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Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Gunter Wolf (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-67502-1
276 pages
February 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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Diabetes and the Kidney provides endocrinologists and nephrologists of all levels with expert clinical diagnosis and management guidance for this extremely common diabetic complication.

Practical and accessible, chapters contain text features such as case histories, potential pitfall boxes, key points, management algorithms, and useful weblinks to fully engage the reader and provide expert guidance to help clinicians best manage their patients.  In addition, all relevant international society guidelines and recommendations are fully included.

After an initial analysis of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of kidney complications in diabetes, it quickly moves on to the following core sections: 

• Special Situations, Risk factors and Complications - examining diabetic nephropathy in relation to each other diabetic complication, ie cardiovascular disease
• Prevention and Therapy - focusing on the most up to date information regarding prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of kidney disease in diabetes.

Expertly edited, and with contributions from an experienced international team, Diabetes and Kidney Disease will be the perfect tool to consult when managing diabetic patients with associated kidney problems.

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Contributors, vii

Preface, x

Part I Introduction and Pathophysiology

1 History of diabetic nephropathy: a personal account, 3
Eberhard Ritz

2 Epidemiology of chronic kidney disease in diabetes, 14
Andrea Icks and Michael Koch

3 Genetic risk factors for diabetic nephropathy, 29
Carsten A. Böger and Peter R. Mertens

4 Pathophysiology of diabetic nephropathy, 45
Ivonne Loeffler

5 Histology of human diabetic nephropathy, 62
Kerstin Amann and Christoph Daniel

6 Natural history and diagnosis of diabetic kidney disease, 70
Bethany Karl and Kumar Sharma

Part II Special Situations, Risk Factors and Complications

7 Cardiovascular disease in diabetic nephropathy: pathophysiology and treatment, 85
Martin Busch

8 Statin therapy in patients with diabetic nephropathy, 101
Christoph Wanner

9 Diabetes mellitus, bone and kidney, 116
Thomas Neumann and Gabriele Lehmann

10 Diabetes, pregnancy and the kidney, 129
Helmut Kleinwechter and Ute Schäfer-Graf

11 Diabetic nephropathy in children, 143
Kai D Nüsken and Jörg Dötsch

12 Diabetes, the kidney and retinopathy, 153
Hans-Peter Hammes

Part III Prevention and Therapy

13 Reducing progression of diabetic nephropathy by antihyperglycemic treatment, 171
Christoph Hasslacher

14 Dosage of antihyperglycemic drugs in patients with renal insuffi ciency, 186
Alexander Sämann and Ulrich A. Müller

15 Reducing progression of diabetic nephropathy by antihypertensive treatment, 202
Anita Hansen, Ivo Quack and Lars Christian Rump

16 Treatment of the patient with end-stage diabetic nephropathy, 215
Muriel Ghosn and Fuad N. Ziyadeh

17 Combined pancreas and kidney transplantation or kidney alone transplantation for patients with diabetic nephropathy, 232
Hermann J. Kissler, Christiane Rüster and Utz Settmacher

Index, 253

Color plate section can be found facing
page 54

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“It should therefore be essential reading for diabetes/endocrine and renal speciality trainees.  It will also appeal to both the general practitioner and those looking after acutely ill patients.”  (Diabetes Update, 1 July 2013)

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