Renal Disease in Children

Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis

  • Amin Y. Barakat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Agnes Fogo, Amin Y. Barakat
    Pages 31-54
  3. Pedro A. Jose, Robin A. Felder
    Pages 71-83
  4. Sharon M. Stein, Sandra G. Kirchner, Richard M. Heller
    Pages 85-115
  5. Jean-Pierre De Chadarévian, Bernard S. Kaplan
    Pages 117-131
  6. Leticia U. Tina, Robert D. Fildes
    Pages 133-155
  7. Ziad M. Shehab
    Pages 157-169
  8. Robert C. Macdonell Jr., Amin Y. Barakat
    Pages 171-184
  9. Russell W. Chesney
    Pages 185-206
  10. Valentina Kon, Iekuni Ichikawa
    Pages 207-231
  11. Juan Rodriguez-Soriano
    Pages 233-268
  12. Leonard G. Feld, James E. Springate
    Pages 269-284
  13. Zoe L. Papadopoulou
    Pages 285-305
  14. Mouin G. Seikaly, Billy S. Arant Jr.
    Pages 307-328
  15. Brent F. Treiger, Robert D. Jeffs
    Pages 329-339
  16. Mitsuro Nakano, Gad Kainer, John W. Foreman, James C. M. Chan
    Pages 341-355
  17. Robert E. Lynch, Ellen G. Wood
    Pages 357-369
  18. Robert B. Ettenger
    Pages 371-383
  19. Philippe Jeanty, Manfred Hansmann
    Pages 385-394
  20. Marshall Summar, Raymond M. Hakim
    Pages 407-412
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 413-514

About this book


The clinical specialty of adult nephrology has enjoyed spectacular growth during the past three decades. Such a statement is no less true for pediatric nephrology. This book stands in quiet testimony to that fact. Practitioners of pediatric nephrology are now concerned with the diagnosis and treat­ ment of young patients with a widened spectrum of primary and sec­ ondary diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract, hypertension and disorders of water, electrolyte and acid-base metabolism. Their science, deriving from an exciting blend of physiology, morphology, pathology, immunology, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics and pharmacology, must also include an understanding of human developmental biology­ an insight that colleagues who practice adult nephrology require to a somewhat lesser extent. Dramatic, continuing advances in our understanding of the pathogen­ esis, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases has led to a cascade of books and monographs on various aspects of the subject. Nevertheless, in view of the clear emergence of pediatric nephrology as a distinct medical specialty, it is most appropriate that a practical book, which focuses almost exclusively on approaches to the evaluation and diagnosis of young patients with kidney disease and related disorders, should appear. In that sense this book is unique. It provides an easily accessible, practical compendium or guide to the clinical investigation of all facets of kidney disease in children. Its special and unique emphasis is directed toward various approaches to the evaluation of such patients and the interpretation of associated laboratory or radiographical data.


biochemistry chemistry developmental biology diagnosis genetics growth immunology kidney microbiology morphology nephrology pathophysiology pharmacology renal failure transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Amin Y. Barakat
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric NephrologyGeorgetown University School of MedicineWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Child Kidney Disease Prevention ProgramVanderbilt University School of MedicineNashvilleUSA

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