Pediatric Practice Urology and Nephrology, by Austin, Paul
- ISBN: 9780071633819 | 0071633812
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 7/9/2011
$90.00 Save 4%!
New Copy: Usually Ships in 3-4 Business Days
Pediatric Practice: Urology and Nephrology will provide practical guidance for genitourinary problems and renal diseases for pediatricians in practice, pediatric residents, nurses, and NPs. This is part of the forthcoming ?Pediatric Practice? series, which includes Infectious Disease (12/08) and Sports Medicine (12/08) with three other titles on Neurology, Cardiology, and Endocrinology to come in 2009.Market/Audience Pediatricians (80,000 worldwide) Pediatrics Residents (6,000 US) Pediatric Nurse Practitioners ( >10,000) Family Practice (93,000 US)About the Book Pediatric Practice: Urology and Nephrologyis a unique source of practical information for the care of children with genitourinary problems and renal diseases. Unlike existing books on this topic, this is not a dense textbook or a surgical manual. This title emphasizes thepractical aspects of managing patients. While epidemiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis will be covered, the emphasis of the book is on care of the patient, with the goal of optimizing care and improving the medical management and outcomes for these patients.Pediatric Practice: Urology and Nephrologyis written by a leading pediatric urologist and nephrologist, along with a handful of highly regarded contributors, to ensure that it has a consistent and practical approach throughout. The text is a comprehensive HOW TO guide to managing pediatric patients who have common and uncommon genitourinary concerns or renal diseases.Part one focuses on urologic concerns, which can account for up to twenty percent of all visits to the pediatrician's office. Topics include some of the more common concerns such as urinary tract infections, incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting). Also included are more sensitive topics, such as undescended testes or ambiguous genitalia, which a pediatrician might be reluctant to address (one reviewer referred to them as closet issues). Office gynecology is also included, a topic often ignored in urology texts. One of the goals of this book is to familiarize the pediatrician with all aspects of urological care and increase their level of comfort when confronted with these cases.Part two is devoted to pediatric nephrology and addresses hypertension, renal failure, acidosis, kidney disease, and blood in the urine. All conditions discussed in the book could easily be managed by the pediatrician rather than passed off to a specialist; however, owing to a lack of training and general unfamiliarity with subject matter, diagnoses are often missed or incorrect, resulting in worsening patients. This book strives to reverse this scenario, educating the primary care provider for a quicker diagnosis, better patient management, referral only when necessary, more informative follow-up visits and an overall better patient outcome.Key Selling Features Diagnostic and Treatment Algorithm/Pathway that color coded so that the most urgent path through the algorithm is red, less urgent though still warranting caution is orange/amber, end points where patient can be managed with a simple prescription or observation is green. Box of Signs/Symptoms and Differential Diagnosis (color coded to highlight potential dangers (e.g., red= to miss this endangers the patient?s life; green=rare but needs to be considered, etc.) Practical guide to management of challenging pediatric issues in urology and nephrology Fantastic value for the price?full color, lushly illustrated, packed with practical tips and pearls Information is easy to find and easy to useAuthor Profile Paul F. Austin, MD, FAAP, is Director of Pediatric Urology Research and Associate Professor of Surgery (Urology), Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MissouriKeith A. Hruza, MDis Professor of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Cell Biolog