Treatment of Primary Glomerulonephritis

Paperback | June 8, 2009

EditorClaudio Ponticelli, Richard J. Glassock

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Primary glomerulonephritis is a common renal disease which may eventually lead to chronic renal failure. Treatment of glomerulonephritis is difficult. In particular the use of glucocorticoids and immunosuppressive drugs require expertise, knowledge of the drugs, and careful monitoring of thepatient. Paradoxically, the treatment of glomerulonephritis has become even more complicated in the recent years, after the introduction of a number of newer immunosuppressive drugs.Extensively updated since publication of the first edition in 1997, this comprehensive yet concise guide to the treatment of even the most complex patients with primary glomerular diseases is full of practical information collected and organized in an easy-to-read manner. It encompasses the possibletreatments of the different types of primary glomerulonephritis, including diseases intrinsic to the kidney of unknown or uncertain aetiology. Each of the main chapters is devoted to a single primary glomerulonephritis and follows a similar format to allow easy access of information.The book contains not only an evidence-based review of the topic, but also practical recommendations from internationally recognized experts in the field.

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Primary glomerulonephritis is a common renal disease which may eventually lead to chronic renal failure. Treatment of glomerulonephritis is difficult. In particular the use of glucocorticoids and immunosuppressive drugs require expertise, knowledge of the drugs, and careful monitoring of thepatient. Paradoxically, the treatment of glom...

Claudio Ponticelli graduated in Medicine at the University of Milan in 1961 before specialising in Endocrinology, Urology, and Nephrology. He worked as an assistant nephrologist at the University of Milan, before becoming Vice-Director of the Unit of Nephrology at Ospedale Maggiore, Milan in 1968, after which he became director firs...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:486 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.04 inPublished:June 8, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199552886

ISBN - 13:9780199552887

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Table of Contents

1. Symptomatic therapy2. Glucocorticoids and immunomodulating agents3. Evaluation of observational and controlled trials of therapy4. Acute post-infectious glomerulonephritis5. Minimal change nephropathy6. Focal and segmental glomerular sclerosis7. Membranous nephropathy8. Immunoglobulin A nephropathy9. Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis10. Crescentic glomerulonephritis11. Other primary glomerular diseases

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Review from previous edition: "The chapters are well constructed and answers will be found to all the questions which commonly arise in the management of patients with glomerulonephritis. This is a book for every practising nephrologist." --Nephrol Dial Transplant, 1998