The third edition of the National Kidney Foundation's popular Primer on Kidney Diseases provides a current review of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of kidney disease, fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension, dialysis, and renal transplantation. The book is thorough but concise and accessible. Highlights of this version are new coverage of the genetic and molecular base of renal tubular transport disorders and an expanded discussion of the techniques useful for slowing the progression of chronic renal disease. Each chapter has been written by an established expert in the field, and the editors have worked closely with the authors to ensure a consistent depth of coverage, balanced discussion of controversy, and uniform focus on information that will be useful to clinicians. The result is a state-of-the-art approach to diagnosis and management of kidney disease and electrolyte disorders. The Primer summarizes key information that primary care physicians, family practitioners, internists, house staff, medical students, nephrologists, and other professionals caring for patients with renal disease will find to be of practical value. Key Features * New and authoritative information from the National Kidney Foundation * Readable, crisp summaries of major areas in nephrology written by experts in the field * Highlights new coverage of the genetic and molecular base of renal tubular transport disorders * State-of-the-art approach to diagnosis and management of kidney disease and electrolyte disordersGreenberg, Arthur is the author of 'Primer on Kidney Diseases', published 2001 under ISBN 9780122991004 and ISBN 0122991001.