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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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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
Doody's Review Service
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.
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.
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.
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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416023128
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/20/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

Section I. Structure and Function of the Kidney and Their Clinical Assessment
1. Functional Anatomy of the Kidney
2. Clinical Evaluation of Kidney Function
3. Urinalysis
4. Hematuria and Proteinuria
5. Kidney Imaging Techniques
Section II. Acid-Base, Fluid, and Electrolyte Disorders
6. Hyponatremia and Hypoosmolar Disorders
7. Hypernatremia
8. Metabolic Acidosis
9. Metabolic Alkalosis
10. Respiratory Acidosis and Alkalosis
11. Approach to Acid-Base Disorders
12. Disorders of Potassium Metabolism
13. Disorders of Calcium and Phosphorus Homeostasis
14. Edema and the Clinical Use of Diuretics
Section III. Glomerular Diseases
15. Glomerular Clinicopathologic Syndromes
16. Minimal Change Nephropathy
17. Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis and Cryoglobulinemia
18. Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
19. Membranous Nephropathy
20. IgA Nephropathy and Related Disorders
21. Goodpasture's Syndrome and other anti-GBM Disease
Section IV. The Kidney in Systemic Disease
22. Kidney Function in Congestive Heart Failure
23. Kidney Function in Liver Disease
24. Acute Post-Infectious Glomerulonephritis
25. Systemic Vasculitis
26. Renal Manifestations of SLE and Rheumatoid Arthritis
27. Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology of Diabetic Nephropathy
28. Management of Diabetic Nephropathy
29. Dysproteinemias and Amyloidosis
30. Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
31. Kidney Disease Associated with HIV Infection
Section V. Acute Kidney Failure
32. Pathophysiology of Acute Kidney Failure
33. Clinical Approach to Diagnosis of Acute Kidney Failure
34. Kidney Failure due to Therapeutic Agents
35. Acute Kidney Failure due to Urate Nephropathy
36. Cholesterol Atheroembolic Kidney Disease
37. Myoglobinuric and Hemoglobinuric Acute Kidney Failure
38. Management of Acute Kidney Failure
Section VI. Drugs and the Kidney
39. Analgesics and the Kidney
40. Principles of Drug Therapy in Kidney Failure
Section VII. Hereditary Kidney Disorders
41. Genetic Basis of Glomerular and Structural Kidney Disorders
42. Genetic Basis of Renal Transport Disorders
43. Sickle Cell Nephropathy
44. Polycystic and Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease
45. Alport's Syndrome and Related Disorders
46. Medullary Cystic Disease and Juvenile Nephronophthisis
Section VIII. Tubulointerstitial Nephropathies and Disorders of the Urinary Tract
47. Acute and Chronic Tubulointerstitial Disease
48. Lithium-Induced Kidney Disease
49. Renal Papillary Necrosis
50. Obstructive Uropathy
51. Vesicoureteral Reflux and Reflux Nephropathy
52. Nephrolithiasis
53. Urinary Tract Infection
Section IX. The Kidney in Special Circumstances
54. The Kidney in Infants and Children
55. The Kidney in Pregnancy
56. The Kidney in Aging
Section X. Chronic Kidney Disease and its Therapy
57. Pathophysiology of Chronic Kidney Disease
58. Staging and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
59. Hemodialysis and Homofiltration
60. Peritoneal Dialysis
61. Outcome of End Stage Renal Disease Therapies
62. Nutrition and Kidney Disease
63. Renal Osteodystrophy and Related Disorders
64. Cardiac Function in Chronic Kidney Disease
65. Hematologic Manifestations of Chronic Kidney Disease
66. Endocrine and Neurologic Manifestations of Kidney Disease
67. Selection of Prospective Kidney Transplant Recipients
68. Kidney Transplantation: Management and Outcome
Section XI. Hypertension
69. Pathogenesis of Hypertension
70. Evaluation and Management of Hypertension
Secondary Forms of Hypertension

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