Conn's Current Therapy 2007: Text with Online Reference / Edition 1

Conn's Current Therapy 2007: Text with Online Reference / Edition 1

by Robert E. Rakel

ISBN-10: 1416032819

ISBN-13: 9781416032816

Pub. Date: 12/29/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

More than 300 leading practitioners from over 15 countries describe their preferred techniques for managing hundreds of common disorders affecting every organ system. For each condition, you'll find today's best treatments, as well as the clinical thought processes of subspecialists well known for their expertise in that particular approach. They clarify when a


More than 300 leading practitioners from over 15 countries describe their preferred techniques for managing hundreds of common disorders affecting every organ system. For each condition, you'll find today's best treatments, as well as the clinical thought processes of subspecialists well known for their expertise in that particular approach. They clarify when a given therapy is most effective...when to avoid it...and what to watch out for. The 2007 volume offers the latest thinking on everything from insomnia and smallpox and toxic chemical well as online access to the complete contents of the 2006 and 2007 volumes — fully searchable. In print and online, Conn's consistently offers you the fastest approach to the latest treatments for the most effective results!

• It's current—updated every year—addressing the conditions you're seeing in your practice right now.
• It's all-encompassing—covering nearly 300 conditions and providing up to 6 treatments for each condition.
• It's easy to reference—with a user-friendly page layout and a fully searchable online version—saving you time.
• It's global—including diseases seen outside the you will be prepared for the unexpected.

• Covers hot topics such as anthrax
• diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents
• biologic agents
• vision correction procedures
• hyperlipoproteinemias
• and many more.
• Features new Key Diagnostic Points and "Key Treatment" boxes throughout that make important clinical information quickly accessible.
• Discusses recently approved and soon-to-be-approved drugs, and provides current information on herbal products.
• Includes access to the 2006 and 2007 editions' complete contents online at — fully searchable — plus a continually updated drug database, PocketConsult technology so you can download content to your PDA, and much more!

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Table of Contents

Section I. Syptomatic Care Pending Diagnosis

01. Pain- Alan Douglass
02. Nausea and Vomiting- Chad M. Braun
03. Gaseousness and Indigestion- Ram Dickman and Ronnie Fass
04. Hiccups- Michael J. Pollack
05. Acute Infectious Diarrhea- Martin S. Wolfe
06. Constipation- David E. Beck
07. Fever- Ian M. Paul
08. Cough- David G. Hill
09. Treatment of Insomnia- Martin L. Reite
10. Pruritus- Louis J Rusin
11. Tinnitus- Claus-Frenz Claussen
12. Low Back Pain- Michael T. McCann

Section II. The Infectious Diseases

13. Management of the Patient with HIV disease- Surendra K. Sharma and Tamilarasu Kadhiravan
14. Amebiasis- Rashidul Haque and William A. Petri, Jr.
15. Giardiasis- David E. Katz and Alfred DeMaria, Jr.
16. Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock- Steven Zgliniec and Robert A. Balk
17. Brucellosis- Javier Solera
18. Varicella- Charles Grose
19. Cholera- Eduardo Salazar-Lindo
20. Food-Borne Illnesses- Evangelista Sagnelli
21. Necrotizing Skin and Soft Tissue Infections- James S. Tan
22. Toxic Shock Syndrome- Robert L. Deresiewicz
23. Influenza- Kenneth J. Smith
24. Visceral Leishmaniasis- Pierre Marty and Eric Rosenthal
25. Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease)- Winnie W. Ooi
26. Malaria- Monica Parise and Melto James Eliades
27. Bacterial Meningitis- Gary D. Overturf
28. Infectious Mononucleosis- Leonard R. Krilov
29. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome- Steven Reid and Simon Wessely
30. Mumps- Mobeen H. Rathore amd Ayesha Mirza
31. Plague- Douglas A. Drevets
32. Anthrax- Jon B. Woods
33. Psittacosis (Ornithosis)- Mark Woodhead
34. Q Fever- Pere Domingo
35. Rabies- Alan C. Jackson
36. Rat Bite Fever- Liane K. Freels
37. Relapsing Fever- Diego Cadavid
38. Lyme Disease- Arthur Weinstein and Shobha Wani
39. Rubella and Congenital Rubella- Michael T. Brady
40. Measles (Rubeola)- Katalin I. Koranyi
41. Tetanus- Ramesh Khurana and James P. Richardson
42. Whooping Cough (Pertussis)- Michael E. Pichichero
43. Office-Based Immunization Practices- Robert M. Jacobson
44. Travel Medicine- William F. Miser amd Katherine G. Gerges
45. Taxoplasmosis- Thomas T. Ward
46. Cat Scratch Disease- Michael J. Smith
47. Salmonellosis- Arvid E. Underman
48. Typhoid Fever- Zulfiqar Bhutta
49. Rickettsial & Ehrlichial Infections- David H. Walker
49a. Smallpox- Ian M. Baird

Section III. Diseases of the Head and Neck

50. Vision Correction Procedures- Kraig S. Bower
51. Conjunctivitis- Sandra Y Cho and Michael Goldstein
52. Optic neuritis- Andrew G. Lee amd Steven L. Galetta
53. Glaucoma- Misha F. Syed and Nicolas P. Bell
54. Otitis Externa- Jeffrey T. Vrabec
55. Otitis Media- J. Scott McMurray
56. Episodic Vertigo- Lorne S. Parnes
57. Meniere's Disease- Ted A. Meyer and Paul R. Lambert
58. Sinusitis- Richard R. Orlandi
59. Non-Allergic Rhinitis- Phil Lieberman
60. Hoarseness and Laryngitis- Robert Thayer Sataloff
61. Streptococcal Pharyngitis- John Brusch

