National Kidney Foundation Primer on Kidney Diseases - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9781455746170, 9780323186506

National Kidney Foundation Primer on Kidney Diseases

6th Edition

Authors: Scott Gilbert Daniel Weiner
Paperback ISBN: 9781455746170
eBook ISBN: 9780323186506
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 16th August 2013
Page Count: 664


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.

Key Features

  • Incorporate the latest NKF Kidney/ Outcome Quality Initiative guidelines on chronic kidney disease staging and management.
  • Review the basics with a current and practical review of the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of kidney disease, fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension, dialysis, and renal transplantation.

Table of Contents

          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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About the Author

Scott Gilbert

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Daniel Weiner

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts