The Kidney at a Glance

The Kidney at a Glance

by Christopher O ' Callaghan (Author), Barry Brenner (Author), Barry M Brenner (Author)


"The Kidney at a Glance" presents the information required by medical students in the concise, easy to learn format of the "At a Glance" series. The familiar double page spread format of one page of illustrations and one page of text for each topic is used to present the kidney and urinary tract, starting with basic anatomy and physiology, and working up to the pathologies and presentations of renal and urinary tract disease. The full range of topics includes the difficult areas of water and salt homeostasis, acid-base balance as well as the endocrine and secretory functions of the kidney which includes the renin-angiotensin system and erythropoietin production. A unique chapter covers the molecular genetics of kidney disease, including polycystic kidney disease and other disorders. The book covers all aspects of basic science relevant to the kidney and will be of interest to medical students following both traditional and integrated courses and students of nursing with an interest in the renal system. USMLE, MRCP and MRCS candidates will find it a useful revision aid for these examinations. Key Features: provides a comprehensive account of modern basic renal science and clinical nephrology; the first book of this type to contain the latest molecular and physiological developments; clear and simple diagrams, photographs, explanatory figures and text present the subject in a new and easy to understand way; and contains all that a medical student or more advanced trainee would need to know on the subject, providing them with an easy-to-grasp and scientifically rigorous understanding of kidney function and disease.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
Edition: 7th edition
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: 29 Sep 2000

ISBN 10: 0632052066
ISBN 13: 9780632052066

Media Reviews
.. .this book is very easy to read and excellent for revision purposes... Rating **** - buy it if you want to understand renal medicine quickly. Given that the kidney is one of the most complex organs to understand, this book will be loved by many students of both clinical and pre-clinical years, as well as junior doctors. It has succeeded where big textbooks of medicine has failed; to give a simple explanation of the kidney Cambridge Medicine - Jan 2001 .. .this book is an ingenious hybrid of a renal physiology/pharmacology text, and a nephrology text. Definitely a worthwhile investment for first years GKT Gazette .. .I would recommend it to anyone who has to learn about basic renal science and medicine in a short space of time. PBL modules, exam revision and the-day-before-you-start-on the-renal-medicine-firm are all situations that spring to mind. Sphincter - Liverpool Medical Students'' Society Journal
Author Bio
Chris O'Callaghan, Clinician Scientist and Renal Physician, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, UK.