© 2009

Pediatric Nephrology

Sixth Completely Revised, Updated and Enlarged Edition

  • Ellis Avner
  • William Harmon
  • Patrick Niaudet
  • Norishige Yoshikawa


  • Now in its 6th edition, Pediatric Nephrology has become THE standard medical reference textbook in the field

  • This standard textbook with its well-structured and reader-friendly text covers all clinically relevant aspects on pediatric congenital and acquired kidney diseases

  • Includes up-to-date treatment guidelines based on the newest research findings

  • Provided with extensive clinical algorithms to improve the understanding of kidney disease and to apply the most appropriate treatment

  • Written and edited by international and renowned experts of the field – with a global perspective

  • Each chapter of the new edition has not only been completely rewritten and updated but includes approximately 40% of entirely new material: Global issues are incorporated into each chapter with an increased focus on diabetes and metabolic syndrome, and all chapters are updated with new genetic information, therapies and references

Reference work

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Development

    1. Adrian S. Woolf, Jolanta E. Pitera
      Pages 3-30
    2. Tracy E. Hunley, Valentina Kon, Iekuni Ichikawa
      Pages 31-64
    3. Michel Baum
      Pages 65-94
    4. Richard S. Lee, David A. Diamond
      Pages 95-106
    5. Paul Goodyer
      Pages 107-120
    6. Chanin Limwongse
      Pages 121-156
  3. Homeostasis

    1. Howard Trachtman
      Pages 157-184
    2. Lisa M. Satlin
      Pages 185-204
    3. Elizabeth Ingulli, Kirtida Mistry, Robert H. K. Mak
      Pages 205-230
    4. Anthony A. Portale, Farzana Perwad
      Pages 231-265
    5. Amita Sharma, Rajesh V. Thakker, Harald Jüppner
      Pages 267-305
    6. Lauren Graf, Corina Nailescu, Phyllis J. Kaskel, Frederick J. Kaskel
      Pages 307-323
    7. Michael J. G. Somers
      Pages 325-353
  4. Research Methods

    1. Francesco Emma, Luisa Murer, Gian Marco Ghiggeri
      Pages 357-377
    2. Patricia D. Wilson
      Pages 379-396
    3. Jordan Kreidberg
      Pages 397-417
    4. Susan L. Furth, Jeffrey J. Fadrowski
      Pages 419-440
    5. Anthony Atala
      Pages 457-474

About this book


Through 5 editions, Pediatric Nephrology has become the standard reference text for students, trainees, practicing physicians (Pediatricians, Nephrologists, Internists, and Urologists), sub-specialists, and allied health professionals seeking information about Children’s Kidney Diseases. It is global in perspective and reflects the international group of editors, who are well-recognized world’s experts in Pediatric Nephrology. In a single text, the development of kidney structure and function is followed by detailed and comprehensive chapters on all childhood kidney diseases. These chapters, grouped by major disease categories, utilize molecular and cellular pathophysiology of disease to provide unique and comprehensive information of the current state of the art on all known childhood kidney diseases. Each chapter makes new genetic information easily understandable for the practitioner, and uses many algorithms and diagrams to describe appropriate clinical evaluation of symptoms, differential diagnosis, specific diagnostics, and currently available therapies. The text is not only found in University/Hospital libraries, but on the shelves of sub-specialists, pediatricians, internists, urologists, and extensively in the clinics where it is used during clinical encounters with childhood kidney disease.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ellis Avner
    • 1
  • William Harmon
    • 2
  • Patrick Niaudet
    • 3
  • Norishige Yoshikawa
    • 4
  1. 1.Medical College of WisconsinWisconsinUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolChildren's Hospital BostonBostonUSA
  3. 3.Service de Néphrologie Pédiatrique Centre de référence des Maladies Rénales Héréditaires de l'Enfant et de l'Adulte (MARHEA)Hôpital Necker‐Enfants MaladesParis Cedex 15France
  4. 4.Department of Pediatrics Wakayama Medical UniversityWakayama Medical University HospitalWakayama CityJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pediatric Nephrology
  • Book Subtitle Sixth Completely Revised, Updated and Enlarged Edition
  • Editors Ellis D. Avner
    William E. Harmon
    Patrick Niaudet
    Norishige Yoshikawa
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Reference Module Medicine
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-76344-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-76341-3
  • Edition Number 6
  • Number of Pages XLVIII, 2063
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Original published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Topics Nephrology
    Internal Medicine
    General Practice / Family Medicine
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