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Brenner & Rector…a legacy of authority…a necessity for state-of-the-art care! This revised 8th Edition of The Kidney continues to provide exhaustive, authoritative coverage of nephrology—from basic science through diagnosis and management. Two brand-new sections, Epidemiology and Risk Factors in Kidney Disease and Frontiers in Kidney Disease, as well as fourteen new chapters, including Interventional Nephrology, Endocrine Aspects of Kidney Disease, Plasmapheresis, and many others, keep you on the cusp of the latest advances. Plus, 550 full-color high-quality photographs and abundant algorithms and tables enhance your comprehension.

• Coverage of the complete breadth of the specialty broadens your knowledge base.
• A discussion on the basic science that underpins clinical nephrology prepares you for certification or recertification.
• A comprehensive selection of the most important sources in nephrology expands your reference needs.
• Full-color high-quality photographs, as well as abundant and carefully chosen figures, algorithms, and tables add to your comprehension of the material.
• A visually aided, logical organization gives you access to the information you need quickly.

• Fourteen brand-new chapters, including Epidemiology of Kidney Disease · Risk Factors and Kidney Disease · Nephron Endowment · Interventional Nephrology · Plasmapheresis · Xenotransplantation · Stem Cells in Renal Biology and Medicine · Gender and Kidney Disease · Inherited Disease of Podocyte Function · Endocrine Aspects of Kidney Disease · Vitamin D, Calcimimetics, and Phosphate Binders · Attaining Immunologic Tolerance · Tissue Engineering and Regeneration · and Genomics and Proteomics in Nephrology enhance your clinical acumen.
• Two brand-new sections, Epidemiology and Risk Factors in Kidney Disease and Frontiers in Kidney Disease, including topics such as stem cell and genomics keep you up to date on the latest in the field.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Jon Webb, MD (University of Kentucky College of Medicine)
Description: This eighth edition of a classic textbook in nephrology provides a comprehensive review of the pathogenesis, pathophysiology, and clinical decisions regarding the kidney.
Purpose: The goal is to provide a reference on the physiology of the kidney with a focus on the development of pathology and subsequent clinical management. In its attempt to focus on modern literature, the book is shorter than previous versions. This edition stresses the importance of incorporating new information. First, 40 percent of the contributors are new to this edition and, second, the authors were encouraged to focus on literature published after 1990. Lastly, an e-dition is incorporated, providing electronic access to chapters, tables, and relevant journal articles.
Audience: This is an excellent tool for nephrologists, both clinical and research oriented. The masterful organization and colorful display will also attract medical students, internists, pediatricians, and urologists, providing an easily accessible resource for specific topics on kidney disease.
Features: This edition is newly organized in 12 sections that cover normal renal function (nine chapters on embryology, anatomy, and physiology of tubule functions); integrated control of body fluid volume and composition (seven chapters on molecules that influence renal function followed by a review of electrolyte disorders); epidemiology and risk factors in kidney disease (a new section of five chapters focusing on aging, gender, and other factors that affect renal disease risk); pathogenesis of renal disease (seven chapters describe the diagnostic assessment of kidney disease and include an extensive imaging library); disorders of kidney function (authors with expertise in their respective areas contribute 10 chapters on known major clinical entities); genetic basis of kidney disease (three chapters with an emphasis on cystic diseases and tubule transport disorders); hypertension and the kidney (five chapters on both primary and secondary hypertension, with a breadth of information on antihypertensive drugs and diuretics); the consequences of renal failure (new research findings are a highlight of these six chapters on the systemic ramifications of the uremic state); conservative and pharmacological management of kidney disease (five chapters review the use of common medications in chronic kidney disease and update precautionary measures necessary in advanced disease); invasive therapy of renal failure (five chapters address treatment modalities including hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and plasmapheresis and provide an overview of critical care nephrology); renal transplantation (three chapters review the basic immunology of transplantation and provide a comprehensive discussion of the process of donating and receiving a kidney); frontiers in nephrology (the second new section presents five chapters on the exciting possibilities of the future of managing kidney disease, including xenotransplantation and stem cell utilization). Fourteen new chapters have been added to this edition, including interventional nephrology and endocrine aspects of kidney disease, but the total number of chapters has increased by only four. The dynamic visual improvements provide much enhanced organization over previous editions. In addition, the book features more than 550 color high-quality photographs, an abundance of figures, tables, and algorithms, all accessible thru the electronic e-dition; an image library for presentations; and the constantly evolving electronic version to keep readers informed of the latest trends in management of kidney disease.
Assessment: This is an impressive update from the previous edition, providing a new colorful presentation with a focus on the constantly evolving trends in kidney disease. The sections are well organized, and the chapters are presented in a logical manner. The figures, tables, and images enhance the discussion of each topic. I particularly enjoyed the focus on upcoming trends and potential therapeutic options in the new section on frontiers in nephrology. This remains the gold standard in nephrology textbooks, and I highly recommend it to anyone searching for a resource on kidney disease.
Karen Ann Griffin
This fifth edition has seven new chapters, 12 completely rewritten chapters, and 41 chapters extensively revised and updated since the fourth edition was published in 1991. Each chapter has been written by authors considered to be experts in their respective fields and who have made substantial contributions to our understanding of these areas of nephrology. This two-volume set provides a comprehensive source of information containing state-of-the-art discussions of the basic physiology and pathophysiology of the kidney. This book has already been established as a classic in nephrology and serves as an excellent reference source for anyone in the field, ranging from the student to the clinical nephrologist to those in the related fields of pediatrics and urology. The current edition has more than 12,000 illustrations and tables and approximately 35,000 references that have been published through 1995. It is well organized and continues to be divided into five major headings, with each chapter being organized into subheadings to improve readability as has been done successfully in previous editions. This is a high-quality, readable text for anyone seeking information related to the normal physiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, and management of diseases of the kidney. In addition, this edition contains new chapters ranging from cellular to gerontologic aspects of renal function. These updates certainly make purchasing the fifth edition worthwhile. This book is useful for individual purchase and for a reference in the library. It should be made available in academic bookstores.
From the Publisher
“Each chapter has been written by leaders in the field, with the authorship remaining mainly North American and European in origin. There s a consistent chapter structure throughout the two volumes with easily readable text, and appropriate use of subheadings, figures and black and white plates. There is an extensive bibliography at the end of each chapter.

