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National Kidney Foundation Primer on Kidney Diseases

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The National Kidney Foundation Primer on Kidney Diseases is your ideal companion in clinical nephrology! From anatomy, histology, and physiology, through the diagnosis and management of kidney disease, fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension, dialysis, and kidney transplantation, this trusted manual from Elsevier and the National Kidney Foundation provides an accessible, efficient overview of kidney diseases that’s perfect for residency, fellowship, clinical practice, and board review.

Internal Medicine

Paperback, 664 Pages

Published: August 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-4617-0


  •           Section 1: Structure and Function of the Kidneys and Their Clinical Assessment

    1. Overview of Kidney Function and Structure
    2. Kidney Development
    3. Assessment of Glomerular Filtration Rate in Acute and Chronic Settings
    4. Urinalysis and Urine Microscopy
    5. Hematuria and Proteinuria
    6. Kidney Imaging
    7. Section 2: Acid-Base, Fluid, and Electrolyte Disorders

    8. Hyponatremia and Hypoosmolar Disorders
    9. Hypernatremia
    10. Edema and the Clinical Use of Diuretics
    11. Disorders of Potassium Metabolism
    12. Disorders of Mineral Metabolism: Calcium, Phosphorus, and Magnesium
    13. Approach to Acid-Base Disorders
    14. Metabolic Acidosis
    15. Metabolic Alkalosis
    16. Respiratory Acidosis and Alkalosis
    17. Section 3: Glomerular Diseases

    18. Glomerular Clinicopathologic Syndromes
    19. Minimal Change Disease
    20. Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
    21. Membranous Nephropathy
    22. Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy and Related Disorders
    23. Goodpasture Syndrome and Other Antiglomerular Basement Membrane Diseases
    24. Section 4: The Kidney in Systemic Disease

    25. Postinfectious Glomerulonephritis
    26. Kidney Involvement in Systemic Vasculitis
    27. Kidney Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    28. Pathogenesis, Pathophysiology and Treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy
    29. Dysproteinemias and Amyloidosis
    30. Thrombotic Microangiopathies
    31. Viral Nephropathies: Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, and Hepatitis B Virus
    32. Acute Cardiorenal Syndrome
    33. Hepatorenal Syndrome and Other Liver-Related Kidney Diseases
    34. The Kidney in Cancers
    35. Section 5: Acute Kidney Injury

    36. Pathophysiology of Acute Kidney Injury
    37. Clinical Approach to the Diagnosis of Acute Kidney Injury
    38. Acute Tubular Injury and Acute Tubular Necrosis
    39. Acute Interstitial Nephritis
    40. Management of Acute Kidney Injury
    41. Section 6: Drugs and the Kidney

    42. Kidney Disease Caused by Therapeutic Agents
    43. Principles of Drug Therapy in Patients with Reduced Kidney Function
    44. Section 7: Hereditary Kidney Disorders

    45. Genetically Based Renal Transport Disorders
    46. Sickle Cell Nephropathy
    47. Polycystic and Other Cystic Kidney Diseases
    48. Nephronophthisis and Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease
    49. Alport Syndrome and Related Disorders
    50. Fabry Disease
    51. Section 8: Tubulointerstitial Nephropathies and Disorders of the Urinary Tract

    52. Chronic Tubulointerstitial Disease
    53. Obstructive Uropathy
    54. Nephrolithiasis
    55. Urinary Tract Infection & Pyelonephritis
    56. Section 9: The Kidney in Special Circumstances

    57. The Kidney in Infants and Children
    58. The Kidney in Pregnancy
    59. Kidney Disease in the Elderly
    60. Section 10: Chronic Kidney Disease and Its Therapy

    61. Pathophysiology of Chronic Kidney Disease
    62. Staging and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
    63. Nutrition and Kidney Disease
    64. Bone Disorders in Chronic Kidney Disease
    65. Cardiac Function and Cardiovascular Disease in Chronic Kidney Disease
    66. Anemia and Other Hematologic Complications of Chronic Kidney Disease
    67. Section 11: Kidney Replacement Therapies: Dialysis and Transplantation

    68. Hemodialysis
    69. Peritoneal Dialysis
    70. Outcomes of Kidney Replacement Therapies
    71. Selection of Prospective Kidney Transplant Recipients and Donors
    72. Posttransplantation Monitoring and Outcomes
    73. Immunosuppression in Transplantation
    74. Infectious Complications of Kidney Transplantation
    75. Section 12: Hypertension

    76. Pathogenesis of Hypertension
    77. Evaluation and Management of Hypertension
    78. Secondary Hypertension


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