A how-to manual of renal therapeutics has been expanded by the editor and 27 contributors into a handbook that also includes pathophysiology and diagnosis. The book is directed to students, primary care physicians, nephrologists, and nurses. The authors have both succeeded and failed.
Their success is in writing an easily readable book that presents the generally accepted pathophysiologic concepts and therapeutic regimens for patients with altered renal function. Topics covered include fluid and electrolyte disorders, altered calcium metabolism, glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome, dialysis, and transplantation. There are extensive, lucid discussions on the handling of drugs by the kidney and various techniques