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Renal and Urologic Emergencies.

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Edited by Wolfson Allan B., Harwood-Nuss Ann. . 291 pages. Volume 8. of Clinics in Emergency Medicine.. Churchill-Livingstone, Inc.New York: , 1986.. $35.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(4):648. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-106-4-648
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The systems approach presented here is reminiscent of a medical school curriculum. Both medical and surgical aspects of the renal-urinary system are reviewed. The editors have combined the expertise of 21 authors with backgrounds in nephrology, urology, and emergency medicine. The 13 chapters cover a range of subjects from nephrology (evaluation of the azotemic patient, emergencies related to dialysis and transplantation, electrolyte and acid-base disorders, management of hypertension in the emergency room), to the strictly surgical topics (acute scrotal emergencies, urinary retention, urologic trauma) to issues where a clear dichotomy does not exist (urolithiasis, urinary tract infections).

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