Chapter 2. The Physiological Basis of Renal Disease

  1. Nicola Thomas RN, BSc (Hons), PG Dip (Education), MA1,2
  1. Peter Bentley

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693995.ch2

Advanced Renal Care

Advanced Renal Care

How to Cite

Bentley, P. (2004) The Physiological Basis of Renal Disease, in Advanced Renal Care (ed N. Thomas), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470693995.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Research Lead Nurse, SW Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit, St. Helier Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey

  2. 2

    Senior Lecturer, City University, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 23 JUN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405109338

Online ISBN: 9780470693995



  • renal disease;
  • renal failure;
  • health care;
  • filtration;
  • genetics


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Underlying Renal Disease

  • Genetics

  • Immunology

  • Genetics of Renal Disease

  • Polycystic Kidney Disease

  • Review of PKD

  • The immunological Basis of Renal Disease

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

  • Review of SLE