The kidneys are vital organs that perform several functions in the human body, but they are susceptible to a variety of illnesses and disorders. Although many kidney diseases can be successfully treated, early detection is crucial, and symptoms of kidney disease often go unnoticed until the late stages of an illness. The National Kidney Foundation estimates that 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and that millions more are at risk and do not know it. Chronic kidney disease and kidney failure including nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis are the ninth leading cause of death among Americans, and kidney disease is connected to other serious health issues, such as diabetes and heart disease.
The Encyclopedia of Kidney Diseases and Disorders contains more than 100 detailed articles covering all aspects of the kidneys and kidney diseases. This comprehensive new A-to-Z resource explains how the kidneys work, as well as what diseases and disorders affect them, how they can be diagnosed, and how they can be treated. Appendixes provide directories of helpful organizations and resources, as well as kidney disease statistics.
Billy Sure is an inventor, the CEO of Sure Things, Inc., and a middle school student. But he is not a singer! How bad is he? Find out in the ninth book of a hilarious middle grade series!
We all need God's Word in our daily lives. The NIrV Kids' Book of Devotions is the perfect 365-day devotional and source of that all-important Word for young kids today!
Kids need God's Word every day to get strong and to stay strong! The NIrV Kids' Book of Devotions, revised edition is a 365-day devotional and your perfect source of God's Word. It includes: A scripture passage from the updated NIrV translation, a short message you can read for yourself, and a prayer in a weekly theme to help you learn more about God and his world.
You'll see that the Bible has something to say about everything-from school to salvation, friendship and family, and fear and faith. A Scripture index will help you find devotions about your favorite Bible passages. God loves you, and he wants you to grow strong. So start reading his Word today!
This book is for you if you know a family impacted by childhood cancer and you want to help them out, but aren't sure what to do. Ideas are broken down according to cost, and there are suggestions applicable whether the family you want to help is close to you or just an acquaintance.
This book presents a comprehensive and instructive management plan for physicians who care for CKD patients. Basic aspects of CKD, clinical assessment, evaluation and management of risk factors, cardiovascular disease in the context of CKD, assessment and management of CKD complications, special circumstances in CKD patients, and the path to renal replacement therapy are all thoroughly covered. Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches are presented according to the latest staging system for CKD, with patient care being discussed separately for each disease stage. The proposed management plan is both "best available evidence based" and "practice based". The book also recognizes the needs of busy clinicians by including helpful boxes summarizing the evidence on diagnostic and therapeutic issues and practice pearls based on guidelines. The authors are recognized experts from across the world, ensuring global coverage of the problem, and most have participated in writing guidelines on CKD.