Overcome the toughest clinical challenges in nephrology with Brenner & Rector's The Kidney -- the most well-known nephrology resource in the world. A diverse team of more than 200 international contributors brings you the latest knowledge and best practices on every front in nephrology worldwide. From basic science and pathophysiology to clinical best practices, Brenner & Rector's The Kidney is your go-to resource for any stage of your career.
Review of the basic science that underpins clinical nephrology, comprehensive selection of the most important bibliographical sources in nephrology, and Board Review-style questions help you prepare for certification or recertification.
Coverage of kidney health and disease from pre-conception through fetal and infant health, childhood, adulthood, and into old age. Expanded sections and chapter on global perspective and ethical considerations.
Uniform terminology and nomenclature in line with emerging consensus in world kidney community.
More than 700 full-color high-quality photographs as well as carefully chosen figures, algorithms, and tables to illustrate essential concepts, nuances of clinical presentation and technique, and decision making provide a visual grasp and better understanding of critical information.
Internationally diverse, trusted guidance and perspectives from a team of well-respected global contributors. An editorial team headed by Dr. Skorecki and handpicked by Dr. Brenner ensures the ongoing adherence to previous standards of excellence. All chapters have been extensively updated or entirely rewritten by authorities in their respective fields.
The latest clinical information including recent clinical trials, genetic causes of kidney disease, cardiovascular and renal risk prediction in chronic kidney disease, new paradigms in fluid and electrolyte management, and pediatric kidney disease, keep you current with the rapid development of care and research worldwide.
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The must-have resource for mastering all areas of nephrology, extensively revised and with new global experts.
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Section I: Normal Structure and Function
Chapter 1 Embryology of the Kidney
Chapter 2 Anatomy of the Kidney
Chapter 3 The Renal Circulations and Glomerular Ultrafiltration
Chapter 4 Metabolic Basis of Solute Transport
Chapter 5 Transport of Sodium, Chloride, and Potassium
Chapter 6 Aldosterone Regulation of Ion Transport
Chapter 7 Transport of Magnesium, Calcium, and Phosphate
Chapter 8 Transport of Organic Solutes
Chapter 9 Renal Acidification Mechanisms
Chapter 10 Urine Concentration and Dilution
Chapter 11 Cell Biology of Vasopressin Action
Chapter 12 Vasoactive Molecules and the Kidney
Chapter 13 Arachidonic Acid Metabolites and the Kidney
Section II: Disorders of Body Fluid Volume and Composition
Chapter 14 Extracellular Fluid and Edema Formation
Chapter 15 Disorders of Water Balance
Chapter 16 Disorders of Acid-Base Balance
Chapter 17 Disorders of Potassium Balance
Chapter 18 Disorders of Calcium, Magnesium, and Phosphate Balance
Section III: Epidemiology and Risk Factors in Kidney Disease
Chapter 19 Epidemiology of Kidney Disease
Chapter 20 Demographics of Kidney Disease
Chapter 21 Risk Factors and Kidney Disease
Chapter 22 Nephron Endowment
Chapter 23 Aging and Kidney Disease
Section IV: Evaluation of the Patient with Kidney Disease
Chapter 24 Approach to the Patient with Kidney Disease
Chapter 25 Laboratory Assessment of Kidney Disease: Glomerular Filtration Rate, Urinalysis, and Proteinuria
Chapter 26 Interpretation of Electrolyte and Acid-Base Parameters in Blood and Urine
Chapter 27 Diagnostic Kidney Imaging
Chapter 28 The Renal Biopsy
Chapter 29 Biomarkers in Acute Kid
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