breast that he said was positioned at about 5 o'clock that indicated there might be a problem. He talked about two types of problems, non-malignant and malignant. I don't remember everything that was said but I do remember the part where he said that he thought that I had a malignant tumor and that the survival rate dropped depending on the size of the tumor. I asked him to explain what he meant. He said with 1 centimeter it is about 90% survival, 1.5 it drops to 80% and so on. I wanted to say, "Are you talking to me?" I have mastitis; I don't have malignant breast cancer! You must have the wrong x-rays up there! But I didn't say anything. The radiologist suggested that we try to get a better image with an ultrasound, so the ultrasound technician escorted me to the ultrasound room where once again I undressed. She tried for 45 minutes to pick up an image but was unsuccessful. I felt certain by now that they had the wrong person and the wrong x-rays. So I got dressed again and the radiologist came in and said that even though the technician could not get an image that did not matter. He advised me that I should go straight to a surgeon and just skip the biopsy. He sai
Written entirely by experts in their fields, Practical Pelvic Floor Ultrasonography: A Multicompartmental Approach to 2D/3D/4D Ultrasonography of Pelvic Floor is a comprehensive resource that will be of great value to urogynecologists, colorectal surgeons, obstetrician and gynecologists, female urologists, ultrasonographers, radiologists, physiotherapists, as well as fellows in urogynecology and colorectal surgery.
• Comprehensive information on the many treatment options currently available
• The latest updates on an exciting number of therapies undergoing testing now
• Suggestions to patients to lessen or eliminate treatment side effects
• “Question-and-Answer” format gives direct responses to patient queries
• Health and wellness tips included throughout the book
Arm yourself with a wealth of new information to discuss with your healthcare provider!
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common potentially lethal single-gene disorder. Its prevalence at birth is between 1:400 and 1:1,000. It may progress to end stage renal disease by age 60 with 4.4% of patients requiring renal replacement therapy (dialysis or transplant) have ADPKD.
The book is a comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management of the condition with special reference and experience around the same in India. The authors have put together the most relevant facts about the disease for an easy comprehension and understanding of the same by practitioners and students across the specialty.
* Provides complete coverage of basic biology of adenoviruses, as well as the construction, propagation and purification of adenoviral vectors
* Introduces common strategies for the development of adenoviral vectors along with cutting-edge methods for their improvement
* Demonstrates noninvasive imaging of adenovirus-mediated gene transfer
* Discusses utility of adenoviral vectors in animal disease models
* Considers Federal Drug Administration regulations for human clinical trials
Immunotherapy of Cancerprovides information on cancer research related to inflammation and immunity, containing outstanding reviews by experts in the field. It is suitable for researchers and students who have an interest in cancer immunobiology.Provides information on cancer research, including outstanding and original reviewsCovers the current progress and emerging concepts in cancer inflammation, immunology, and immunotherapy Suitable for researchers and students studying, and interested in, the field of immunotherapy for cancerIdeal for those studying cancer inflammation, tumor immunology, cancer immunotherapy, dendritic cell, antigen presentation, immune checkpoint, myeloid-derived suppressor cells, macrophages, and tumor environments
Since its discovery in 1953 by Watson and Crick, the DNA double helix has been thought of as the language of God. From that point on, throughout the ensuing decades, research has decoded much of that language, giving scientists a more respectable insight into the paradox of life itself. Now, furthering that insight, Dr. Luksas has determined a means of using that language to address cancer and perhaps other diseases.
Providing a wealth of information on DNA and how it functions in the body, as well as other processes important to the replication of cancerous bodies such as cell respiration and metastasis, Dr. Luksas explains his findings with the common reader in mind.