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The enthusiasm with which nephrologists and internists approach acid-base and electrolyte abnormalities is not solely a reflection of their intrinsic professionalism, but also of the fact that they welcome an opportunity to mix their understanding of pathophysiology with practical clinical application. In fact, there are few fields of medicine where the combination of clinical acumen and an understanding of basic principles pays off so handsomely. Arrief and DeFronzo have put together a multiauthored text detailing the basic principles and clinical situations to which this combination applies.
Individual chapters of this two-volume set follow classic pathophysiologic principles. Normal physiology is discussed
Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders.. Ann Intern Med. ;102:877–878. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-6-877_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(6):877-878.
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