Now in its 6th edition, Pediatric Nephrology has become THE standard medical reference textbook in the field
This standard textbook with its well-structured and reader-friendly text covers all clinically relevant aspects on pediatric congenital and acquired kidney diseases
With up-to-date treatment guidelines based on newest research findings
With extensive clinical algorithms to improve the understanding of kidney disease and to apply the most appropriate treatment
Edited and written by international and renowned experts in the field – with a global perspective
Each chapter of the new edition has not only been completely rewritten and updated but includes approximately 40% of entirely new material
Through 5 editions, Pediatric Nephrology has become the standard reference text for students, trainees, practicing physicians (Pediatricians, Nephrologists, Internists, and Urologists), sub-specialists, and allied health professionals seeking information about Children’s Kidney Diseases. It is global in perspective and reflects the international group of editors, who are well-recognized world’s experts in Pediatric Nephrology. In a single text, the development of kidney structure and function is followed by detailed and comprehensive chapters on all childhood kidney diseases. These chapters, grouped by major disease categories, utilize molecular and cellular pathophysiology of disease to provide unique and comprehensive information of the current state of the art on all known childhood kidney diseases. Each chapter makes new genetic information easily understandable for the practitioner, and uses many algorithms and diagrams to describe appropriate clinical evaluation of symptoms, differential diagnosis, specific diagnostics, and currently available therapies. The text is not only found in University/Hospital libraries, but on the shelves of sub-specialists, pediatricians, internists, urologists, and extensively in the clinics where it is used during clinical encounters with childhood kidney disease.
CONTENTS: 75 chapters covering normal kidney development and all aspects of congenital, acute, and chronic kidney disease is subdivided into the following main sections: Development ( 6 chapters which start with the genetic basis of kidney formation and ends with a chapter comprehensively describing all syndromes and malformations of the urinary tract); Homeostasis( 7 chapters defining the functional roles of the kidney in maintaining the critical fluid, solute, and mineral balance critical for growth and development which ends with a practical therapy on fluid and electrolyte therapy); Research Methods ( 6 unique chapters that describe how to interpret the rapid advances in molecular and clinical research which ends with an innovative chapter on the future of kidney tissue engineering); Clinical Methods ( 5 extremely well-reviewed chapters on basic clinical and laboratory evaluation of children presenting with signs or symptoms of kidney disease); Glomerular Disease ( 10 comprehensive chapters that deal with all aspects of congenital, acute, and chronic glomerulonephritis); Tubular Disease ( 9 chapters comprehensively dealing with congenital, acute and chronic tubulopathies);Systemic Disease (9 unique chapters which deal with major renal involvement in systemic diseases such as infections, lupus and diabetes); Urinary Tract Disorders ( 6 chapters dealing with diseases that form the interface of nephrology and urology such as tumors, obstruction and kidney stones); Hypertension ( 4 critical chapters that form a mini-primer of this critical antecedent to adult disease); Acute Renal Failure ( 3 chapters ranging from pathophysiology to therapies); Chronic Renal Failure ( 9 chapters that form a mini-primer on chronic renal failure, pediatric dialysis and kidney transplantation).