vitamin d in chronic kidney disease 2016

pablo a. urena torres

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vitamin d deficiency, circulating levels lower than 15 ng/ml, is an epidemic disease worldwide with more than a billion people suffering of it in the beginning of the 21-century. besides its impact on mineral and bone metabolism, these low vitamin d levels are also associated with a diversity of non-skeletal complications, among them cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, multiple sclerosis, cancer, tuberculosis, and immune system dysfunction. chronic kidney disease is also a very common disease, affecting more than 10% of the world population, ranging from stage 1 to stage 5 before dialysis. approximately 1% of the population in industrialized countries is affected by end-stage renal disease (esrd), needing a renal replacement therapy either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, and ultimately by renal transplantation. those ckd patients are more susceptible to exhibit reduced vitamin d stocks. consequently, more than eighty percent of ckd patients have either insufficient or deficient vitamin d levels for multiple reasons.show more

dialysis in older adults 2016 a clinical handbook

madhukar misra

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this practical handbook offers quick and sound advice on the many issues faced when dialyzing the older patient. it is authored by well-known international experts who have covered the full range of end stage renal disorders including treatment options, patient management and maximization of quality of life. accessible and easy-to-read, dialysis in older adults serves as the go-to reference for clinicians and members of their team as they treat this challenging patient population.show more

core concepts in hypertension in kidney disease 2016

ajay k. singh

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this guide provides a comprehensive review of the full spectrum of hypertension in chronic kidney disease (ckd). targeted towards the busy practitioner, the focus of this volume is on various therapies and how to lower blood pressure through lifestyle changes. specialist patient populations and hypertension and causes of hypertension are also covered in detail. clinically-focused and authoritative, this resource offers a rationalized approach to diagnosing and treating hypertension in ckd.show more

core concepts in dialysis and continuous therapies 2016

ajay k. singh

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this clinically focused and authoritative guide to managing end stage renal disease (esrd) patients provides the essentials of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and continuous therapies. chapters cover the technical aspects of delivering dialysis therapy, clinical care of patients on dialysis and the evaluation and management of common complications of kidney failure in patients of dialysis – including anemia, bone disease and hypertension. authored by worldwide leading experts in the field, this book is an invaluable resource for nephrologists and other healthcare professionals involved in dialysis treatment or caring for the esrd patient.show more

biomarkers in kidney disease 2016

vinood b. patel

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in some countries such as the united states, kidney disease kills more people than cancers of the prostate or breast. in the united states for example there are over 15 million individuals with kidney disease. translated to a worldwide basis, kidney disease of various aetiologies represent a significant burden on healthcare systems, affecting mortality, morbidity and also the family unit. it is therefore imperative that appropriate use is made of conventional, new and emerging biomarker platforms to aid diagnosis, treatment and an understanding of outcome measures. biomarkers in kidney disease embraces a holistic approach by combining information on different conditions that affect the kidney and the use of biomarkers. biomarkers are described in terms of conventional, new and emerging analytes, techniques, platforms and applications. it covers the latest knowledge and trends. new platforms are described which combine advances in biomedical sciences, physics, computing and chemistry.show more

the renal system at a glance

christopher o'callaghan

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the renal system at a glance is a highly illustrated and practical guide to the structure and function of the kidney, renal, and urinary system. it also covers related disorders and abnormalities and their treatment. fully updated to reflect the many exciting new developments in the understanding of nephrology, this new edition has been restructured to better integrate basic science and clinical examples to the medical school curricula. new chapters on glomerular filtration and global kidney medicine are included, while the latest guidance and approaches to acute kidney injury, chronic kidney diseases, and renal replacement therapy have also been incorporated.
the renal system at a glance: * offers clear explanations on tricky topics such as electrolytes, fluid balance and acid-base handling * features new sections on glomerular filtration, and a new chapter on the global differences in kidney problems * includes cross-referencing between basic science and related clinical content * focuses on clinical disorders and investigations ideal for those embarking on medicine rotations * illustrates each topic in a double page spread, complete with charts, graphs, and photographs this new edition is the perfect guide for medical students, junior doctors, and allied health professionals, including specialist nurses, who wish to learn, or refresh their knowledge, on the kidney and renal system in health and disease.show more

