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From The CriticsReviewer: Paolo Fanti, M.D. (University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio)
Description: This textbook complements Brenner's Brenner & Rector's The Kidney - 2 Volume Set, 6th Edition (WB Saunders, 2000) with in-depth coverage of all aspects of vascular hypertension that are of interest to clinicians, scientists, and health-care planners.
Purpose: The textbook is intended as a reference for clinicians, scientists, and health-care planners interested in the field of vascular hypertension. The purpose is to offer an in-depth, updated discussion of all topics related to vascular hypertension, including epidemiology, clinical management, comorbidities, vascular biology, and genetics. The editors meet their objectives by providing an authoritative review of the science of vascular hypertension.
Audience: The textbook is written for internal medicine subspecialists involved in the clinical management of hypertension, as well as for clinical and basic scientists with interest in this area of investigation. The editors and contributors are recognized international authorities in this field.
Features: All aspects of hypertension are covered in this book, from a brief history of clinical hypertension to detailed discussions of epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, target organ damage, nutrition, pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy, management of comorbid conditions, and an approach to secondary forms of hypertension. A thorough discussion of primary artery pathology and stiffness stands out as a particularly novel topic for this type of textbook. Additionally, the editors include exhaustive yet clearly presented discussions of basic science issues such as the impact of nitric oxide and endothelin in hypertension and of social issues such as the impact of psychological and environmental stress on hypertension. The large clinical trials are discussed with balance and insight. The discussion of the secondary forms of hypertension is concise but complete.
Assessment: This is an excellent addition to the currently available textbooks on vascular hypertension. Worth notice is the good balance the editors strike between the requirement of exhaustive discussion of the topics and the need to maintain a literary style that is appealing and free from excessive detail. This book compares very well with other textbooks in this area of medicine.