End-stage renal disease is a devastating diagnosis to the patient, family and their care provider. This book covers all aspects of chronic kidney disease from a general description to its psychological impact on the adolescent and lastly its progression to end-stage and dialysis. It details the important aspects of the patient’s journey from diagnosis to their final destination including transplant and discussion of the medications used. It includes chapters on important etiologies of chronic kidney disease in adolescence, addressing the particular challenges a provider may be faced with in caring for this age group, and finally transition of their care to adult care providers.
Written by experts in the field of pediatrics and nephrology Adolescents with Chronic Kidney Disease is the definitive resource in diagnosing and transitioning patients with chronic kidney disease.