Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Physiology: A Problem-Based Approach, 5e
About 6 years have passed between this, the fifth edition of Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid–Base Physiology, and the fourth edition. For this edition, Professor Kamel S. Kamel has taken the role of lead author, while Professor Marc Goldstein, because of other commitments and time constraints, has decided not to participate.
Our initial intention with this edition was to provide limited updates of a few chapters. We ended up, however, extensively revising the book, so that it is almost entirely rewritten. Although the effort was substantial and the time commitment was much more than we anticipated, we could not be more proud of the product. In this fifth edition of Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid–Base Physiology, we have tried to provide a comprehensive, go-to guide to the diagnosis and management of fluid-electrolyte and acid–base disorders. The book aims to move from basic physiology to pathophysiology to practical clinical guidance, taking into account new discoveries and new insights into fluid-electrolyte and acid–base physiology, as well as new options available for treatment. We emphasize principles of metabolic regulation and biochemistry to promote an in-depth understanding of metabolic acid–base disorders. We also emphasize integrative, wholebody physiology to provide a more in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology of fluid, electrolyte, and acid–base disorders. The style of the book, which we believe has been appealing to readers, has not changed. As in previous editions, we have attempted to provide information in an easy-to-understand way, with emphasis on how to apply the information to clinical practice, supported by numerous diagrams, flow charts, and tables. To engage and challenge the reader, we have included several clinical cases and questions throughout each of the chapters in the book.
We believe that this fifth edition of Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid–Base Physiology will provide a useful resource to learners at different levels, from medical students to postgraduate trainees, and to practitioners such as general internists and specialists with an interest in the area of fluid-electrolyte and acid–base disorders.
|September 13, 2017
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