Nephrology Secrets, Fourth Edition

Author: EDGAR V. LERMA, MD, FACP, FASN, FPSN
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Published: 2019
Pages: 595
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2022

The authors of this new edition write “All aspects of nephrology have evolved, and some topics have been completely revolutionized.” While the text was written by physicians for physicians, the quiz is for renal nurses. Almost half of all quiz questions address information new to this edition. (It's rare for a text to change that much from one edition to the next.) Please note that the quiz is long (Section A has 233 questions, Section B 218) and the type in the book is small, as the pilot study nurse pointed out below.

Comments from Pilot Study Nurses:

“I have been a Dialysis RN for over 35 years and a CNN for 25. I found this course very challenging and thought-provoking. I can’t remember the last time that I took a renal course where I learned something new or had to concentrate on the content. I’m sure I’ll be using the book as a reference tool.” 

“A wonderful resource. Impossible for me to process all technical information. Book would be very useful in a clinical setting that sees renal patients. If looking up just one disease or condition, all information presented clearly and concisely.” 

“I would not encourage nurses to take this course unless their specialty is dialysis, renal, etc.” 

“The print is very small.”

“The textbook is excellent. Very helpful to have brief chapters as there is copious information.”

“Definitely thorough with good new questions with asterisks. Appreciated that pointer!” 

“Overall, I have enjoyed this course...Like many “secrets” or “pearls of wisdom” texts there are a lot of useful tips and explanations that translate into daily practice. However, since it is a renal text, there are a lot of pages of complex pathways and chemical formulas to read through. I thought the test preparer did a great job, though, of minimizing the focus on technical jargon and formulas and concentrating on providing a well-rounded synopsis of the material. I know I found several tips and explanations that I will use in my practice. I would recommend this course to my coworkers.” 

 “Very pleased with the course. Learned a lot. Felt it was an advanced course. A lot of time and effort was put into this.” 

“Nephrology Secrets is awesome!! It is so full of information. Very timely and relevant. Totally impressed with the research.”

"I like the question/answer format. I’ve enjoyed the other “Secrets” textbooks Anderson CE has used/offered. The key points at the end of the chapter is a good little review."

"Very thorough overview of the renal system. Some chapters reintroduce as well as build on previous material read/studied. Seems this second half was quicker reading."

Table of Contents:

I. PATIENT ASSESSMENT

1. History and Physical Diagnosis

2. Urinalysis

3. Measurement of Glomerular Filtration Rate

4. Kidney Imaging Techniques

5. Kidney Biopsy

II. ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY

6. Epidemiology, Etiology, Pathophysiology and Diagnosis

7. Management Options: CRRT

8. Hepatorenal Syndrome

9. Cardiorenal Syndrome

10. Medications

11. Sepsis

12. Rhabdomyolysis

13. Contrast-induced Nephropathy

14. Acute Glomerulonephritis and RPGN

15. Nephrotic Syndrome

16. Obstructive Uropathy

17. Nephrolithiasis

III. CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

18. Epidemiology, Etiology, Pathophysiology and Staging

19. Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease

20. Bone and Mineral Metabolism

21. Cardiovascular Disease

22. Dyslipidemia

23. Nutrition

24. Clinical Management of Chronic Kidney Disease

25. Drug Dosing in patients with CKD

IV. PRIMARY GLOMERULAR DISORDERS

26. Minimal Change Disease

27. Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

28. Membranous Nephropathy

29. Immunoglobin A Nephropathy and Henoch Schonlein Disease

30. Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis

V. SECONDARY GLOMERULAR DISORDERS

31. Diabetic Kidney Disease

32. Lupus Nephritis

33. Vascultides

VI. INFECTION ASSOCIATED GLOMERULEONEPHRITIDES

34. Streptococcal- and Staphylococcal-Related Glomerulonephritis

35. Viral Hepatitis-Associated Glomerulonephritis

36. Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Associated Kidney Disorders

VII. ONCONEPHROLOGY

37. Onconephrology

38. Tumor Lysis Syndrome

39. Dysproteinemias or Light Chain Diseases

40. Kidney Neoplasias

41. Thrombotic Microangiopathies

Section B quiz starts here:

VIII. OTHER RENAL PARENCHYMAL DISEASES

42. Fabry Disease

43. Cystic Diseases of the Kidneys

44. Other Hereditary Renal Disorders

45. Tubulointerstitial Diseases

46. Urinary Tract Infections

IX. KIDNEY DISEASES IN SPECIAL POPULATIONS

47. Renal Disease and Hypertension in Pregnancy

48. Sickle Cell Nephropathy

49. Kidney Disease in the Elderly

50. Kidney Disease in African Americans

X. TREATMENT OPTIONS

51. Hemodialysis

52. Home Dialysis

53. Peritoneal Dialysis

54. Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (Plasmapheresis)

XI. TRANSPLANTATION

55. Epidemiology and Outcomes

56. Donor and Recipient Evaluation

57. Immunosuppression

58. Rejection of the Kidney Transplant

59. Posttransplant Malignancies

60. Posttransplant Infections

61. Primary Care of the Kidney Transplant Recipient

XII. HYPERTENSION

62. Primary Hypertension

63. Renal Parenchymal Hypertension

64. Renovascular Disease

65. Endocrine Hypertension

66. Other Forms of Secondary Hypertension

67. Resistant Hypertension

68. Hypertensive Emergencies

69. Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension

70. Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension

XIII. ACID-BASE AND ELECTROLYTE DISORDERS

71. Volume Disorders and Assessment

72. Genetic Disorders of Sodium Transport

73. Dysnatremias

74. Hypokalemia and Hyperkalemia

75. Hypocalcemia and Hypercalcemia

76. Disorders of Phosphorus Metabolism

77. Disorders of Magnesium Metabolism

78. Metabolic Acidosis

79. Metabolic Alkalosis

XIV. PALLIATIVE CARE NEPHROLOGY

80. Palliative Care Nephrology

NameDeliveryCourse CodeHoursPrice 
Reading Material and Section A and B QuizzesShippedSECRETS19AB47.0$90.00
Section A and B Quizzes OnlyShippedSECRETS19AB QZ47.0$44.00
Section A Quiz onlyOnlineSECRETS19A QZ(ONLINE)24.0$22.00
Section B Quiz onlyOnlineSECRETS19B QZ(ONLINE)23.0$22.00
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Reading Material and Section A and B Quizzes
(SECRETS19AB)
$90.00
Shipped
47.0
Section A and B Quizzes Only
(SECRETS19AB QZ)
$44.00
Shipped
47.0
Section A Quiz only
(SECRETS19A QZ(ONLINE))
$22.00
Online
24.0
Section B Quiz only
(SECRETS19B QZ(ONLINE))
$22.00
Online
23.0