This expanded and revised companion to "Brenner Rector's The Kidney" delivers a new bench to bedside review of the management of patients with end-stage renal disease. Leaders in the field present expert coverage on the physiologic principles and clinical applications of different methods of renal replacement therapy as well as the most recent guidelines from the National Kidney Foundation regarding dialysis. With 4 new section editors, new authors, 50 per cent more content, this new edition constitutes a sweeping revision to this popular text. The text has been completely revised to reflect new research and treatments. The chapters are written to be self-contained with critical discussion of clinical trials and recommendations for treatment as well as an outline of basic concepts in patient management. There are 96 contributors who teach and practice renal medicine in U.S, Canada, Europe, and Hong Kong."SciTech Book News, September 2005"