This volume provides veterinarians with the knowledge needed to effectively diagnose and treat urologic diseases in canine, feline, and exotic patients. Serving as an easy-to-use, comprehensive clinical reference, the text takes an evidence-based approach to detailed coverage of specific diseases and disorders, including etiology and prevalence, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, prognosis, controversies, and references. Coverage also includes practical review of anatomy and physiology of the urinary system, fundamentals of diagnostic testing and therapeutic techniques.
Section I. Fundamentals of Nephrology and Urology. Chapter 1: Anatomy and Physiology. A. Upper Urinary Tract. B. Lower Urinary Tract. Chapter 2: Diagnostic Testing. A. Historical Information and Physical Examination Findings. B. Sample Collection and Laboratory Evaluation. Chapter 3: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques. A. Indwelling Urinary Catheters. B. Retrograde urohydropopulsion. C. Voiding Urohydropropulsion. D. Dialysis. E. Renal Transplantation. Section II. Clinical Syndromes of Urinary Tract Diseases. Chapter 4: Polyuria / Polydipsia. Chapter 5: Azotemia. Chapter 6: Uremia. Chapter 7: Proteinuria. Chapter 8: Discolored Urine. Chapter 9: Renomegaly. Chapter 10: Lower Urinary Tract Disease. Chapter 11: Incontinence. Section III. Disorders of the Urinary System. Chapter 12: Diseases Affecting the Upper Urinary Tract. A. Chronic Renal Failure. B. Acute Renal Failure. C. Renal Manifestations of Polysystemic Diseases. D. Glomerular Disease. E. Tubular Disease. F. Congenital. G. Neoplasia. H. Trauma. I. Surgery of Kidneys and Ureters. Chapter 13: Diseases Affecting the Upper and Lower Urinary Tract. A. Urolithiasis. B. Urinary Tract Infections. Chapter 14: Diseases Affecting the Lower Urinary Tract. A. Feline Idiopathic Cystitis. B. Neoplasia. C. Micturition Disorders. D. Trauma. E. Congenital. F. Prostatic Disease. G. Surgery of the Bladder, Urethra, Prostate, Vagina and Vulva. Section IV: Formulary.
Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN, is Professor of Internal Medicine and Nutrition and the Acree Endowed Chair of Small Animal Research in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee. David Polzin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, is Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota. .