The Renal System

Systems of the Body Series

By

  • Michael Field, AM, MD, FRACP, Emeritus Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Carol Pollock, MB, BS, PhD, FRACP, Professor of Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital, St. Leonards, NSW, Australia, Department of Medicine, University of Syndey, Australia
  • David Harris, MD, BS, FRACP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia, Department of Medicine, University of Syndey, Australia

Audience

Medical and other health science students

 

Book information

  • Published: February 2010
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3371-1


Table of Contents

Urinary tract structure and infection. Body fluids, nephron function and diuretics. Water balance and regulation of osmolarity. Acid-base balance and regulation of pH. Glomerular filtration and acute kidney injury. Proteinuria and the nephrotic syndrome. Glomerulonephritis and the acute nephritic syndrome. Diabetic nephropaphy and chronic kidney disease. End stage kidney disease and replacement of renal function. Hypertension and the kidney. Pregnancy and the kidney. Urinary tract obstruction and stones. Renal masses and urinary tract tumours. Drugs and the kidney.