nephrology rounds

david j. leehey

how should changes in plasma creatinine be interpreted what is a fractional excretion, and how does measuring it help in clinical practice is it helpful to diagnose a triple acid-base disturbance, or is it just a mental exercise focusing on the areas that are particularly challenging for trainees, dr. david leehey presents 20 of the most perplexing and clinically relevant nephrology questions faced by medical students, residents, and nephrology fellows and attendings. his three decades of teaching experience provide real-world perspective on topics such as complex acid base disturbances, sodium concentration disorders, and the utility of urine anion and osmolal gaps. this concise title is an excellent teaching and learning tool for anyone who needs expert insight on this often-difficult subspecialty of medicine.* provides accurate, concise answers to 20 of today's most difficult questions in nephrology.* pays particular attention to the principal concepts involved with each challenging nephrology question.* includes questions that involve controversy in treatment, such as the use of bicarbonate to treat metabolic acidosis and phosphorus binders to treat hyperphosphatemia.now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive ebook edition, which can be ed to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:* complete content with enhanced navigation * powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web* cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation* highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text* ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues* quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

pathogenesis and treatment in iga nephropathy 2016 an international comparison

yasuhiko tomino

this book discusses the latest findings on the pathogenesis and treatment of iga nephropathy. it particularly focuses on recently recognized initiation and progression factors and the varying treatment strategies in different regions, such as asia, europe, and the united states. more than 40 years have passed since dr. jean berger first described primary iga nephropathy ("nephropathy with mesangial iga-igg deposits") as a new disease entity. immunohistopathologically, iga nephropathy is characterized by the granular deposition of iga (iga1) and c3 in the glomerular mesangial areas with mesangial cell proliferation and the expansion of mesangial matrices. it is clear that iga nephropathy is one of the most common types of chronic glomerulonephritis in the world. this disease may lead to end-stage kidney disease, with its enormous economic impact on healthcare everywhere. efforts by many investigators around the world have gradually clarified various aspects of the pathogenesis and treatment of iga nephropathy.
however, there are many controversial strategies for the treatment of patients with iga nephropathy throughout the world, as there are several limitations for treatment in each country. this volume provides nephrologists everywhere with an overview and comparison of both global and regional findings in basic and clinical fields in iga nephropathy. it covers genetic variation, aberrant iga1 production, and classification etiology, guidelines, and treatment goals, with all chapters written by top international researchers.

absolute nephrology review 2016 an essential q a study guide

alluru reddi

written in a succinct question and answer format, this comprehensive resource covers all areas of nephrology and common clinical scenarios. nearly 1000 questions with detailed answers provide nephrology fellows, practicing nephrologists and clinicians a better understanding of nephrology and aid preparations for nephrology and internal medicine boards. absolute nephrology review features the latest evidence and guidelines while fulfilling a critical need within the nephrology community.

nephrology and clinical chemistry the essential link

pierre delanaye

clinical chemistry is a science that requires specific knowledge and teaching. the e-book covers several topics in clinical nephrology. patients suffering from severe chronic kidney disease may be quasi asymptomatic. this lack of overt symptomatology suggests that clinical laboratory tests are of the highest importance. clinicians treating patients and clinical biologists operating in laboratories are often far apart from each other. they have a lot of things to share and to learn from each other. this e-book bridges the gap between these two groups of health professionals.

