Urine tests are used by a variety of primary care providers and specialists in order to diagnose, monitor and treat patients with various medical conditions. This first-of-its-kind text is a comprehensive clinical guide to the evaluation and applications of urine tests. Each chapter begins with a clinical case and goes on to instruct clinicians on when to order specific tests based on the clinical scenario, clinical guidelines or best practices. The chapters continue by describing how to interpret the test results followed by what to do next: nothing, monitor, further tests, or treat. Topics covered include testing methods and proper collection, finances, reimbursement and regulations, urine dipstick, microscopy and cancer and drug screening tests, among others. Each chapter contains objectives, images, algorithms and board review questions for each topic.
Written by nephrologists, urologists and other specialists as well as primary care physicians, Urine Tests uses an all-inclusive approach to the clinical component of all major urine tests. Primarily appealing to practicing primary care physicians and specialists this book is also a useful resource for physician fellows, residents, medical students, physician assistants and nurse practitioners alike.
Victoria Sharp, MD, MBA is a clinical professor in the Departments of Urology and Family Medicine at the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine and continues to see patients and teach at the Iowa City Veteran' Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City on a limited basis. Previously she served as Chief of Staff at UIHC and Director of the Carver College of Medicine's Rural Iowa Scholars Program. Dr Sharp also served as the Market Chief Medical Officer for AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa, a Medicaid managed care health plan that serves Iowa Medicaid beneficiaries as part of the state's IA Health Link program. She was responsible for the health plan's clinical and educational initiatives, such as care management, medical education and quality management that drove member health outcomes. She is a member of Johnson County Board of Health and Delegate for the state of Iowa to the American Medical Association (AMA)'s House of Delegates. She is also the Past President of the University of Iowa's Faculty Senate and Past President of the Iowa Medical Society.
Dr. Lisa Antes is Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She has an MD degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey, was resident in Internal Medicine at Montefiore from 1990-1993 and Chief Medical Resident from 1993-1994. She was a fellow in Nephrology form 1994 to 1998 at the University of Pennsylvania, following which she joined a private practice in Pittsburgh for 2 years. She joined the Division in 2000, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005 and full Professor in 2013. Since 2005 she has served as the CCOM Clerkship Director for Inpatient Internal Medicine and since 2015 the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program Director.
Dr. M Lee Sanders graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with his PhD in 2003 and went on to complete his MD in 2007. He continued his education as an Internal Medicine Resident at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics where he served as chief resident after completing 3 years of residency.. Following residency he went on to complete a Nephrology & Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as well as his MSc in Clinical Investigation and an additional Fellowship in Transplant Nephrology. After he completed his training, Dr. Sanders returned to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to join the Transplant Nephrology Faculty where he has become extremely involved in Medical Education as the Assistant Director of the Internal Medicine Inpatient Clerkship as well as the Co-Director of the Teaching Resident Rotation.
Dr. Gina Lockwood is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She earned her MD from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, in Springfield, Illinois. She completed her Urology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and her Pediatric Urology Fellowship at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Her research interests include patient education and Quality Improvement in Pediatric Urology. Gina serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Urology Executive Committee.