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From the trainee preparing for a board certification examination to the senior faculty member or other health care provider needing a ready reference, the 10th edition of Professional Guide to Diseasesfeatures full clinical coverage of more than 600 disorders. Organized around disease clusters, this comprehensive, clear and concise guide to disease information, ranging from causes, signs and symptoms, and diagnosis through treatment and special considerations, has been updated with the latest in original research and practice guidelines and designed to provide a brief yet comprehensive overview of a large array of disease processes. This 10th edition features improved sections focused on health promotion and disease prevention- topics that have been receiving added emphasis in health care circles in recent years as well as updates on many conditions for which a variety of clinical treatment guidelines have been published recently by major professional medical and surgical organizations. Written for a variety of health care providers, the organizational format allows for review of an entire topic, such as clinical genetics and genomics, or narrows the focus to one aspect of disease, such as the details of treatment or special considerations of emerging illnesses. New to this editionare artwork and figures that illustrate the pathophysiology of many conditions in a full-color format. These images can not only be used to better understand the topic on a professional level, but can also be leveraged for patient teaching while in the office or hospital. For the health care provider on-the-go, Professional Guide to Diseasesoffers authoritative, quick reference features on disease management and patient care, including: Pathophysiologyflowcharts and illustrations show disease progression. Differential diagnosisalgorithms simplify difficult-to-diagnose problems. Confirming diagnosisicon spotlights test results that verify the diagnosis. Alertspoint out potentially ominous signs, symptoms, and situations. Preventionicon highlights health promotion and disease prevention information. Elderly tipsand Pediatric tipsemphasize important variations in these patient populations. The Professional Guide to Diseasescontinues to feature information on efficient health care delivery for routine conditions seen almost daily, as well as cultural considerations in patient care, information on potential bioterrorism agents, updates on rare diseases, and inclusion of complementary and alternative therapies for specific conditions, as well as additional coverage for more than 50 life-threatening disorders Relying on the expertise of twenty-two expert clinicians, the 10th edition of Professional Guide to Diseasesoffers a strong background of successful editions combined with the latest updates and recommendations that will help you provide accurate information to your patients.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Cardiovascular disorders Chapter 2: Respiratory disorders Chapter 3: Neurological disorders Chapter 4 : Gastrointestinal disorders Chapter 5: Hepatobiliary disorders Chapter 6 : Musculoskeletal disorders Chapter 7: Renal and urologic disorders Chapter 8: Immune disorders Chapter 9: Hematologic disorders Chapter 10: Metabolic and nutritional disorders Chapter 11: Endocrine disorders Chapter 12: Eye disorders Chapter13: Ear, nose, and throat disorders Chapter 14: Skin disorders Chapter 15: Malignant neoplasms Chapter 16: Infection Chapter 17: Trauma Chapter 18: Genetic disorders Chapter 19: Obstetric and gynecological disorders Chapter 20: Sexual disorders Chapter 21: Psychiatric disorders Appendices Cultural considerations in patient care Rare diseases Potential agents of bioterrorism Acknowledgments Index

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