Fluid Electrolyte and Acid Base Physiology 5th Edition
Author initial intention with this edition was to provide limited updates of a few chapters. Author ended up, however, extensively revising the book, so that it is almost entirely rewritten. Although the effort was substantial and the time commitment was much more than author anticipated, author could not be more proud of the product. In this Fluid Electrolyte and Acid Base Physiology 5th Edition, author have tried to provide a comprehensive, go-to guide to the diagnosis and management of fluid-electrolyte and acid–base disorders.
Fluid Electrolyte and Acid Base Physiology 5th Edition book aims to move from basic physiology to pathophysiology to practical clinical guidance, taking into account new discoveries and new insights into fluid-electrolyte and acid–base physiology, as author as new options available for treatment. Author emphasize principles of metabolic regulation and biochemistry to promote an in-depth understanding of metabolic acid–base disorders. Author also emphasize integrative, wholebody physiology to provide a more in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology of fluid, electrolyte, and acid–base disorders.
The style of the book, which author believe has been appealing to readers, has not changed. As in previous editions, author have attempted to provide information in an easy-to-understand way, with emphasis on how to apply the information to clinical practice, supported by numerous diagrams, flow charts, and tables. To engage and challenge the reader, author have included several clinical cases and questions throughout each of the chapters in the book. Author believe that this Fluid Electrolyte and Acid Base Physiology 5th Edition will provide a useful resource to learners at different levels, from medical students to postgraduate trainees, and to practitioners such as general internists and specialists with an interest in the area of fluid-electrolyte and acid–base disorders.