core concepts in the disorders of fluid electrolytes and acid base balance

core concepts in the disorders of fluid electrolytes and acid base balanceby

  • david b. mount, md, renal division, va boston healthcare system, brigham and women’s hospital, harvard medical school, boston, ma, usa
  • ajay k. singh, mb, frcp (uk), renal division, brigham and women’s hospital, harvard medical school, boston, ma, usa
  • mohamed h. sayegh, md, renal division, brigham and women’s hospital, harvard medical school, boston, ma, usa

fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders are central to the day-to-day practice of almost all areas of patient-centered medicine – both medical and surgical. virtually every aspect of these disorders has experienced major developments in recent years.

core concepts in the disorders of fluid, electrolytes and acid-base balance encompasses these new findings in comprehensive reviews of both pathophysiology and clinical management. in addition, this volume offers clinical examples providing step-by-step analysis of the pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and management of selected clinical problems.

written by the leaders in researching and treating electrolyte disorders, this reference is an invaluable resource for both the nephrologist and the non-specialist physician, or medical trainee.

key features

  • a concise and comprehensive text on the latest research and clinical management of electrolyte disorders
  • written by leaders in the field
  • an invaluable resource for both the nephrologist and the non-specialist physician, or medical trainee

harrisons nephrology and acid base disorders 2nd edition

harrison nephrology and acid base disorders 2by

  • j. larry jameson, md, phd, robert g. dunlop professor of medicine;, dean, university of pennsylvania school of medicine;, executive vice-president of the university of pennsylvania for the health system, philadelphia, pennsylvania
  • joseph loscalzo, md, phd, hersey professor of the theory and practice of medicine, , harvard medical school; chairman, department of medicine; , physician-in-chief, brigham and women’s hospital , boston, massachusetts

nephrology and acid-base disorders – as only harrison’s can cover it

featuring a superb compilation of chapters related to kidney function that appear in harrison’s principles of internal medicine, eighteenth edition, this concise, full-color clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field backed by the scientific rigor and authority that have defined harrison’s. you will find content from renowned editors and contributors in a carry-anywhere presentation that is ideal for the classroom, clinic, ward, or exam/certification preparation.


  • sections that reflect the scope of nephrology: introduction to the renal system; alterations of renal function and electrolytes; acute kidney injury and chronic renal failure; glomerular and tubular disorders; renal vascular disease; urinary tract infections and obstruction; and cancer of the kidney and urinary tract
  • complete coverage of a broad spectrum of topics, including acid-base and electrolyte disorders, vascular injury to the kidney, and specific diseases of the kidney
  • integration of pathophysiology with clinical management
  • 41 high-yield questions and answers drawn from harrison’s principles of internal medicine self-assessment and board review, 18e
  • content updates and new developments since the publication ofharrison’s principles of internal medicine, 18e
  • 22 chapters written by physicians who are recognized experts in the field of nephrology and acid-base disorders
  • helpful appendix of laboratory values of clinical importance

clinical decisions in nephrology hypertension and kidney transplantation

clinical decisions in nephrology, hypertension and renal transplantationby

  • edgar v. lerma, md, section of nephrology, university of illinois at chicago college, of medicine, chicago, il usa
  • mitchell rosner, md, division of nephrology, university of virginia health system, charlottesville , virginia usa

through case presentations and a question and answer format, clinical decisions in nephrology, hypertension and renal transplantation provides a state of the art, updated reference for the optimal management of patients with diseases of the kidneys, and hypertension. this volume starts with the assessment of the patient, focusing on history and physical examination. subsequently, cases depicting various clinical syndromes and/or diseases are presented, with questions centering on the appropriate diagnostic and treatment strategy. this sets the stage for a ‘socratic approach’ to learning between the attending physician and the house staff or medical student.

this is the only book featuring problem-oriented true to life clinical cases in this format to cover nephrology, hypertension and kidney transplantation. written by renowned actively practicing clinicians, this unique reference is both comprehensive and concise and will be of great value to hospitalists and internists, as well as students, and interns/residents rotating in nephrology and internal medicine. clinical practitioners, in the fields of critical care and hypertension specialists would also find this of value.

