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The book that puts the latest research where it belongs . . . into your practiceWritten by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, CMDT offers the most current insight into symptoms, signs, epidemiology, and treatment for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders. For each topic, you’ll find concise, evidence-based answers to questions about hospital and ambulatory medicine. This streamlined clinical companion is the fastest and easiest way to keep abreast of the latest medical advances, prevention strategies, and cost-effective treatments.
Features and content critical to clinical practice: Strong emphasis on the practical aspects of clinical diagnosis and patient management in all fields of internal medicine Full review of all internal medicine and primary care topics, including gynecology and obstetrics, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, geriatrics, and palliative care The only text with an annual review of advances in HIV treatment Specific disease prevention information Drug treatment tables, with indexed trade names and updated prices – plus helpful diagnostic and treatment algorithms Recent references with PMID numbers Six online-only chapters available at no additional cost Full-color photographs and illustrations
NEW TO THIS EDITION: New chapter on Sports Medicine & Outpatient Orthopedics Extensive revision of medical and surgical conditions of pregnancy Updated coverage of evaluating fertility in women, immunization requirements, and the use and safety of nonsteroidal and anti-inflammatory drugs Extensive revision of Kidney Disease chapter New topics include snoring a selection of common musculoskeletal problems such as subacromial impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tear, anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus injuries, patellofemoral pain syndrome, and inversion and eversion ankle sprains New online-only chapter on Women’s Health Issues S.I. units used throughout
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Complement your understanding of new words and ideas in medicine with 500 new illustrations
Get more information in a smaller amount of space as the revised entry format includes related parts of speech.
Topics covered include Cardiovascular Disease, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine, Hematology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology / Urology, Oncology, Neurology, Dermatology, Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care, Rheumatology / Orthopedics
The book also contains 2 bonus chapters on how to study for the ABIM Internal Medicine Exam and the NBME Internal Medicine Shelf Exam.
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Stay up-to-date in the area of treatment and management with enhanced discussions throughout.
Be familiar with the most current developments and information in family medicine with this all-around review of the specialty, ideal for nurses and PAs!Assess your mastery of the latest diagnostic methods and management techniques through hundreds of questions and dozens of cases, newly updated to reflect the most current developments in practice.
Browse the full text, review questions, images, and tips for passing the exam online at www.expertconsult.com.
Earn up to 89 hours of AMA Category 1 Physician's Recognition Award CME Credit online through Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Access the text clearly on any device with a new eReader-compatible design.
Quickly grasp the fundamentals you need to know through easy-access bulleted text and more than 700 images.
Arrive at diagnoses by following a pattern recognition approach, and logically overcome difficult diagnostic challenges with the aid of decision trees.
Learn from the best, as Dr. Herring is both a skilled radiology teacher and the host of his own specialty website, www.learningradiology.com. Easily master the fundamental principles of MRI, ultrasound, and CT with new chapters that cover principles of each modality and the recognition of normal and abnormal findings.
A companion Website will include the fully searchable text, an image bank, an interactive question bank, and an EKG image with explanation test bank.
Consult this title on your favorite e-reader with intuitive search tools and adjustable font sizes. Elsevier eBooks provide instant portable access to your entire library, no matter what device you're using or where you're located.
Stay on top of the latest procedures and treatment guidelines with updated coverage of 184 topics, including Swimmers Ear, Dental Pain, Broken Rib, Locked Knee, Puncture Wounds, and Sunburn.Get procedural sedation recommendations from Dr. Alfred Sacchetti, MD, FACEP.
This practical, comprehensive text serves as a step-by-step, hands-on workbook for those learning to interpret 12-Lead EKGs. With over 45 years of experience in cardiac care, authors Green and Chiaramida present the content and technical understanding students need to accurately analyze, interpret, and comprehend the variety of rhythm strips that make up 12-lead EKGs.
