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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Ana Lia Castellanos, MD (University of Kentucky College of Medicine)
Description: This book, part of the subspecialty consult series, provides readily accessible, practical clinical information in nephrology, covering electrolytes and acid-base disorders, acute and chronic kidney diseases, renal replacement therapy, and transplantation.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a brief, well-written, well-organized review of most pathologies encountered in nephrology. The second edition provides important updates while maintaining the high standards of the first edition. The objectives are met with this excellent and useful tool for those working with patients with renal disease.
Audience: The book is targeted at medical students, interns, residents, fellows, and other practitioners in need of readily accessible practical clinical information in nephrology.
Features: Topics range from the basic art and science of urinalysis to the more complex acid-base disturbances, acute and chronic kidney diseases, urolithiasis, pregnancy and renal disease, and renal replacement therapy modalities including renal transplantation. New chapters in this edition on cystic kidney diseases and renal replacement therapy in acute kidney injury add important and useful information. Tables, figures, and pictures throughout the book facilitate reading and understanding. Appendixes on drugs that may cause renal impairment, mechanism of nephrotoxicity, and dosing adjustments for antimicrobials and antivirals are a plus.
Assessment: This is a great resource for practitioners taking care of patients with renal pathology. Developed to provide accessible practical clinical information, the book includes references at the end of each chapter for further in-depth reading if needed. With the advances in medicine, this handy book is a must-have.