Oxford American Handbook of Nephrology and Hypertension

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Written by leading American practitioners, the Oxford American Handbooks of Medicine each offer a pocket-sized overview of an entire specialty, featuring instant access to guidance on the conditions that are most likely to be encountered. Precise and prescriptive, the handbooks offer up-to-date advice on examination, investigations, common procedures, and in-patient care. These books will be invaluable resources for residents and students, as well as a useful reference for practitioners. This unique pocket book ...
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Overview


Written by leading American practitioners, the Oxford American Handbooks of Medicine each offer a pocket-sized overview of an entire specialty, featuring instant access to guidance on the conditions that are most likely to be encountered. Precise and prescriptive, the handbooks offer up-to-date advice on examination, investigations, common procedures, and in-patient care. These books will be invaluable resources for residents and students, as well as a useful reference for practitioners. This unique pocket book provides rapid access to evidence-based guidelines and practical advice about the day-to-day management of patients with renal disease. Consisting of twelve chapters, including clinical assessment, acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, and renal replacement therapies, the handbook allows easy access to precise, prescriptive information. In line with contemporary nephrological practice, a significant portion of the handbook deals with the problem of hypertension, a major cardiovascular risk factor and the most common indication for prescription drug therapy. It is an invaluable resource for residents, as well as a useful reference for practitioners. The Oxford American Handbook of Nephrology and Hypertension is the indispensable source on the subject right in your pocket!
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"Overall, this is a nice referenece for those in training to carry with them and it should find itself on practitioners' shelves. The information is presented clearly and succintly."--Doody's

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Reviewer: Kevin C Harned , MD (Nephrology Associates of Lexington)
Description: The authors nicely compact the broad discipline of nephrology into a pocket-sized, lightning-quick reference to review topics during a busy practice. This is meant as an overview, and further details must later be obtained elsewhere, but this book is perfect for that quick recall.
Purpose: The purpose is to be a quick reference. The pages are laid out in bulleted short paragraphs to provide the greatest amount of information in a short period of time. The authors meet their objective superbly.
Audience: This is an excellent resource for medical students or residents on renal wards to carry in their pocket, though this just as easily can find a place on general practitioners' bookshelves. Although not heavily referenced, these topics are explained by nephrologists and are the standard of practice in our field.
Features: The book provides general overviews of acute and chronic kidney disease, renal imaging, modalities of renal replacement therapies, and hypertension. The quick-reading format makes the book handy when information is needed promptly, though it should be noted that the font is extremely small and can be hard to read without adequate lighting.
Assessment: Overall, this is a nice reference for those in training to carry with them and it should find itself on practitioners' shelves. The information is presented clearly and succinctly. Although easier to read through than Daugirdas et al.'s Handbook of Dialysis, 13th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007), those who have difficulty seeing fine print may find themselves developing headaches if they try reading this book for too long.
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Meet the Author

Paul J. Scheel, Jr., MD, Associate Professor and Director, Division of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Michael J. Choi, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

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Table of Contents

1. Clinical assessment of the renal patient
2. Acute renal failure (Acute kidney injury)
3. Chronic kidney disease
4. Renal replacement therapy
5. Hypertension
6. Diseases of the kidney
7. The kidney in systemic disease
8. Urinary tract obstruction
9. Fluids and electrolytes
10. Pregnancy and the kidney
11. Drugs and the kidney
12. Appendices

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