Written by residents, fellows, and attending physicians, this handbook is ideal for residents called on to do an inpatient consult, for students working on an inpatient medicine service, and for specialists seeking information on nephrology and general internal medicine management. The book covers inpatient and outpatient approaches, symptoms and diseases, and acute and chronic problems with the same front-lines practicality as the world-famous Washington ManualŽ of Medical Therapeutics.Sections cover evaluation of renal function; acute renal failure; glomerular diseases; kidney and systemic disease; nephrolithiasis; water, electrolyte and acid-base disorders; principles of dialytic therapy; and pharmacology and the kidney. Coverage includes a section on the appropriate conduct and approach of a medical consultant and reviews of selected clinical trials.The Washington ManualŽ Nephrology Subspecialty Consult is also available electronically for handheld computers. See PDA listing for details.The Washington ManualŽ is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.