This book provides the reader with a comprehensive review of the mechanisms underlying kidney scarring and the clinical aspects related to progressive chronic renal failure. It deals with aspects of diabetic and non-diabetic kidney diseases. It also addresses issues related to theprogression of renal diseases in tropical areas. It is written by experts in the field who provide the readers with an up-to-date review of the literature and share their own experience and views on the subjects they cover. The authors also provide when appropriate, some guidelines andrecommendations for the management of progressive renal insufficiency. This book should appeal to nephrologists and general physicians with an interest in nephrology. It should be a valuable source of information for trainees in the field of nephrology who may want an up-to-date review on a topicrelated to the progression of renal diseases.