Pediatric Nephrology by Ellis D. AvnerPediatric Nephrology by Ellis D. Avner

Pediatric Nephrology

EditorEllis D. Avner, William E. Harmon, Patrick Niaudet

Hardcover | August 20, 2009

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Here is an extensive update of Pediatric Nephrology, which has become the standard reference text in the field. It is global in perspective and reflects the international group of editors, who are well-recognized experts in pediatric nephrology. Within this text, the development of kidney structure and function is followed by detailed and comprehensive chapters on all childhood kidney diseases.
Title:Pediatric NephrologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:2059 pages, 10.87 × 7.99 × 0.27 inPublished:August 20, 2009Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540763279

ISBN - 13:9783540763277

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Table of Contents

85 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 (10 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 (11 chapters that form a mini-primer on chronic renal failure, pediatric dialysis and kidney transplantation); Around the World (8 chapters describing the history and development of Pediatric Nephrology in all continents).

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Aus den Rezensionen zur 6. Auflage: "... Der Text ist aktuell und sehr klar und präzise formuliert, sodass er sowohl vom jungen Arzt in der kindernephrologischen Sprechstunde als auch vom erfahrenen Kindernephrologen geschätzt wird. Embryologische, pathophysiologische und anatomische Erklärungen werden durch konkrete und praxisnahe Ernpfehlungen zu Diagnostik und Therapie ergänzt. ... Insgesamt haben wir einen eindeutig positiven Eindruck: die sechste Auflage des 'Avner's Pediatric Nephrology' ist ein empfehlenswertes Nachschlagewerk für Kindernephrologen und kindernephrologisch- interessierte Fachärzte." (Giacomo Simonetti, in: Pädiatrie up2date, December/2010, Issue 4)