Summary: Shorter, lighter, and more condensed, this fourth edition reflects advances in the understanding of the molecular basis of renal disease and in the management of end-stage renal failure. The first section describes the developmental biology of the kidney and summarizes the current understanding of renal physiology. Subsequent sections cover the homeostatic role of the kidney; research techniques; the way in which the child with renal disease presents and is investigated; details of c ...show moreongenital renal malformations and the whole gamut of genetically determined disorders; glomerular diseases; vascular and interstitial diseases; urinary tract disease; the relationship between the kidneys and blood pressure; special clinical problems; acute renal injury; chronic renal failure; and reports from around the world. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 4TH 99
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