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International Yearbook of Nephrology 1993

  • Vittorio E. Andreucci
  • Leon G. Fine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Renal Physiology and Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jørgen S. Petersen, Carmen Hinojosa-Laborde, Ulla C. Kopp, Gerald F. DiBona
      Pages 3-21
  3. Glomerulonephritis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Arnold Vogt, Stephen Batsford, Tetsuo Morioka, Rainer Woitas
      Pages 25-44
    3. Dominique Chauveau, Dominique Ganeval
      Pages 45-52
  4. Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
  5. Urinary Tract Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
  6. The Kidney in Pregnancy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Ariela Benigni, Giuseppe Remuzzi
      Pages 93-105
  7. The Kidney and Diabetes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Anne Marie V. Miles, Eli A. Friedman
      Pages 109-139
  8. Hereditary Renal Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Martin C. Gregory
      Pages 143-156
  9. Pediatric Nephrology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
  10. Geriatric Nephrology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
  11. Acute Renal Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Mary B. Leonard, Eduardo Ruchelli, Bernard S. Kaplan
      Pages 199-216
  12. Chronic Renal Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
  13. Dialysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Robert J. Wineman, Norman Deane
      Pages 267-286
    3. Zbylut J. Twardowski
      Pages 287-310
  14. Renal Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Peter A. Ubel, Mark Siegler
      Pages 313-329
  15. Diagnostic Methods in Nephrology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Peter M. Kouw, Peter M. J. M. de Vries, Ab J. M. Donker
      Pages 333-351
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 353-360

About this book

Introduction

Nephrology, initially born as a small branch of medicine, has, in the last few decades, become an extraordinary large field of medicine. The recent development of renal medicine is mirrored by the numerous nephrological journals published, a natural consequence of the increasing number of basic and clinical research studies performed continuously all over the world. Undoubtedly the progress which has occurred in the different, specific fields of renal medicine has given rise to subspecialities which range from renal physiology and pathology to hemo- and peritoneal dialysis and renal transplantation. Even the diagnostic methodology in nephrology, very useful in the clinical practice, has become a speciality within the speciality. Thus, the problem for clinical nephrologists, as well as for internists, is to remain continuously up-dated in all fields of nephrology. Nephrology textbooks are published continuously and in great number. However, the time required for having authors appointed, chapters completed, manuscript edited, galley proofs corrected and the whole book printed makes many textbooks already out of date when they go on sale and their half lives are very short. On the other hand, nephrological journals are so many and the articles so numerous and detailed, that it is often impossible to rely on them for up-dating practicing clinicians.

Keywords

Nephrologie dialysis glomerulonephritis hypertension infection kidney nephrology pathophysiology renal transplantation transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Vittorio E. Andreucci
    • 1
  • Leon G. Fine
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NephrologyUniversity of NaplesNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Middlesex School of Medicine, The Rayne InstituteUniversity CollegeLondonUK

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