This book introduces basic principles of anatomy and physiology, including a review of the heart's electrical system. The chapters discuss vital elements of cardiology, such as atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, conduction abnormalities and heart block, ischemic and nonischemic disorders, and more. Explanations of terms and concepts are concise and to the point, allowing students to focus on the most important information. With this guide, medical and nursing students will gain the confidence they need to accurately interpret 12-lead EKGs.
Key Features: Self-Study Objectives listed at the start of each chapterEnlarged segments of the 12-Lead EKG rhythm strips to ensure that the student views the appropriate lead, and sees the entire 12-lead stripWorksheets at the end of each chapter, allowing students to practice measurement, evaluate and interpret rhythms, and develop diagnostic reasoning skillsA self assessment section for students at the end of the book
More than 200 lab tests help hone your skills in reviewingnormal values and interpreting results
Electronic accessto additional algorithms, new images and tables, EBM boxes, patient teaching guides, and extra topics. Links between each section allow you to navigate easily from a selected topic to relevant associated material and back again
Davidson’s global perspective is enhanced by the input of an international team of authors and a distinguished International Advisory Board from 17 countries. Building on the foundations laid down by its original editor, Davidson’s remains one of the world’s leading and most respected textbooks of medicine.The underlying principles of medicine are described concisely in the first part of the book, and the detailed practice of medicine within each sub-specialty is described in later system-based chapters.
Most chapters begin with a two-page overview of the important elements of the clinical examination, including a manikin to illustrate the key steps in the examination of the relevant system.
A practical, problem-based clinical approach is described in the ‘Presenting Problems’ sections, to complement the detailed descriptions of each disease.
The text is extensively illustrated, with over 1000 diagrams, clinical photographs, and radiology and pathology images.
1350 text boxes present information in a way suitable for revision, including 150 clinical evidence boxes summarising the results of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials and 65 ’In Old Age’ boxes highlighting important aspects of medical practice in the older population.
A combined index and glossary of medical acronyms contains over 10 000 subject entries. The contents can also be searched comprehensively as part of the online access to the whole book on the StudentConsult platform.
Access over 500 self-testing questions with answers linked to the book’s content for further reading.
The text uses both SI and non-SI units to make it suitable for readers throughout the globe.A new chapter specifically on Stroke Disease recognises the emergence of Stroke Medicine as a distinct clinical and academic discipline.
A rationalisation of the 1350 boxes used throughout the book gives a simpler and clearer presentation of the various categories.
New ‘In Adolescence’ boxes recognise the fact that many chronic disorders begin in childhood and become the responsibility of physicians practising adult medicine. These boxes acknowledge the overlap ‘transitional’ phase and highlight the key points of importance when looking after young people.
The regular introduction of new authors and editors maintains the freshness of each new edition. On this occasion Dr Ian Penman has joined the editorial team and 18 new authors bring new experience and ideas to the content and presentation of the textbook.
An expanded International Advisory Board of 38 members includes new members from several different countries.
An expanded International Editorial Board provides increased input from respected practitioners worldwide. Excellent images and clinical photographs vividly illustrate the appearance and clinical features of disease.
Masterful editing and a user-friendly full-color design make absorbing and retaining information as effortless as possible.
"This is a very well organized, valuable tool for busy house officers to access necessary and useful information for the care of their patients."--Doody's Review Service The ON CALL Series
*Concise and portable for “on-the-spot” treatment advice
*Comprehensive overview of the initial evaluation and treatment
*Features the most frequently encountered problems in a specialty
*Includes laboratory and diagnostic tests, procedures, and commonly used medications
*Perfect for residents and students on the wards
Over 60 of the most common internal medicine problems. Thoroughly revised to include new laboratory tests and a therapeutics section with over 100 new drugs.
The famous "one disease per page" design!
CURRENT Essentials of Medicine is a practical, point-of-care pocket handbook that offers "nutshell" information on the diagnosis and treatment of more than 500 medical disorders seen in both primary care and hospital settings. Perfect as a quick reference on the wards or in a busy clinic, this is THE ONLY pocket guide to offer disease essentials in a one-disease-per-page bulleted format. Practical pearls, for which the authors are well known, are offered for almost all conditions.
