The book’s complete coverage encompasses a practical review of anatomy and physiology of the urinary system, diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, and the pathophysiology and management of diseases of the urinary system. Sixty–six expert authors have contributed eighty–five chapters, making Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals an indispensible reference to the urinary tract for veterinary students, practitioners, and specialists alike.
- Provides veterinarians with the knowledge needed to effectively diagnose and treat urologic diseases in canine, feline, and exotic patients.
- Serves as an easy–to–use, comprehensive clinical reference.
- Takes an evidence–based approach to detailed coverage of specific diseases and disorders, including etiology and prevalence, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, prognosis, controversies, and references.
- Includes a practical review of anatomy and physiology of the urinary system, fundamentals of diagnostic testing and therapeutic techniques.
Section 1 Anatomy and physiology.
1 Anatomy of the kidney and proximal ureter (Christina E. Clarkson and Thomas F. Fletcher).
2 Physiology of the kidneys (Scott Brown).
3 Anatomy of the lower urogenital tract (Thomas F. Fletcher and Christina E. Clarkson).
Section 2 Diagnostic testing.
4 Historical information and physical examination (Joe Bartges and David Polzin).
5 The ins and outs of urine collection (Carl A. Osborne, Jody P. Lulich, and Hasan Albasan).
6 Nephropyelocentesis and antegrade pyelography (Silke Hecht).
7 Urinalysis (Michael M. Fry).
8 Urine protein and microalbuminuria (Mary B. Nabity).
9 Urine culture (Joe Bartges).
10 Urinary enzyme activity for detection of acute kidney injury (Richard Goldstein).
11 Diagnosis of uroabdomen (Michael M. Fry).
12 Urinary saturation testing (Joe Bartges).
13 Blood pressure determination (Rebecca L. Stepien).
14 Renal function testing (Herve P. Lefebvre).
15 Radiographic imaging in urinary tract disease (Daniel A. Feeney and Kari L. Anderson).
16 Ultrasonography of the urinary tract (Silke Hecht and George A. Henry).
17 Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the urinary tract (Alexander G. MacLeod and Erik R. Wisner).
18 Renal scintigraphy (Gregory B. Daniel).
19 Diagnostic urologic endoscopy (Julie Byron and Dennis Chew).
20 Vaginoscopy (Margaret Root Kustritz).
21 Urologic laparoscopy (Jacqueline Whittemore).
22 Urodynamic studies (India F. Lane).
23 Renal biopsy (George E. Lees and Anne Bahr).
24 Renal pathology (Cathy Brown).
25 Biopsy of the lower urinary tract (Jody Lulich and Carl Osborne).
26 Cytology of the urinary tract and prostate (Michael M. Fry).
27 Diagnosis of infectious diseases of the urinary tract (Meryl P. Littman).
Section 3 Therapeutic techniques.
28 Hemodialysis (Cathy Langston).
29 Continuous renal replacement therapy (Mark J Acierno).
30 Peritoneal dialysis (Mary Anna Labato).
31 Renal transplantation (Christopher A. Adin).
32 Indwelling urinary catheters and stents (Allyson Berent).
33 Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (Larry G. Adams and Corinne K. Goldman).
34 Intracorporeal laser lithotripsy (Jody P. Lulich, Carl A. Osborne, and Hasan Albasan).
35 Canine retrograde urohydropropulsion (Carl A. Osborne, Jody P. Lulich, and David J. Polzin).
36 Feline urethral obstruction (Carl A. Osborne, Jody P. Lulich, and David J. Polzin).
37 Voiding urohydropropulsion (Jody P. Lulich and Carl A. Osborne).
38 Urethral bulking for urinary incontinence (Joe Bartges).
39 Laser ablation of ectopic ureter (Joseph W. Bartges).
40 Drug therapy with renal failure (Joe Bartges and Tomas Martin–Jimenez).
Section 4 Clinical syndromes.
41 Azotemia and uremia (Sheri J. Ross).
42 Polyuria and polydipsia (James Katherine).
43 Proteinuria and microalbuminuria (Hattie Syme and Jonathon Elliott).
44 Nephrotic syndrome (Barrak Pressler).
45 Abnormal renal palpation (Claudia Kirk and Joe Bartges).
46 Discolored urine (Joe Bartges).
47 Clinical signs of lower urinary tract disease (Joe Bartges).
Section 5 Upper urinary tract disorders.
