Oxford Handbook of Nephrology and Hypertension 2nd Edition PDF

Oxford Handbook of Nephrology and Hypertension 2nd Edition PDF



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Preface

Much has changed in our specialty since the appearance of the first edition of this Handbook. Chronic Kidney Disease, a fledgling classification at the time, is now well established internationally and, more recently, acute renal failure has emerged from a comparable makeover as Acute Kidney Injury. Although not without detractors, these re-imaginations have helped to raise general awareness of kidney disease and provided a welcome platform from which nephrologists have re-engaged with colleagues in both primary and secondary care. International efforts to produce consensus guidelines (albeit from disappointingly thin evidence) must also be applauded. However, whilst we may inexplicably struggle to complete sufficient RCTs of good quality, we remain admirable innovators of clinical services. It is a great privilege to be part of a global renal community best characterized by its restlessness to do things better.
You’ll find a little more depth to the information in this edition, although this remains balanced with the more pragmatic advice that was so well received last time out. With unlimited knowledge just a few keyboard strokes away, it seemed even more important to bring essential information to the fore and present it in as palatable and practical a way as possible. We hope the additional detail will also prove useful during preparation for postgraduate examinations and assessments.
This Handbook now sits in a larger family, having been joined by the excellent Oxford Specialist Handbooks of Renal Transplantation and Paediatric Nephrology . Along with the well-established Oxford Handbook of Dialysis and the newer Oxford Desktop Reference of Nephrology , we believe these represent a formidable resource across our entire specialty.


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