By Thomas Alexander Stamey. 232 pp. $14.50. Williams & Wilkins, 428 E Preston St, Baltimore 2, 1963
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This monograph offers a penetrating analysis of the renal functional characteristics of renal artery occlusive disease. After presenting a thorough discussion of the characteristic functional defect in renovascular hypertension, the author describes and analyzes (in individual chapter form) a number of studies on several related subjects in the renovascular hypertensive field: (1) ureteral catheterization studies on patients with bilateral renal artery stenosis; (2) functional changes in the nonoccluded kidney after nephrectomy for unilateral renal artery occlusive disease; (3) collateral circulation to the ischemic kidney; (4) renal vein extraction ratios of p-aminohippurate in patients with renal artery occlusive disease; (5) observations on the relationship between changes in the volume of glomerular filtrate and reabsorption of water and sodium in the human nephron; and (6) the relationship of the macula densa in transferring tubular changes in sodium concentration to the juxtaglomerular cells.
The book is of particular interest to the renologist, urologist
Brest AN. Renovascular Hypertension.. JAMA. 1963;186(7):735. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710070137026