The Renal System, Systems of the Body Series, 2nd Edition

The Renal System

2nd Edition Systems of the Body Series

By Michael J. Field, MD, BS, BSc(Hons), FRACP, Professor of Medicine, Concord Hospital, Concord Hospital, Concord, NSW, Australia, Department of Medicine, University of Syndey, Australia; Carol Pollock, MB, BS, PhD, FRACP, Professor of Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital, St. Leonards, NSW, Australia, Department of Medicine, University of Syndey, Australia and David Harris, MD, BS, FRACP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia, Department of Medicine, University of Syndey, Australia


Urinary tract structure and infection. Body fluids, nephron function and diuretics. Water balance and regulation of osmolarity. Acid-base balance and regulation of pH. Glomerular filtration and acute kidney injury. Proteinuria and the nephrotic syndrome. Glomerulonephritis and the acute nephritic syndrome. Diabetic nephropaphy and chronic kidney disease. End stage kidney disease and replacement of renal function. Hypertension and the kidney. Pregnancy and the kidney. Urinary tract obstruction and stones. Renal masses and urinary tract tumours. Drugs and the kidney.