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Ultrasound Approach To Chronic Kidney Disease and its Complications

Ultrasound Approach To Chronic Kidney Disease and its Complications

Ultrasound Approach To Chronic Kidney Disease and its Complications

  • Editor: Dr. Luca Di Lullo
  • No of Pages: 124
  • Publisher: OMICS International
  • Published On: February 2014 , Wed 26
  • Chapter 1      
    Bone Ultrasonography and Chronic Kidney Disease
    Authors: Dr. Luca Di Lullo

    Bone Quantitative Ultrasound (QUS) was primarily employed 25 years ago by Langton to study physical and chemical properties of bones. After an early period of great widespread, employment of QUS has encountered difficulties on daily clinical applications.

  • Chapter 2      
    Chronic Kidney Disease
    Authors: Dr. Bijin Thajudeen

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a pathophysiologic process characterized by progressive loss of nephrons and function due to multiple etiologies and frequently leading to end stage renal disease (ESRD).

  • Chapter 3      
    Echocardiography for Nephrologists
    Authors: Dr. Luca Di Lullo , Dr. A Santoboni

    As other ultrasound devices, echocardiography holds three fundamental advantages in managing ultrasound imaging: no needs of invasive techniques, good cost/effectiveness ratio and wide staircase available technology. Ultrasound echocardiographic application needs micro-convex probes from 3-3.5 MHz.

  • Chapter 4      
    Imaging and Clinical Follow-Up in Urolithiasis Related CKD
    Authors: Dr. M. Hammad Ather , Dr. Tahmeena Siddiqui

    Nephrolithiasis is an independent risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with nephrolithiasis. The causative relationship between the two is known for sometimes, however, factors responsible are better characterized now.

  • Chapter 5      
    Overview of Dialysis Arteriovenous Access
    Authors: Dr. Ravish Shah , Dr. Anil K Agarwal

    A reliable vascular access is crucial in providing life sustaining dialysis therapies in patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). An access that is easy to create, readily available for usage and relatively maintenance free with a low infection risk is considered an “ideal” vascular access.

  • Chapter 6      
    Renal Ultrasound in Acute Kidney Disease
    Authors: Dr. Rodolfo F Rivera

    Acute renal failure, (ARF) is a rapid loss of kidney function and represents an increasingly common and potentially catastrophic complication in hospitalized patients.

  • Chapter 7      
    The Role of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Kidney Injury
    Authors: Dr. Kambiz Kalantari , Dr. Hans Yehnert

    Ultrasound (US) imaging is a reliable, safe, portable, and usually easily accessible technology which is widely used in the work up of diseases of the kidneys and bladder.

  • Chapter 8      
    Use of Ultrasound in the Management of Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
    Authors: Dr. Sumeska Thavarajah

    The use of ultrasonography in dialysis patients is primarily a modality for diagnosis of dialysis access complications and infections. The noninvasive nature of the modality and the avoidance of contrast agents helps eliminate the need for IV access which is often limited and preservation of residual renal function in comparison to CT imaging.

  • Dr. Luca Di Lullo

    Department of Nephrology and Dialysis, L. Parodi-Delfino Hospital, Piazza A. Moro, 1, Colleferro, 00034 Rome, Italy

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