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Philadelphia, PA 2000 Trade paperback 5th ed. New. Book Appears Unread Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 1070 p. Cecil Essentials of Medicine. Audience: General/trade.

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For almost 20 years, CECIL ESENTIALS OF MEDICINE has been a trusted and respected name in Internal Medicine. The new 5th Edition continues this legacy by laying the groundwork for effective diagnosis and treatment by presenting the core of internal medicine in an easy-to-read format. Concise and complete, this popular text incorporates important advances in diagnosis and therapy. New sections on Molecular Medicine, Evidence-Based Medicine, and Women's Health have been added. Plus, seven sections have been entirely rewritten, and the remaining sections have been exhaustively revised.

Spanish version also available, ISBN: 84-8174-641-X

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Donald R. Frey, MD (Creighton University Medical Center)
Description: This is the fifth edition of the popular Cecil's text, updating the previous 1997 version. It continues to be a succinct yet comprehensive overview of adult medicine.
Purpose: The book is intended to be a presentation of the essential elements of internal medicine in a single text that is comprehensive, readable, and relatively portable. Once again, the editors pack a significant amount of important information into surprisingly limited (1,000 pages) space.
Audience: Long a favorite of medical students, the book is also aimed at house officers, and indeed, all practitioners involved in the care of adult patients. The editors and contributors continue to be accomplished medical specialists in a broad cross-section of American medical schools.
Features: The key elements of internal medicine are presented in an organ system format with new chapters on evidence-based medicine and women's health. Liberal us of tables, graphs, algorithms — long a hallmark of Cecil's — continues to be an effective modality. The color-coded section headings are a unique plus that allow for pleasant reading.
Assessment: This continues to be the best single, comprehensive internal medicine text of available today. It will continue to be one of the most widely used texts for learners of all ages, fitting as well into a medical student's backpack as on the practitioner's shelf.
Mark E. Hroncich
This abbreviated textbook of internal medicine provides an overview of the pathophysiology, presentation, and evaluation of internal medicine problems. This third edition replaces the 1990 edition. The purpose is to provide a concise yet comprehensive text of internal medicine topics. The book accomplishes this goal well. This book fulfills a need for internal medicine students at certain levels of training. This book is written for third- and fourth-year medical students and first- and second-year internal medicine residents. The editors target this audience well with contributors who are credible authorities on the subjects. The book is well organized and is without excessive overlap. The tables and illustrations are liberally provided and enhance and simplify the text. The references are very current and of good quality. The organization of the book makes information easy to find. This is a readable textbook of medicine. It is well written and comprehensive. The chapters of the book are rounded out with excellent tables and charts. The references are strong and current. It would be an excellent accompaniment to a student on a junior or senior medicine clerkship or an early house officer on a medicine rotation. There is enough new material in this book to warrant replacing previous editions.
Patrick Tosetti
This is the fourth edition of an abbreviated text of internal medicine that provides an overview of the pathophysiology, presentation, and evaluation of internal medicine problems. Its purpose is to provide a concise summary of the core elements of internal medicine. The book admirably serves its most likely audience of students and medical residents. It should also be a useful reference for non-internal medicine practitioners. The standard Cecil Textbook of Medicine or one of its counterparts (e.g. Harrison's) would better serve internists and specialists. The book is organized by organ system, covering the majority of diseases encountered in the practice of internal medicine. Most sections begin with a general description of common manifestations of diseases of that system. Many sections present a short review of physiology and a summary of diagnostic tests. The chapters end with a list of references that are short and often old. Readers will need to refer to the larger Cecil for a useful list. Cecil Essentials is an excellent choice for medical students and internal medicine residents. The scope is broad, but it is easy to read and not overwhelming. It is among the top choices of medical students with whom I have worked. It would be an excellent addition for those learning internal medicine.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721681795
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/3/2000
  • Series: Cecil Medicine Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1070
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 1.53 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction to Molecular Medicine
1. Molecular Basis of Human Disease

II. Decision-Making in Medical Practice
2. Evidence-based Medicine, Quality of Life, and the Cost of Medicine

III. Cardiovascular Disease
3. Structure and Function of the Normal Heart and Blood Vessels
4. Evaluation of the Patient with Cardiovascular Disease
5. Diagnostic Tests and Procedures in the Patient with Cardiovascular
6. Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy
7. Congenital Heart Disease
8. Acquired Valvular Heart Disease
9. Coronary Heart Disease
10. Cardiac Arrhythmias
11. Myocardial and Pericardial Disease
12. Other Cardiac Topics
13. Vascular Diseases and Hypertension

IV. Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
14. Approach to the Patient with Respiratory Disease
15. Anatomic and Physiologic Considerations
16. Diagnosis Techniques and Their Indications
17. Obstructive Lung Disease
18. Interstitial and Infiltrative Lung Disease
19. Disorders of the Pleural Space, Mediastinum, and Chest Wall
20. Neoplastic Disease of the Lung
21. Disordered Breathing
22. Environmental and Occupational Injury
23. Essentials of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
24. Elements of Renal Structure and Function
25. Approach to the Patient with Renal Disease
26. Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders
27. Glomerular Diseases
28. Major Nonglomerular Disorders
29. Vascular Disorders of the Kidney
30. Acute Renal Failure
31. Chronic Renal Failure

