This text addresses aspects of medical nephrology, in a comprehensive manner with a special emphasis on prevention and treatment. The entire spectrum of renal diseases is considered in a clear and analytical manner and includes relevant aspects of pathophysiology and clinical presentation, as well as management. It aims to bring the reader up to date with the latest developments, and provides easy access to all the essential facts. There are contributors from the UK, USA and Europe, all of whom are specialists in their fields. The book should be useful for all nephrologists and general physicians.