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oxford handbook of dialysis

jeremy levy; edwina brown; anastasia lawrence
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molecular mechanisms in the pathogenesis of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome

kaneko, kazunari (ed.)

this comprehensive book reviews our current state of knowledge about the pathogenesis of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (ins), which comprises a heterogeneous group of diseases with distinct histological characteristics, such as minimal-change nephrotic syndrome (mcns), focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (fsgs), and idiopathic membranous nephropathy (imn). as the word “idiopathic” indicates, the pathogenesis of ins remains unclear. historically, t-cell dysfunction has been thought to play an important part in the pathogenesis of mcns, while circulating vascular permeabilities have been believed to induce proteinuria in fsgs. the book further describes recent advances in molecular biology, which have allowed us to speculate on the interactions between visceral glomerular epithelial cells (podocytes) and the relative significance of several molecules in the pathogenesis of ins, such as reactive oxygen species, nuclear factor-kappa b, cd80, angiopoietin-like 4, cardiotrophin-like cytokine-1, and m-type phospholipase a2 receptor. the normally rapid pace of scientific progress occasionally devolves into a state of chaos, and the pathogenetic research on ins is one such case. this volume will help researchers and scientists to collaborate, share resources, and expedite the design of protocols to evaluate the putative factors.

understanding kidney diseases

rayner, hugh, thomas, mark, milford, david

this text aids medical students and trainee doctors in developing their knowledge of the conditions covered and improving their ability to clinically assess patients and formulate a management plan. once doctors are comfortable in interpreting these graphs, they can use them in consultations with patients about their kidney condition and so support self-management by patients, an increasingly important aspect of healthcare. kidney diseases and the speciality of nephrology have traditionally been regarded as difficult to understand. this is compounded by the use of complex definitions and terminology. these complex definitions result from a need to categorise kidney diseases according to the way kidney function changes over time, and then to express this in numbers and words. central to the assessment of patients is the measurement of kidney function. in our teaching of medical students and trainee doctors, as well as in our clinical practice and interaction with gps and consultant colleagues, we have found that viewing graphs of patients’ kidney function (estimated glomerular filtration rate, or egfr) against time is a much easier way of understanding kidney diseases. it provides the patient’s ‘kidney history’ and leads into a description of the natural history and management of their condition. we were surprised to find that this graphical approach is not used routinely in teaching or in daily clinical practice. we therefore believe there is a need for a book that uses this approach and we thus sought to compile a collection of illustrative case studies covering an array of disease categories, together with patients’ egfr readings.

onconephrology cancer chemotherapy and the kidney

jhaveri, kenar d., salahudeen, abdulla k. (eds.)

this case based resource focuses on kidney disease in patients with cancer. chapters cover the pathophysiology and management of specific kidney diseases in cancer patients, as well as the impact of chemotherapy, toxicity of organ and stem cell transplantation and other emerging therapies. filling a significant knowledge gap in this burgeoning field, onconephrology features the latest evidence and clinical approaches for the beginner or experienced practitioner.       

hemodiafiltration theory technology and clinical practice

nubé, menso j., grooteman, muriel p.c., blankestijn, peter (eds.)

this book gives a complete description of online hemodiafiltration, in five sections. it is unique in the systematic and complete way in which hemodiafiltration is described. each chapter is completed by a point-to-point summary of essential information, in a separate text box.

part of the book is dedicated to the theoretical background of convective clearance. in this part, safety issues and quality control is reviewed (especially on the quality of water for dialysis and substitution fluid), as well as equipment (both dialyzers and machines) with which this treatment can be performed.

as recently the results of several randomized controlled trials were available, the effect of hemodiafiltration on hard clinical end points (mortality and morbidity) is discussed in detail. this has not been done before, as the most recent book/journal on hemodiafiltration was published in 2011, before the results of the 3 randomized controlled trials were published. furthermore, the methodological quality of the trials is discussed by an expert, in order to help the readers in their judgment of the trials

part of the book concentrates on the effect of the treatment on several biomarkers and uremic toxins.

several clinically relevant issues is discussed separately, such as the prescription of anticoagulation during the treatment, drug prescription and clearance for patients treated with hemodiafiltration, and hemodynamic stability.

finally, a practical guide on how to perform the treatment is provided. in this unique section, seemingly simple but important details of hemodiafiltration-treatment is discussed, such as the importance of needle size for blood flow rates, the difference between filtration fraction and substitution ratio, the different targets that can be set and how to reach them. as most literature is mainly focused on theoretical issues, this unique feature really will help the field to perform hemodiafiltration, and answer practical questions.

