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Real Life Clinical Cases for the Basic Sciences and USMLE Step 1

You need exposure to clinical cases to pass course exams and ace the USMLE Step 1. Case Files: Pharmacology presents 53 real-life clinical cases that illustrate essential concepts in pharmacology. Each case includes an easy-to-understand discussion correlated to key basic science concepts, definitions of key terms, pharmacology pearls, and USMLE-style review questions. With this interactive system, you'll learn instead of memorize.

This second edition gives you:

• 53 clinical cases, each with USMLE-style questions

• Clinical pearls that highlight key concepts

• Primer on how to approach clinical problems

• Proven learning system that improves your shelf exam scores

Here's what students have to say:

"The Case Files books have continued to help me in preparation for my case-based exames tremendously! I can honestly sasy they played a major role in my success this year and are becoming a great resource in the beginning of my board preparation."--Joshua Lynch, Class of 2008, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

"Case Files: Pharmacology focuses on rapid understanding of the whys and hows of drug use and prescription. This format allows for development of a knowledge base that will last long past the boards. Every medical student should use this book."--Suzanne Crandall, Class of 2005, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Thomas L. Pazdernik, PhD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This is a collection of 53 clinical cases with USMLE-style questions that is designed to aid students in preparation for course examinations as well as board examinations in the process of licensure certification.
Purpose: The authors designed this book with a focus on an approach to learning pharmacology, an approach to disease, and an approach to reading in order that students can master the topic of pharmacology and practice evidence-based medicine throughout their career.
Audience: This book will be a valuable asset for any students who need to understand drug therapy for their future practice and for those who are involved in teaching students about the therapeutic use of drugs.
Features: Each case provides clinically relevant information and open-ended questions focused on basic science concepts with some clinical applications. The answers to the open-ended questions are divided into four parts: part I provides a summary, a straightforward answer, and clinical correlations; part II provides an approach to the basic science concepts including objectives, definitions of basic terminology, and discussion of specific classes of drugs related to the clinical case; part III contains comprehensive questions including many USMLE-style multiple choice questions; and part IV provides pharmacology pearls to help students retain important information related to the case. Similar cases can also be found at McGraw-Hill's AccessMedicine, which contains many of the real life cases from the Toy Case Files™, which includes clinical cases in anatomy, emergency medicine, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. These clinical cases markedly facilitate the integration of the basic sciences into the practice of clinical medicine.
Assessment: This is an excellent component of the many Lange products that are available to both teachers and students to foster the understanding of drugs used in clinical practice.

2 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071488587
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/2/2008
  • Series: LANGE Case Files Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 976,775
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Eugene C. Toy, MD, The John S. Dunn Senior Academic Chief and Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX; Clerkship Director and Clinical Associate Professor, Departmetn of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX

Gary C. Rosenfeld, PhD, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, and Assistant Dean for Educational Programs, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas.

David S. Loose, PhD, is Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX.

Donald A. Briscoe, MD, Program Director, Family Medicine Residency, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX; Medical Director, Houston Community Health Centers, Inc., Denver Harbor Clinic, Houston, TX

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Table of Contents

Section I: Applying the Basic Sciences to Clinical Medicine
Part 1: Approach to Learning Pharmacology
Part 2: Approach to Disease
Part 3: Approach to Reading
Section II: Clinical Cases
Fifty-One Case Scenarios
Section III: Listing of Cases
Listing by Case Number
Listing by Disorder (Alphabetical)

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