New Edition
Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Physiology,
Edition 5 A Problem-Based Approach
By Kamel S. Kamel, MD, FRCPC and Mitchell L. Halperin, MD, FRCPC

Publication Date: 27 Oct 2016

With a strong focus on problem solving and clinical decision making, Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Physiology is your comprehensive, go-to guide on the diagnosis and management of fluid, electrolytes, and acid-base disorders. This in-depth reference moves smoothly from basic physiology to practical clinical guidance, taking into account new discoveries; new understanding of fluid, acid-base, and electrolyte physiology; and new treatment options available to today’s patients. An essential resource for nephrologists and emergency practitioners, this extensively revised edition helps you make the best management decisions based on the most current knowledge.

Key Features

  • Presents questions and explanations throughout that let you test your knowledge and hone your skills.
  • High-yield margin notes and key point boxes make essential information easy to review.
  • Numerous line drawings, diagnostic algorithms, and tables facilitate reference.
  • Distinguished authors apply their extensive experience in research, clinical practice, and education to make theoretical and clinical knowledge easy to understand and apply.

New Features

  • Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
  • More patient-based problem solving illustrates how key principles of renal physiology, biochemistry, and metabolic regulation are applied in practice, challenging you to test your knowledge and hone your decision-making skills.
  • Highlights updated clinical approaches to the diagnosis and management of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders based on current research and understanding.
  • Integrative whole-body physiology provides a more comprehensive grasp of the pathophysiology of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders.
About the author
By Kamel S. Kamel, MD, FRCPC, Professor, Department of Medicine, St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Mitchell L. Halperin, MD, FRCPC, Renal Division, St. Michael's Hospital and Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Table of Contents

Section One Acid Base

Chapter 1 Principles of Acid-Base Physiology

Chapter 2 Tools to Use to Diagnose Acid-Base Disorders

Chapter 3 Metabolic Acidosis: Clinical Approach

Chapter 4 Metabolic Acidosis caused by a Deficit of NaHCO3

Chapter 5 Ketoacidosis

Chapter 6 Metabolic Acidosis: Acid Gain Types

Chapter 7 Metabolic Alkalosis

Chapter 8 Respiratory Acid-Base Disturbances

Section Two Salt and Water

Chapter 9 Sodium and Water Physiology

Chapter10 Hyponatremia

Chapter 11 Hypernatremia

Chapter 12 Polyuria

Section Three Potassium

Chapter 13 Potassium Physiology

Chapter 14 Hypokalemia

Chapter 15 Hyperkalemia

Section Four Integrative Physiology

Chapter 16 Hyperglycemia

List of Cases

List of Flow Charts


Book Reviews

"One of the strengths of this book is the educational format, which promotes gradual learning, yet it also provides a quick reference with its diagnostic charts and algorithms and its comprehensive index. The case studies and reviews are methods that ensure clinical application of the information, and the integration of margin notes and colored key point boxes assists in clarifying the information."

- Taha Ayach, MD (University of Kentucky College of Medicine) for Doody’s Review Services

Book details
ISBN: 9780323355155
Page Count: 528
Retail Price : £59.99