V. Gastrointestinal Disease
32. Common Clinical Manifestations of Gastrointestinal Disease

A. Abdominal Pain

B. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

C. Malabsorption

D. Diarrhea

33. Endoscopic and Radiographic Procedures
34. Diseases of the Esophagus
35. Diseases of the Stomach and Duodenum
36. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
37. Neoplasms of the Gastrointestinal Tract
38. Diseases of the Pancreas

VI. Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System
39. Laboratory Tests in Liver Disease
40. Jaundice
41. Acute and Chronic Hepatitis
42. Fulminant Hepatic Failure
43. Cirrhosis of the Liver and Its Complications
44. Neoplastic, Infiltrative, and Vascular Diseases of the Liver
45. Disorders of the Gallbladder and Biliary Tract

VII. Hematologic Disease
46. Hematopoiesis and Hematopoietic Failure
47. Clonal Disorders of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell
48. Disorders of Red Blood Cells
49. Clinical Disorders of Neutrophils
50. Disorders of Lymphocytes
51. Normal Hemostasis
52. Disorders of Hemostasis: Bleeding
53. Disorders of Hemostasis: Thrombosis

VIII. Oncologic Disease
54. Cancer Etiology: Oncogenes and Environmental/Toxic Factors
55. Cancer Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention
56. Solid Tumors
57. Complications of Cancer
58. Principles of Cancer Treatment

IX. Metabolic Disease
59. Eating Disorders
60. Principles of Nutritional Support in Adult Patients
61. Disorders of Lipid Metabolism
62. Disorders of Metals and Metalloproteins
63. Inherited Disorders of Connective Tissue

X. Endocrine Disease
64. Hypothalamic-Pituitary Axis
65. The Thyroid Gland
66. The Adrenal Gland
67. Male Reproductive Endocrinology
68. Diabetes Mellitus
69. Hypoglycemia

XI. Women's Health
70. Women's Health: General Concepts
71. Hormonal Influences on Women's Health
72. Diseases Common in Women

XI. Men's Health
73. Erectile Dysfunction
74. Prostate Cancer
75. (To be announced)

XII. Diseases of Bone and Bone Mineral Metabolism
76. Normal Physiology of Bone and Bone Minerals
77. The Parathyroid Glands, Hypercalcemia, and Hypocalcemia
78. Osteomalacia and Rickets
79. Osteoporosis
80. Paget's Disease of Bone

XIII. Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disease
81. Approach to the Patient with Rheumatic Disease
82. Rheumatoid Arthritis
83. Spondyloarthropathies
84. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
85. Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
86. Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma)
87. Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies
88. Sjøgren's Syndrome
89. Vasculitides
90. Crystal Arthropathies
91. Osteoarthritis
92. Nonarticular Soft Tissue Disorders
93. Rheumatic Manifestations of Systemic Disorders

XIV Infectious Disease
94. Organisms That Infect Humans
95. Host Defenses Against Infection
96. Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
97. Antimicrobial Therapy
98. Fever and Febrile Syndromes
99. Bacteremia
100. Infections of the Nervous System
101. Infections of the Head and Neck
102. Infections of the Lower Respiratory Tract
103. Infections of the Heart and Vessels
104. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
105. Intra-Abdominal Abscess and Peritonitis
106. Infectious Diarrhea
107. Infections Involving Bones and Joints
108. Infectious of the Urinary Tract
109. Nosocomial Infections
110. Bioterrorism
111. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
112. HIV Infection and the Acquired
113. Immunodeficiency Syndrome
114. Infections in the Immunocompromised Host
115. Infectious Diseases of Travelers: Protozoal and Helminthic Infections

XV. Neurologic Disease
116. Neurologic Evaluation of the Patient
117. Disorders of Consciousness
118. Disorders of Sleep
119. Focal Brain Disease
120. Dementia and Memory Disturbances
121. Disorders of Mood and Behavior
122. Disorders of Thermal Regulation
123. Headache, Neck Pain, and Other Painful Disorders
124. Disorders of Vision and Hearing
125. Dizziness
126. Disorders of the Motor System
127. Developmental and Neurocutaneous Disorders
128. Cerebrovascular Disease
129. Trauma to Head and Spine
130. Epilepsy
131. Central Nervous System Tumors
132. Infectious Diseases of the Nervous System
133. Demyelinating and Inflammatory
134. Neuromuscular Diseases: Disorders of the Motor Neuron and Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Disease
135. Muscle Diseases
136. Neuromuscular Junction Disease

XVI. The Aging Patient
137. The Biology of Aging

XVII. Substance Abuse
138. Alcohol and Substance Abuse

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