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September 20, 1971

Uremia: Progress in Pathophysiology and Treatment

Author Affiliations

Brown University Providence, RI

JAMA. 1971;217(12):1709. doi:10.1001/jama.1971.03190120075034

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During the past ten years a great deal of investigation has taken place in the area of chronic renal disease, and many insights into the pathophysiology and the treatment of the syndrome of uremia have been gained. At the present time, hundreds of patients are being treated with chronic hemodialysis, and many have already received or are awaiting renal transplantation. Much of the pioneering work in these areas has been done by the authors of this short, concise book which deals with recent advances in the pathophysiology and the treatment of the uremic syndrome.

The book is attractively bound and printed and contains an extensive, well-indexed bibliography. Although it is not intended to be an exhaustive treatise of the subject, the discussion, particularly in the area of pathophysiology, represents a well-balanced approach to each of the multiple problems associated with the uremic syndrome, and provides ample references for those wishing