Handbook of Dialysis is now completely revised in its Fifth Edition. It continues to provide practical, accessible information on all aspects of dialysis with emphasis on day-to-day patient management. Authored by international experts, chapters provide complete coverage of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, special problems in dialysis patients, and problems pertaining to various organ systems. This resource is designed for nephrologists, nephrology/renal nurses, family physicians and dialysis centers. New for this edition: expanded coverage of vascular access placement and management; drugs in end stage renal disorder; full discussion on importance of dietary control of sodium and phosphate; new regulatory issues (CMS, Medical Director responsibilities); and, update on US reimbursement/financial issues, the effects of bundling.