Nephrology Secrets, 3rd Edition, by Drs. Edgar V. Lerma and Allen R. Nissenson, gives you the nephrology answers you need to succeed on your rotations and boards.. Its unique, highly practical question-and-answer format, list of the "Top 100 Nephrology Secrets," and user-friendly format make it perfect for quick reference.

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Nephrology Secrets, 3rd Edition, by Drs. Edgar V. Lerma and Allen R. Nissenson, gives you the nephrology answers you need to succeed on your rotations and boards.. Its unique, highly practical question-and-answer format, list of the "Top 100 Nephrology Secrets," and user-friendly format make it perfect for quick reference.

  • Get the most return for your study time with the proven Secrets® format -- concise, easy to read, and highly effective.
  • Skim the "Top 100 Secrets" and "Key Points" boxes for a fast overview of the secrets you must know for success on the boards and in practice.
  • Enjoy faster, easier review and master the top issues in nephrology with mnemonics, lists, quick-reference tables, and an informal tone that sets this review book apart from the rest.
  • Carry it with you in your lab coat pocket for quick reference or review anytime, anywhere.
  • Handle each clinical situation with confidence with chapters completely updated to reflect the latest information.
  • Find the answers you need faster thanks to a new, more streamlined and problem-based organization.
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Reviewer: Jon Webb, MD (University of Kentucky College of Medicine)
Description: This is a reference for students and teachers in the fields of nephrology, hypertension, and kidney transplantation.
Purpose: The goal is to provide an educational resource for clinicians and students. The book is filled with questions typically asked during rounds or in the clinic, followed by detailed answers provided by leading experts.
Audience: This is a helpful resource for nephrologists and nephrology fellows, medical residents and interns, and medical students.
Features: An initial list of 100 board-review points summarize the concepts, principles, and details of nephrology. Topics include patient assessment, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, primary glomerular disorders, secondary glomerular disorders, infection-associated renal disease, dialysis options, transplantation, hypertension, and acid-base disorders. The book is well organized and easy to read. Several tables and figures enhance the text and key points are highlighted for quick review.
Assessment: This reference covers the field of nephrology, providing a quick, easy-to-follow and resource for both students and teachers. Each section provides a detailed response to basic questions and important concepts, with limited exposure to rare entities in nephrology. The design of the book allows a quick glance at topics of interest and provides succinct and important points. More advanced explanations and current ongoing research are not included, but this book is targeted at those beginning in the field of nephrology, preparing for exams in nephrology, and looking for teaching tools in the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323081276
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/7/2011
  • Series: Secrets
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 934,173
  • File size: 9 MB

Table of Contents

Top 100 Secrets


1. History and Physical Diagnosis

2. Urinalysis

3. Measurement of Glomerular Filtration Rate

4. Renal Imaging Techniques

5. Renal Biopsy


6. Epidemiology, Etiology, Pathophysiology, and Diagnosis of Acute Kidney Injury

7. Management Options: Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

8. Hepatorenal Syndrome

9. Cardiorenal Syndrome

10. Medications

11. Sepsis and Acute Kidney Injury

12. Rhabdomyolysis

13. Tumor Lysis Syndrome

14. Contrast-Induced Nephropathy

15. Acute Glomerulonephritis and Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis

16. Nephrotic Syndrome

17. Obstructive Uropathy

18. Nephrolithiasis


19. Epidemiology, Etiology, Pathophysiology, and Staging of Chronic Kidney Disease

20. Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease

21. Renal Osteodeystrophy

22. Cardiovascular Disease in Chronic Kidney Disease

23. Hyperlipidemia

24. Nutrition and Malnutrition

25. Management of the Patient with Progressive Renal Failure

26. Management of the Patient with Resistant Edema

27. Management of the Patient with Congestive Heart Failure

28. Drug Dosing in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease


29. Minimal Change Disease

30. Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

31. Membranous Nephropathy

32. IgA Nephropathy and Henoch-Schönlein Disease

33. Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis


34. Diabetic Nephropathy

35. Lupus Nephritis

36. Dysproteinamias or Light Chain Diseases

37. Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Disease and Goodpasture’s Syndrome

38. Vasculitides

39. Thrombotic Microangiopathies


40. Post-Infectious Glomerulonephritis

41. Viral Hepatitis-Associated Glomerulonephritis

42. HIV-Associated Renal Disorders


43. Fabry Disease

44. Cystic Diseases of the Kidneys

45. Other Hereditary Renal Diseases

46. Tubulointerstitial Diseases

47. Urinary Tract Infections

48. Renal Neoplasias


49. Renal Disease and Hypertension in Pregnancy

50. Sickle Cell Nephropathy

51. Renal Diseases in the Elderly


52. Hemodialysis

53. Peritoneal Dialysis

54. Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (Plasmapheresis)


55. Epidemiology and Outcomes

56. Donor and Recipient Evaluation

57. Immunosuppression

58. Rejection of the Renal Transplant

59. Post-Transplantation Malignancies

60. Post-Transplantation Infections

61. Primary Care of the Renal Transplant Patient


62. Primary Hypertension

63. Renal Parenchymal Hypertension

64. Renovascular Disease

65. Endocrine Hypertension

66. Other Forms of Secondary Hypertension

67. White Coat Hypertension

68. Isolated Systolic Hypertension

69. Renal Diseases in African Americans

70. Refractory Hypertension

71. Hypertensive Emergencies

72. Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension

73. Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension


74. Volume Disorders

75. Genetic Disorders of Sodium Transport

76. Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia

77. Hypokalemia and Hyperkalemia

78. Hypocalcemia and Hypercalcemia

79. Disorders of Phosphorus Metabolism

80. Disorders of Magnesium Metabolism

81. Metabolic Acidosis

82. Metabolic Alkalosis

83. Respiratory Acid-Base Disorders

84. Nephrology Beginnings

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