brenner rectors the kidney 10th edition

m.d. karl skorecki; m.d. glenn m. chertow; m.d. philip a. marsden; m.d. maarten w. taal
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overcome the toughest clinical challenges in nephrology with “brenner & rector’s the kidney” — the most well-known nephrology resource in the world. a diverse team of more than 200 international contributors brings you the latest knowledge and best practices on every front in nephrology worldwide. from basic science and pathophysiology to clinical best practices, “brenner & rector’s the kidney” is your go-to resource for any stage of your career.

textbook of the neurogenic bladder 3rd edition

jacques corcos; david ginsberg; gilles karsenty
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the editors of this comprehensive third edition of the textbook of the neurogenic bladder have assembled an impressive team of world specialists to develop an essential resource for physicians, continence specialists, and other health care professionals involved in the diagnosis and management of patients who have lost normal bladder function.

the book provides a succinct update on epidemiology and briefly covers lower urinary tract anatomy and physiology. this is followed by a discussion on the pathophysiology of various types of dysfunctions and a clinical section that focuses on evaluation and treatment.

different types of treatments from behavioral to surgical are reviewed, including the most recent and sophisticated pharmacotherapy and tissue engineering approaches. a special section is devoted to myelomeningocele, a congenital condition with lifelong repercussions on voiding.

other topics such as complications, sexual function, fertility, maternity aspects, and prognostic factors round off the book. each topic is covered in detail by several authors for a better overall understanding. a selection of reports and guidelines in relation to neurogenic bladder dysfunction is also included.

this revised edition builds on the strong reputation of its predecessors. it is an essential reference tool for urologists, nurses, and technicians involved in the care of patients with neurogenic bladder dysfunction.

renal cell carcinoma 2

m.d. nizar m. tannir
>while patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mrcc) are now living longer with improved quality of life, the success of novel therapies for mrcc has created challenges for practicing oncologists. many patients who initially respond to targeted therapies ultimately develop progressive disease due to acquired resistance to these agents. additionally, some patients do not respond at all to any of the currently approved targeted agents, underscoring the need for continued and concerted efforts to identify other relevant targets and pursue alternative therapeutic strategies. part of the oxford american oncology library, renal cell carcinoma is a concise handbook that addresses the complex management of patients with mrcc. the book begins with a review of the epidemiology, pathology, and biology of renal cell carcinoma followed by chapters on specific targeted therapies and managing complications. the final chapters discuss supportive and integrative care and emerging therapies.

schriers diseases of the kidney 9th

schrier diseases of the kidneyby

  • thomas m. coffman md, james r. clapp professor of medicine, chief, division of nephrology, duke university and durham va medical centers, durham, north carolina, program director in cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, duke-nus graduate medical school, singapore
  • ronald j. falk md, allen brewster distinguished professor of medicine, director, unc kidney center, director, unc center for transplant care, chief, division of nephrology and hypertension, university of north carolina, chapel hill, north carolina
  • bruce a. molitoris md, professor of medicine, indiana university, roudebush va medical center, indianapolis, indiana
  • eric g. neilson md, vice president for medical affairs, lewis landsberg dean, professor of medicine and cell and molecular biology, feinberg school of medicine, northwestern university, chicago, illinois
  • robert w. schrier md, macp, honorary mrcp (uk), professor emeritus, university of colorado school of medicine, aurora, colorado

the recent advances in many aspects of kidney diseases have mandated the ninth edition of schrier’s diseases of the kidney. this all-encompassing work provides both clinicians and academicians with information they need to treat and study kidney disorders. combining basic and clinical sciences, the book provides authoritative, concise, and readily accessible information. about 200 international authorities, guided by a team of five distinguished authorities in nephrology, create an invaluable resource. dr. schrier, the long-time sole editor of this work, has recruited four eminent nephrologists as co-editors for this edition.

the book is divided into eleven sections that cover:

