Editor: Pierre Delanaye

Nephrology and Clinical Chemistry: The Essential Link

eBook: US $49 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $120
Printed Copy: US $96
Library License: US $196
ISBN: 978-1-60805-639-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-333-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080533391120101


Clinical chemistry is a science that requires specific knowledge and teaching. The e-book covers several topics in clinical nephrology. Patients suffering from severe chronic kidney disease may be quasi asymptomatic. This lack of overt symptomatology suggests that clinical laboratory tests are of the highest importance. Clinicians treating patients and clinical biologists operating in laboratories are often far apart from each other. They have a lot of things to share and to learn from each other. This e-book bridges the gap between these two groups of health professionals.


Beyond the invaluable dosage of serum creatinine, Clinical Chemistry continues to greatly contribute to the majority of decision-making processes encountered in Nephrology. This is evident for the so-called “Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder” for which, both diagnosis and prognosis largely benefit from numerous informative markers provided by the Biochemist. This is even more obvious with the continuous development of new biomarkers in the field of Acute Kidney Injury – the Quest for the kidney BNP – and of Transplantation as well – the Quest for dysfunction prediction –.

The different chapters assembled in this ebook under the direction of Dr Pierre DELANAYE cover the main biological aspects of “modern” Nephrology. Most of them are precious tools already available for the Clinicians.

We have no doubt that the Nephrology community will welcome this ebook and will acknowledge the helpful hand, the biochemist keeps offering us.

Rossini C. Botev, MD, FASN
Department of Nephrology
Honolulu, HA

Christophe Mariat, MD, PhD
Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation
University Jean Monnet
Saint Etienne