Primer on Kidney Diseases / Edition 1

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This official publication of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) covers all aspects of adult and pediatric kidney diseases and is ideal for nephrologists and non-nephrologists alike. The full-color design, high-quality photographs, and outstanding graphs and tables make information easy to access and understand. The latest management techniques and pearls from leading clinical experts - including international contributors - offer practical and authoritative guidance. Edited by Dr. Arthur Greenberg and members of the NKF Scientific Advisory Board, this state-of-the-art primer provides consistent depth of coverage, balanced discussion of controversy, and a uniform focus of information.

Audience: Academic nephrologists, urologists, endocrinologists, and bone metabolism professionals.

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Editorial Reviews

B. Peter Sawaya
This is the second edition of an introductory textbook of clinical nephrology. The first edition was published in 1994. The purpose is to provide the reader with a fresh, succinct, and accessible but comprehensive overview of clinical nephrology. A second goal of this book is to help disseminate both existing and newly acquired knowledge in nephrology to the professional community. The objectives of this book are very worthy and the editors have met them. Although there are numerous referenced textbooks in clinical nephrology, very few are targeted at non-nephrologists. The book is written for medical students, house officers, and primary care physicians. More than 80 authors who are considered authorities in the field have contributed to this book. A unique approach of this book is that two independent groups of editors have edited each chapter. This book contains numerous tables, illustrative figures, and outstanding color photographs. The references are pertinent. An outstanding feature of this book is the organization of the chapters in a logical and easy-to-follow manner. The index is comprehensive. The appearance is elegant and reflects great deal of "finesse. This is an outstanding reference on clinical nephrology targeted at physicians in training and busy clinicians. It has many excellent features to make it a true primer. First, chapters are very well organized in a logical and easy-to-find manner. Second, the coverage is succinct yet comprehensive and pertinent. Third, illustrations, tables, and algorithms are clear and easy to follow. Finally, the book focuses on valuable and useful clinical information. This is a must for medical libraries and bookstoresand is highly recommended for primary care physicians, house officers, and students.
Jens W. Goebel
It covers the whole field of nephrology in concise and well-illustrated chapters and sections. ...This is an indispensible resource for clinicians,teachers,and trainees in the field.
This collection of 72 chapters reviews the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of kidney disease, fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension, dialysis, and renal transplantation. The third edition adds discussion of the genetic and molecular base of renal tubular transport disorders, and replaces one-third of the chapters with new contributions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Reviewer: Jens Goebel, MD (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)
Description: This fourth edition of the National Kidney Foundation's primer is a wonderful, up-to-date compendium of all important aspects of nephrology, written and edited by paramount authorities in the field. Its predecessor was published in 2001.
Purpose: The book's worthy purpose is to be a comprehensive but accessible source of information on the pathophysiology and treatment of kidney diseases and electrolyte disorders. This objective is met in an astounding fashion.
Audience: This is written for medical students, house officers, nephrology fellows, and practicing physicians who will enjoy it tremendously.
Features: This is a comprehensive yet concise overview of all significant aspects of kidney disease. It is beautifully prepared, now with many color illustrations, photos and tables. Moreover, throughout the book, the National Kidney Foundation's K/DOQI Clinical Practice Guidelines have been adopted.
Assessment: The primer remains my favorite nephrology text for non-nephrologists! It should be on the shelves of practitioners, in the libraries of internal medicine residency programs, and in medical school libraries. It compares favorably with the handbook series (nephrology/hypertension, dialysis, transplantation) and other paperback compendiums of the field, especially in its current and clearly justified edition.
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This official publication of the National Kidney Foundation provides clinicians with a current overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of kidney disease, fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension, dialysis and kidney transplantation. Written by international experts there are well illustrated chapters which cover the field of nephrology.
SciTech Book News, September 2005

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780122992315
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 427
  • Product dimensions: 8.51 (w) x 10.95 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

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Table of Contents

Sect. I Structure and function of the kidneys and their clinical assessment 1

Sect. II Acid-base, fluid, and electrolyte disorders 51

Sect. III Glomerular diseases 147

Sect. IV The kidney in systemic disease 191

Sect. V Acute kidney injury 269

Sect. VI Drugs and the kidney 313

Sect. VII Hereditary kidney disorders 331

Sect. VIII Tubulointerstitial neophropathies and disorders of the urinary tract 365

Sect. IX The kidney in special circumstances 397

Sect. X Chronic kidney disease and its therapy 421

Sect. XI Hypertension 543

Index 571

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