  • references to websites / hyperlinks provided
  • easy to read, easy to carry reference
  • written by renowned actively practicing clinicians
  • question and answer approach

interventional nephrology

interventional nephrologyby

  • arif asif, md, fasn, fnkf, professor of medicine, chief, division of nephrology and hypertension, albany medical college, albany, new york
  • k. agarwal, md, facp, fasn, fnkf, professor of medicine, director, lnterventional nephrology, wexner medical center, the ohio state university, columbus, ohio
  • alexander s. yevzlin, md, associate professor of medicine (chs), director, lnterventional nephrology, and vascular access program, university of wisconsin, madison, madison, wisconsin
  • steven wu, md, fasn, director, lnterventional nephrology, medical director, vascular access program, associate director, vascular, lnterventional radiology (hd access), massachusetts general hospital, instructor in medicine, harvard medical school, boston, massachusetts
  • gerald a. beathard, md, phd,, facp, fcap, fasn, vice-president, lifeline vascular access, clinical professor, university of texas medical branch, galveston, texas

a complete guide to every aspect of interventional nephrology—an essential text for students, residents, fellows, and clinicians

this timely resource examines all relevant aspects of interventional nephrology, from the history of nephrology to the principles governing the latest vascular access techniques. heavily illustrated with full-color procedural drawings and featuring an easy-to-follow design, the book includes contributions from many leading authorities in the field whose insights combine to form an unprecedented, clinically rigorous survey of interventional nephrology.

interventional nephrology opens with an instructive look at the origins of hemodialysis access; an overview of the history of interventional nephrology in the u.s. and abroad; and clinically relevant coverage of vascular access outcomes. the high-yield coverage continues with a probing assessment of ethics, public policy, and practice guidelines, illuminating such pivotal topics as industry partnerships and conflicts of interest. the principles that support interventional nephrology techniques are also extensively reviewed, encompassing everything from vascular mapping to peritoneal dialysis catheter removal, while the following section delves into the key surgical aspects of vascular access. finally, the book provides useful perspectives on how political and policy affairs impact current practice.

key features

  • illustrated with precise full-color drawings and radiographs that highlight both normal and vascular anatomy and clarify the management of vascular access problems
  • streamlined design and helpful pedagogy, including chapter-opening learning objectives, numerous tables, and concept-clarifying figures
  • complete overview of the core principles underlying interventional nephrology practice and techniques, covering vascular mapping, monitoring and surveillance of arteriovenous access, venous angioplasty, tunneled catheters, renal ultrasonography, and much more
  • discussion of vascular access in special populations and the role of pharmacologic agents in preserving vascular access provides evidence-based insights that are pertinent to the everyday practice of interventional nephrology
  • in-depth emphasis on the surgical aspects of vascular access reviews sites, types, and creation of arteriovenous fistulae; secondary arteriovenous fistula; and surgical options for vascular anomalies
  • forward-thinking coverage of basic and translational science considers future directions in vascular access science; flow dynamics, maturity, and access failure; neointimal hyperplasia; pharmacologic prevention of access dysfunction; and device innovation

crash course renal and urinary system 4th edition

crash course renal and urinary system 4by

  • timothy jones, mbchb (hons), medical student, university of leicester medical school, leicester, uk

now celebrating over 10 years of success – crash course has been specially devised to help you get through your exams with ease.

completely revised throughout, the new edition of crash course is perfectly tailored to meet your needs by providing everything you need to know in one place. clearly presented in a tried and trusted, easy-to-use, format, each book in the series gives complete coverage of the subject in a no-nonsense, user-friendly fashion.

commencing with ‘learning objectives’, each chapter guides you succinctly through the topic, giving full coverage of the curriculum whilst avoiding unnecessary and often confusing detail. each chapter is also supported by a full artwork programme, and features the ever popular ‘hints and tips’ boxes as well as other useful aide-mémoires. all volumes contain an up-to-date self-assessment section which allows you to test your knowledge and hone your exam skills.

authored by students or junior doctors – working under close faculty supervision – each volume has been prepared by someone who has recently been in the exam situation and so relates closely to your needs. so whether you need to get out of a fix or aim for distinction crash course is for you!!

