By Peter Laird, MD
Dori Schatell and Dr. John Agar recently published a new book on dealing with dialysis that is an excellent resource not only for patients and families facing renal replacement therapy, but also for professionals discussing optimal dialysis options. The book is to be released on March 1, 2012, but it is available on order now. I highly recommend this well written book for all renal patients:
An internationally known nephrologist and life-long kidney patient educator explain how dialysis works, each of the ways to do it, and how your treatment choice may affect your diet, energy level, work, travel, sexuality and fertility, sleep, and survival. Comprehensive and fully referenced, this book is a must-read if you face the life-changing choices that come with kidney failure.
Preorder your copy today! Shipping March 1 via US Postal Service.
About the Authors
Dori Schatell, MS
Executive Director of the non-profit Medical Education Institute, Ms. Schatell has more than 23 years of experience researching and developing educational programs for people with kidney disease. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and launched several award-winning websites, including Life Options, Kidney School, and Home Dialysis Central.
John Agar, MD
Director of Nephrology and Chief of Service (Medicine) at Barwon Health in Geelong, Australia. Dr. Agar is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Melbourne, has published numerous articles about dialysis, and is a passionate advocate and thought leader for green dialysis, using solar power and recycled water. He runs the popular website,nocturnaldialysis.org.