Medical Management of Kidney and Electrolyte Disorders

Medical Management of Kidney and Electrolyte Disorders

by F. John Gennari
     
 

Consolidating a wealth of information and the latest research results into one comprehensive reference, Medical Management of Kidney and Electrolyte Disorders is an authoritative guide to diagnosing, understanding, and treating patients with kidney and electrolyte disorders.

Covers a breadth of nephrology topics, especially the symptoms, diagnoses, and treatment

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Consolidating a wealth of information and the latest research results into one comprehensive reference, Medical Management of Kidney and Electrolyte Disorders is an authoritative guide to diagnosing, understanding, and treating patients with kidney and electrolyte disorders.

Covers a breadth of nephrology topics, especially the symptoms, diagnoses, and treatment of major electrolyte and acid-base disorders.

Supplemented with useful and easily understandable tables, summaries, and guidelines!

Combining patient, clinical, and diagnostic perspectives for more encompassing care, Medical Management of Kidney and Electrolyte Disorders

  • identifies how to determine symptoms of renal or electrolyte disorders
  • interprets physical and laboratory results, defines characteristic patient syndromes, and charts hallmarks of laboratory findings
  • details the diagnosis and management of a large number of diseases, including glomerular diseases, urinary tract infections, inherited renal diseases, and acute and chronic renal insufficiency
  • examines renal disease in pregnancy, obstructive uropathy, diabetic nephropathy, and transplantation
  • highlights preventive nephrology and strategies to slow progression to end-stage renal disease
  • addresses drug dosage modification in patients with renal disease
  • and more!
    Expertly authored by 45 specialists and containing nearly 600 literature references, tables, drawings, photographs, and equations, Medical Management of Kidney and Electrolyte Disorders is a plenary and necessary reference for nephrologists, primary care and emergency room physicians, internists, intensivists, and medical school students in these disciplines.
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    Editorial Reviews

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    Reviewer: Francis Dumler, MD (Wayne State University)
    Description: This practical textbook of nephrology focuses on symptoms, laboratory data related to renal disease, and diagnosis and management of renal disease and electrolyte abnormalities. The book emphasizes physiologic information applied to clinical practice.
    Purpose: The purpose is to provide a compendium of authoritative guidance for assistance in recognition and management of renal dysfunction. This book also aims to provide comprehensive information about most renal diseases with a particular emphasis on water and electrolyte disorders. These objectives have important clinical significance and have been well met by the authors.
    Audience: General practitioners, internists, hospitalists, emergency room physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and house officers are the intended audience. Medical students interested in nephrology are also likely to benefit from this textbook.
    Features: This is a good introduction to presenting signs and symptoms of kidney disease, that reviews physiology related to disease states and provides diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in renal disease and electrolyte disorders. The writing is succinct and clear, with good illustrations and tables. The style is uniform. As expected with multiple authors, there is some overlap. Overall the book is excellent. Chapter 5 is a little too mathematical for the target audience. Chapter 15 should mention avoidance of ACE-I/AARB in the prevention of acute renal failure from intravenous contrast administration. Chapter 23 is a bit too long. Chapter 32 should include ARB and selective COX inhibitors in the discussion of specific drug classes.
    Assessment: This is a nice addition to the library of medical professionals dealing with patients at risk of developing renal dysfunction, renal disease, and/or electrolyte abnormalities. The physical presentation is very good, the tables are informative, and the illustrations helpful. It provides perhaps a more comprehensive but significantly pricier alternative to Schrier's Manual of Nephrology, 5th Edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000).
    Annals of Internal Medicine
    ...well written, comprehensive, cohesive, succinct, and easy to read....clear and well-organized.
    Pediatric Nephrology
    ...provides a logical support to the physician when dealing with specific management problems....the target audience is well served.
    Burton E. Sobel
    ...[this book] addresses kidney and electrolyte disorders....elegantly, thoroughly, thoughtfully, and practically. Dr. Gennari has assembled a truly outstanding group of authoritities....Their contributions provide definitive delineation of kidney and electrolyte disorders and their management that should serve the reader well.

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780824788698
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    12/28/2000
    Series:
    Clinical Guides to Medical Management Ser.
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    632
    Product dimensions:
    6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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