Volume 47, Issue 1, Book review
Diagnostic Methods in Renal Diseases
Faculty of Medicine, University of Banja Luka, 2015
Editors: Vlastimir Vlatković i Biljana Stojimirović
Authors: Milan Skrobić, Biljana Stojimirović, Zoran Džamić, Branislav Gašić, Vlastimir Vlatković, Milorad Grujičić, Snežana Petrović Tepić, Aleksandra Salapura, Maja Travar, Saša Vujnović, Jasna Trbojević Stanković, Bogomir Milojević, Dragan Vojvodić, Ivona Risović, Andreja Figurek, Vladan Dimitrijević i Goran Topić
by a group of authors from Banja Luka and Belgrade covers basic and advanced diagnostic methods currently used in diagnosis and assessment of renal diseases.
Contemporary epidemiological data indicate significant rise in the incidence of renal failure, partly caused by prolonged life expectancy and partly due to expansion of diabetes and hypertension, which now represents the major causes of end-stage renal failure worldwide. On the other hand, new advances in medicine and technology in the last decades have enabled better understanding of the pathophysiological processes in the basis of renal diseases, which can be followed and documented by various diagnostic methods.
After a very long time without such resources in this geographical area, this book provides all medical professionals, not just nephrologists, with principles of renal function assessment and visualization methods of the kidney.
Chapter content is well organized and subheadings facilitate location of specifi c information. Each of the nine chapters is dedicated to a topic related to a specifi c diagnostic method. A number of original photographs and tables highlight key points and illustrate the text. The content of this monograph in many segments overcomes its initial objective. By connecting certain conditions with therapeutic options and prognosis, it also presents a contemporary indicator of good clinical practice.
This medium-sized, easy to read monograph would fulfill the need for evidence-based learning by general practitioners, internal medicine specialists, nephrologists and even urologists.
Prof. Snježana Popović-Pejičić