© 2009

Pediatric Nephrology in the ICU

  • Stefan G. Kiessling
  • Jens Goebel
  • Michael J. G. Somers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. M. Khurana
    Pages 1-17
  3. E. Al-Khadra
    Pages 19-33
  4. E. H. Mack, L. R. Shoemaker
    Pages 35-54
  5. Raymond Quigley
    Pages 55-67
  6. D. Samsonov
    Pages 69-84
  7. M. Zappitelli, S.L. Goldstein
    Pages 85-97
  8. M. T. Bigham, T. K. Hutson, D. S. Wheeler
    Pages 99-114
  9. K. E. Luckritz, J. M. Symons
    Pages 115-125
  10. K. Mistry, J. T. Herrin
    Pages 139-162
  11. G. Abuazza, C. Nelson
    Pages 163-170
  12. A. Z. Traum, M. J. G. Somers
    Pages 171-182
  13. J. Dötsch
    Pages 183-192
  14. V. R. Dharnidharka, C. E. Araya, D. D. Henry
    Pages 193-200
  15. S. G. Kiessling, P. Bernard
    Pages 219-230
  16. James A. Listman, J. Scott Schurman
    Pages 231-245
  17. D. S. Wheeler, C. L. Dent, P. Devarajan, N. W. Kooy
    Pages 262-273

About this book


The challenging circumstances surrounding pediatric patients in nephrology are oftentimes very different from those in adult patients, especially in the ICU. Starting with a logical approach to each individual problem as seen in the ICU, this comprehensive book covers the pathophysiology of the child, the diagnostic approach and gives valuable up-to-date treatment recommendations.

Each renal disorder and disease entity is covered with:

  • An overview of the physiology and pathophysiology
  • A focus on unique and frequently challenging circumstances of pediatric patients
  • State-of-the-art medical management guidelines based on evidence and expert opinion

Physicians and health-care providers in all areas of care and all levels of training will find this unique book helpful. Those new to the field can use it as a beginner’s guide to become familiar with certain topics, and those more advanced in their medical career will gain useful hints and find updated information on specific clinical disease entities.


Acute Renal Failure Hypertensive Emergency Sepsis care diagnosis glomerulonephritis intensive care kidney management nephrology nutrition physiology prevention therapy treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan G. Kiessling
    • 1
  • Jens Goebel
    • 2
  • Michael J. G. Somers
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Renal TransplantationKentucky Children's Hospital University of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Nephrology and Hypertension Division Medical DirectorKidney Transplantation Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  3. 3.Division of NephrologyHarvard Medical School Children's Hospital BostonBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

"The book is focused on clinical problems; each chapter features a clinical case that reinforces the topic that is under discussion. … It is a tool for pediatric nephrologists and pediatric critical care physicians to use in their armamentarium as they treat children with kidney problems in the intensive care setting. For fellows-in-training in both specialties, this book is a must-read … . The strength of this book is that its many authors are experts in both pediatric critical care and pediatric nephrology." (Timothy E. Bunchman, The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 360 (22), May, 2009)

“Renal problems in the pediatric ICU are frequent, starting with water and electrolyte balance, acid base problems, etc. In recent years issues before and after renal transplantation occur. International experts in pediatric nephrology review and discuss in 21 chapters the above and other problems such as urosepsis renal replacement therapy … . With many tables in color and illustrations. Each chapter includes ‘core messages’. Recommended.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 7 (4), June, 2010)