CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2011

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  • Edition: 50th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-09-15
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
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The 50th Anniversary Edition of the World’s Most Popular Annual General Medicine Book – Celebrated with a New Full-Color Design

Includes 5 online-only chapters at no additional cost at www.AccessMedicine.com/CMDT

Your first place to turn for current developments that promise better patient care


"This 50th anniversary edition brings some nice upgrades to this comprehensive book on the majority of topics that primary care physicians encounter in their offices....This book has the tremendous benefit of being updated yearly and thus has stood the test of time for recognizing what is helpful and what works. It is well worth the price and a great addition to a primary care practitioner's library."--Doody's Review Service

Written 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 regarding both hospital and ambulatory medicine. This streamlined clinical companion is the fastest and easiest way to keep abreast of the latest medical advances, prevention strategies, cost-effective treatments, and more.

MORE usable patient-care information in LESS text:

--A strong focus on the clinical diagnosis and patient management tools essential to daily practice

--Full review of all internal medicine and primary care topics, including gynecology and obstetrics, dermatology, neurology, and ophthalmology

--The only text with an annual review of advances in HIV treatment

--Hundreds of drug treatment tables, with indexed trade names and updated prices – plus helpful diagnostic and treatment algorithms

--Recent references with PMID numbers for fast access to abstracts or full-text articles

--ICD-9 codes listed on the inside covers

--Five online-only chapters available at no additional cost at www.AccessMedicine.com/CMDT

NEW to this edition:

--Full-color photos and illustrations integrated with text throughout book, including much expanded dermatology and ophthalmology images

--Newly introduced topics: E. coli O145, floppy iris syndrome, and expanded coverage of H1N1 influenza A

--New information: emerging role for B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) as marker of early left ventricular myocardial failure, new approaches to correction of aortic stenos is and to aortic regurgitation in Marfan syndrome, risks of typical and atypical antipsychotic medications, and new hypoglycemic agents

--Substantial update on cardiology and hypertension, including use of stents and cardiac resynchronization therapy with biventricular pacemaker insertion, recent ACC/AHA criteria for appropriateness of coronary revascularization, use of prasugrel and clopidogrel compared with aspirin in prevention of stent thrombosis, dronedarone and catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation and dabigatran versus warfarin in prevention of atrial fibrillation-related stroke, as well as guidelines for developing an antihypertensive regimen

--Updated information on pathogenesis and treatment of immune and drug-induced thrombocytopenia, new investigational anticoagulants such as rivaroxaban and idraparinux, risk stratification and prophylactic regimens for deep venous thrombosis and venous thromboembolism, and a prognostic model for pulmonary emboli

--Expanded information on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, treatment of pharyngitis and laryngitis, approaches to the diagnosis of syphilis, diagnosis and complications with borreliosis and its coinfections, acute and chronic viral hepatitides, amyloidosis, treatment and prognosis of venous stasis ulcers, and therapy for heat stroke and burns

--Substantially updated treatment sections: HIV infections and AIDS and advances in therapy for breast cancer in women

--Updated section on immunization requirements

--New CMDT Online chapter on Sports Medicine and Outpatient Orthopedics

Author Biography

Author Profile
Stephen J. McPhee, MD: Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Dept. of Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Dr McPhee is a key figure in the general internal medicine community, and a leading authority of palliative and end of life care.

Maxine A. Papadakis, MD: Professor of Clinical Medicine, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco

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Awesome book March 12, 2011
Excellent textbook for medical students who want to review not only the topics of internal medicine, but also gynecology, obstetrics, psychiatry. It's also for the clinician seeking for a rapid consult. For each topic you'll find concise, evidence-based answers to questions regarding both hospital and ambulatory medicine. This is an excellent choice, this is my right hand on my general practice, the items are very clear and the new topic about international criteria rocks, I really joy reading this book, satisfaction 110%
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