July 1994

Pediatric Kidney Disease

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics (Nephrology) University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, AZ 85724


2nd ed, edited by Chester M. Edelman, 2129 pp, with illus, $295, Boston, Mass, Little Brown & Co Inc, 1992.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1994;148(7):769. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1994.02170070107026

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The long-awaited second edition of Pediatric Kidney Disease reflects how the field of pediatric nephrology has expanded since the publication of the original 1978 edition. The two-volume text is divided into 11 sections spanning such diverse subjects as normal renal development, evaluation of renal disease, the treatment of renal insufficiency, glomerular diseases, heritable disorders, renal tubular disorders, and disorders of the urinary tract. Several chapters are written from a developmental perspective. The first section explores the developmental aspects of renal function and nephron morphology and continues with a thorough discussion of renal physiology.

The general pediatrician will find the chapters on urinary tract imaging, proteinuria, hematuria, and urinary tract infections and vesicoureteral reflux to be helpful in the evaluation and management of simple and more complicated patients. The chapter on renal abnormalities in malformation syndromes is helpful in the evaluation of the newborn with congenital anomalies.

Although of interest to

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