Clinical Nephrology

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World Scientific, 2011 - Medical - 651 pages
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This comprehensive textbook provides a broad reveiw of kidney diseases with regards to symptoms, investigation and treatment. It deals with a variety of clinical entities like glomerulonephritis, kidney stones, hypertension, urinary infection and renal failure. The in-depth chapters deal with dialysis and kidney transplantation as well as renal therapeutics which are currently practiced - the latest combed from a broad range of medical journals, distilled and combined with the author's own experience and practice in nephrology since 1975 when he first embarked on his career as a kidney specialist.
This third edition has 7 new chapters reflecting the latest changes in nephrological practice, totalling 35 chapters as compared to the last edition of 27 chapters.
The new chapters include recent clinical trials, aging kidneys, cardiorenal syndrome, the geography and evolution of glomerulonephritis, IgA nephritis - a distinct Glomerular disease, acute poisoning and research in kidney diseases. These updated topics will allow the reader to keep abreast of the latest trends in nephrology, with abstract/summaries included for easy reference to the original text/articles.
Written in a clear and concise style, this invaluable textbook serves as a practical guide for medical students, doctors, nurses and other medical and paramedical personnel in kidney diseases.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Structure and Function
1
Chapter 2 Symptoms and Signs in Renal Medicine
13
Chapter 3 Renal Investigations
21
Chapter 4 Glomerulonephritis
37
Chapter 5 Nephrotic Syndrome
61
Discovery of a Distinct Glomerular Disorder
97
Chapter 7 Pathogenesis and Therapy of IgA Nephritis
105
Chapter 8 The Geography and Evolution of Glomerulonephritis
131
Chapter 20 Clinical Problems on Fluids Electrolytes and AcidBase Balance
329
Chapter 21 Renal Tubular Acidosis
343
Chapter 22 Renal Tubular Disorders
355
Chapter 23 Systemic Disease and the Kidney
363
Chapter 24 Pregnancy and the Kidney
381
Chapter 25 Cancer and the Kidney
387
Chapter 26 Inherited Kidney Diseases
393
Chapter 27 Drugs and the Kidney
409

Chapter 9 Clinical Trials and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease CKD
155
Chapter 10 Lupus Nephritis
171
Chapter 11 Urinary Tract Infection
187
Chapter 12 Sex and the Kidney
219
Chapter 13 Hypertension and the Kidney
225
Chapter 14 The Cardiorenal Syndromes
253
Chapter 15 Diuretics
261
Chapter 16 Kidney Stones
273
Chapter 17 Diabetes Mellitus and the Kidney
291
Chapter 18 Fluid and Electrolytes
305
Chapter 19 AcidBase Balance
319
Chapter 28 Acute Kidney Injury Acute Renal Failure
433
Chapter 29 Chronic Renal Failure
449
Chapter 30 Hemodialysis
493
Chapter 31 Peritoneal Dialysis
529
Chapter 32 Renal Transplantation
557
Chapter 33 The Aging Kidneys
595
Chapter 34 Research in Kidney Diseases
607
Chapter 35 Poisoning
637
Index
647
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