Part of the 'first wave' of our innovative new Systems of the Body series, here is an integrated textbook on the renal system - covering it's structure, function and major diseases. It is ideal for systems courses as taught in the new medical curriculum, offering an attractive, two colour page design, objectives defined for each chapter and self-assessment.
Paperback · 176 Pages · 110 Illustrations
Churchill Livingstone · Published August 2001
Integrated coverage of the renal system unavailable from standard textbooks.
Coverage of the basic science is clinically driven - a common clinical presentation introduces each major topic.
Clinical cases are used and explained in the chapter, rather than merely being present to provide additional interest.
Coverage of major diseases of the renal system equips students for the contact with patients which now occurs much earlier in the medical course.
Gross anatomy of the urinary tract. Principles of body fluid distribution and electrolyte metabolism. Mechanism and regulation of glomerular filtration. Nephrotic syndrome as a cause of oedema. Pathophysiology and clinical features of chronic renal failure. Introduction to hypertension. Causes of urinary bleeding. Renal involvement in systemic disease.