key features

  • more than 125 illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner
  • friendly and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy
  • written by students for students – authors who understand exam pressures
  • contains ‘hints and tips’ boxes, and other useful aide-mémoires
  • succinct coverage of the subject enables ‘sharp focus’ and efficient use of time during exam preparation
  • contains a fully updated self-assessment section – ideal for honing exam skills and self-testing

handbook of dialysis therapy 4th edition

handbook of dialysis therapyby

  • allen r. nissenson, md, professor of medicine, director, dialysis program, ucla school of medicine, los angeles, ca;
  • richard n. fine, md, professor and chairman, department of pediatrics, suny at stony brook, stony brook, ny

here’s an in-depth, quick-reference, problem-solving resource for those involved in the care of dialysis patients. more than 120 world-class authorities discuss dialysis techniques, mechanical considerations, and complications related to various diseases for both pediatric and adult patients. selected annotated references and excellent cross-referencing between chapters help you find answers fast, and more than 100 photos, drawings, charts, and tables, mostly in color, clarify complex topics. providing practical, immediately useful guidelines that can be applied directly to patient care, this book is a “must-have” for all dialysis caregivers.

new to this edition

  • features a new 4-color format, enabling you to find the guidance you need more quickly.
  • includes coverage of convective dialytic therapies and the results of recent clinical trials.
  • ensures that you keep current on pediatric dialysis concerns prevention and treatment with new chapters including prevention and treatment of bone disease, management of anemia, assessing quality of life in pediatric patients undergoing dialysis, and immunizations in children undergoing dialysis.

key features

  • presents the practice-proven experience of top experts in the field of dialysis treatment.
  • offers dialysis guidance for both adult and pediatric patients in one convenient source.
  • features a readable hands-on approach, allowing you to quickly review the complicated concepts of dialysis.
  • includes helpful annotated bibliography lists in each section for further in-depth research on any subject.
  • explains complex dialysis concepts through abundant diagrams, photos, line drawings, and tables.

current essentials of nephrology hypertension

current essentials nephrology hypertensionby

  • edgar lerma md, assistant professor of medicine, university of illinois-chicago college of medicine, chicago, illinois.
  • eric berns, md, professor of medicine, division of nephrology, university of pennsylvania, philadelphia, pa.
  • alan nissenson, md, director of the clinical dialysis program, professor of medicine, division of nephrology, ucla school of medicine, los angeles, california.

to-the-point diagnostic and therapeutic information on kidney diseases, hypertension, and kidney transplantation

current essentials of nephrology & hypertension is a practical, state-of-the-art review of the clinical management of kidney disease and hypertension. concise and authoritative, the book offers a consistent, easy-to-follow presentation and thoroughly addresses hypertension and the full spectrum of kidney diseases.

  • conveniently presents one disease per page
  • bulleted data covering essentials of diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and treatment for each disease state
  • a pearl, and in most cases, a reference for each condition
  • every section or subsection arranged in alphabetical order
  • important subspecialty considerations, including care of pediatric, elderly, diabetic, elderly, diabetic, and critical care patients

critical care nephrology 2nd edition expert consult online and print

critical care nephrologyby

  • claudio ronco, md, divisione di nefrologia, ospedale san bortolo, vicenza, italy;
  • rinaldo bellomo, mbbs(hons), md, fracp, fccp, chairman, australian and new zealand intensive care society clinical trials group; director of intensive care research, department of intensive care, austin & repatriation medical centre, melbourne, victoria, australia;
  • john kellum, md, upmc presbyterian, pittsburgh, pa

because of the increase in serious kidney diseases, including end-stage renal disease, your role as a nephrologist, intensivist, surgeon, or critical care physician is quickly expanding. well received in its 1st edition, this 2nd edition continues to provide comprehensive coverage of the latest advances in critical care procedures for the adult or pediatric patient with renal diseases or disorders. presents a common language and standardized guidelines to help multi-disciplinary physicians caring for the critically ill communicate more effectively. a new us editor, detailed discussions of different forms of organ support, artificial organs, infections, acute illness occurring in chronic hemodialysis patients, and much more make this book an exceptional resource for anyone who treats critically ill renal patients. and, as an expert consult title, this meticulously updated 2nd edition comes with access to the complete contents online, fully searchable.

