Responding to the rising number of ESRD patients and the increasing importance of dialysis care and management, Complications of Dialysis provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary perspective on the latest therapy options-addressing complications that may arise from dialysis and utilizing the patient-, technique-, and relationship-oriented approaches to facilitate better treatment. Investigates causality of economic stipulations contributing toward adverse outcomes! Outlines therapeutic modalities in North America, Europe, and developing countries! Clearly organized into procedure- and patient-related sections while offering a balanced combination of pathophysiology and applications, this practical resource integrates technical experience with clinical results. Written by 80 international experts, Complications of Dialysis discusses management and advice strategies for each complication explores socioeconomic and environmental aspects and the interaction of public health with environmental and economic conditions examines issues of vascular access, dialysate composition, water treatment, and the biocompatibility of membranes related to hemodialysis investigates problems associated with peritoneal membrane failure describes benefits and limitations of delivered dosages and anticoagulation in various therapies analyzes the conjunctive effects of dialysis with cardiac and bone diseases, immune dysfunction, and pulmonary and hypertension illnesses considers nutrition, endocrine, and sexual concerns for dialysis patients addresses special issues concerning renal replacement therapy in the ICU, in children, and in patients with HIV and more! With over 5000 literature references, tables, drawings, photographs, x-rays, and equations, Complications of Dialysis serves as an insightful reference for nephrologists, renal pathologists, hematologists, endocrinologists, cardiologists, critical care physicians, fellows, residents, and medical school students.