September 1990

Renal Disease in Children: Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis,

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatric Medicine The Cleveland Clinic Foundation 9500 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44195


edited by A. Y. Barakat, 528 pp, with illus, $70, New York, NY, Springer-Verlag NY Inc, 1989.

Am J Dis Child. 1990;144(9):1051. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1990.02150330111035

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Texts concerning pediatric nephrology are relatively rare. Such volumes have varied from the small and compact (Royer et al, Pediatric Nephrology, 1974; Urizar et al, Pediatric Nephrology, 1983; and Lieberman, Clinical Pediatric Nephrology, 1976) to the larger and somewhat more complete (Rubin and Barratt, Pediatric Nephrology, 1975; Edelmann, Pediatric Kidney Disease, 1978; and Holliday et al, Pediatric Nephrology, 1987 [2nd edition]). Thus, a new text dealing with pediatric renal disease is a welcome addition. However, as the authors point out in the preface, this text is not a complete, definitive work on all aspects of kidney disease in children. According to the authors, the book is meant to be "a desk reference and... a manual... to help in the diagnosis of disease and interpretation of relevant clinical laboratory data." The chapters are dedicated to the pertinent aspects of the history and physical findings of the child with suspected renal disease

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