Textbook of Nephro-Endocrinology

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Textbook of Nephro-Endocrinology

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The Textbook of Nephro-Endocrinology is the definitive translational reference in the field of nephro-endocrinology, investigating both the endocrine functions of the kidneys and how the kidney acts as a target for hormones from other organ systems. It offers researchers and clinicians expert, gold-standard analyses of nephro-endocrine research and translation into the treatment of diseases such as anemia, chronic kidney disease (CKD), rickets, osteoporosis, and, hypoparathyroidism.

  • Investigates both the endocrine functions of the kidneys and how the kidney acts as a target for hormones from other organ systems
  • Presents a uniquely comprehensive and cross-disciplinary look at all aspects of nephro-endocrine disorders in one reference work
  • Clear translational presentations by the top endocrinologists and nephrologists in each specific hormone or functional/systems field

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"...Singh and Williams have clearly chosen their authors well. The experts responsible for each chapter are clearly very knowledgeable and did an outstanding job of sharing that knowledge with the reader. Very often in books of this kind the density of the detail makes the reading rather difficult. Not in the case of this monograph. The reading is easy."

--Norman K. Hollenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard, Boston, MA, USA

Key Features:

  • Presents a uniquely comprehensive and cross-disciplinary look at all aspects of nephro-endocrine disorders in one reference
  • Investigates both the endocrine functions of the kidneys and how the kidney acts as a target for hormones from other organ systems
  • Clear translational presentations by the top endocrinologists and nephrologists in each specific hormone or functional/systems field

About the Editors:

Ajay K. Singh, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also Director of Post-Graduate Medical Education in the Department of Medicine and Director of Dialysis Services of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Singh received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from University College, University of London, London, United Kingdom. He received a doctor of medicine degree from University College Hospital. As part of his postdoctoral training, Dr. Singh performed his internship at Stafford General Infirmary and Stoke Mandeville Hospital and his residency at Southend Hospital in the United Kingdom. His renal fellowship was at the Tufts–New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to his degree in medicine, Dr. Singh holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Boston University School of Management.

Gordon H. Williams, M.D. received his BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and MD cum laude from Harvard Medical School (HMS). After serving an internship at the University of Chicago and medicine residency and fellowship in endocrinology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, he joined the faculty at HMS where he has been a Professor of Medicine since 1981. He is the Director of the Clinical Research K-12 MeRIT program and a member of the Operations Committee of the Harvard Catalyst―Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center. He is also Director of the following activities at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital: the Center for Clinical Investigation, the Hormonal Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Injury Laboratory, and Cardiovascular Endocrinology Section. His research activities have focused on the genetics of complex diseases involving hormonal mechanisms. In 2000 the American Heart Association honored Dr. Williams for his genetic studies as the Lewis A. Conner Lecturer. In 2008 the American Society of Hypertension bestowed its highest honor on him, the Robert Tigerstedt Award.

Review:

"This well-written, relatively concise, and current book will find a home on the shelves of many nephrologists and endocrinologists. Because it is so readable, it should be useful for students, experts, and those in between. I know I will consult my copy on a frequent basis - an unusual event in this era of online material." --N Engl J Med, 2009

"All in all, this is a solid book that provides substantial up-todate information on endocrine aspects of the kidney. I will be glad to pull it down from my shelf rather than one of the true heavyweights to which I would previously have gone for this kind of reading." --Kidney International, 2009

"Written by multidisciplinary experts from several countries, this book is divided into 2 parts and 7 sections. A very useful volume. Each chapter is richly referenced." --Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews

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