Massry and Glassock's Textbook of Nephrology / Edition 4

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Reviewer: Paolo Fanti, M.D.(University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio)
Description: This new edition of a nephrology textbook updates and expands upon the 1995 edition.
Purpose: The editors clearly meet their ambitious objectives to cover the full breadth and depth of the field of nephrology, while providing a text that is practical, readable, and useful.
Audience: This is an extremely valuable educational tool as cover-to-cover reading material for trainees in internal medicine and nephrology, and as reference for clinicians, academicians, and educators. Edited by two leaders in the international arena of nephrology, the book enlists an impressive roster of authors, all experts in the topics they cover.
Features: The book is comprehensive, covering normal anatomy, physiology and metabolism of the kidney, clinical physiology and pathology, specific disease entities, hypertension, renal failure, and all forms of replacement therapy, including transplantation. In a book without weaknesses, areas that stand out are those dedicated to glomerular disease and to uremia. The literary style is beautiful and the organization and clear presentation are impressive, reflecting the gift that both editors have as teachers and academicians. Departing from the organizational style of most other textbooks of nephrology, the editors elect to avoid citation of specific references throughout the text. Instead, each chapter closes with a list of several key references, each supplemented by a brief description of its importance. This approach seems to allow more flexibility to the authors, while making the reading very enjoyable.
Assessment: The editors have worked hard at updating this fourth edition in order to reflect the most current knowledge in the field. They present us with an extremely valuable textbook and an important educational tool. This book is highly recommended to all physicians who have an interest in any nephrology-related area of medical knowledge.
Franz Winklhofer
The two volume textbook on nephrology covers anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the kidney and urinary tract, hypertension, dialysis and renal transplantation. This is the third edition of this text, and replaces the prior edition from 1989. The editors' purpose is to provide a comprehensive text of nephrology which is easy to read and useful in the care of patients. This is a needed reference text, especially as the scope of nephrology expands. The authors do a fairly effective job of meeting their objectives. It is well written and without significant omissions. The authors state in their preface that the targeted audience is the physician learning the art and science of renal medicine. The contributors are credible, well-respected authorities in their disciplines. The illustrations, though not particularly attractive, are adequate and helpful. The references are largely current, and both the tables of contents and index are adequate. The book is a simply designed, gray two volume set. One helpful feature is a section with plates illustrating renal histology. This text would be a useful, valuable edition to either a library or an individual's personal collection. It is indeed a comprehensive treatise and the references are largely recent, the majority cited having been published since the previous 1989 text. The quality of this text and the changes in nephrology since the prior edition justify purchasing the 1995 edition.
This new edition adds many new authors and novel topic areas to a text covering the broad domain of the field of nephrology. Massry (emeritus, Keck School of Medicine and U. of California) and Glassock (emeritus, internal medicine at UCLA School of Medicine) present 109 contributions that discuss normal anatomy, physiology, and metabolism of the kidney; the kidney and endocrine system; clinical physiology of fluid and electrolyte metabolism, cardinal manifestations of renal diseases; renal immunopathology; diseases of the kidney and urinary tract; hypertension; uremia and the effects of dialysis; management of the uremic state; renal transplantation; and clinical, laboratory, and radionuclear and radiographic procedures and techniques. Contains many b&w and a few color images. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780683304886
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 2112
  • Product dimensions: 8.89 (w) x 11.36 (h) x 2.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Fourth Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Contributing Authors
Ch. 1 Embryology and Structure of the Kidney 3
Ch. 2 The Renal Circulation 43
Ch. 3 Glomerular Filtration 56
Ch. 4 Determinants of the Glomerular Filtration of Macromolecules 61
Ch. 5 The Neural Control of Renal Function and Extracellular Fluid Volume 65
Ch. 6 General Principles of Renal Tubular Transport 70
Ch. 7 Renal Handling of Organic Compounds 70
Ch. 8 Urinary Concentration and Dilution 104
Ch. 9 Renal Cell Metabolism 110
Ch. 10 Physiology of Ureter, Bladder, and Urethra 122
Ch. 11 Renal Growth and Hypertrophy 130
Ch. 12 Role of the Kidney in Hormone Metabolism 141
Ch. 13 Kidney and Endocrine System 151
Ch. 14 Body Fluid Compartments 233
Ch. 15 Water and Sodium Metabolism 248
Ch. 16 Potassium Homeostasis 276
Ch. 17 Calcium Metabolism 308
Ch. 18 Magnesium Metabolism 341
Ch. 19 Phosphate Metabolism 355
Ch. 20 Acid-Base Metabolism 380
Ch. 21 Renal Actions and Use of Diuretics 444
Ch. 22 Idiopathic Edema 457
Ch. 23 Defects of Renal Tubular Transport 462
Ch. 24 Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders in Infants and Children 477
Ch. 25 Oliguria and Anuria 489
Ch. 26 Polyuria and Nocturia 493
Ch. 27 Dysuria and Frequency 500
Ch. 28 Hematuria and Pigmenturia 503
Ch. 29 Renal Colic and Flank Pain 513
Ch. 30 The Renal Mass 518
Ch. 31 Edema 526
Ch. 32 Proteinuria 545
Ch. 33 Hypertension 550
Ch. 34 Uremia 555
Ch. 35 General Concepts of Immunopathology 565
Ch. 36 Immune Mechanisms of Glomerular and Vascular Diseases 568
Ch. 37 Role of Mediator Systems in Glomerular and Vascular Diseases 589
Ch. 38 Immunopathogenesis of Tubulointersitial Diseases 639
Ch. 39 Glomerular Diseases 649
Ch. 40 Tubulointerstital Nephropathies 746
Ch. 41 Renal Infectious 759
Ch. 42 Renal Involvement in Multisystem Diseases 777
Ch. 43 Renal Involvement in Heredofamilial and Congenital Disease 844
Ch. 44 Gout and Renal Disease 869
Ch. 45 Diabetic Nephropathy 874
Ch. 46 Cystic Diseases of the Kidney 896
Ch. 47 Nephropathies Due to Drugs, Chemicals, or Physical Agents 912
Ch. 48 Acute Renal Failure Including Cortical Necrosis 956
Ch. 49 Metabolic and Endocrine Abnormalities in Acute Renal Failure 978
Ch. 50 Obstructive Nephropathy 986
Ch. 51 Renal Papillary Necrosis 1004
Ch. 52 Occlusive Renal Vascular Disease 1011
Ch. 53 Nephrolithiasis 1017
Ch. 54 Tumors of the Kidney and Urinary Tract 1039
Ch. 55 Effects of Heart and Liver Disease and Neoplasia on Kidney and Electrolyte Metabolism 1063
Ch. 56 Kidney in Nutritional Disorders 1082
Ch. 57 The Kidney and Aging 1094
Ch. 58 Kidney Diseases and Hypertension in Pregnancy 1106
Ch. 59 Pathophysiology of Essential Hypertension 1121
Ch. 60 Genetics of Hypertension 1136
Ch. 61 Essential Hypertension 1141
Ch. 62 Renovascular Hypertension 1159
Ch. 63 Endocrine Hypertension 1169
Ch. 64 Pediatric Hypertension 1184
Ch. 65 Geriatric Hypertension 1190
Ch. 66 Hypertension in African-Americans 1196
Ch. 67 Progression of Renal Insufficiency 1203
Ch. 68 Uremic Toxicity 1221
Ch. 69 Central and Peripheral Nervous System in Uremia 1279
Ch. 70 Cardiovascular System in Uremia 1292
Ch. 71 Pulmonary Complications of Uremia 1314
Ch. 72 Hematopoietic System in Uremia 1318
Ch. 73 Gastrointestinal Tract in Uremia 1330
Ch. 74 Metabolic and Endocrine Disturbances in Uremia 1342
Ch. 75 The Skin in Uremia 1377
Ch. 76 Disturbances in Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance 1381
Ch. 77 Divalent Ion Metabolism and Renal Osteodystrophy 1394
Ch. 78 Uremic Myopathy 1426
Ch. 79 Articular Complications in Uremia 1430
Ch. 80 Immunological Disturbances in Uremia 1433
Ch. 81 Cancer in Uremia 1439
Ch. 82 Appetite in Chronic Renal Failure 1443
Ch. 83 Nutritional Management 1449
Ch. 84 Dialysis Therapy 1474
Ch. 85 Drugs in Renal Failure 1564
Ch. 86 Immunology and Genetics of Transplantation 1604
Ch. 87 Selection and Preparation of Donors and Recipients for Renal Transplantation 1611
Ch. 88 Renal Allograft Dysfunction 1617
Ch. 89 Complications of Renal Transplantation 1652
Ch. 90 Renal Transplantation in Specific Diseases 1689
Ch. 91 Renal Transplantation in Children 1702
Ch. 92 Outcome of Renal Transplantation 1711
Ch. 93 Xenotransplantation of the Kidney 1721
Ch. 94 Hemodialysis and Hemoperfusion in the Management of Drug Intoxication 1729
Ch. 95 Plasmapheresis 1736
Ch. 96 Renal Biopsy 1742
Ch. 97 Use of the Urethral Catheter 1747
Ch. 98 Bone Biopsy 1751
Ch. 99 Shock-Wave Lithotripsy 1758
Ch. 100 Urinalysis 1765
Ch. 101 Quantitative and Qualitative Measurements of Urinary Protein 1784
Ch. 102 Biochemical Investigations of Urine 1787
Ch. 103 Evaluation of Renal Function 1793
Ch. 104 Assessment of Renal Anatomy and Function with Radionuclides 1805
Ch. 105 Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Kidney 1812
Ch. 106 Diagnostic Use of Ultrasound in Kidney and Bladder 1820
Ch. 107 Computed Tomography of the Kidney and Urinary Tract 1857
Ch. 108 Radiology of the Kidney 1884
Ch. 109 Atlas to Renal Pathology 1947
Index 1999
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