The traditional pathophysiology book is written for the medical student. Nursing and allied health students (usually at the sophomore level) have simply had to make-do with cumbersome (1500 to 1600 page) books, that assume considerably more science background than the typical allied health student has acquired. The Nowak book is not onlybriefer(at 700 pages) but is organized in a manner that brings the principles of pathophysiology to the forefront. The authors focus on the relatively fewpatterns of disease, rather than asking students to memorize extensive catalogs of specific diseases. Thisconceptual approachis more suited to the allied health student than the disease centered approach featured in the major competitors.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Foundation Concepts of Pathophysiology
1 Cell Injury
5 Diseases of Immunity
Part 2 Systemic Pathophysiology
7 Blood Disorders
8 Hemodynamic Disorders
9 Vascular Disorders
10 Cardiac Pathophysiology
11 Circulatory Shock
12 Respiratory Pathophysiology
13 Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology
14 Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Pathophysiology
15 Renal Pathophysiology
16 Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances
17 Endocrine Pathophysiology
18 Skeletal and Muscular Pathophysiology
19 Reproductive Pathophysiology
20 Disorders of Central Nervous System Development, Vascular Support, and Protection
21 Disorders of Movement, Sensation, and Mental Function
22 Seizures and Epilepsy
23 Pain and Pain Management
October 8, 2014
by Constance T
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