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Organogenesis of the kidney has been intensely studied for over a century. In recent years advances in molecular techniques have not only made great inroads into exploring the genetic regulation of this complex process but also began to unravel the molecular basis of many forms of congenital kidney disease. This book is a comprehensive study on these findings and the only book available with such in depth coverage of the kidney.Hundreds of color figures depicting key events in all aspects of kidney developmentFull coverage of the genetic and cellular basis of kidney developmentAnalysis of the genetic basis of the major congenital kidney diseases
The only comprehensive work to cover all aspects of diuretic agents, the book discusses the pharmacology and toxicology of diuretic agents as well as the physiological effects. Experts in the field present the principles and experimental approaches for the study of interactions between pharmacologic compounds in relation to specific target organs. Diuretic Agents contains information on the mechanisms of action and application of diuretics, and details FDA regulations and pharmaceutical industry guidelines.Written by experts in the fieldCovers all aspects of diuretic agentsIncludes information on the mechanisms of action and application of diuretics
Offers comprehensive coverage of fluid and electrolyte regulation and dysregulation. In this title, genetics and cell biology have been deployed to deepen and widen further the explanatory framework. It provides detailed treatment of the significance of cilia, and the role of stem cells is given special consideration.
Offers reviews of the metabolic and nutritional disorders that are prevalent in patients with renal disease. This book provides a common language for nephrologists, nutritionists, and other interested physicians to discuss the underlying research and translation of practices for the nutritional management and prevention of renal disease.
Suitable for clinical oncologists and nephrologists, including fellows-in-training, this book provides a common language for nephrologists, oncologists, hematologists, and other clinicians who treat cancer patients, to discuss development of renal diseases in the context of cancer and options for their optimum diagnosis, management, and treatment.
Suitable for medical students and undergraduate physiology students, this book integrates the basic concepts behind water distribution and movement in the body. It contains step by step explanation of how water is distributed, how it moves, how this aides in oxygen delivery and how this is regulated in the human body.
This comprehensive yet concise guide to the treatment of even the most complex patients with primary glomerular diseases is full of practical information collected and organized in an easy-to-read manner, containing not only an evidence-based review of the topic but also practical recommendations from experts in the field.
This new edition is fully updated to reflect the most current thinking and understanding in the field, as presented by a team of international clinical experts.
The revised third edition of this comprehensive handbook continues to provide a reliable, compact guide to all aspects of dialysis, incorporating best practice guidelines and including the most to up-to-date information on new techniques and patient management options.
This book provides practical guidance on managing renal patients at the end of life stage. It is presented in easily accessible, bullet point style, and is illustrated with case histories from real life patients, and drug tables.