Reviewer: Paolo Fanti, M.D.(University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio)
Description: The volume is the continuation of a series that periodically collects monographs on a variety of topics in the field of nephrology that have experienced recent significant advancement.
Purpose: The book includes 22 monographs that touch on a variety of topics, both in basic and clinical science. Broad unifying themes of the collection are inflammation-apoptosis-immunomodulation, hypertension, and population genetics of renal failure. The book meets its objective of updating the reader on some of the new, upcoming and exciting issues in the broad field of nephrology.
Audience: The book is targeted primarily toward academic nephrologists, although several topics are of interest to nephrologists in clinical practice.
Features: The editors have collected contributions from more than 70 well known experts from some of the most reputable academic institutions in the world.
Assessment: The editors and authors have succeeded in identifying topics in nephrology that are currently experiencing more substantial and exciting advancement. Particularly worthy of mention is the sensible manner in which topics ranging from molecular and cell biology to human epidemiological and intervention research have been blended and matched. The book is of excellent quality, with appropriate illustrations and tables. It is well written, clear and concise. The series remains an important acquisition for medical libraries and it is recommended to academic nephrologists.