Urology Board Review, Third Edition: Pearls of Wisdom / Edition 3

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Overview

3300+ quick-hit Q&As and over 100 X-ray and ultrasound images help you ace the Urology boards

Like flashcards in a book, this quick-hit question and answer review for the urology boards provides intense, streamlined review and is the perfect complement to larger urology and surgery texts. You'll find more than 3,300 Q&As with only the right answer provided - there are no multiple-choice distracters - so there's no chance of an incorrect answer staying in your mind. Also included are more than 100 X-rays and ultrasound images. Chapters are written by experts in the field to give you comprehensive coverage of important urological topics.

  • Formatted in a rigorous quick-hit question and answer format consisting of short clinical questions with concise answers.
  • Emphasis on distilling key facts and clinical pearls that are essential for exam success.
  • Completely updated with over 30% new questions and 20% more x-rays.
  • NEW: Questions on new technologies such as robotics and laparoscopic surgery, advances in cancer chemotherapy, medical urology, and complications related to new medicines (such as Topamax).
  • NEW: Improved quality of x-rays and imaging study pictures, including many new images (over 100 in all)
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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Ganesh V Raj, MD PhD(University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas)
Description: The 51 chapters in this urology review serve as independent modules with questions and short answers in the pertinent subtopics that may be on a board examination. The chapters are written by a variety of urologists, some senior level physicians and some residents and fellows.
Purpose: This is meant as a rapid review of urology principles and a study aid for preparation for the exam. The book meets most of the objectives. The rapid fire, question-and-answer format can be both invigorating and frustrating at times, especially if the questions are poorly worded.
Audience: The book is targeted at residents, fellows, and practitioners in urology who are taking their written and practical examinations. It is appropriate for residents who are taking their written examinations. However, the oral exams require a more stepwise approach and a logical, directed manner and in this sense, this book falls short of its stated objectives.
Features: All areas of urology likely to be tested on a written exam are covered. The book's best features are the rapid fire questions, the repetition of the concepts, and the ease of reading. Shortcomings include a lack of algorithms and tests to review the material and demonstrate true comprehension.
Assessment: This is an excellent guide for students of urology taking a written board exam. It has an easy to read format and is set up for quick assimilation of the topics and important concepts. However, it falls short of Choe's Urology Oral Board Self-Assessment, 2nd edition, Dahm (Anadem, 2006), for the oral boards.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071605830
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/15/2009
  • Series: Pearls of Wisdom Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 524
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen W. Leslie, MD, FACS

Chief, Division of Urology

Creighton University School of Medicine

Omaha, NE

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Table of Contents

1. Uroradiology

2. Radionuclide Studies


3. Retroperitoneal Anatomy


4. Surgical Anatomy of the Pelvis


5. Embryology of the Genitourinary Tract


6. Congenital Disorders of the Lower Urinary Tract


7. Congenital Disorders of the Upper Tracts


8. Prune-Belly Syndrome


9. Cryptorchidism: Diagnosis and Management


10.Megaureter, Ectopic Ureter, and Ureterocele


11.Urological Emergencies in the Newborn


12.Enuresis


13.Disorders of Sexual Development


14.Neurogenic Voiding Dysfunction


15.Urodynamics


16.Urethral Strictures


17.Prostatic Hyperplasia


18.Female Incontinence and Vesicovaginal Fistula


19.Upper Urinary Tract Obstruction


20.Intestinal Segments in Urology


21.Urinary Diversion and Undiversion


22.Male Infertility


23.Male Sexual Function and Dysfunction


24.Peyronie’s Disease and Penile Fractures


25.Adult Urinary Tract Infections


26.Interstitial Cystitis and Other Inflammatory Conditions of the Lower Urinary Tract


27.Prostatitis


28.Genitourinary Tuberculosis


29.Medical Aspects of Urolithiasis


30.Genitourinary Trauma


31.Adrenal Physiology


32.Adrenal Tumors


33.Renal Physiology


34.Renovascular Hypertension


35.Renal Transplantation


36.Benign Renal Cystic Disease


37.Renal Tumors, Adults


38.Renal Tumors, Children


39.Renal/Ureteral Stone Surgery


40.TCC of the Upper Tracts


41.TCC of the Bladder


42.Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Adenocarcinoma of the Bladder


43.Urethral Lesions


44.Diagnosis and Staging of Prostate Cancer


45.Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer


46.Surgical Therapy for Prostate Cancer


47.Treatment of Locally Advanced or Recurrent Prostate Cancer


48.Testicular and Paratesticular Tumors


49.Penile Cancer


50.Pediatric Oncology


51.Radiology: CT/Ultrasound


Urological Grab Bag Challenge
Just for Fun: Urology Trivia
Bibliography
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