Special Issue "Diagnosis and Management of Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disturbances"

A special issue of Kidney and Dialysis (ISSN 2673-8236).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 224

Special Issue Editor

Department of Nephrology, Ghent University Hospital, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Interests: chronic kidney disease; outcome; acute kidney injury; renal recovery; peritoneal dialysis; renal replacement therapy; transplantation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fluid, electrolyte, and acid–base disturbances are common, and although they often occur in acute critically ill patients, they may also be encountered in ambulatory clinical practice. Their adequate treatment should be based on an accurate understanding of the pathophysiology of these disturbances. Somewhat paradoxically, formal teaching of renal physiology is usually limited to the undergraduate medical curriculum years. At that phase of the curriculum, the course of renal physiology is often perceived as needlessly difficult and complex, and its direct relevance to patient care is not always clear. Some evaluations of why nephrology as a specialty has become less attractive have revealed that the teaching of the physiology and pathophysiology of kidney diseases is one of the (many) reasons for the declining “popularity” of nephrology as a subspecialty of internal medicine.

Nowadays, the clinical nephrologist devotes most of his/her time to the care of patients with chronic, often diabetic, kidney diseases, or patients with end-stage kidney disease treated with hemo- or peritoneal dialysis, or to the follow-up of a successfully transplanted patient.

Acute kidney patients with frequently occurring electrolyte abnormalities are nowadays mostly under the direct care of a team specialized in intensive care medicine. The clinical nephrologist may, however, be asked for advice, and it is with the practitioner/clinical nephrologist in mind that this Special Issue of Kidney and Dialysis entitled “Diagnosis and Management of Electrolyte and Acid‑Base Disturbances” has been conceived. After a “recapitulation” of some basic principles of renal handling of fluid and electrolyte transport, this Special Issue will contain different contributions on abnormalities in plasma sodium, plasma potassium, plasma magnesium, metabolic acidosis, and metabolic alkalosis. In each contribution, the etiology, clinical approach, and therapeutic consequences will be discussed.

Prof. Dr. Norbert Lameire
Guest Editor

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  • plasma sodium
  • plasma potassium
  • plasma magnesium
  • metabolic acidosis
  • metabolic alkalosis

Published Papers

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