Handbook of Nephrology and Hypertension / Edition 6

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Now in its Sixth Edition, this manual offers a concise, thorough guide for treating patients with a wide range of kidney disorders and hypertension. It features brief, focused chapters with abundant tables and algorithms. Coverage includes practical information on renal transplant and dialysis, the main classes of drugs used for hypertension and renal protection, and how to prescribe for patients with renal diseases. Chapters are all written by clinicians with extensive experience in managing the disorders. This completely updated edition includes new medications, new imaging modalities such as MR angiography, current terminology, and up-to-date information on diabetic kidney disorders.

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Reviewer: Mony Fraer, MD, FACP, FASN (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: The most important aspects of adult nephrology and hypertension are covered in 37 short chapters divided into eight sections in this update, published five years after the previous edition.
Purpose: This handbook is intended as a source of practical, concise, and easy to read information on conditions in the field of nephrology and hypertension.
Audience: The potential audience includes trainees (students, residents, and fellows), internists, and physicians in specialties other than nephrology. The two editors are authorities in the field and have worked with 31 faculty (including a pharmacist, a urologist, and a gynecologist) and fellows from their respective institutions. Many chapters are coauthored by a fellow and a faculty member and quite a few chapters are written by the editors.
Features: There is significant emphasis on the main classes of drugs used to treat hypertension and the chapter on diabetic kidney disease has been updated. For future editions, the editors might consider covering topics like a work-up for hematuria or of an abnormal renal function, complications of renal failure besides anemia, drug-induced renal failure, or when to refer a patient to a nephrologist. Also, there are newer criteria for diagnosing the hepatorenal syndrome. The handbook includes a 23-page index and a good number of algorithms and tables (I particularly liked the ones comparing different types of cystic diseases and the one for tubulointerstitial disease).
Assessment: With about six other handbooks in the field, some overlapping is to be expected in this niche. However, each book has a different style and approach to the subject. Overall, the editors have met their objectives with this one.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781795302
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Series: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Handbook Series
  • Edition description: Sixth
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Renal Structure in Relation to Function
Kirsten M. Madsen and Jill W. Verlander

Evaluation of Kidney Structure: Radiology and Biopsy
C. Craig Tisher

Clinical and Laboratory Evaluation of Renal Disease and Fluid Status
David Wojciechowski and Pouneh Nouri

Proteinuria and the Nephrotic Syndrome
Michael S. Gersch and Anupam Agarwal


Diabetic Nephropathy
JogiRaju Tantravahi and C. Craig Tisher

Glomerular Diseases
Richard J. Johnson and C. Craig Tisher

Renal Involvement in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Mark S. Segal and Richard J. Johnson

Renal Vasculitis
Geraldine Shaw Bichier

Renal Involvement in Thrombotic Microangiopathy, Scleroderma, Multiple Myeloma, and Amyloidosis
Geraldine Shaw Bichier

Tubulointerstitial Nephritis
Haobo Zhou and Shakil Aslam

HIV Infection and Kidney Disease
C. Craig Tisher


Renal Cystic Diseases
Christopher S. Wilcox


Disorders of Water Balance
Mark S. Segal and Charles S. Wingo

Potassium Disorders
Bruce C. Kone and Charles S. Wingo

Acid-Base Disorders
I. David Weiner and Charles S. Wingo

Calcium, Phosphorus, and Magnesium Disorders
Xueguang Chen and Pouneh Nouri


Renal Stone Disease
Muna Thalji Canales, Benjamin Canales, and I. David Weiner

Urinary Tract Infections
Muzna Adil and Shakil Aslam


Approach to the Hypertensive Patient
Christopher S. Wilcox

Secondary Forms of Hypertension
Christopher S. Wilcox

Hypertension and Renal Disease in Pregnancy
Maisa N. Feghali and Jason G. Umans


Zuoheng Fan and Christopher S. Wilcox

Alpha and Beta Blockers and Sympatholytics
Christopher S. Wilcox

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors, Angiotensin Receptor Blockers, Renin Antagonists, and Mineralocorticosteroid Antagonists
Christopher S. Wilcox

Calcium Channel Blockers and Other Vasodilators
Christopher S. Wilcox

Urgent, Emergent, and Resistant Hypertension
Christopher S. Wilcox

Dopaminergic and Pressor Therapy
Muzna Adil and Pouneh Nouri

Use of Drugs in Renal Failure
Ping Li and Jason G. Umans


Acute Renal Failure
Monique Pratt and Pouneh Nouri

Chronic Renal Failure
Daqing Guo and Shakil Aslam

Prevention of Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease and Its Cardiovascular Complications
Muzna Adil and Shakil Aslam

Renal Disease in Patients with Liver Disease
Jingjiang Nie and Shakil Aslam

Hemodialysis and Continuous Therapies
Edward A. Ross and Amir Kazory

Peritoneal Dialysis
Joyce M. Gonin

Renal Transplantation
Joyce M. Gonin

Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease
Muzna Adil and Robert J. Rubin

Nutrition in Renal Failure
Thomas G. Baumgartner and Edward A. Ross

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