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Oxford University Press
08 May 2009
Renal medicine & nephrology
Primary glomerulonephritis is a common renal disease which may eventually lead to chronic renal failure. Treatment of glomerulonephritis is difficult . In particular the use of glucocorticoids and immunosuppressive drugs require expertise, knowledge of the drugs, and careful monitoring of the patient. Paradoxically, the treatment of glomerulonephritis has become even more complicated in the recent years, after the introduction of a number of newer immunosuppressive drugs.

Extensively updated since publication of the first edition in 1997, this comprehensive yet concise guide to the treatment of even the most complex patients with primary glomerular diseases is full of practical information collected and organized in an easy to read manner. It encompasses the possible treatments of the different types of primary glomerulonephritis, including diseases intrinsic to the kidney of unknown or uncertain aetiology. Each of the main chapters is devoted to a single primary glomerulonephritis and follows a similar format to allow easy access of information.

The book contains not only an evidence-based review of the topic, but also practical recommendations from internationally recognized experts in the field.
Edited by:   Claudio Ponticelli (Former Director Division of Nephrology Ospedale Maggiore Milan Italy), Richard J. Glassock (Professor Emeritus, The David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles , USA)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 157mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   782g
ISBN:   9780199552887
ISBN 10:   0199552886
Series:   Oxford Clinical Nephrology Series
Pages:   496
Publication Date:   08 May 2009
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1: Symptomatic therapy 2: Glucocorticoids and immunomodulating agents 3: Evaluation of observational and controlled trials of therapy 4: Acute post-infectious glomerulonephritis 5: Minimal change nephropathy 6: Focal and segmental glomerular sclerosis 7: Membranous nephropathy 8: Immunoglobulin A nephropathy 9: Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis 10: Crescentic glomerulonephritis 11: Other primary glomerular diseases

Claudio Ponticelli graduated in Medicine at the University of Milan in 1961 before specialising in Endocrinology, Urology, and Nephrology. He worked as an assistant nephrologist at the University of Milan, before becoming Vice-Director of the Unit of Nephrology at Ospedale Maggiore, Milan in 1968, after which he became director first of the Unit of Nephrology, then of the Division of Nephrology in 1974 and finally director of the Department of Nephro-Urology in 2001. He retired in October 2003 and now works as a consultant at Scientific Institute Auxologico in Milan. His main fields of interest are primary and secondary glomerular diseases, renal transplantation, and immunosuppressive therapy. He has written more than 600 articles, and edited 22 books, as well as contributing over 80 chapters for international books. Richard J. Glassock is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Glomerular Diseases and Clinical Nephrology. He has published over 400 original papers, books, monographs, book chapters and reviews in nephrology. He is the past-President of the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation. He is also past-Chairman of the American Board of Internal Medicine. In 1999 he was elected to Mastership in the American College of Physicians. He is also a member of the American Association of Physicians. He is the former Chair of the Department of Medicine and the University of Kentucky and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. From 1967 to 1992 he was the Chief of Nephrology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He was continuously funded by the NIH for extra-mural research grants from 1967 to 1987. He has lectured in over 90 countries throughout the world and has been a visiting professor at over 120 distinguished academic institutions throughout the world.

Reviews for Treatment of Primary Glomerulonephritis excellent addition to the currently available publications on medical management of glomerular offers in-depth discussions, critiques and referenced coverage of key trials that influence decision making...comprehensive in its coverage and easy to read. Doody's Notes

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