Nephrology and Fluid/Electrolyte Physiology: Neonatology Questions and Controversies

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  • William Oh, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University; Attending Neonatologist, Women and Infants' Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Jean-Pierre Guignard, MD, Honorary Professor of Pediatrics, Lausanne University Medical School, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Stephen Baumgart, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center; Department of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, District of Columbia

Nephrology and Fluid/Electrolyte Physiology, a volume in Dr. Polin’s Neonatology: Questions and Controversies Series, offers expert authority on the toughest neonatal nephrology and fluid/electrolyte challenges you face in your practice. This medical reference book will help you provide better evidence-based care and improve patient outcomes with research on the latest advances.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2012
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-2658-9

Table of Contents

Section A: Placenta and Fetal Water Flux

1. Water Flux and fetal Amniotic Fluid Volume: Understanding Fetal Water Flow
2. Body water changes in the Fetus and Newborn: Normal Transition after Birth and the Effects of Intrauterine Growth Abberation


Section B: Electrolyte Balance during Normal Fetal and Neonatal Development

3. Renal Aspects of Sodium Metabolism in the Fetus and Newborn

4. Potassium metabolism

5. Renal Urate Metabolism in the Fetus and Newborn

6. Perinatal Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism

7. Acid-base Homeostasis in the Fetus and Newborn


Section C: The Kidney, Normal Development and Hormonal Control

8. Glomerular Filtration Rate in Neonates


Section D: Special Problems

9. The Developing Kidney and the Fetal Origins of Adult Cardiovascular Disease

10. Renin Modulation: Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System

11. Renal Modulation: Arginine Vasopressin and Atrieal Natriuretic Peptide

12. Acute Problems of Prematurity: Balancing Fluid Volume and Electrolyte Replacement in Very Low Birth Weight and Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonates

13. Lung Fluid Balance in Developing Lungs and Its Role in Neonatal Transition

14. Use of Diurects in the Newborn

15. Neonatal Hypertension: Diagnosis and Management

16. Edema

17. Kidney Injury in the Neonate

18. Hereditary Tubulopathies

19. Obstructive Uropathies: Assessment of Renal Function in the Fetus