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Replacement of Renal Function by Dialysis: A Textbook of Dialysis

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Third edition. Edited by Maher John F.. . 1188 pages. Kluwer Academic Publishers; , Dordrecht: , 1989.. $189.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(10):862. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-111-10-862_2
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It has been more than 25 years since dialytic therapy for the treatment of end-stage renal disease became widespread. Approximately 250 000 patients' lives are now maintained with renal replacement therapy. The previous two editions of this book were considered by many as definitive texts in the field of dialysis. The third edition follows the format of the former two, bringing together many of the world's foremost authorities to compile "state of the art" reviews on the varied aspects of dialysis and related treatments.

The chapters focus on two main areas: technique and procedure and clinical considerations. Many chapters from


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