Third Edition



University of Antwerp, Belgium

George A. PORTER

Department of Medicine, The Oregon Health Sciences University Portland, Oregon, USA

Associate Editors William M. BENNETT

Northwest Renal Clinic, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital Portland, Oregon, USA

Gilbert DERAY

Groupe Hôspitalier Pitié Salpétrière, Service De Néphrologie Paris, France

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Marc E. De Broe University of Antwerp Belgium

William M. Bennett

Oregon Health Sciences University

Portland, Oregon, USA

George A. Porter

Oregon Health Sciences University Portland, Oregon, USA

Gilbert Deray Hopital Pitie-Salpetriere Paris, France

ISBN-13: 978-0-387-84842-6 e-ISBN-13: 978-0-387-84843-3

DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-84843-3

Library of Congress Control Number: 2008931970

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