The text remains comprehensive in this discussion of the range of renal disease, although discussion of the management of renal failure remains relatively brief as necessitated by the need to keep the text to a manageable size. One of the strengths of the current edition is the discussion of management options in various clinical settings.

Overall, the current edition of ‘The Kidney’ cements its position as one of the pre-eminent textbooks of nephrology. It remain an invaluable text for nephrology clinicians, trainees and scientists.”

Reviewed by – Nephrology Newsletter

“The general presentation of the textbook is outstanding, with an immediate outline of chapter subtitles at the top of each chapter, a diligent choice of only two colours throughout, namely black and blue (except for three colour plates at the beginning of volume 2) and numerous, high quality illustrations of all kinds.

It deserves a permanent place on the book shelves of all clionical scientists, basic scientists and students who are interested in the broad field of nephrology.”

Reviewed by Tilman B. Drueke, Paris

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416031055
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/26/2007
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 2448
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Normal Renal Function: Molecular, Cellular, Structural, and Physiologic Principles

1. Embryology and Maturation – Susan Quaggin

2. Anatomy and Topography – Kirsten Madsen

3. Cell Biology – Pierre Ronco/Gerard Friedlander

4. Hemodynamics – Lance D. Dworkin

5. Metabolic Basis of Solute Transport – Bruce C. Kone

6. Transport of Inorganic Solutes – David B. Mount

7. Transport of Organic Solutes – Orson Moe

8. Renal Acidification – Lee L. Hamm

9. Cell Biology of Vasopressin Action – Dennis Brown

10. Urine Concentration and Dilution – Mark A. Knepper

II. Integrated Control of Body Fluid Volume and Composition

11. Vasoactive Peptides and the Kidney – Mark E. Cooper/Karin Jandeleit-Dahm

12. Arachidonate Metabolites – Raymond C. Harris

13. Extracellular Fluid and Edema Formation – Karl L. Skorecki

14. Disorders of Water Balance – Tomas Berl

15. Disorders of Acid-Base Balance – Thomas D. DuBose

16. Disorders of Potassium Balance – David B. Mount

17. Disorders of Calcium, Magnesium, and Phosphate Balance – Kevin Martin

III. Epidemiology and Risk Factors in Kidney Disease

18. Epidemiology of Kidney Disease – Josef Coresh

19. Risk Factors and Kidney Disease – A. Levey/ V. Menon/M. Sarnak

20. Nephron Endowment – Valerie Luyckx/Barry Brenner

21. Gender and Kidney Disease – Joel Neugarten

22. Aging and Kidney Disease – Moshe Levi

IV. Evaluation of the Patient with Kidney Disease

23. Approach to the Patient with Kidney Disease – Robert Toto

24. Laboratory Assessment of Kidney Disease – Bertram L. Kaiske

25. Interpretation of Urine Electrolyte and Acid-Base Parameters – Mitchell Halperin

