Nephrology and Fluid/Electrolyte Physiology: Neonatology Questions and Controversies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781416031635

Nephrology and Fluid/Electrolyte Physiology: Neonatology Questions and Controversies

1st Edition

Authors: William Oh Jean-Pierre Guignard Stephen Baumgart
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416031635
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 6th March 2008
Page Count: 280

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Placental and Fetal Water Flux

1. Water Flux And Amniotic Fluid Volume: Understanding Fetal Water Flow

Marie Beall, MD
Jeroen van den Wijngaard, MSc
Martin van Gemert, PhD
Michael G Ross, MD, MPH

Section 2: Electrolytes Balance During Normal Fetal And Neonatal Development

2. Renal Aspects of Sodium Metabolism in the Fetus and Neonate

Endre Sulyok, MD, PhD, DSc

3. Potassium Metabolism

John Lorenz, MD

4. Acid-base Homeostasis in the Fetus and Newborn

Istvan Seri, MD, PhD

Section 3: The Kidney: Normal Development and Hormone Modulators

5. Glomerular Filtration Rate in Neonates
Jean-Pierre Guignard, MD
Jean-Bernard Gouyon, MD

6. The Developing Kidney and the Fetal Origins of Adult Cardio Vascular Disease

Umberto Simeoni, MD
Farid Boubred, MD
Christophe Buffat, PharmD
Daniel Vaiman, PhD

7. Renal Modulation: The Renin/Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS)

Pedro Jose, MD, PhD
Aruna Natarajan, MB, BS

8. Renal Modulation: Arginine Vassopresin And Atrial Natriuretic Peptide

Francisco Emma, MD
Marco Zaffanello, MD, PhD
Maria Antonietta Procaccino, MD
Gilda Stringini, MD

4. Special Pathology

9. Body Fluid Compartments in the Fetus and Newborn Infant with Growth Aberration

Karl Bauer, MD

10. Acute Problems Of Prematurity:Balancing Fluid Volume And Electrolyte Replacements In Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) And Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Neonates

Stephen Baumgart, MD

11. Lung Fluid Balance in Developing Lungs and it’s Role in Neonatal Transition

Lucky Jain, MD
Richard Bland, MD

12. Edema

Andrew Costarino, MD
Caroline D. Boyd, MD

13. Renal failure in the Neonate

Sharon Andreoli, MD

14. Obstructive Uropathy: Assessment of Renal Function in the Fetus
Robert Chevalier, MD


This exciting new reference brings you information about the most controversial nephrology challenges you face in your practice. The book confidently tackles these subjects and gives seasoned advice on the latest diagnostic and treatment strategies using evidence-based medicine wherever possible. It gives you the latest information you need to keep pace with the fast-paced, dynamic environment of neonatology.

Key Features

  • Addresses controversial topics head on, so you can decide how to handle these difficult practice issues.
  • Serves as the bridge between the latest cutting-edge research and its application to clinical practice.
  • Assembles a world-class group of neonatologists, representing the true leaders of the specialty, to ensure the most authoritative content available.


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About the Authors

William Oh Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pediatrics, Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University; Attending Neonatologist, Women and Infants' Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island

Jean-Pierre Guignard Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Professor of Pediatrics, Lausanne University Medical School, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland

Stephen Baumgart Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center; Department of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, District of Columbia