Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology: 3-Volume Set includes a free CD containing the full contents of the book / Edition 3

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This is the most authoritative, well-written, and comprehensive textbook of clinical nephrology combining the clinical aspects of renal disease important for the daily clinical practice whilst giving extensive information about the underlying basic science and current evidence available. This new edition highlights the numerous changes in clinical management that have arisen as a result of recently concluded clinical trials and there are now specific formal guidelines for optimal treatment of patients. Each section of the textbook has been critically and comprehensively edited under the auspices of one of the leading experts in the field. The text for this third edition has been ruthlessly edited, balanced, updated and pitched at the adult nephrologist. The emphasis throughout is on marrying advances in scientific research with clinical management. Where possible, treatment algorithms are included to aid patient care. Richly illustrated throughout in full color, this is truly a modern and attractive edition with comprehensive coverage of everything that has to do with clinical nephrology written by the world's experts in the respective fields.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198508243
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Edition description: 3-Volume Set including a CD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 3048
  • Sales rank: 712,933
  • Product dimensions: 11.20 (w) x 13.80 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

St James's University Hospital, Leeds

United Medical and Dental Schools, London (Emeritus)

Hopital Necker, Paris

Istituto Scientifico Ospedale Maggiore di Milano

Division of Nephrology, Heidelberg

Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals

University of Louvain Medical School, Cliniques Universitaires St-Luc, Brussels

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Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1. The properties of water Chapter 2. Osmosis Chapter 3. The interaction of water with proteins and membranes Chapter 4. The need for, and often conflicting issues of, osmoregulation and volume regulation Chapter 5. Osmoconformers Chapter 6. Hyporegulators Chapter 7. Hyper-regulators Chapter 8. Terrestrial animals Chapter 9. Membranes as sites of energy transduction Chapter 10. Transport of ions and water in epithelia: Molecular insights Chapter 11. Maintenance of osmotic homeostasis Index

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