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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Chris M Gonzalez, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is the second edition of a well-written pocket manual that will provide the reader with a concise, cogent summary of both selected urologic topics and definition and management of common urologic disease entities. The material is both well organized and easily readable for expedient use by the reader.
Purpose: The goal is two-fold. First, it is designed as a usable reference source to assist in the process of recognition, definition, differential diagnosis, and treatment plan for several common urologic disease entities. The author incorporates brief summaries of pertinent basic science and clinical facts surrounding each selected discussion for the benefit of the reader's comprehension. Second, it contains brief, pertinent discussions of various clinical urologic topics that serve the audience as a basic overview.
Audience: The book is tailored for the junior urology resident, yet the house officer in medicine, family practice, or general surgery will benefit. In addition, the book presents a pertinent overview of clinical urology for the medical student.
Features: The book contains an extensive index and an antibiotic/microbial reference guide that supplement the text as a quick urologic fact source for the reader. Updated TNM classification of urologic neoplasms is included, and the author includes a well-organized discussion of uroradiology.
Assessment: This is a well-organized summary of clinical urology for the house officer and medical student. The presentation of both common disease processes and urologic topic discussions in a condensed, understandable form makes the book an excellent resource for clinical urologic practice.