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Renal Diseases

Edited by Edward T. Zawada Jr.

University of South Dakota


Sohail Abdul Salim

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Renal diseases can be explosive and difficult to control or silent but progressive. Those that create acute and chronic renal failure become serious and often life-threatening burdens to patients and their families. Advanced diseases can be resistant to treatment and extremely expensive to manage. Early and precise diagnosis is the best solution to these problems. Renal biopsy is often the most efficient method for accurate diagnosis to allow disease-modifying therapy with steroids, anti-rejection immunosuppressive medication, plasmapheresis, or the new immunomodulating biological drugs. This book is a primer on the rationale for precise diagnosis of renal diseases to allow the greatest chance of stabilizing or remitting these diseases, which will otherwise create a permanent need for dialysis or transplantation. This collection of reports documents the type of disease that can be identified by renal biopsy. Reports from authors around the world describe their experience with the techniques, risk, and benefits of renal biopsy. These reports conclude that renal biopsy has become a universally used, safe, same-day, outpatient procedure that can give suggestions for treatments to prevent potentially devastating consequences.

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Renal DiseasesEdited by Edward T. Zawada Jr.

Published: March 4th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77765

ISBN: 978-1-78985-132-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-131-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-913-3

Copyright year: 2020

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1. Introductory Chapter: Renal Diseases

By Edward T. Zawada


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2. Role of Surgery in Nephrotic Syndrome

By Intezar Ahmed and Enono Yhoshu


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3. Renal Biopsy: Appraisal of the Methods

By Ogochukwu Okoye


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4. Hemodialysis and Oral Health

By Swati Jain, Kirti Jain and Basavaraj Patthi


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5. Post-Biopsy Complications Associated with Percutaneous Kidney Biopsy

By Paulo Ramos Botelho Antunes, Stanley Almeida Araújo, Silvana Maria Carvalho Miranda, Fabiano Franco Monteiro Prado, Luiz Felipe França Antunes, Elisa Carvalho de Siqueira, Fabrício Tinôco Alvim de Souza and Maria Carolina Barbosa Álvares


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6. Causes and Pathophysiology of Nephrotic Syndrome in Childhood

By Nagaraju Vallepu, Saikiran Velpula, Bharath Kumar Dasari, Manish Kumar Thimmaraju, Sridhar Babu Gummadi, Neeraja Yelugam and Supraja Jannu


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