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Educational resources for renal medicine

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Websites our own site, has information about individual diseases for patients and medical staff, protocols for immediate in-hospital management.

The UK CKD eGuide is worth working through to gain an understanding of current primary care management of CKD. 

History and other blogs  History is incredibly informative as well as interesting.  The History of Nephrology Blog is our own, but there is a rapidly increasing list of blogs on other topics, some excellent.  Look at the links in the right hand sidebar at the History of Nephrology blog. The links under ‘professional resources’ are particularly good, and include good Urology links.


Books and equivalent

Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology. Eds. AN Turner et al (interest to declare).  Very detailed 3-volume textbook, but the 365 chapter summaries are free online at

Davidson's Textbook of Medicine (Churchill Livingstone). Frequent new editions. We are biased about this one, as we write it.  There is a lot of detailed nephrology info in this book and links to online MCQs and other resources. 

Forrest's Principles and Practice of Surgery (Churchill Livingstone). Urology chapter by our own Lawrence Stewart, and Transplantation chapter by John Forsythe.

Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology. Eds. RJ Johnson, JF Feehally. Harcourt Brace. A huge single volume renal textbook with lots of detail about kidney disease.

UpToDate in Medicine.  This frequently updated online text is detailed, very good, and (unusually) works well online.  However it is expensive unless you can gain access through your work, or qualify for a reduced subscription.


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