Historically, dialysis access care has been delegated to a variety of
specialists, resulting in fragmentation of care delivery. Interventional
Nephrology (IN) is an emerging subspecialty of Nephrology that focuses on
providing continuity of clinical and procedural care to chronic kidney
disease and dialysis patients. The procedures of IN include renal
ultrasonography, placement and removal of hemodialysis and peritoneal
dialysis catheters, angiography and balloon angioplasty for vascular
access stenosis, endovascular stent and coil placement for dialysis access
dysfunction, and thrombectomy procedures for clotted vascular access.
Interventional Nephrology: Principles and Practice describes a very direct
approach to clinical problems encountered by the community of care
providers who treat chronic kidney disease and dialysis patients.
Practical scenarios faced on a day-to-day basis are presented by experts
in the field utilizing the latest scientific information. In addition to
internal medicine residents, nephrology fellows and practitioners, this
comprehensive and useful resource is a must-have for the allied health
professionals taking care of patients with hemodialysis and peritoneal
dialysis access problems.