Brain Injury Medicine, 2nd Edition Features:The acknowledged gold standard reference-brings together knowledge, experience, and evidence-based medicineComprehensive and current-completely revised, updated, and expanded to include emerging topics and the latest clinical and research advances Multi-disciplinary focus-expert authorship from a wide range of specialties promotes a holistic team approach to a complex, many-faceted condition Covers the entire continuum of care from early diagnosis and assessment through acute management, rehabilitation, associated medical and quality of life issues, and functional outcomes
New to the Second Edition:Three new Associate Editors from related disciplines provide added expertise Five new sections: acute rehabilitative care, pediatric TBI, special senses, autonomic and other organ system problems, post-trauma pain disorders 25 new chapters running the gamut from health policy to biomechanics, to military TBI to pediatric issues and more Print + Digital Access: Purchase price includes enhanced e-book containing the complete and fully searchable text plus additional digital-only content
100 Cases in Acute Medicine presents 100 acute conditions commonly seen by medical students and junior doctors in the emergency department, or on the ward, or in the community setting. A succinct summary of the patient's history, examination, and initial investigations, including photographs where relevant, is followed by questions on the diagnosis and management of each case. The answer includes a detailed discussion of each topic, with further illustration where appropriate, providing an essential revision aid as well as a practical guide for students and junior doctors.
Making clinical decisions and choosing the best course of action is one of the most challenging and difficult parts of training to become a doctor. These cases will teach students and junior doctors to recognize important clinical symptoms and signs, and to develop their diagnostic and management skills.
Each case begins with a succinct summary of the patient's history, examination, and initial investigation. The text includes photographs where relevant and questions on the diagnosis and management of each case. The answers provide a detailed discussion on each topic, with further illustration where appropriate.
Most of the cases included are common problems but the book also includes more unusual cases to illustrate specific points and to emphasize that rare things do present. The first 20 cases are arranged by systems; the next 80 are in random order because symptoms such as breathlessness and pain may relate to many different clinical problems in various systems.
These true-to-life cases will teach students and junior doctors to recognize important clinical symptoms and signs and to develop the diagnostic and management skills needed for the cases they will encounter on the job.
• New understandings gained by five years of additional research on Parkinson’s disease• New focus on the importance of exercise• New information about imaging techniques such as SPECT Scan and DATScan that are aiding in the diagnosis• New findings about the genetics of the disease• Promising uses of new technologies such as tablet devices for people who have trouble communicating• Information about impulse control disorders caused by some drugs used to address the symptoms of the disease• A complete update on treatments such as medications, surgery, and more
CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment Flashcards contains 250 flashcards drawn from the pages of the core CMDT text that facilitate your analysis of test cases and enhances your recall of internal medicine topics. Included in this handy, quick-reference sourcebook are all topics within the Internal Medicine Clerkship Curriculum, as well as additional material pertaining to CMDT coverage. Organized according the Core Curriculum of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, the flashcards cover over 30 core topics that encompass fundamental concepts, common conditions, presentations, treatment approaches, and diseases seen by general practitioners in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
The flashcards utilize content from CMDT, Quick Answers, and Lange Pathophysiology to provide a case-based application that tests key concepts in clinical reasoning, clinical problem-solving, and recognition of essential clinical facts. The second edition of CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment Flashcards features updated, refreshed content throughout, making it the most indispensable—and current—clerkship prep tool available. Now more than ever, it’s required reading for every medical and nursing student, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, house officer, and practicing physician.Extensive content updating to the flashcards Cross-referenced to the CMDT book in the flashcard references to point you to relevant content in the most recent edition of the book Questions cover salient features; how to think through the problem; essentials of diagnosis; symptoms and signs; differential diagnosis; laboratory, imaging, and procedural findings; treatment modalities; and more
• Comprehensive guide to neurology and neurosurgery for medical students and junior doctors – competing books do not cover both areas.
