In this era of evidence-based medicine, one of the biggest challenges confronting clinicians is keeping abreast with often rapidly changing recommendations that guide clinical practice. While it is clearly helpful to have research-based guidelines and protocols to draw upon, it is not always easy to access this information particularly at the time when it is needed most, such as on a ward round or in a busy outpatient clinic. These evidence-based guidelines, producedby national organisations (The Renal Association, British Hypertension Society, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) and international organisations (International Society of Nephrology, National Kidney Federation- KDOQI) are often found in a variety of locations and publishedmedia and therefore timely access is not always possible.This desk reference is designed to overcome this problem. The editors have produced a comprehensive summary of nephrology which focuses on aspects of renal disease that are important to the clinician, and have brought together the key recommendations found in current evidence-based guidelines and presented them in a uniform and accessible format. It has been designed and written so that locating information is both quick and simple, and the layout of the chapters allows the reader to identifyand assimilate information rapidly.
OUP Oxford; November 2008
- ISBN: 9780191551987
- Read online, or download in secure PDF format
- Title: Oxford Desk Reference: Nephrology
Series: Oxford Desk Reference Series
- Author: Jonathan Barratt (ed.); Kevin Harris (ed.); Peter Topham (ed.)
Imprint: OUP Oxford
In The Press
This book is very good indeed. The depth of the information is great yet with simple formatting is easy to access. The recommendations follow a logical pattern quickly guiding the reader to the relevant section. The reader can also be reassured that the information is based on the latest evidence. This book is ideal for all who practice in nephrology, whether nurses or doctors. It is also a helpful guide for those who deal with nephrology on a less frequent basis butrequire the latest information in one volume. Overall, highly recommended.