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From The CriticsReviewer: Geroge E. Wadih, M.D.(Greater Cincinnati Pathologists, Inc.)
Description: This atlas is designed to be a companion to a respected classic textbook of nephrology. As such, it provides excellent photographs of good example microscopic fields illustrating the morphologic changes of renal diseases. The text is concise, encompassing the most important points in the morphologic changes as well as discussion of the spectrum of changes. The clinical information is concise and practical. As with most atlases, it falls short of illustrating the full range of morphologic changes in some disease.
Purpose: As a companion, the book is designed to discuss and show in microscopic photographs the morphologic changes diagnostic of disease entities. It definitely meets the objectives. Although it does not provide additional information for clinicians and does not provide direct helpful information necessary to patient's care, the teaching value of the book is undeniable. It also offers pathologists a reference which could aid in reaching a diagnosis.
Audience: This atlas is invaluable for pathology follows specializing in renal pathology as well as renal pathologists. It is also valuable for pathology residents particularly when doing a rotation in renal pathology, as well as nephrology fellows and nephrologists. Both authors are well respected in the field with good experience and credible authority.
Features: The book covers the morphologic changes of glomerular, vascular, and tubulointerstitial diseases of the kidney. It also covers cystic and neoplastic disease of the kidney as well as renal transplant pathology. The illustration of the glomerular disease in this book is excellent. The color photomicrographs of special stains in certain disease entities show exquisite details which add great visual appeal. The range of morphologic changes is not always shown.
Assessment: This is a very good atlas with great quality photomicrographs that clearly illustrate the morphologic changes of kidney disease. The authors show the diagnostic morphologic features with convincing authority. It covers the most up-to-date entities that have not been covered in other similar books (which are very few) in the field. The picture quality is much better than other similar books. It is essential for renal pathology fellows and residents in pathology. It also would be a great resource for renal pathologists and nephrologists.