48 Chronic kidney disease (David J. Polzin).
49 Acute kidney insufficiency (Larry D. Cowgill and Cathy Langston).
50 Prognosis of acute renal failure (Gilad Segev).
51 Prognosis of renal failure–chronic (David J. Polzin).
52 Renal manifestations of systemic disease (Linda Ross).
53 Glomerular disease (Shelly L. Vaden and Gregory F. Grauer).
54 Amyloidosis (Joe Bartges and Jonathan Wall).
55 Disorders of renal tubules (Joe Bartges).
56 Congenital kidney diseases (George E. Lees).
57 Renal neoplasia (Carolyn Henry).
58 Diseases of the ureter (Gilad Segev).
59 Renal trauma (Patricia Sura).
60 Renal and ureteral surgery (Karen Tobias).
Section 6 Fluid, electrolyte, and acid–base disorders.
61 Sodium disorders (David J. Polzin).
62 Potassium disorders (Andrea J. Sotirakopoulos and Sheri J. Ross).
63 Magnesium disorders (Elizabeth Rozanski0.
64 Calcium disorders (John M. Kruger and Carl A. Osborne).
65 Phosphorus disorders (David. J Polzin).
66 Metabolic acid–base disorders (Marie E. Kerl).
67 Mixed acid–base disorders (Mark J. Acierno).
Section 7 Systemic arterial hypertension.
68 Systemic arterial hypertension (Scott Brown).
Section 8 Upper and lower urinary tract disorders.
69 Canine and feline urolithiasis: diagnosis, treatment, and prevention (Jody P. Lulich, Carl A. Osborne, and Hasan Albasan).
70 Pathophysiology of urinary obstruction (Joe Bartges).
71 Urinary tract infection—bacterial (David Senior).
72 Fungal urinary tract infection (Barrak Pressler).
73 Viruses and urinary tract disease (John M. Kruger, Carl A. Osborne, Annabel G. Wise, Brian A. Scansen, and Roger K. Maes).
74 Nematodes of the upper and lower urinary tract of dogs and cats (Carl A. Osborne, Jody P. Lulich, and Hasan Albasan).
Section 9 Lower urinary tract disorders.
75 Feline idiopathic cystitis (Jodi L. Westropp).
76 Micturition disorders (Julie Fischer and India F. Lane).
77 Urethral diseases (Joe Bartges).
78 Prostatic disease (Margaret Root Kustritz).
79 Neoplasia of the lower urinary tract (Jeffrey Phillips).
80 Congenital diseases of the lower urinary tract (Joe Bartges and John M. Kruger).
81 Inappropriate urination (Elizabeth A Shull).
82 Lower urinary tract trauma (Patricia Sura).
83 Surgery of the lower urinary tract (Karen Tobias).
Section 10 Urinary disorders of avian and exotic companion animals.
84 Avian and exotic companion animals (Cheryl B. Greenacre).
Section 11 Counseling clients.
85 Counseling clients (Elizabeth Strand).
Appendix: Physiology of the lower urogenital tract.
"This impressive (more than 900 pages written by 66 experts) work brings the latest knowledge in the field of uro–nephrology. . . This huge work is a must have for anybody willing to be serious about kidneys and the urinary tract." (Vets Today, 2011)
"This is a comprehensive work for veterinarians . . . the volume is generously illustrated & printed on coated stock." (Booknews, 1 June 2011)
The stated intent of Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals is to provide a comprehensive urology reference for veterinary students, practitioners, and specialists alike. The 66 contributing authors have clearly accomplished this goal by writing 85 detailed chapters that cover anatomy, physiology, clinical signs, diagnostic procedures, and treatment of disorders of the upper and lower urinary tract. The contents of the text, which is also available in an electronic format, will satisfy professionals seeking in–depth medical advice as well as individuals who desire thorough descriptions of surgical procedures. With rare exception, the information appears to be the most currently available. The text is well illustrated with diagrams and numerous color photographs. Most chapters contain figures and tables to organize information and procedures in a user–friendly format, although they are conspicuously absent in a few chapters. The organization of the 11 sections of the book and the index make finding specific information a relatively straighforward process.
This text is fairly priced and has several strengths that go beyond the detail of the information provided and the impressive expertise of the authors. Readers will find that the section Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid–base Disorders contains material that is pertinent to the management of problems encountered in diseases of multiple organ systems. The section Counseling Clients provides insight not usually covered by typical veterinary medicine texts. Although more limited than the information provided for cats and dogs, the section Urinary Disorders of Avian and Exotic Companion Animals provides additional value to the book. Finally, one of the text's greatest strengths is the universal use of evidence–based information combined with the experience of the expert authors to guide readers.—By Joe Bartges & David J. Polzin. 904 pages; illustrated. Wiley–Blackwell, 2121 State Ave, Ames, IA 50014. ISBN 978–0–8138–1717–0. 2011. Price $149.99. (Mary H. Bowles, DVM, DACVIM)