Developments in Nephrology

The Treatment of Glomerulonephritis

Editors: Pusey, C.D. (Ed.)

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Glomerulonephritis is one of the commonest causes of end-stage renal failure worldwide. Although there have been considerable advances in the management of renal failure by dialysis and transplantation, there has been relatively little progress in its prevention. This volume sets out to review current practice in the treatment of glomerulonephritis, which is aimed both at controlling the clinical manifestations, e.g. nephrotic syndrome, and at preventing the progression to renal failure.
The term glomerulonephritis covers a wide range of conditions with different immunological, histological and clinical features. This volume therefore starts with reviews of the immunology and pathology of different types of glomerulonephritis. This is followed by detailed consideration of the treatment of the commoner primary and secondary forms of the disease. There are separate chapters on special circumstances, such as glomerulonephritis in pregnancy or following renal transplantation. In each chapter, attempts are made to review the evidence for the effectiveness of treatment, based on controlled trials, immunopathological principles and the authors' considerable experience.
Although some aspects of the treatment of glomerulonephritis can be found in the standard texts on renal disease, this volume provides an up-to-date, thoroughly referenced, and practical guide to management. As such, it should be of value to nephrologists and general physicians, including those in training, and to postgraduate students of nephrology.

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`This book will be of interest to nonspecialists, nephrologists, transplantation physicians, and clinical pathologists. My recommendation is enthusiastic, because the authors accept the fact that the ultimate test of any therapy is whether it does the patient more good than harm.'
The New England Journal of Medicine, 342:1

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Immune mechanisms in glomerulonephritis

    Oliveira, D. B. G.

    Pages 1-13

  • Pathology of glomerulonephritis

    Cattell, V. (et al.)

    Pages 15-37

  • Minimal change disease and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

    Meyrier, A.

    Pages 39-53

  • Membranous glomerulopathy

    Short, C. D.

    Pages 55-79

  • Mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis

    Mathieson, P. W.

    Pages 81-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Treatment of Glomerulonephritis
Editors
  • C.D. Pusey
Series Title
Developments in Nephrology
Series Volume
40
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-585-37972-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-585-37972-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5332-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5127-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 230
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