Kidney Diseases in the Developing World and Ethnic Minorities

Meguid El Nahas, Rashad Barsoum, John H. Dirks, Giuseppe Remuzzi

© 2005 - CRC Press
Published August 29, 2005
Reference - 592 Pages - 23 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780824728632 - CAT# DK3497

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Addressing present and future challenges in the development of improved renal healthcare programs in developing nations, this reference discusses
  • the incidence and prevalence of kidney failure in countries around the world
  • evidence-based guidelines and clinical practices proven effective in the care of kidney disease
  • the need to develop treatment guidelines from a global perspective-reviewing research pertaining to specific local, regional, and ethnic communities
  • histopathologic patterns in minority populations
  • renal transplantation in developing countries
  • Summary

    Compiled by an international team of nephrologists, this reference covers a wide variety of clinical, regional, and research issues related to the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney disease in ethnic populations-exploring current prevention strategies, treatment outcomes, and education and training practices in Africa, South America, Asia, as well as China, India, Pakistan, and Russia. This reference also addresses specific issues pertinent to the renal healthcare of ethnic minorities in the United States, Europe, and Australia.

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