Whether you are a newly diagnosed patient with chronic kidney disease, or have a friend or relative undergoing kidney dialysis, this book offers help. 100 Questions & Answers About Kidney Dialysis gives authoritative, practical answers to your questions about kidney dialysis, including preparation, nutrition, complications, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Insider tips and advice are given from both physicians and actual patients making this book is an invaluable resource for the 20 million Americans coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this disease.
Part 1 The Basics
Part 2 Dialysis
Part 3 Preparing to Begin Dialysis
Part 4 Living Well on Dialysis
Part 5 Nutrition on Dialysis
Part 6 Complications on Dialysis
Part 7 Dialysis: A Healthy Life Style
Part 8 Getting Off Dialysis
Lawrence E. Stam, MD-Associate Chief of Nephrology, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York
Lawrence E. Stam, MD, is a native New Yorker who graduated from Columbia University and the SUNY/Stony Brook School of Medicine. The material in 100 Questions and Answers About Kidney Dialysis comes from his clinical experiences at the New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, where he is the Associate Chief of Nephrology, and at the Rogosin Brooklyn Dialysis Unit that is located at the New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Stam is an active member of the Rogosin Institute, which is a world-renowned, not-for-profit medical treatment and research institution for kidney disease, including dialysis and transplantation, in New York City. Dr. Stam is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Weill-Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. His academic interests include teaching student and medical residents. He recently co-authored a chapter on Acute and Chronic Renal Failure in the American College of Physicians’ ACP Manual of Critical Care. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology.