Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Chronic Kidney Disease

from Pathophysiology to Clinical Improvements

Edited by Thomas Rath

Westpfalz Klinikum

Known worldwide, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a disease that affects up to 4% of the population with increasing figures also in the developing countries. Life expectancy of patients affected by CKD is shortened compared to the overall population, and only a minority of patients reach end-stage renal disease (ESRD) with the need for dialysis or renal transplantation; death overtakes dialysis. In the 13 chapters, this book sheds light on the different aspects related to pathophysiology and clinical aspects of CKD, providing interesting insights into not only inflammation and cardiovascular risk but also the interplay of hormones and the functional aspects of endothelial function. In addition, chapters dealing with genetic aspects of polycystic kidney disease and also the clinical handling of patients with CKD and peritoneal dialysis will be beneficial for the open-minded reader.

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Chronic Kidney Diseasefrom Pathophysiology to Clinical ImprovementsEdited by Thomas Rath

Published: February 21st 2018

DOI: 10.5772/66239

ISBN: 978-953-51-3844-0

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3843-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4005-4

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

17776 Total Chapter Downloads

19 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

30 Dimensions Citations


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1. Traditional, Nontraditional, and Uremia-Related Threats for Cardiovascular Disease in Chronic Kidney Disease

By Damir Rebić and Aida Hamzić-Mehmedbašić


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2. Disorders in the System of Mineral and Bone Metabolism Regulators—FGF-23, Klotho and Sclerostin—in Chronic Kidney Disease: Clinical Significance and Possibilities for Correction

By Ludmila Y. Milovanova, Victor V. Fomin, Lidia V. Lysenko (Kozlovskaya), Nikolay A. Mukhin, Svetlana Y. Milovanova, Marina V. Taranova, Yuriy S. Milovanov, Vasiliy V. Kozlov and Aigul Zh. Usubalieva


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3. Mechanisms and Clinical Implications of Vascular Calcifications in Chronic Kidney Disease

By Cristina Capusa and Daria Popescu


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4. Cardiovascular Risk Factors: The Old Ones and a Closer Look to the Mineral Metabolism

By Ana Paula Silva, Anabela Malho Guedes and Pedro Leão Neves


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5. Cardiovascular Aspects of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease

By Ali Osama Malik, Sumit Sehgal, Hashim Hussnain Ahmed, Subodh Devabhaktuni, Edward Co, Arhama Aftab Malik, Syed Shah and Chowdhury Ahsan


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6. Inflammation and Chronic Kidney Disease: Current Approaches and Recent Advances

By Simona Mihai, Elena Codrici, Ionela Daniela Popescu, Ana-Maria Enciu, Laura Georgiana Necula, Gabriela Anton and Cristiana Tanase


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7. Inflammation in Nonimmune-Mediated Chronic Kidney Disease

By Camilla Fanelli, Ayman Noreddin and Ane Nunes


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8. The Roles of Indoxyl Sulphate and p-Cresyl Sulphate in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Review of Therapeutic Options

By Melissa Nataatmadja, Yeoungjee Cho, Katrina Campbell and David W. Johnson


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9. Role of Organochlorine Pesticides in Chronic Kidney Diseases of Unknown Etiology

By Rishila Ghosh, Manushi Siddharth, Pawan Kuman Kare, Om Prakash Kalra and Ashok Kumar Tripathi


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10. Nutritional Status Disorders in Chronic Kidney Disease: Practical Aspects (Systematic Review)

By Ludmila Y. Milovanova, Victor V. Fomin, Lidia V. Lysenko (Kozlovskaya), Yuriy S. Milovanov, Nikolay A. Mukhin, Vasiliy V. Kozlov, Marina V. Taranova, Svetlana Y. Milovanova, Marina V. Lebedeva and Aigul Zh. Usubalieva


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11. Discovery of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in Polycystic Kidney Disease among South Indian (Madurai) Population

By Pandiaraj Veeramuthumari and William Isabel


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12. Fluid Overload in Peritoneal Dialysis

By Leonardo Pazarin-Villaseñor, Francisco Gerardo Yanowsky-Escatell, Jorge Andrade-Sierra, Luis Miguel Roman-Pintos and Alejandra Guillermina Miranda-Diaz


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13. Subjective Wellbeing Assessment in People with Chronic Kidney Disease Undergoing Hemodialysis

By Luís Manuel Mota de Sousa, Ana Vanessa Antunes, Cristina Rosa Soares Lavareda Baixinho, Sandy Silva Pedro Severino, Cristina Maria Alves Marques-Vieira and Helena Maria Guerreiro José


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