• Graphic approach to the subject – concise text is arranged around clear and memorable line diagrams. Readers find this approach accessible and easy to learn form.
• Clarifies a subject area which students tend to find difficult and forbidding.
Updated and revised in all areas where there have been developments in understanding of neurological disease and in neurological and neurosurgical management. This revision has also incorporated current guidelines, particularly recommendations from National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
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Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review, 19th edition, is a completely revised and updated guide to help you prepare for your primary board certification, maintenance of certification/re-certification, and for in-service exams. An important component of the Harrison’s set, this review reflects all of the most up-to-date material featured in the 19th edition of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine.
This ultimate study partner contains more than 1000 revised and updated questions (and answers), simulating those on the primary certification exam. Integral to interactive self-assessment and in line with the core Harrison’s text, the high-yield content reflects the weighting of subject matter included on the internal medicine board exam blueprint and spans the field of internal medicine.
Each topic includes a list of all potential causes of the condition, colour coded to indicate common, occasional or rare causes. Important geographical variations are also highlighted.
Two sections cover the differential diagnosis of biochemical and haematological disorders which provide a ready check when reviewing abnormal results
The text includes a targeted guide to the relevant general and specific follow-up investigations which should be carried out as appropriate.
At the end of each topic a box highlights important learning points, or indicates symptom and signs suggestive of significant pathology which require urgent action.Eighty colour photographs of key clinical presentations have been added to assist symptom recognition.
Two new chapters on Hypotension and Photophobia.
270+ full-color photographs and illustrations!
A Doody's Core Title for 2011!
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"This is an excellent overview of the basic physiology and clinical aspects of endocrinology for trainees. The size of the book and the well-written text, supported by visual aids, make this a convenient book to read and develop a beginning foundation in endocrinology."--Doody's Review Service
Greenspan’s Basic & Clinical Endocrinology, 9e delivers a succinct, leading-edge overview of the underlying molecular biology of the endocrine system and the latest perspectives on the diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases and disorders. Featuring an enhanced design that includes hundreds of full-color illustrations and clinical photographs, Greenspan’s is a true must-have during traditional or integrated courses in endocrinology, endocrinology rotation, or for exam prep in internal medicine and endocrinology.
Greenspan’s provides clinically relevant coverage of metabolic bone disease, pancreatic hormones and diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia, obesity, geriatric endocrinology, and many other diseases and disorders. Supporting this essential material is a handy appendix of normal hormone reference ranges.
The book provides an overview of the function of the pharmaceutical microbiologist and what they need to know, from regulatory filing and GMP, to laboratory design and management, and compendia tests and risk assessment tools and techniques. These key aspects are discussed through a series of dedicated chapters, with topics covering auditing, validation, data analysis, bioburden, toxins, microbial identification, culture media, and contamination control.Contains the applications of pharmaceutical microbiology in sterile and non-sterile productsPresents the practical aspects of pharmaceutical microbiology testingProvides contamination control risks and remediation strategies, along with rapid microbiological methodsIncludes bioburden, endotoxin, and specific microbial risksHighlights relevant case studies and risk assessment scenarios
Emergency Medicine, 5th edition contains essential information and provides a quick reference tool for emergency physicians, hospital residents, paramedics, ambulance officers, nurses and general practitioners, as well as students of these disciplines.Coverage of important controversies with evidence based recommendations.Editor comments contained in relevant chapters to provide clinical tips and advice for practice. Increased coverage of topical issues such as deep vein thrombosis (economy class syndrome) and street drugs. Practical rapid reference appendix. Detailed glossary and index. Expanded coverage of ultrasound in emergency medicineNew BLS/ALS guidelinesExpanded coverage of administration and managementNew material on envenomation and psychiatryNew chapter on rural, indigenous and remote emergenciesNew chapter on advanced nursing rolesNew chapter on students guide to the emergency termNew chapter structure design to minimize repetition; reorganized hierarchy to highlight important information; pearls & pitfalls in boxed out sections integrated throughout text; differential diagnosis summary tables and flow diagrams at the end of each chapter
Expedites reference and review with a question-and-answer format, bulleted lists, mnemonics, and practical tips from the authors.
