Edward T. Zawada Jr.

University of South Dakota

Edward T. Zawada Jr. graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University in 1969 and summa cum laude from Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine in 1973. He trained at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) from 1973 to 1978. His faculty positions include UCLA, University of Utah, Medical College of Virginia, and University of South Dakota. Other positions include professor and chairman emeritus, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine; and Bush Foundation of Minnesota Sabbatical Fellowship in Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Iowa in 2009. Dr. Zawada Jr. is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Geriatrics, and Critical Care Medicine. Other board certifications include Nutrition and Clinical Pharmacology. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians and Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, the American Society of Nephrology, the American Society of Hypertension, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, the American College of Nutrition, and the American Heart Association.

Edward T. Zawada Jr.

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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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