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The thoroughly revised and updated Third Edition of this popular handbook provides practical, accessible information on all aspects of dialysis. This edition's section on hemodialysis features expanded chapters on physiologic principles, acute hemodialysis, urea kinetic modeling, and vascular access. The section on peritoneal dialysis has been extensively reworked by a new editor and includes two new chapters. The clinical discussions include frequent references to the National Kidney Foundation's Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (DOQI) guidelines. Each chapter provides references to relevant Web sites.