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Primer on Kidney Diseases / Edition 5

Primer on Kidney Diseases / Edition 5

by Arthur Greenberg MD, Alfred K. Cheung
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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.
  • Incorporates the latest NKF Kidney/Outcome Quality Initiative (K/DOQI) guidelines on chronic kidney disease staging and management.
  • Features a current and practical review of the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of kidney disease, fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension, dialysis, and renal transplantation.
  • Covers the whole field of nephrology in concise and well-illustrated, four-color chapters.
  • Puts complex material and the latest developments into perspective for in-depth, yet succinct summaries in every area.
  • Includes high-quality photographs, as well as outstanding graphs and tables for a varied approach to the subject matter.
  • new chapters on Disorders of Magnesium Homeostasis and Thombotic Microangiopathies to reflect advances in management.
  • Includes the most up-to-date management guidelines and pearls of wisdom to provide you with best practices.
  • Presents new ideas and perspectives through 25% new contributing clinical experts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416051855
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 02/19/2009
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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

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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