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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Martin I Resnick, M.D.(University Hospitals of Cleveland)
Description: The eighth edition of Campbell's Urology has been extensively revised and expanded to four volumes. It is a comprehensive and well organized reference that is of value to physicians in training and those who have completed their training and are seeking information on a specific urologic topic.
Purpose: This is a standard in urology and the new edition has been reorganized and updated. The book's 110 chapters include 20 that are new and 46 with new authorship. All aspects of urology are extensively discussed with appropriate figures, tables and references.
Audience: The book is of value to medical students, residents in training, and physicians in practice, as well as to those researchers interested in areas of urology. Both urologists and non-urologists seeking information on diseases of the genitourinary tract will find the book useful. The editors and authors of each chapter are recognized authorities in their particular area of expertise.
Features: This comprehensive book essentially covers all aspects of urology. Adult and pediatric topics are extensively discussed. Specific diseases are covered, clinical manifestations and methods of evaluation are reviewed, and medical and surgical approaches to treatment are detailed. The strength of the book is that it provides a comprehensive update of all pertinent urologic topics that are common and uncommon and does so in a readable and clear manner. New and innovative areas in urology are appropriately addressed, particularly in the areas of laparoscopic surgery, urinary incontinence, and oncology. Basic science topics related to the genitourinary tract are reviewed and their relevance to clinical urology emphasized.
Assessment: This eighth edition is a welcome update of a well established standard urologic book. The editors are to be complemented for their obvious efforts to organize the text so that is "user friendly" and to compile a group of experts who have authored chapters that are clearly written and have little overlap. The figures, tables, and references all enhance the written text, making each chapter a comprehensive review of a specific area of urology. All who are interested in urologic topics will want a copy of this book readily available.