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BOOK REVIEW

Campbell-Walsh Urology, 10th Edition (2011)

Alan J. Wein, MD, PhD (hon), Louis R. Kavoussi, MD, Andrew C. Novick, MD, Alan W. Partin,

MD, PhD, Craig A. Peters, MD, FACS, FAAP

Rating: ★★★★★ (five stars out of five)
ISBN: 9781416069119, 4320 pages
Publisher: Elsevier Saunders

Description

Well-recognized international authorities in all sub-specialties of urology cover the entire spectrum of urology, ranging from anatomy and physiology to contemporary medical and surgical treatments for common as well as rare urological diseases. This comprehensive, multi-volume set includes detailed text which is complemented by excellent figures, tables, algorithms, photographs, and radiographs. This new edition is a timely update to the previous 9th edition, which was published in 2007.

Purpose

This thorough compilation skillfully addresses every aspect of urology and thereby aims to serve as the gold standard reference to the field.

Audience

This is a required text for all levels of training, ranging from residents to practicing urologists. The broad scope of topics provides up-to-date knowledge for residents as they prepare for both the in-service examination and the written board examination. Furthermore, this well written and organized text gives evidence-based information in approaching problems encountered in clinical practice. This text is an invaluable resource for adult and pediatric urologists alike.

Features

This 4-volume, wide-ranging text is expertly divided into 17 sections to cover basically every benign and malignant condition of the urinary tract. Each of the total 138 chapters is written by global specialists well known for their contributions to the field. As the field of urology continues to evolve, so has the newest edition of this text. For example, the text incorporates the newest advancements in laparoscopic and robotic surgeries. This new edition has also been updated to include the latest AUA and EAU Guidelines. Additional key features include online quarterly updates which allow one to stay abreast in this dynamic field. The new online content serves to enrich the text with features such as detailed procedural video clips. Moreover, the online access makes it easy to reference the text anywhere. Similar to prior editions, a study guide is available for purchase to complement the main text.

Assessment

This comprehensive text is very well written and illustrated. By including the newest research and techniques, this text accurately reflects the ever-evolving field of urology. This new edition of Campbell-Walsh Urology is a “must have” for urologists at every stage in their career.

Reviewer: Kelly A. Healy, MD Department of Urology Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA, USA



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