Well organized and highly readable, the National Kidney Foundation Primer on Kidney Diseases has offered
clear, comprehensive coverage of adult and pediatric kidney diseases for more than 25 years. The thoroughly
revised 8th Edition of this authoritative, practical reference covers every relevant topic in the field,
making it an excellent resource for residency, fellowship, clinical practice, and board review. It brings you
completely up to date with key topics in this fast-changing field, including ongoing clinical research and
changing treatment protocols.
This powerful learning tool and clinical reference is a joint publication of Elsevier and the National Kidney
Covers every relevant topic in nephrology—from anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to diagnosis and
management of kidney disease, to fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension, dialysis, and renal
Presents complex material in a clear, easy-to-understand manner that is both accessible for residents and
fellows and comprehensive enough for practicing nephrologists.
Offers new guidance for management of COVID-19 in the Viral Nephropathies chapter.
Contains two new chapters on Global Kidney Disease, and Conservative Kidney Management (CKM), a palliative
care option for treating kidney failure without dialysis.
Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text,
figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.