  • structural, functional correlations in the kidney
  • clinical evaluation
  • cystic and tubular disorders
  • infections of the urinary tract and the kidney
  • acute renal injury
  • hypertension
  • glomerular, interstitial, and vascular renal diseases
  • systemic diseases of the kidney
  • disorders of electrolyte, water, and acid-base
  • chronic kidney disease
  • management of end-stage renal disease

plus, with this new edition you have free online access to the companion website that contains fully searchable text and an image bank so you have access to the content anytime, anywhere.

key features

  • all chapters have been updated, with particularly extensive changes to areas such as hereditary disease, acute renal failure, and hypertension
  • content has been consolidated into two volumes
  • expanded editorial team provides in-depth expertise in all areas of nephrology
  • references available online link to medline abstracts and to selected full-text articles
  • thousands of new references have been added, and obsolete references have been deleted
  • book provides information on basic sciences, laboratory diagnosis, and imaging keyed to the needs of clinicians
  • each section of the book is designed to be a self-contained “textbook” for an area of neprhology

anemia in chronic kidney disease ecab

bharat v shah

dr. bharat v. shah is the managing trustee of narmada kidney foundation and consultant nephrologist, at lilavati hospital and research center and balabhai nanavati hospital in mumbai. in the past, he has been the head, department of medicine and head of nephrology section at p. d. hinduja national hospital, mahim, mumbai. dr. shah has published more than 60 research papers and authored three books. he is a teacher for dnb program in nephrology and member of scientific committee of indian society of nephrology.

manual of nephrology

by robert w. schrier

the newly updated 8th edition of this bestseller continues a 20-year tradition, with expert scientific research and clinical recommendations on the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic kidney disease. this comprehensive reference offers you solid, practical guidance on common renal problems—causes, symptoms, treatments and complications. explore the free sample chapter now!

features:

  • topics covered include: electrolyte and acid-base disorders, uti’s, kidney stones, glomerulonephritis and vasculitis, acute or chronic renal failure, hypertension, and renal disease in pregnancy and diabetes
  • new content on kidney disease in diabetes.
  • time-saving outline format for easy quick-reference
  • practical guidelines on drug dosing in patients with impaired kidney function, with specific recommendations on more than 500 drugs

now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive ebook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to:

  • complete content with enhanced navigation
  • a powerful search that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future

 

“…a new edition focusing on management issues, including complete coverage of renal, fluid and electrolyte, acid- base, and hypertensive disorders…covers the most current techniques and treatment philosophies.” appropriate for: primary care physicians, nephrology fellows.

handbook of dialysis 5th edition

by john t. daugirdas, peter g. blake, todd s. ing

the updated 5th edition of the handbook of dialysis is full of evidence-based, practical information on all aspects of dialysis training and therapy. authored by international nephrology experts, each chapter addresses a different area of the clinical realities of patient management. topics include screening, diagnosis and management of dialysis patients, including diagnostic work-ups, patient safety, and patient monitoring issues in acute dialysis and hemodialysis cases. this is the essential dialysis manual, filled with up-to-date dialysis information, including preparation, procedures, surgery, problems and side-effects.
 
features:

  • new expanded coverage of vascular access placement and management
  • new discussion of urgent start peritoneal dialysis
  • new chapter on practical implementation of sorbent dialysis
  • new updated section on home and intensive hemodialysis therapies
  • coverage of topics including: peritoneal dialysis, acute dialysis, hemodiafiltration, home and intensive dialysis, blood-based therapies, the physiology of peritoneal dialysis, diabetes, hypertension, optimal management of anemia, infections,  nutrition, mineral bone disorder, and much more!
  • quick-reference outline format
  • content illustrated with tables, diagrams and charts

 
your book purchase includes an ebook version created for android, ipad, iphone, ipod touch, pc, & mac. this ebook features:

  • complete content with enhanced navigation
  • a powerful search tool that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • quick-reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

 
 

this book contains black-and-white illustrations.

