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This official publication of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) covers all aspects of adult and pediatric kidney diseases and is ideal for nephrologists and non-nephrologists alike. The full-color design, high-quality photographs, and outstanding graphs and tables make information easy to access and understand. The latest management techniques and pearls from leading clinical experts-including international contributors-offer practical and authoritative guidance. Edited by Dr. Arthur Greenberg and members of the NKF Scientific Advisory Board, this state-of-the-art primer provides consistent depth of coverage, balanced discussion of controversy, and a uniform focus of information.

  • Incorporates the latest NKF Kidney/Outcome Quality Initiative (K/DOQI) guidelines on chronic kidney disease staging and management.
  • Features a current and practical review of the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of kidney disease, fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension, dialysis, and renal transplantation.
  • Covers the whole field of nephrology in concise and well-illustrated, four-color chapters.
  • Puts complex material and the latest developments into perspective for in-depth, yet succinct summaries in every area.
  • Includes high-quality photographs, as well as outstanding graphs and tables for a varied approach to the subject matter.
  • new chapters on Disorders of Magnesium Homeostasis and Thombotic Microangiopathies to reflect advances in management.
  • Includes the most up-to-date management guidelines and pearls of wisdom to provide you with best practices.
  • Presents new ideas and perspectives through 25% new contributing clinical experts.

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