This pocket book is written primarily for doctors with little or no experience in the accident and emergency department and who are faced with the problem of radiologic interpretation when no other help is readily at hand. The book is liberally illustrated with high quality, well-annotated radiographs which assist the reader in the interpretation of abnormal/normal radiographic appearances. The focus is on common areas of injury with the emphasis being placed on the detection of those abnormalities that are most commonly overlooked or misinterpreted. Each chapter deals with the basic radiographs required, important anatomy, normal variants, a system for inspecting suggested views, types of injury and ends with a summary of key points.
- More than 125 illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner
- Friendly and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy
- Written by students for students - authors who understand exam pressures
- Contains 'Hints and Tips' boxes, and other useful aide-m?moires
- Succinct coverage of the subject enables 'sharp focus' and efficient use of time during exam preparation
- Contains a fully updated self-assessment section - ideal for honing exam skills and self-testing
NEW TO THIS EDITION
- Self-assessment section fully updated to reflect current exam requirements
- Contains 'common exam pitfalls' as advised by faculty
- Crash Courses also available electronically!
- Online self-assessment bank also available - content edited by Dan Horton-Szar!
Overall this book covers the renal curriculum very well. There is an emphasis on theoretical knowledge but also some good practical clinical information present to aid the student on clinical placement. I found this book very easy to read and intuitive in the way each section follows. I would not change this formula.
I think the current system of ‘pull out’ boxes works well and too many types of boxes may overcomplicate. For me the mix is very good.
Dr Steve Riley, Senior Lecturer in Nephrology, Cardiff, July 2009
The book certainly covers the curriculum, no doubt.
This is an impressive piece of work & if really done by a medical student then hats off to them. Well done. As noted above, it is readable & nicely laid out with good diagrams & figures.
Paddy Gibson, Nephrologist, Department of Renal Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, EDINBURGH
This is a very helpful book for revision of the complex renal and urinary systems. The book is full of diagrams, tables and flow charts which simplify learning of these difficult specialities. I feel that the basic sciences at the start of the book is more appropriate for the earlier years of medical school where I feel it would be useful for PBL cases, however, the book was also useful during my 4th year clinical attachment on the renal wards, where this book was a great revision tool.
Steve Gilchrist, Medical Student, University of Edinburgh, Jun 2009
A great series! Clearly written, great diagrams, lots of questions, great for revision. Easy to dip into and out of! A great overview of the Renal System!
A must have for all those in their clinical years and approaching finals!
Sarah Edwards, Peninsula Medical School, 27th Feb 2009
The language used is very easy to understand. The content concentrates on breadth rather than depth is therefore useful for revision……the diagrams are very clear and concise, often explaining the concepts better than the texts. Also the little ‘pointer’ boxes attracted me to useful information. I particular liked the flow charts for diagnosis.
The different ways of testing knowledge in the self assessment section is very useful.
Overall the book is very useful for revision purposes with clear, easy to understand text and diagrams with a substantial clinical section.
Fatima Rashid, University of Keele, July 2008
Never underestimate the importance of the kidney! At first glance, the renal system may not excite but this concise summary of a fairly complex system would make a useful addition to your collection of medical books. You will undoubtedly find yourself referring to this book time and again. It covers everything from the renin-angitoensin system to dialysis to prostate cancer. The book encompasses the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the renal and urinary systems in an easy to read format. Finally, as with all books in the Crash Course series, there is an extensive self-assessment section with MCQs and SAQs.
Michael Wilson, University of Glasgow, Jul 2008
Table of Contents
- Part I: Basic medical science of the renal and urinary systems:
- Basic Principles
- Organization of the Kidneys
- Renal Function
- The Kidneys in Disease
- The Lower Urinary Tract
- Part II: Clinical assessment:
- Common Presentations of Renal Disease
- History and Examination
- Investigation and Imaging
- Part III: Self-assessment