rapid and practical interpretation of urodynamics

by eric s. rovner (editor), michelle e. koski (editor)

this volume provides practitioners with a practical, easy to read, well organized approach to the performance and analysis of urodynamics in order to optimize their usage clinically. chapters are structured around specific types of patterns seen on urodynamic tracings. these urodynamic tracings are annotated and fully interpreted by the authors. multiple examples of each type of tracing are provided with expert commentary. the expert commentary expands on the potential clinical significance of the tracing, provides a differential diagnosis, and, where appropriate, discusses its importance diagnostically, prognostically and the implications for clinical management. the text contains chapters on virtually all the relevant urodynamic findings and clinical conditions seen in practice, including lower urinary tract conditions in both adults and children, neurogenic and non-neurogenic dysfunction, and other commonly seen conditions such as lower urinary tract obstruction, vaginal prolapse, and detrusor overactivity. the material is also presented in a practical manner, with special consideration to the latest national and international guidelines.

written by authorities in the field, rapid and practical interpretation of urodynamics is a valuable resource that fills a key gap by providing a systematic method of interpretation of urodynamic tracings in an easy to understand textbook that will benefit urologic trainees and experienced urologists alike.

kidney stone disease say no to stones

by david a. schulsinger (editor)

kidney stone is a significant disease with a 12-15% prevalence in the united states. patients with a history of stones have a 50% risk of making another stone in 5 years or 80% risk in their lifetime. the goal of this book is to educate the reader on the nuts and bolts of stone disease and to provide new and updated information to help them tackle this painful disease.

dialysis access management

by steven wu (editor), sanjeeva kalva (editor)

this practical book covers the basic principles and practice of dialysis access management, a crucial part of the care of patients undergoing hemodialysis. it has been written in an easy-to-read, step-by-step format to help facilitate learning and understanding of the procedures and has been supplemented with numerous operative photographs and diagrams demonstrating the commonly performed dialysis access exams, interventions, procedures and surgeries.

dialysis access management is an essential text for residents, fellows and physicians who are learning or practicing in dialysis and/or dialysis access management, especially in the fields of nephrology, radiology, surgery and vascular medicine.

comprehensive clinical nephrology expert consult online and print 5th edition

by richard j. johnson, john feehally, jurgen floege

handle the toughest clinical challenges with comprehensive clinical nephrology. the world’s leading authorities in the field, drs. richard j. johnson, john feehally, jürgen floege and a team of international experts have meticulously updated this fifth edition to continue to provide the level of expert information that readers rely on from this classic reference.

the right amount of basic science and practical clinical guidance assists in making efficient and informed decisions.
extensive updates on key topics keep you at the forefront of the field.

new chapters on glomerulonephritis associated with complement disorders, interventional treatments for hypertension, renal disease and cancer, and epidemiology and prognostic impact of acute kidney injury.

over 1,500 color illustrations highlight key topics and detail pathogenesis for a full range of kidney conditions and clinical management.

hundreds of color coded algorithms promote quick reference and to help you retain concepts.

over 400 new self-assessment questions and fully searchable text available online at expertconsult.

floege, johnson, and feehally give you the information you need to make quick and correct clinical decisions

principles and practice of dialysis

by william l. henrich
this book is an evidence-based review of the practical challenges of dealing with patients receiving dialysis. the first section covers technical and procedural considerations such as choosing the hemodialysis membrane and choosing the best dialysis option. the second section covers clinical considerations such as infection and the treatment of specific renal disease complications. the book includes numerous illustrations and tables and drug charts for dialysis patients.
this edition’s current outcomes chapter has been expanded to include patient depression and improving quality of care. new chapters cover dialysis in the icu, valvular heart disease, and pre-emptive renal transplantation.

the book contains black-and-white illustrations.

manual of nephrology diagnosis and therapy edition 7

by robert w. schrier

now in its seventh edition, this best-selling spiral manual is a practical quick-reference guide to the diagnosis and treatment of renal disorders. the book covers all common renal problems in a user-friendly outline format designed for rapid information retrieval. coverage includes acute and chronic kidney diseases, fluid and electrolyte disorders, acid-base disturbances, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and hypertension.

highlights of this seventh edition include updated information on kidney disease in diabetes. a chapter on drug dosing in patients with renal impairment provides specific recommendations for over 500 drugs.