Pathophysiology of Kidney Disease and Hypertension
This new text-a collaborative effort between students and teachers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine-provides a unique introductory overview of renal disease, including hypertension and renal transplantation, topics not always covered in other texts. It fully discusses the pathophysiology of renal disorders, using case histories and contemporary data to help you appreciate the mechanisms of these diseases and gain a better understanding of the treatment options available. A consistent chapter format-featuring chapter objectives, key points boxes, and helpful case questions with clinical applications throughout-makes the book user-friendly and easy to reference, while questions at the end of each chapter help you assess your mastery of the material.
- Discusses significant advances in the field-including those related to pathophysiology of glomerular diseases, electrolyte disorders, renal tubular transport systems, hypertension, transplantation, hereditary diseases, and chronic kidney disease-to keep your knowledge current.
- Uses a consistent chapter format-featuring chapter objectives, key points boxes, and helpful case questions with clinical applications throughout-to make the book user-friendly and easy to reference.
- Features questions at the end of each chapter to help you gauge your mastery of the material.
"This is an interesting book written by physicians while they were students completing a kidney disease and hypertension pathophysiology course... This book is ideal as a fi rst step to study renal disease and also a useful revision aid for those with more in-depth knowledge. It manages to condense the most relevant information from longer text books into a comprehensive volume that is easy to index. It would make a useful addition to a ward or practice library for reference." Journal of Renal Nursing, November 2009
By A. Vishnu Moorthy, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Section of Nephrology, Madison, WI; Bryan Neil Becker, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Frederick J. Boehm, III, MD,; Universty of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA and Arjang Djamali, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nephrology Section, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI