Pocket Companion to Brenner & Rector's The Kidney
By Michael R. Clarkson, MB and Barry M. Brenner, MD, AM (Hon), DSc (Hon), DMSc (Hon), FRCP (Lond, Hon)
832 pages, 6 ills, Copyright 2005
Distilled from the 7th Edition of Brenner & Rector's The Kidney, this new pocket-sized handbook provides readers with essential clinical information on kidney diseases and their management. Comprehensive in scope, it details the key pathophysiologic, diagnostic, and treatment issues in clinical nephrology, including the approach to the patient with kidney disease, the pathogenesis of renal disease, acid-based and electrolyte disturbances, hypertension, renal replacement therapy, and renal transplantation. A perfect portable companion, it delivers quick, easy access to key information.
Focuses on diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for both common and uncommon disorders.
Presents an entire section devoted to the management of hypertensive patients.
Provides extensive information on therapeutic agents, with a chapter dedicated to rationales and calculations for prescribing drugs.
Discusses indications for laboratory tests and imaging studies, so readers can choose from the many techniques available.
Covers hot topics such as intensive care nephrology * erythropoietin in renal disease * and pharmacological approaches to clinical renoprotection.
Includes many tables for rapid retrieval of clinical knowledge.
Table of Contents
I. Approach to Patient with Renal Disease
1. Clinical Assessment of the Patient with Renal Disease
2. Laboratory Assessment of Renal Disease (incl. Urine Electrolyte and Acid Base Parameters)
3. Radiologic Assessment of the Kidney
II. Disturbances in Control of Body Volume and Composition
4. Control of Extracellular Fluid Volume and Pathophysiology of Edema Formation
5. Acid-Base Disorders
6. Disorders of Potassium Balance
7. Disorders of Water Balance
8. Disturbances of Calcium, Magnesium, and Phosphate Metabolism
III. Pathogenesis of Renal Disease
9. Acute Renal Failure
10. Primary Glomerular Disease
11. Secondary Glomerular Disease
12. Tubulointerstitial Disease
13. Urinary Tract Infection, Pyelonephritis, and Reflux Nephropathy
14. Disorders of Renal Arteries and Veins
15. Microvascular Diseases of the Kidneys
16. Toxic Nephropathies
17. The Kidney and Hypertension in Pregnancy
18. Inherited Disorders of the Kidney
19. Diabetic Nephropathy
21. Urinary Tract Obstruction
22. Renal Neoplasia
23. Renal and Systemic Manifestations of Glomerular Disease
24. Essential Hypertension
25. Renovascular Hypertension and Ischemic Nephropathy
26. Hypertension in Renal Parenchymal Disease
V. Chronic Renal Failure
27. Hematologic Consequences of Renal Disease
28. Cardiovascular Aspects of Renal Disease
29. Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Renal Disease
30. Renal Osteodystrophies
31. Nutritional Therapy in Renal Disease
VI. Drugs and the Kidney
33. Antihypertensive Drugs
34. Pharmacologic Approaches to Clinical Renoprotection
VII. Renal Replacement Therapy
36. Peritoneal Dialysis
37. Intensive Care Nephrology
38. Extracorporeal Treatment of Poisoning
VIII. Renal Transplantation
39. Clinical Aspects of Renal Transplantation