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Brenner and Rector's The Kidney, 9th Edition

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Overcome the toughest clinical challenges in nephrology with the new 9th edition of Brenner/Rector's The Kidney! A brand-new editorial team of Drs. Maarten W. Taal, Glenn M. Chertow, Philip A. Marsden, Karl Skorecki, Alan S. L. Yu, and Barry M. Brenner,, together with a diverse list of international contributors bring you the latest knowledge and best practices on every front in nephrology worldwide. Brand-new sections on Global Considerations in Nephrology and Pediatric Nephrology, as well as new chapters on recent clinical trials, cardiovascular and renal risk prediction in chronic kidney disease, identification of genetic causes of kidney disease, and many others, keep you at the forefront of this rapidly growing, ever-changing specialty. In print and online at, with regular updates reflecting new developments, Brenner/Rector remains the go-to resource for practicing and training nephrologists and internists who wish to master basic science, pathophysiology, and clinical best practices.

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • Get internationally diverse, trusted guidance and perspectives from a team of well-respected global contributors, all of whom are at the top and the cutting edge of your field. A new editorial team headed by Dr. Taal and hand-picked by Dr. Brenner ensures the ongoing adherence to previous standards of excellence.
    • Access information quickly thanks to a new, reorganized print format and easily searchable online access to supplemental figures, tables, additional references, and expanded discussions as well as regular online updates, case studies, and more at
    • Keep current with the rapid development of care and research worldwide. A new section, "Global Considerations", focuses on regions outside Europe and North America. Leading experts from Latin America, Africa, Near and Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Far East, Oceania and Australia present their expert insights into specific conditions, as well as progress and challenges in the development of the specialty.
    • Improve therapy and outcomes for children with renal disease. New to this edition, "Pediatric Nephrology" addresses renal pathologies that usually present in childhood and covers topics such as Maturation of Kidney Structure and Function; Fluid; Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disorders in Children; Diseases of the Kidney and Urinary Tract in Children; Dialysis in Children; and Kidney Transplantation in Children.
    • Stay up to date with all the latest clinical information including recent clinical trials, genetic causes of kidney disease, and cardiovascular and renal risk prediction in chronic kidney disease.

Key Features

    • Broaden your knowledge base with expert, dependable, comprehensive answers for every stage of your career from the most comprehensive, definitive clinical reference in the field!
    • Prepare for certification or recertification with a review of the basic science that underpins clinical nephrology as well as a comprehensive selection of the most important bibliographical sources in nephrology.
    • Visually grasp and better understand critical information with the aid of over 700 full-color high-quality photographs as well as carefully chosen figures, algorithms, and tables to illustrate essential concepts, nuances of clinical presentation and technique, and decision making.

Published Reviews

    "An encyclopedic fountain of knowledge."- JAMA, review of the last edition

    "When nephrologic questions arise...use this text first."Mayo Clinic Proceedings, review of the last edition


    "This is a very worthy update. It continues the trend of focusing on evolving trends in nephrology. Each chapter begins with an overview, which makes finding information very simple. I enjoyed the sections on renal physiology with their vivid figures, and the new section on global renal issues, which was very illuminating. I would highly recommend this book for anyone pursuing a career in nephrology or internal medicine."- Hans Dethlefs, MD (Heartland Community Health Network) 5 star Doody Rating!

Author Information

    By Maarten W. Taal, MD, FCP(SA), FRCP, Consultant Renal Physician, Renal Dialysis Unit, Derby City General Hospital, Derby, UK; Glenn M. Chertow, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Nephrology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA; Philip A. Marsden, MD, Professor, Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada;

Customer Reviews

Brenner and Rector
  • Expert Consult
  • Reference
  • 3064 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 3/4 X 11 1/16 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-6193-9
  • Copyright: 2012