new to this edition

  • features a new us editor, dr. john kellum, who incorporates his expertise in critical care medicine to the 2nd edition and extends the breadth of coverage with a north american perspective.
  • includes access to the complete fully searchable contents online for convenient referencing.
  • discusses new techniques in the field providing you with a comprehensive review of the experimental and clinical work being done.
  • features a new 2-color design and shorter, more focused chapters to help you access key facts quicker.

key features

  • presents a multi-disciplinary and international approach to critical renal care for a thorough and integrated presentation of how to care for critically ill patients with renal disease or complications.
  • addresses the full range of renal problems, from epidemiology to monitoring and diagnostic procedures to pathophysiology of organ systems in relation to kidney failure.
  • provides details on different forms of organ support, including liver, lung, and cardiac therapy.
  • defines common guidelines in nephrology and critical care medicine for better communication among clinicians.
  • places a special emphasis on therapeutic interventions and treatment procedures for a hands on clinical reference tool.

primer on kidney diseases 5th edition expert consult online and print

primer on kidney diseasesby

  • arthur greenberg, md, division of nephrology, department of medicine, duke university medical center, durham, nc

this official publication of the national kidney foundation (nkf) covers all aspects of adult and pediatric kidney diseases and is ideal for nephrologists and non-nephrologists alike. the full-color design, high-quality photographs, and outstanding graphs and tables make information easy to access and understand. the latest management techniques and pearls from leading clinical experts—including international contributors—offer practical and authoritative guidance. edited by dr. arthur greenberg and members of the nkf scientific advisory board, this state-of-the-art primer provides consistent depth of coverage, balanced discussion of controversy, and a uniform focus of information.

new to this edition

  • new chapters on disorders of magnesium homeostasis and thombotic microangiopathies to reflect advances in management.
  • includes the most up-to-date management guidelines and pearls of wisdom to provide you with best practices.
  • presents new ideas and perspectives through 25% new contributing clinical experts.

key features

  • incorporates the latest nkf kidney/outcome quality initiative (k/doqi) guidelines on chronic kidney disease staging and management.
  • features a current and practical review of the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of kidney disease, fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension, dialysis, and renal transplantation.
  • covers the whole field of nephrology in concise and well-illustrated, four-color chapters.
  • puts complex material and the latest developments into perspective for in-depth, yet succinct summaries in every area.
  • includes high-quality photographs, as well as outstanding graphs and tables for a varied approach to the subject matter.

crash course renal and urinary systems 3rd edition

crash course renal and urinary systemby

  • robert thomas, medical student, medical school, university of newcastle upon tyne, newcastle upon tyne, uk
  • bethany stanley, medical student, university of leicester school of medicine, leicester, uk

covering all aspects of the syllabus, crash course offers students a fast way to recap on what they need to know to get through the exams with ease. styled in an easy-to-follow, readily accessible format, each book is prepared by senior medical students or junior doctors – under faculty supervision – to give them the correct level of information perfectly tailored to current curricula requirements. the series now includes improved pedagogic features and a fully revised self-assessment section, updated to meet current examination needs.

renal medicine self assessment color review

renal medicine self assessmentby

  • timothy h.j. goodship bsc, md, frcp, senior lecturer in nephrology, consultant nephrologist, the royal victoria infirmary, newcastle upon tyne, uk
  • bradley j. maroni md, associate professor of medicine, emory university school of medicine, and director, clinical nephrology, the emory clinic, atlanta, georgia, usa

a generously illustrated color review of renal medicine

this superbly illustrated review provides coverage of the range of issues liable to confront practitioners in the field of clinical nephrology and renal transplantation. containing questions designed to educate as well as test knowledge, the title features 220 case presentations depicting all aspects of the kidney speciality and will be of use to all those involved in the care of nephrology patients. the questions are pitched at different levels of expertise and are followed by detailed explanatory answers. many illustrations feature clinical photographs and diagnostic imaging, while some questions involve interpretation of biochemical or hematological data. the authors have taken account of the latest developments in the field and the title provides a fully up-to-date review for experienced practitioners and physicians in training.