Experience with clinical cases is key to mastering the art and science of medicine and ultimately to providing patients with competent clinical care. Case Files: Cardiology provides 30 real-life cases that illustrate essential concepts in cardiac care. Each case includes an easy-to-understand discussion correlated to key concepts, definitions of key terms, clinical pearls, and board-style review questions to reinforce your learning. With Case Files, you'll learn instead of memorize.
Eugene C. Toy (Houston, TX) is a duel-certified family physician and obstetrician-gynecologist. He is academic director at Methodist Hospital in Houston.
The inspiration for this basic science series occurred at an educational retreat
led by Dr. Maximilian Buja, who at the time was the dean of the medical
school. It has been such a joy to work together with Drs. William Seifert and
Henry Strobel, who are both accomplished scientists and teachers, as well as
the other excellent authors and contributors. It has been rewarding to collaborate
with Dr. Konrad Harms, whom I have watched mature from a medical student
to resident and now a brilliant faculty member. I would like to thank
McGraw-Hill for believing in the concept of teaching by clinical cases. I owe
a great debt to Catherine Johnson, who has been a fantastically encouraging
and enthusiastic editor.
At the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, we would like to recognize
Dr. Rodney E. Kellems, Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology, for his encouragement and delight in this project; Johnna
Kincaid, former Director of Management Operations for her support; Nina
Smith and Bonnie Martinez for their help in preparing the manuscript; and Amy
Gilbert for her assistance with the figures. We also would like to thank the many
students that have allowed us to teach them over the years and who have in the
process taught us. Dr. Seifert thanks his wife Margie for her encouragement,
patience, and support.
At Methodist Hospital, I appreciate Drs. Mark Boom, Karin Pollock-Larsen,
H. Dirk Sostman, and Judy Paukert, and Mr. John Lyle and Mr. Reggie Abraham.
At St. Joseph Medical Center, I would like to recognize our outstanding administrators:
Phil Robinson, Pat Mathews, Laura Fortin, Dori Upton, Cecile
Reynolds, and Drs. John Bertini and Thomas V. Taylor. I appreciate Marla
Buffington’s advice and assistance. Without the help from my colleagues, Drs.
Konrad Harms, Jeané Simmons Holmes, and Priti Schachel, this book could not
have been written. Most important, I am humbled by the love, affection, and
encouragement from my lovely wife, Terri and our four children, Andy, Michael,
Allison, and Christina.
Eugene C. Toy
This pageOften, the medical student will cringe at the “drudgery” of the basic science
courses and see little connection between a field such as biochemistry and clinical
problems. Clinicians, however, often wish they knew more about the basic
sciences, because it is through the science that we can begin to understand the
complexities of the human body and thus have rational methods of diagnosis
Mastering the knowledge in a discipline such as biochemistry is a formidable
task. It is even more difficult to retain this information and to recall it when the
clinical setting is encountered. To accomplish this synthesis, biochemistry is
optimally taught in the context of medical situations, and this is reinforced later
during the clinical rotations. The gulf between the basic sciences and the patient
arena is wide. Perhaps one way to bridge this gulf is with carefully constructed
clinical cases that ask basic science-oriented questions. In an attempt to achieve
this goal, we have designed a collection of patient cases to teach biochemistry
related points. More importantly, the explanations for these cases emphasize the
underlying mechanisms and relate the clinical setting to the basic science data.
We explore the principles rather than emphasize rote memorization.
This book is organized for versatility: to allow the student “in a rush” to go
quickly through the scenarios and check the corresponding answers and to
provide more detailed information for the student who wants thought-provoking
explanations. The answers are arranged from simple to complex: a summary
of the pertinent points, the bare answers, a clinical correlation, an approach to
the biochemistry topic, a comprehension test at the end to reinforcement or
emphasis, and a list of references for further reading. The clinical cases are
arranged by system to better reflect the organization within the basic science.
Finally, to encourage thinking about mechanisms and relationships, we intentionally
did not primarily use a multiple-choice format. Nevertheless, several
multiple-choice questions are included at the end of each scenario to reinforce
concepts or introduce related topics.
HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS BOOK
Each case is designed to introduce a clinically related issue and includes openended
questions usually asking a basic science question, but at times, to break
up the monotony, there will be a clinical question. The answers are organized
into four different parts:
The year 2014 marks the beginning of a new phase in board certification for anesthesiology residents in the United States. The Part 1 exam is now split into two written examinations: Basic and Advanced. Anesthesiology. Residents who are unable to pass the Basic examination will not be allowed to finish their training. That's why this book is a true must read for every anesthesiology resident. It is the single best way to take the stress out of this make-or-break exam, focus your study on nearly 200 must-know topics found on the board exam outline, and identify your areas of strength and weakness.
Written by program directors with many years of board examination advising experience, Anesthesiology Core Review Part One: BASIC Exam is designed to be the cornerstone of your study preparation. Each chapter of Anesthesiology Core Review succinctly summarizes key concepts in basic science and clinical anesthesia practice. Space is conveniently provided throughout the book to add notes from other study resources.
Anesthesiology Core Review Part One: BASIC Exam is logical divided into four sections:Basic Science Clinical Sciences Organ-Based Sciences Special Issues in Anesthesiology (covering important topics such as professionalism and licensure, ethics, and patient safety)
With its expert authorship and concise yet thorough coverage, Anesthesiology Core Review Part One: BASIC Exam is biggest step you can take to assure effective preparation for the new ABA BASIC Examination.
Updated to reflect the guidelines on diagnosis, treatment, and management common conditions you must know for the clerkship
60 realistic internal medicine cases with high-yield discussions aligned clerkship guidelines
USMLE-style review questions and clinical pearls accompany each caseNew Case Correlation boxes connect related cases
Primer on how to approach clinical problems and think like an experienced doctor
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