This book is intended for use by nephrologists, internists, hospitals, trainees in these specialties and indeed anyone interested in renal medicine. It contains top-class authoritative and up-to-date reviews by internationally renowned experts coming from some of the best nephrology centres in the world. It covers the diagnosis, causes and management of acute kidney injury. It also includes a discussion of the diagnosis of chronic kidney disease, including the use of simple clinical and laboratory data, imaging, proteinomics and renal biopsy. It reviews the general management of chronic kidney disease, including an in-depth analysis of kidney transplant immunology. This book is therefore a comprehensive, authoritative text with clear explanation of even the most complex topics.
Preface; Acute Kidney Injury; Identification & Evaluation of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease; Imaging in Kidney Diseaser; Proteinomics in the Diagnosis of Kidney Disease; Urinary Smad 1 as a biomarker in Diabetic Nephropathy; Renal Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Renal Disease.