A much-needed, up-to-date guide to the clinical management of kidney disorders in children and adolescents, this text presents the essentials of diagnosis and treatment in this important field, with an indication of when referral to, or consultation with, the pediatric nephrologist is needed.
With a team of international contributors who have had a significant global impact on the development of pediatric nephrology, this user-friendly resource takes the findings of specialists to a much wider audience in training and in primary care.
Table of Contents
1. Normal Kidney Function and Development: Choice of Laboratory Studies in Children 2. Radiographic Studies in Children with Kidney Disorders: What to Do and When 3. Neonatal Kidney Problems 4. Mass Screening for Kidney Diseases in Children. Should it Be Done? If so, When? 5. Hematuria and Proteinuria 6. Nephrotic Syndrome 7. Acute Nephritis 8. Chronic Nephritis in Children – How to Make Sense out of it All 9. Hypertension: evaluation, monitoring and therapy 10. Cardiovascular disease in patients with Kidney Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence 11. Congenital Abnormalities of the Kidney and Urinary Tract 12. Urinary Tract Infections and Vesico-Ureteral Reflux in Children 13. Nocturnal Enuresis and Voiding Disorders 14. Renal Tubular Disorders – A Primer for Primary Physicians 15. Acute Renal Failure and HUS 16. Chronic Renal Failure and Dialysis Options 17. Effects of Kidney Disorders on the Endocrine System 18. Nutritional and Growth Aspects of the Care of a Child with Kidney Disease 19. Vaccinations and Anti-Microbial Therapy for Children with Kidney Disorders 20. Social and Developmental Consequences of Kidney Disease in Children 21. Kidney Transplantation in Children – What the Pediatrician Needs to Know 22. Long Term Consequences and Outlook for Children with Kidney Disease – As they Become Adults