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November 5, 1982

Surgical Care of the Patient With Renal Failure

Author Affiliations

University of Louisville


edited by Nicholas L. Tilney and J. Michael Lazarus, 224 pp, with illus, $39.50, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1982.

JAMA. 1982;248(17):2172. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330170076047

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During the past two decades, we have witnessed the collaboration of surgical expertise and technological refinements with the collective efforts of internal medicine, pediatrics, and immunology, and a broader interrelationship with psychiatry and rehabilitation medicine. Drs Tilney and Lazarus have organized a useful, concise reference that is oriented to the surgical management of patients with renal failure. Contributions to this monograph were made by the authors and seven other experts in various medical disciplines involved in the care of patients with renal disease. The book provides a comprehensive, albeit concise, review of the expectant issues that revolve around the management of patients in acute and chronic renal failure.

The book is well organized with two parts. The first deals with the concerns of the general treatment of patients in stable condition who are receiving long-term dialysis, as well as those who have acute surgical illnesses. A section on dialysis techniques