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Book and Media Reviews
October 15, 2008

The Aging Kidney in Health and Disease

JAMA. 2008;300(15):1822-1823. doi:10.1001/jama.300.15.1822-b

This is the first edition of a multiauthored text written by renowned experts and researchers in the fields of geriatrics, urology, nephrology and hypertension, and physiology. It is intended for physicians and clinicians as well as for various other members of the allied health sciences who have a particular interest in diseases involving the genitourinary tract in elderly individuals. The book is organized around the geriatric patient, and a multidisciplinary approach is presented as it pertains to common afflictions involving the kidneys and urinary tract. Multiple tables, diagrams, and other illustrations throughout the book facilitate the understanding of the accompanying text.