Features a two-color page layout, "Key Points" boxes, and lists of useful web sites to enhance your reference power.
Presents a chapter containing "Top 100 Secrets," providing you with a quick and concise overview of essential material for last-minute study or self-assessment.
Fits comfortably in the pocket of your lab coat to allow quick access to essential information when you need it the most.
Presents completely revised chapters, covering all of today's most common neurologic conditions and their treatment to keep you up to date.
Recognize skin problems more easily with full-color images in the dermatology chapter.Effectively diagnose your patients using an increased focus on evidence-based decision making, thoroughly updated material, and the latest results from clinical and diagnostic studies.
Determine which imaging modalities and laboratory tests offer the greatest efficiencies and accuracy for a given set of symptoms.
Get a fresh perspective from new co-author, Dr. Andrew B. Symons, who brings a strong background in education as Vice Chair of Medical Student Education at SUNY Buffalo.
Search the entire text online and find links to self-assessment questions, case studies, and relevant content from other Student Consult titles at www.studentconsult.com.
Thyroid for Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the detailed information you're looking for on new methods for detecting thyroid disease in both adults and children, alternative treatments, pros and cons of powerful new drugs now on the market, advice for managing the disease through changes in exercise and diet, and much more. You're discover:What the thyroid does How to identify a sick thyroid and recognize who's at risk Ways to find the right thyroid doctor How to cope with hypothyroidism in children The hereditary connection to thyroid disease How thyroid disease affects the elderly The effects of hyperthyroidism during pregnancy How to decide if surgery is necessary Ten myths about thyroid health
Updated to address advances made since the first edition, including the latest thinking on understanding thyroid disease's connection to depression and mania, Thyroid for Dummies, 2nd Edition will tell you everything you need to know about how the thyroid functions, what makes it malfunction, and what to do when a problem occurs.
Master all common conditions and their treatments.
Identify key facts and secrets using the "Top 100 Secrets" section.
Review material quickly thanks to bulleted lists, tables, and short answers.
Apply pearls, tips, memory aids, and "secrets" from experts in the field. Stay current on the latest standards in medical care thanks to extensive updates, including new chapters on Medical Ethics, Vascular Medicine, and Palliative Medicine.
Get the latest key information at a glance with over 30 new tables and several new figures.
Consult the book wherever you go thanks to the portable size that fits in your lab coat pocket.
Find information easily using the two-color page layout, "Key Points" boxes, and a highly detailed index.
The authors are highly acclaimed clinicians, investigators and educators. They offer step-by-step guidance for implementation of best practices, drawing from clinical research and their experience treating thousands of patients. They cover diagnosis, treatment planning, and state-of-the-art application of pharmacology, psychotherapy, skill-building, family system and environmental interventions – for both simple and complex cases. The scales and worksheets in this Guide were developed to efficiently facilitate assessment and management.
The Editor is an international leader in the field from the Clinical and Research Program in Adult ADHD at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School, which has made pioneering and highly cited contributions to the understanding of ADHD.
This Guide is a definitive, indispensable resource for all health providers who wish to optimize their approach to adult patients with ADHD.
Completely updated, this comprehensive medical resource offers a practical, problem-based approach to the subject of clinical gastroenterology.
Containing specialist content from Australian and international contributors, Clinical Gastroenterology, 3rd Edition focuses on both common and uncommon gastroenterological problems as they present in clinical practice.
Building on the previous two editions, Clinical Gastroenterology features decision trees to assist clinicians in assessing patients and the treating digestive disorders.
