This superbly written text gives students, residents, and practitioners the edge in understanding the mechanisms and clinical management of acid-base disorders. Presents the core information to understand renal and electrolyte physiology, and reviews the treatment rationale for all major acid-base and electrolyte disturbances. The entire text is exhaustively revised, and now includes questions and answers in each chapter.
Table of contents
Part One: Renal Physiology.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Renal Function.
Chapter 2: Renal Circulation and Glomerular Filtration Rate.
Chapter 3: Proximal Tubule.
Chapter 4: Loop of Henle and the Countercurrent Mechanism.
Chapter 5: Functions of the Distal Nephron.
Chapter 6: Effects of Hormones on Renal Function.
Part Two: Regulation of Water and Electrolyte Balance.
Chapter 7: The Total Body Water and the Plasma Sodium Concentration.
Chapter 8: Regulation of the Effective Circulating Volume.
Chapter 9: Regulation of Plasma Osmolality.
Chapter 10: Acid-Base Physiology.
Chapter 11: Regulation of Acid-Base Balance.
Chapter 12: Potassium Homeostasis.
Part Three: Physiologic Approach to Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders.
Chapter 13: Meaning and Application of Urine Chemistries.
Chapter 14: Hypovolemic States.
Chapter 15: Clinical Use of Diuretics.
Chapter 16: Edematous States.
Chapter 17: Introduction to Simple and Mixed Acid-Base Disorders.
Chapter 18: Metabolic Alkalosis.
Chapter 19: Metabolic Acidosis.
Chapter 20: Respiratory Acidosis.
Chapter 21: Respiratory Alkalosis.
Chapter 22: Introduction to Disorders of Osmolality.
Chapter 23: Hypoosmolal States - Hyponatremia.
Chapter 24: Hyperosmolal States - Hyponatremia.
Chapter 25: Hyperosmolal States - Hyperglycemia
Chapter 26: Introduction to Disorders of Potassium Balance.
Chapter 27: Hypokalemia.
Chapter 28: Hyperkalemia.
Chapter 29: Answers to the Problems.
Chapter 30: Summary of Equations and Formulas.