Evidence-Based Nephrology

Evidence-Based Nephrology

Editor(s): Donald A. Molony, Jonathan C. Craig

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405139755

Online ISBN: 9781444303391

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303391

About this Book

This book covers the management of all major renal diseases from an evidence-based and patient-centred approach. With contributions from leading international experts who have a real understanding of evidence-based medicine it provides recommendations on treatment regimens to adopt for individual patients that are most strongly supported by the evidence.


The inclusion of the latest observational and epidemiological data, as well as randomized controlled trial evidence ensures that the book properly reflects the current state of evidence available for nephrological practice. It will be a useful aid to all clinicians, including those caring for transplant and pediatric patients, as it covers the major clinical questions encountered by nephrologists.


This reference is an invaluable source of evidence-based information distilled into guidance for clinical practice which will be welcomed by practitioners, trainees and associated health professionals.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Epidemiology of Kidney Disease

  2. Part 2: Acute Kidney Injury

  3. Part 3: Primary Glomerulonephritis

    1. Chapter 14

      Membranous Nephropathy (pages 158–169)

      Fernando C. Fervenza and Daniel C. Cattran

  4. Part 4: Secondary Diseases of the Kidney - Hypertensive Renal Disease

    1. Chapter 17

      Hypertension: Classification and Diagnosis (pages 197–206)

      Bernardo Rodriguez-Iturbe and Crispín Marin Villalobos

    2. Chapter 21

      Diabetes Mellitus (pages 231–243)

      Piero Ruggenenti and Giuseppe Remuzzi

    3. Chapter 22

      Lupus Nephritis (pages 244–252)

      Arrigo Schieppati, Erica Daina and Giuseppe Remuzzi

    4. Chapter 24

      Hepatitis B Virus (pages 263–271)

      M. Aamir Ali, Scott D. Cohen and Paul L. Kimmel

  5. Part 4: Secondary Diseases of the Kidney - Toxic Nephropathies

  6. Part 5: Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Renal Failure

  7. Part 6: Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5: Hemodialysis

    1. Chapter 38

      Dialysis Delivery and Adequacy (pages 423–430)

      Peter Kotanko, Nathan W. Levin and Frank Gotch

  8. Part 7: Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5: Peritoneal Dialysis

    1. Chapter 47

      Prevention and Treatment of Peritoneal Dialysis-Related Infections (pages 509–532)

      Giovanni F. M. Strippoli, Kathryn J. Wiggins, David W. Johnson, Sankar Navaneethan, Giovanni Cancarini and Jonathan C. Craig

  9. Part 8: Transplantation

    1. Chapter 50

      Predictors of Transplant Outcomes (pages 561–573)

      Krista L. Lentine, Robert M. Perkins and Kevin C. Abbott

    2. Chapter 53

      Chronic Allograft Nephropathy (pages 599–607)

      Bengt C. Fellström, Alan Jardine and Hallvard Holdaas

  10. Part 9: Disorders of Electrolytes (Acute and Chronic)

    1. Chapter 56

      Potassium Disorders (pages 633–641)

      John R. Foringer, Christopher Norris and Kevin W. Finkel

  11. Part 10: Pediatrics - Themes Across Renal Disease and Renal Failure

  12. Part 10: Pediatrics - Management of Renal Failure/Transplants

  13. Part 10: Pediatrics - Specific Pediatric Renal Disease

    1. Chapter 65

      Urinary Tract Infection, Vesicoureteric Reflux, and Urinary Incontinence (pages 745–762)

      Gabrielle Williams, Premala Sureshkumar, Patrina Caldwell and Jonathan C. Craig

    2. Chapter 67

      Management of Steroid-Sensitive Nephrotic Syndrome (pages 774–786)

      Elisabeth M. Hodson, Jonathan C. Craig and Narelle S. Willis

  14. Part 10: Pediatrics - Other Pediatric Renal Diseases

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