Renal Pathophysiology: The Essentials, 4th Edition

Renal Pathophysiology the essentials 4By

  • Helmut Rennke MD, Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical SchoolDirector, Kidney Pathology Service, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Bradley M Denker MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief of Nephrology, Harvard Medical SchoolRenal Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterChief of Nephrology, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Associate Chi

This text offers medical students a case-based approach to learning the mechanisms of renal disease. Each chapter covers a disease, beginning with a patient case and followed by a discussion of the pathophysiology of the disease. Issues of differential diagnosis and therapy are linked to pathophysiologic mechanisms. Short questions interspersed throughout the text require students to apply their knowledge. Detailed answers to the questions are included.

New to this edition:
  • Full-color artwork and design
  • New color photomicrographs of clinical conditions
  • Additional end-of-chapter summaries
  • Up-to-date information based on new medical findings

Key Features

  • Chapter-opening Case Presentation (with summary and case discussion at end of chapter)
  • Chapter-opening objectives
  • Integrated open-ended questions within text (with detailed answers at the end of the chapter)
  • End-of-chaptersummaries
  • Suggested readings
  • Interactive online questions


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