The seventh edition of Pediatric Nephrology, w in three volumes, has been extensively updated and also contains much new material. Its organization flows logically from renal physiology to clinical evaluation. Discussion of the development of kidney structure and function is followed by sections on basic and translational research and on clinical methods, including laboratory tests, diagstic imaging, and renal pathology. Comprehensive chapters then cover each of the childhood kidney diseases, grouped according to major disease categories. All of these chapters make new genetic information easily understandable for the practitioner and use many algorithms and diagrams to describe appropriate clinical evaluation of symptoms, differential diagsis, specific diagstics and currently available therapies. This book, global in perspective, serves as a superb reference and is an invaluable asset during clinical encounters with children having all forms of kidney disease.
Ellis D. Avner, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics (Nephrology) and Professor of Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA and Director of the Clinical and Research Polycystic Kidney Disease Program, Children's Hospital and Health System of Wisconsin. He was also Founding Director of the Children's Research Institute, Children's Hospital and Health System of Wisconsin. He has received many awards, including the Henry L. Barnett Award for Excellence in Clinical Care and Education in Pediatric Nephrology from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Avner has undertaken numerous review and advisory activities, including with the National Institutes of Health and has served on the editorial boards of many leading journals. William E. Harmon, MD, MA, has recently stepped down from his posts as Chief of the Division of Nephrology at Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (a position he took up in 1987) and as Warren E. Grupe Chair in Pediatric Nephrology. Prior to the latter academic position, Dr. Harmon was Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. During his long and distinguished career Dr. Harmon has held many important posts, including President of the American Society of Transplantation, Chairman of the Nation Kidney Foundation and President of the North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study. Patrick Niaudet, MD, is a Consultant at the Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris, France, where he was previously Chairman of Pediatrics and Head of the Pediatric Nephrology Department. In 1986 Dr. Niaudet was appointed Professor of Pediatrics at University Paris-Descartes, Paris. From 2008 to 2011 he served as President of the Societe de Nephrologie Pediatrique and he is also President of the Ethical Committee of the French Biomedical Agency. Dr. Niaudet is Editor for Pediatric Nephrology of UpToDate and is a past Assistant and Associate Editor of the journal. Norishige Yoshikawa, MD, has, since 2000, been Professor and Chair of Pediatrics at Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan, having previously been Professor of Health Science at Kobe University School of Medicine. He is current Vice-President of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Nephrology and an ex-Vice President of the Japan Pediatric Society. For the past 15 years he has been a Section Editor for Pediatric Nephrology and he has also served on the editorial board of the Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology. Francesco Emma, MD, is Head of the Department of Nephrology & Urology at Bambino Gesu Children's Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy, where he also has responsibility for the Nephrology Research Laboratory. Dr. Emma is a member of the Scientific Review Board of the Cystinosis Research Foundation and a board member of the ERA-EDTA Working Group on Inherited Kidney Disorders. In 2012 he served as Chairman of the Scientific Committee for the 2012 meeting of the European Society of Pediatric Nephrology, Krakow, Poland. Stuart L. Goldstein, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics (affiliated) at University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA and is Director of the Center for Acute Care Nephrology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. In 2013 he won the International Vicenza Award in Critical Care Nephrology. He has held numerous positions in professional societies and has served on various journal editorial boards. He is associate editor of Clinical Kidney Disease and is a Pediatric Nephrology section editor for Acute Kidney Injury/Critical Care Nephrology.