Blueprints Medicine / Edition 5

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One of the best selling and most highly regarded volumes in the Blueprints series, Blueprints Medicine provides a concise review of what students need to know in their rotations or the Boards. Each chapter is brief and includes pedagogical features such as bolded key words, tables, figures, and key points boxes. This edition has been reorganized to follow the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine guidelines and includes thoroughly updated content and additional tables and figures. A question-and-answer section at the end of the book includes 100 board-format questions with complete rationales for each answer choice.

A companion website includes a question bank with 50 additional questions and answers and fully searchable text.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: Like most examination preparatory texts, this has value but should not be solely relied upon in preparation for the examinations.
Purpose: The Blueprints series was first published in 1997 as board reviews for medical students and residents. This edition adds chapters on leukemia and lymphoma and a new section on neurology. The authors and contributors present an interesting collection of high-yield facts.
Audience: While this is primarily targeted at medical students and residents, there is much updated material for practitioners of all levels.
Features: The book focuses on commonly encountered diagnoses on rounds and on common concepts with which all residents are expected to be familiar. Each section includes clinical manifestations, appropriate diagnostic evaluations, treatments, and key points. As a test preparation book, there are no references and limited illustrations. There are a few pages of color figures of must-know material. An accompanying website is essentially a duplication of the print book.
Assessment: Like most examination preparatory books, this has value but should not be solely relied upon in preparation for the examinations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781788700
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Blueprints Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 275,236
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


  • Ch.1 Chest Pain
  • Ch.2 Shock
  • Ch.3 Coronary Heart Disease
  • Ch.4 Myocardial Infarction
  • Ch.5 Heart Failure
  • Ch.6 Bradyarrhythmias
  • Ch.7 Tachyarrhythmias
  • Ch.8 Hypertension
  • Ch.9 Valvular Heart Disease
  • Ch.10 Vascular Disease
  • Ch.11 Syncope

  • Ch.12 Dyspnea
  • Ch.13 Cough
  • Ch.14 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Ch.15 Asthma
  • Ch.16 Pulmonary Embolism
  • Ch.17 Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Ch.18 Pleural Effusions
  • Ch.19 Lung Cancer
  • Part Three: RENAL

  • Ch.20 Acid-Base Disturbances
  • Ch.21 Fluid and Electrolytes
  • Ch.22 Acute Renal Failure
  • Ch.23 Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Ch.24 Glomerular Disease
  • Ch.25 Nephrolithiasis
  • Ch.26 Hematuria

  • Ch.27 Fever and Rash
  • Ch.28 Pneumonia
  • Ch.29 Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Ch.30 Urinary Tract Infections
  • Ch.31 Tuberculosis
  • Ch.32 Gastroenteritis
  • Ch.33 Infective Endocarditis
  • Ch.34 Meningitis
  • Ch.35 HIV Part I: Primary Care of the HIV-Infected Patient
  • Ch.36 HIV Part II: Prophylaxis and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV

  • Ch.37 Abdominal Pain
  • Ch.38 Diarrhea
  • Ch.39 Dyspepsia
  • Ch.40 Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ch.41 Hepatitis
  • Ch.42 Cirrhosis
  • Ch.43 Cholestatic Liver Disease
  • Ch.44 Pancreatitis
  • Ch.45 Colorectal Cancer
  • Part Six: ENDOCRINE

  • Ch.46 Weight Loss
  • Ch.47 Hyperthyroidism
  • Ch.48 Hypothyroidism
  • Ch.49 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Ch.50 Hypercalcemia
  • Ch.51 Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Ch.52 Cushing Syndrome
  • Ch.53 Pituitary Disease
  • Ch.54 Nutritional Disorders
  • Ch.55 Dyslipidemia
  • Part Seven: RHEUMATOLOGY

  • Ch.56 Acute Monoarticular Arthritis
  • Ch.57 Low Back Pain
  • Ch.58 Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ch.59 Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies
  • Ch.60 Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Ch.61 Vasculitis
  • Ch.62 Amyloidosis

  • Ch.63 Anemia
  • Ch.64 Hemolytic Anemia
  • Ch.65 Adenopathy
  • Ch.66 Bleeding Disorders
  • Ch.67 Breast Cancer
  • Ch.68 Prostate Cancer
  • Ch.69 Leukemia
  • Ch.70 Lymphoma
  • Part Nine: NEUROLOGY

  • Ch.71 Headache
  • Ch.72 Delirium
  • Ch.73 Dizziness
  • Ch.74 Dementia
  • Ch.75 Stroke
  • Ch.76 Seizures
  • Questions




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