Nephrology Forum

  • Jordan J. Cohen
  • John T. Harrington
  • Jerome P. Kassirer
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Intrinsic Renal Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Roscoe R. Robinson
      Pages 5-26
    3. David S. Baldwin
      Pages 55-84
    4. Robert W. Schrier
      Pages 85-106
    5. Charles van Ypersele de Strihou
      Pages 107-133
  3. Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-138
    2. Neal S. Bricker
      Pages 139-168
    3. Norman G. Levinsky
      Pages 169-186
    4. Robert W. Berliner
      Pages 187-208
    5. Alexander Leaf
      Pages 209-224
    6. Ralph A. DeFronzo
      Pages 225-258
    7. George F. Cahill Jr.
      Pages 259-278
  4. Disturbances in Calcium and Phosphorous

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-282
    2. Francis P. Muldowney
      Pages 283-303
    3. Samuel O. Thier
      Pages 305-316
    4. Jack W. Coburn
      Pages 317-347
    5. Eberhard Ritz
      Pages 349-374
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 375-383

About these proceedings


A few years ago, as the editor of Kidney International, I was ap­ proached by Drs. Cohen, Kassirer, and Harrington who suggested that a new feature should be included in each monthly issue of the journal. They suggested that it should employ a case discussion format such as that used frequently at specialty rounds in teaching hospitals, and that the discussion should place a special emphasis on the relationship between basic science and important problems in clinical nephrology. The summary of an actual patient history would first be presented to exemplify a particular clinical problem, a seasoned person of proven expertise would be invited to deliver a well-documented analysis of the relevant issues, and perhaps most ambitiously of all, a critical audience would be assembled to challenge the principal discussant in an open­ ended, question-and-answer period. The entire affair would be recorded at the time of the live conference and transcribed subse­ quently in preparation for publication as a "Nephrology Forum. " I must confess that I was somewhat hesitant at first to endorse their proposal because, at the time, Kidney International had just begun to establish a solid reputation for the publication of high quality, peer­ reviewed manuscripts dealing with the clinical and laboratory research interests of the international nephrological community.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jordan J. Cohen
    • 1
  • John T. Harrington
    • 2
  • Jerome P. Kassirer
    • 2
  1. 1.Michael Reese Hospital and Medical CenterUniversity of Chicago School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  2. 2.New England Medical CenterTufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA

Bibliographic information