This latest edition also includes clear medical illustrations suitable for patient education, along with summary tables highlighting key points to guide General Practitioners, gastroenterology specialist trainees and medical studentsNew to this edition
• each chapter commences with a case study and contains key point summaries at the end
• new chapters on inflammatory bowel disease; obesity and anti-obesity surgery; principles of anaesthesia for endoscopy and preparing patients for endoscopy; complications of endoscopy; liver transplant and end-stage liver disease
• expanded sections on pancreatic masses and cysts, and radiological evaluation including the place of cross-sectional imaging
• gastroenterological case studies and key point summaries in each chapter
• new chapters on gastroenterological and hepatological medical conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, obesity and anti-obesity surgery, principles of anaesthesia for endoscopy and preparing patients for endoscopy, complications of endoscopy, liver transplant and end-stage liver disease
• an expanded section on pancreatic cysts and masses
• an expanded section on radiological evaluation including the place of cross-sectional imaging
Comprehensive yet compact, practical, and enduring, Improvised Medicine: Providing Care in Extreme Environments, Second Edition, is the one book to toss into your bag when going to practice medicine in global, disaster, or other resource-poor settings, including theaters of war, regions of civil unrest, and economically deprived areas.
Full of practical clinical pearls and field-tested strategies, this indispensable guide provides detailed instructions on how to work successfully outside of your comfort zone. It demonstrates how to devise effective treatment solutions when the traditional tools (medications, equipment, and staff) are unavailable or when providing care outside your primary area of expertise.
In any crisis, from power failures and computer crashes to floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes, knowing how to deal with the unique challenges encountered saves lives and communities. This reference gives you that knowledge and inspires innovative crisis resolution.
FROM REVIEWS OF THE FIRST EDITION:
"Dr Iserson has given us a most remarkable book. Many readers may be familiar with David Werner's lay healthworker book, Where There Is No Doctor; this new volume could be titled Where There Is a Doctor–But No Stuff. Drawing from his experience providing care in international, wilderness, and disaster settings, he has compiled an impressive collection of bare-bones equipment and work-around strategies to provide the best possible care in resource-poor settings. While presenting many creative examples, the purpose of the book is not to offer an exhaustive list of solutions to missing resource challenges but to inspire creativity in readers who may find themselves needing to improvise." -- Family Medicine
“There is a lot of material here and, if nothing else, it may motivate more people to practice low-tech medicine and be willing to go where health care is dependent more on caring than on cost. I recommend this book to anyone who must practice in austere environments, and it will be in my rucksack when I respond to the next disaster.” – The Journal of Emergency Medicine
·Simple-to-follow directions, diagrams, and illustrations describing practical techniques and improvised equipment necessary to provide quality care during crises ·Contains improvisations in anesthesia and airway management, dentistry, gynecology/obstetrics, infectious disease/laboratory diagnosis, internal medicine, otolaryngology, pediatrics and malnutrition, orthopedics, psychiatry, and surgery·Covers situational analysis and basic needs in a crisis; specific triage, diagnosis, and stabilization efforts; medical interventions for surgical and non-surgical problems; and debunks some commonly reported improvised techniques ·Features public health measures, basic disaster communication techniques, post-disaster forensics, a model hospital disaster plan, and innovative patient-transport methods·New to the second edition: More concisely written, more extensively illustrated, and updated improvisations and references
LEARN HOW TO:·Make an endotracheal tube in seconds ·Perform digital-oral and blind-nasotracheal intubations ·Make plaster bandages for splints/casts ·Give open-drop ether, ketamine drips, and halothane ·Use subcutaneous/intraperitoneal rehydration/transfusion ·Make ORS and standard nutrition formulas ·Clean, disinfect, and sterilize equipment for reuse ·Warm blood units in seconds inexpensively ·Take/view stereoscopic x-rays with standard equipment ·Quickly and easily stop postpartum hemorrhage ·Fashion surgical equipment from common items ·Build an evaporative refrigerator·Make esophageal and precordial stethoscopes ·Quickly improvise a saline lock ·Make ECG electrode/defibrillator pads and ultrasound gel·Evacuate patients easily from high-rise hospitals