Crash Course: Renal and Urinary Systems

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Elsevier Health Sciences, May 14, 2007 - Medical - 220 pages
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Covering all aspects of the syllabus, Crash Course offers students a fast way to recap on what they need to know to get through the exams with ease. Styled in an easy-to-follow, readily accessible format, each book is prepared by senior medical students or junior doctors - under faculty supervision - to give them the correct level of information perfectly tailored to current curricula requirements. The series now includes improved pedagogic features and a fully revised self-assessment section, updated to meet current examination needs.
 

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Contents

Overview of the kidney and urinary tract
Fluid compartments of the body
Development of the kidneys
General organization of the kidneys
Glomerular structure and function
Transport processes in the renal tubule
The proximal tubule
The loop of henle
Urinary tract infection
Other presentations of diseases of the renal tract
Taking a history
History taking summary
General inspection
Hands and limbs
Thorax
Abdomen

Renal blood flow and the glomerular filtration rate
Body fluid osmolality
Body fluid volume
Regulation of body fluid pH
Regulation of calcium and phosphate
Regulation of potassium and magnesium
Regulation of erythropoiesis
Congenital abnormalities of the kidney
Cystic diseases of the kidney
Diseases of the glomerulus
Glomerular lesions in systemic disease
Diseases of the tubules and interstitium
Diseases of the renal blood vessels
Neoplastic disease of the kidney
Renal responses to systemic disorders
Interventions in renal disease
Organization of the lower urinary tract
Micturition
Congenital abnormalities of the urinary tract
Urinary tract obstruction and urolithiasis
Inflammation of the urinary tract
Neoplastic disease of the urinary tract
Disorders of the prostate
Introduction
Blood and urine abnormalities
Hyperuricaemia
Disorders of serum sodium and potassium
Renal failure
Renal calculi
Urinary incontinence
Introduction
Imaging and other investigations
Chapter 1 Basic principles
Chapter 2 Organization of the kidneys
Chapter 3 Renal function
Chapter 4 The kidneys in disease
Chapter 5 The lower urinary tract
Chapter 6 Common presentations of renal disease
Chapter 7 History and examination
Chapter 8 Investigation and imaging
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