Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Hypertension Essentials

Andrew S. Bomback, MD, MPH-Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New YorkDr. Bomback received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He completed residency in Internal Medicine and fellowships in Nephrology and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was the Doc J. Thurston III Fellow in Nephrology and Hypertension. In 2009, he returned to Columbia University as an associate at the Center for Glomerular Diseases. Dr. Bomback has published over 40 articles and book chapters on the subjects of chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease, with a specific focus on hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and glomerular diseases. He received the 2008 Alpha Omega Alpha Editor’s Prize for his writing on kidney disease. He currently serves on the steering and publications committees for the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP). He is also the author of a medical novel, You’re Too Wonderful To Die.George L. Bakris, MD, FASN, FAHA-Director, Hypertension/Clinical Research Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IllinoisDr. Bakris has published over 470 articles and book chapters in the areas of diabetic kidney disease, hypertension and progression of nephropathy. He is the Editor or Co-Editor of eight books, in the areas of Kidney Disease Progression and Diabetes. He has also served as the co-principal investigator of an NIH Clinical Research training grant (K30) to train clinical researchers (1999-2004). He chaired the National Kidney Foundation Consensus report on blood pressure and impact on renal disease progression (2000) and served on many national guideline committees including: the Joint National Committee Writing Groups 6 & 7 writing committees (1997, 2003) and the JNC 7 executive committee (2003), the American Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guideline Committee (2002-2004), the National Kidney Foundation (K-DOQI) Blood Pressure Guideline committee (2002-2004), the National Kidney Foundation (K-DOQI) Diabetes Guideline committee (2003-2005), and the NIH National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group on Hypertension and Renal Disease (1994). He also served as an expert-consultant to the Cardio-renal Advisory Board of the FDA (1993-2003). Dr. Bakris is also the past- president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (2000-2002) and the President-elect of the American Society of Hypertension (ASH). He is the current Editor of Am J Nephrology, the Hypertension Section Editor of Up-to-Date, andco-Editor of J Hum Hypertension.  Dr. Bakris received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School and completed residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine where he also did a research fellowship in Physiology and Biophysics. He then completed fellowships in Nephrology and Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Chicago. From 1988 to 1991, he served as Director of Renal Research at the Ochsner Clinic and was a faculty member of Tulane University School of Medicine. He was also Professor and Vice Chairman of Preventive Medicine and Director of the Rush University Hypertension Center in Chicago, IL from 1993 until 2006. Currently, he is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Hypertensive Diseases Unit in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Hypertension at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.Additional Titles by this AuthorHandbook of Diabetic HypertensionISBN-13: 9781890114633

The World’s Leading Experts Provide all the ‘Essentials’ Needed to Manage Patients in the Office and on the Ward!

Nearly 17% of adults in the United States have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and one of the most common causes of CKD is hypertension.  Treatment of hypertension has become the most important intervention in the management of all forms of Chronic Kidney Disease.  Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Hypertension Essentials is a current, concise, and practical step-by-step guide to the identification, treatment and management of hypertension in patients with CKD. This quick reference is an ideal resource for primary care physicians, cardiologists, nephrologists and physicians in training. 
 
 

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Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guide to Uterine Cancer

Teresa P. Diaz-Montes, MD, MPH-Johns Hopkins Medical Institute

The Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guide to Uterine Cancer is a concise, easy-to-follow “how to” guide that puts you on a path to wellness by explaining uterine cancer treatments from start to finish. It guides you through the overwhelming maze of treatment decisions, simplifies the complicated schedule that lies ahead, and provides valuable tools to help you to put together your plan of care. Empower yourself with accurate, understandable information that will give you the ability to confidently participate in the decision making about your care and treatment.

About the Series:
Learning that you or someone you love has cancer is devastating, and feeling lost and powerless is a common immediate response. The Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guides are designed to alleviate your anxiety, empower you with information, and enable you to fully understand your treatment options. Each book in this series is dedicated to a specific type of cancer. The information is there to help lighten your burden and to assist you in becoming an active participant in your care. Cancer rarely allows us to take a diversion from life, and offering guidance on how to continue to live life while working hard on getting well is part of the outcome we hope to help you achieve.

 

 

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The Complete Guide to ECGs

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The Complete Guide to ECGs

James H. O’Keefe Jr., MD-Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Mid-America Heart Institute, St. Lukes HospitalJames H. O’Keefe, Jr., M.D., is Director of Preventive Cardiology at the Mid America Heart Institute and Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. His postgraduate training included a cardiology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has written 135 articles and 6 books on cardiovascular medicine, and he lectures extensively on the role of therapeutic lifestyle changes and drug therapy in cardiovascular risk reduction. He is actively involved in patient care. Additional Titles by this AuthorThe ECG Criteria BookISBN-13: 9780763762520Metabolic Syndrome EssentialsISBN-13: 9780763781781Diabetes Essentials 2009ISBN-13: 9780763766085

The Study Guide of Choice for Cardiology Programs Around the Nation!

The Complete Guide to ECGs has been developed as a unique and practical means for physicians, physicians-in-training, and other medical professionals to improve their ECG interpretation skills. The highly interactive format and comprehensive scope of information are also ideally suited for physicians preparing for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Cardiovascular Disease or Internal Medicine Board Exams, the American College of Cardiology ECG proficiency test, and other exams requiring ECG interpretation.

The Complete Guide to ECGs is simply the best book on the subject I have ever seen! It is a superb addition to the library of every intern, resident, and fellow, and a uniquely practical and comprehensive study guide for physicians interested in improving their interpretation of ECGs and preparing for board examinations.

Features of the Third Edition:

Includes a total of 89 ECG cases; 26 of which are new to this edition Entirely new section of self test quizzes called Find the Imposter More than 1000 questions and answers related to ECG interpretation Expanded final section of ECG Criteria Featured sections on approach to ECG interpretation and ECG differential diagnosis

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The ECG Criteria Book

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The ECG Criteria Book

James H. O’Keefe Jr., MD-Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Mid-America Heart Institute, St. Lukes HospitalJames H. O’Keefe, Jr., M.D., is Director of Preventive Cardiology at the Mid America Heart Institute and Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. His postgraduate training included a cardiology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has written 135 articles and 6 books on cardiovascular medicine, and he lectures extensively on the role of therapeutic lifestyle changes and drug therapy in cardiovascular risk reduction. He is actively involved in patient care. Additional Titles by this AuthorMetabolic Syndrome EssentialsISBN-13: 9780763781781Diabetes Essentials 2009ISBN-13: 9780763766085Dyslipidemia & Atherosclerosis Essentials 2009ISBN-13: 9780763766092

Completely revised and updated shirt pocket companion to The Complete Guide to ECGs.

The ECG Criteria Book provides ECG criteria for 125 ECG diagnoses, including arrhythmias and conduction disturbances; chamber enlargement and hypertrophy; ischemic syndromes; pacemakers; and drug, electrolyte and medical disorders. Also includes sections on approach to ECG interpretation, differential diagnosis of ECG abnormalities, and ACLS algorithms.

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