26. Adaptation to Nephron Loss – Maarten Taal/Barry Brenner

27. Renal and Systemic Manifestations of Glomerular Disease – Sharon Anderson

28. Diagnostic Kidney Imaging – William D. Boswell

29. Interventional Nephrology – David Warnock

V. Disorders of Kidney Function

30. Acute Renal Failure – Michael Clarkson

31. Primary Glomerular Disease – Ronald Falk

32. Secondary Glomerular Disease – Gerald Appel

33. Micro and Macrovascular Diseases of the Kidney – Kamal F. Badr

34. Tubulointerstitial Diseases – Giuseppe Remuzzi/Marc E. de Broe/Noberto Perico

35. Urinary Tract Infection, Pylonephritis, and Reflux Nephropathy – Nina E. Tolkoff-Rubin/ Robert Rubin

36. Urinary Tract Obstruction – Mark L. Zeidel

37. Diabetic Nephropathy – Hans-Henrik Parving

38. Nephrolithiasis – David Bushinsky

39. Renal Neoplasia – Michael Atkins

VI. Genetic Basis of Kidney Disease

40. Inherited Disorders of Podocyte Function – Martin Pollak

41. Inherited Disorders of the Renal Tubule – Daniel G. Bichet

42. Cystic Diseases of the Kidney – Jared J. Grantham

VII. Hypertension and the Kidney

43. Primary and Secondary Hypertension – Jon D. Blumenfeld

44. Renovascular Hypertension and Ischemic Nephropathy – Stephen C. Textor

45. Hypertension and Kidney Disease in Pregnancy – Ravi Thadani

46. Antihypertensive Drugs – Matthew R. Weir

47. Diuretics – Christopher S. Wilcox

VIII. The Consequences of Renal Failure

48. Pathophysiology of Uremia – Timothy W. Meyer

49. Cardiovascular Apsects of Kidney Disease – Patrick Parfrey

50. Hematologic Aspects of Kidney Disease – Steven Fishbane

51. Endocrine Aspects of Kidney Disease – Ajay K. Singh

52. Neurologic Aspects of Kidney Disease – Allen Arief

53. Renal Osteodystrophies – Sharon Moe

IX. Conservative and Pharmacologic Management of Kidney Disease

54. Diet and Kidney Disease – Gary Curham /Glenn Chertow

55. Specific Pharmacologic Approaches to Renoprotection – Dick DeZeeuw

56. Erythropoietin Therapy in Renal Disease and Renal Failure – John C. Stivelman

57. Vitamin D, Calcimimetics, and Phosphate Binders – William Goodman

58. Prescribing Drugs in Kidney Disease – George R. Aronoff

X. Invasive Therapy of Renal Failure

59. Hemodialysis – Gerald Schulman

60. Peritoneal Dialysis – Peter Blake

61. Intensive Care Nephrology – Bruce Molitoris

62. Plasmapheresis – Bradley M. Denker

63. Extracorporeal Treatment of Poisoning – Ingrid Chang

XI. Renal Transplantation

64. Immunobiology – Mohamed Sayegh

65. Donor and Recipient Issues – Bertram Kaiske

66. Clinical Management – Colm C. Magee

XII. Frontiers in Nephrology

67. Attaining Immunologic Tolerance – Mohamed Sayegh

68. Xenotransplantation – David Sachs

69. Tissue Engineering and Regeneration – Marc Hammerman

70. Stem Cells in Renal Biology and Medicine – Karl L. Skorecki

71. Genomics and Protemics in Nephrology – Joseph V. Bonventre

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