Table of Contents

Structure and function of the kidney. Overview of kidney structure and function.
Kidney development.
Assessment of kidney function in acute and chronic settings.
Urinalysis and urine microscopy.
Hematuria and proteinuria.
Imaging the kidneys.
Acid/base and electrolytes. Hyponatremia and hypoosmolar disorders.
Hypernatremia.
Volume, edema and the clinical use of diuretics.
Disorders of potassium metabolism.
Disorders of calcium, phosphorus, & magnesium homeostasis.
Approach to acid-base disorders.
Metabolic acidosis.
Metabolic alkalosis.
Respiratory acidosis and alkalosis.
Glomerular diseases. Glomerular clinicopathologic syndromes.
Minimal change nephrotic syndrome.
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.
Membranous nephropathy.
Immunoglobulin a nephropathy and related disorders.
Kidney in systemic diseases. Complement-mediated glomerulonephritis and thrombotic microangiopathy.
Infection-related glomerulonephritis.
Viral nephropathies: human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis c virus, and hepatitis B virus.
Kidney involvement in systemic vasculitis.
Systemic lupus erythematosus and the kidney.
Pathogenesis, pathophysiology, and treatment of diabetic nephropathy.
The kidney in malignancy.
Myeloma, amyloid and other dysproteinemias.
Acute cardiorenal syndrome.
Hepatorenal syndrome and other liver-related kidney diseases.
Acute kidney injury. Clinical approach to the diagnosis of acute kidney injury.
Acute tubular injury and acute tubular necrosis.
Acute interstitial nephritis.
Management of acute kidney injury.
Drugs and the kidney. Kidney disease caused by therapeutic agents.
Principles of drug therapy in patients with reduced kidney function.
Hereditary kidney disease. Genetics and kidney disease (APOL1).
Genetically based renal transport disorders.
Sickle cell nephropathy.
Polycystic and other cystic kidney diseases.
Nephronophthisis and medullary cystic kidney disease.
Alport's syndrome and thin basement membrane Dz.
Fabry disease.
Tubulointerstitial diseases. Chronic tubulointerstitial disease.
Obstructive uropathy.
Nephrolithiasis.
Urinary tract infection and pyelonephritis.
Special circumstances. Kidney diseases in infants and children.
The kidney in pregnancy.
Kidney disease in the elderly.
Global kidney disease.
Chronic kidney disease. Development and progression of chronic kidney disease.
Staging and management of chronic kidney disease.
Nutrition and kidney disease.
Bone disorders in chronic kidney disease.
Cardiac function and cardiovascular disease in chronic kidney disease.
Anemia and other hematologic complications of chronic kidney disease.
Dialysis and transplantation. Hemodialysis and hemofiltration.
Peritoneal dialysis.
Outcome of end-stage renal disease therapies.
Selection of prospective kidney transplant recipients and donors.
Post-transplantation monitoring and outcomes.
Immunosuppression.
Transplant infectious disease.
Hypertension. Pathogenesis of hypertension.
Evaluation and management of hypertension.
Secondary hypertension. "Ideal for residency, fellowship, clinical practice, and board review, the National Kidney Foundation's Primer on Kidney Diseases, 7th Edition, by Drs. Scott J. Gilbert and Daniel E. Weiner, offers comprehensive coverage of adult and pediatric kidney diseases in an authoritative, practical resource. Well organized and highly readable, it covers every relevant topic in the field, from anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, to diagnosis and management of kidney disease, to fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension, dialysis, and renal transplantation"--Publisher's description.