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Acid-Base, Fluids, and Electrolytes Made Ridiculously Simple [Paperback]

Richard A. Preston
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Book Description

July 1, 2010 0940780984 978-0940780989 2
A brief, highly readable book providing the clinician with a straightforward approach to solving even the most complex, acid-base, fluid, and electrolyte problems. Useful to medical students, interns and residents, nurses responsible for IV fluid therapy, and first year nephrology fellows. Numerous case examples.

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About the Author

Richard A. Preston, M.D., M.S.P.H., M.B.A.
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics and Clinical Research Center
Department of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Product Details

  • Series: Made Ridiculously Simple
  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: MedMaster Inc; 2 edition (July 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0940780984
  • ISBN-13: 978-0940780989
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
By kmer
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This book is great! Its small size keeps it from being intimidating, and it is short enough that you can cram two nights before the exam. (I did!) In our classes, the attending nephrologists swore by this book. They use it on their floors to teach their nephrology fellows and residents about these often-misunderstood topics. It clearly answers most of your questions about how to keep acids and bases straight as well as the guidelines for hypokalemia, hyperkalemia, hyponatremia, and hypernatremia. For a smaller book, it packs a big punch!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Acid-base fluids MRS January 3, 2011
By Zee
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This is another great edition to the MRS series that i think is a must have for medical students. I havent finished reading the book yet but so far i really like it. Fluids and acid-base physiology and pathology is one of the most important concepts in medicine. Most text books i've read offer a very detailed and hard to understand approach to these concepts. This book breaks it down easily and simplifies important concepts. That for me, is the most important factor to consider when selecting any review book. I highly recommend this book to all 3rd year medical students still doing lectures or already in their rotations. The book is a quick and fast revisit to one of the most commonly used concepts in medicine, irrespective of your field in medicine.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource March 23, 2012
By Steve
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Very concise and well written book. As an RN in a Medical ICU, acid-base disorders, sodium and other electrolyte disorders are commonplace. This book helps tremendously in understanding this subject
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent April 8, 2012
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i am an IM resident and this book helped me a lot. it simplified things for me, starting from the basics eg osmolality and tonicity that i almost forgot since graduation from medical school. i recommend it for everyone
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and fantastic April 21, 2014
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Easy and quick read, I'll use this book many times over for reference to be sure. Brilliant series, nicely organized
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book February 15, 2014
By julie
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This book was a really good book to make acid-base interpretation easier to understand. I would suggest it to any student that is having trouble understanding the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Found it very helpful. December 27, 2013
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I'm a 2nd year medical student and I read through this book over a couple days during my kidney block. It is short and an easy read so it was a nice supplement to our course material. I really liked that it contained numerous practice problems at the end of each chapter to illustrate the main points. I would definitely recommend this to other 1st or 2nd year medical students looking for an outside source on this material. I think that at any higher level you will need a much more detailed source. But at this level I found it very useful. Great price too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money November 30, 2013
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This is a very helpful book. I am a general medicine attending and I used this book to prepare teaching rounds. It is filled full of practical real-world advice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good for someone wanting to learn how fluid/solute balance is achieved in the body
Published 1 day ago by David R Kesterson
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome....just awesome
I'm starting emergency medicine residency this fall. I studied this book during my renal module in 2nd year of med school, referenced it through 3rd year rotations, and now I've... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tyler Beals
2.0 out of 5 stars Short but NOT simple, almost NO pictures or Mneumonics
This book has almost NO pictures or cartoons or clever mneumonics and stories that made "Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple" such a great book. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Pete
2.0 out of 5 stars Conspicuous omissions
I am a nephrologist. This book is not simple enough for non medical doctors nor is it sufficiently complete to be of great use to nephrology fellows. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous Yes, Simple No
I'm a pretty smart guy and a good paramedic. I was at the top of my class and am considered a book-smart practitioner. This book completely befuddles me. Read more
Published 18 months ago by T. Dicker
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
Book in good shape, arrived early, no complaints at all, excellent for the price not much else to say .
Published 18 months ago by Pen Name
2.0 out of 5 stars Blah...
the sender is great, the book is terrible... they say it is made simple, but it was way too difficult to understand. i don't like it
Published on December 28, 2011 by jpowell6024
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