Section IV. The Respiratory System

62. Acute Respiratory Failure- William Henderson and Sean Keenan
63. Atelectasis- Craig Michael Schramm
64. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease- Juan Armando Garcia and Stephen G. Jenkinson
65. Cystic Gibrosis- Robert L. Zanni
66. Sleep Apnea- Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong Jr
67. Primary Lung Cancer- Christopher S. George and Teresa M. George
68. Coccidioidomycosis- Nancy F. Crum
69. Histoplasmosis- Linus H. Santo Tomas and Ralph M. Schapira
70. Blastomycosis- Robert Bradsher and Anupama Menon
71. Pleural Effusion and Empyema Thoracis- Robert L. Thurer and Jeffrey Rentz
72. Primary Lung Abscess- Scott Swanson and Virginia Litle
73. Acute Bronchitis- Ralph Schapira and Susan Davids
74. Bacterial Pneumonia- Maria C. Rodriguez-Barradas
75. Viral Respiratory Infections- Surendra Kumar Sharma and Alladi Mohan
76. Viral and Mycoplasmal Pnuemonias- Burke A. Cunha
77. Legionellosis (Legionnaires disease and Pontiac Fever)- Jorge Roig
78. Pulmonary Embolism- C. Gregory Elliott
79. Sarcoidosis- Marc Judson
80. Silicosis and Asbestosis- Akshay Sood and William S. Beckett
81. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis- Michael C. Zacharisen
82. Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases- Christopher J. Lahart

Section V. The Cardiovascular System

83. Acquired Diseases of the Aorta- R. Clement Darling III and W. John Byrne
84. Angina Pectoris- Charles R. Lambert
85. Cardiac Arrest: Sudden cardiac death- Robert W. Rho
86. Atrial Fibrillation- Robert W. Rho and Richard L. Page
87. Premature Beats- Prakash C. Deedwania and Enrique V. Carbajal
88. Heart Block- Albert A. Del Negro
89. Tachycardias- Nora Goldschlager and Richard Hongo
90. Congenital Heart Disease- William S. McMahon
91. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy- AJ Marian
92. Mitral Valve Prolapse- Charles F. Wooley and Harisios Boudoulas
93. Congestive Heart Failure- John P. Cheatham and Stephen C. Cook
94. Infective Endocarditis- Navin M. Amin
95. Hypertension- Edward D. Frohlich
96. Acute Myocardial Infarction- Stephen Kopecky and Kevin Bybee
97. Pericarditis- Brian D. Hoit
98. Peripheral Arterial Disease- Jason T. Lee, Maisie M. Fung, and E. John Harris, Jr.
99. Venous Thrombosis- Anthony J. Comerota and Santiago Chahwan

Section VI. The Blood and Spleen

100. Aplastic Anemia- Abdo Haddad and Jaroslaw P. Maciejewski
101. Iron Deficiency- William B. Solomon
102. Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia- Charles J. Parker
103. Nonimmune Hemolytic Anemia- Stella T. Chou and Mitchell J. Weiss
104. Pernicious Anemia and Other Megaloblastic Anemias- Dan L. Longo
105. Thalessemia- Susan P Perrineand Serguei A. Castaneda
106. Sickle Cell Disease- Kenneth Bridges
107. Neutropenia- Melvin H. Freedman
108. Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn- James W. Kendig
109. Hemophilia and Related Disorders- Wing-Yen Wong
110. Platelet-Mediated Bleeding Disorders- Suman Sood and Charles S. Abrams
111. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation- Rodger L. Bick
112. Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura- James N. George
113. Hemochromatosis- Lawrie W. Powell
114. Hodgkin’s Disease: Chemotherapy- David J. Straus
115. Hodgkin's Disease: Radiation Therapy- Pelayo C. Besa
116. Acute Leukemia in Adults- HANS W. GRÜNWALD
117. Acute Leukemia in Children- Kelly Maloney
118. Chronic Leukemias- Helen Enright and Johnathon Bond
119. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma- Lawrence Rice
120. Multiple Myeloma- Vincent Rajkumar and Robert A. Kyle
121. Polycythemia Vera- Kenneth Zuckerman and Magda Elkabani
122. The Porphyrias- Claus A. Pierach
123. Therapeutic Use of Blood Components- Mahmoud Charif and Ronald A. Sacher
124. Adverse Reactions to Blood Transfusion- Phillip J. DeChristopher

Section VII. The Disgestive System

125. Cholelithiasis and Cholecystitis- Oscar Ruiz
126. Cirrhosis- Richard K. Sterling, Wissam E. Mattar, Paul Y Kwo
127. Bleeding Esophageal Varices- Gary C. Chen and Rome Jutabha
128. Dysphagia and Esophageal Obstruction- Colm O’Loughlin and Reza Shaker
129. Diverticula of the Alimentary Tract- Harris R. Clearfield
130. Inflammatory Bowel Disease- Mark A. Peppercorn and Alan C. Moss
131. Irritable Bowel Syndrome- Kevin W. Olden and Andrew R. Brown
132. Hemorrhoids, Anal Fissure, Perianal Abscess, and Fistula- David A. Margolin and Kerry Hammond
133. Gastritis and Peptic Ulcer Disease- Barry J. Marshall
134. Acute and Chronic Viral Hepatitis- Christopher O’Brien
135. Malabsorption- Roger L. Gebhard and Nadeem A. Chaudhary
136. Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis- Carmen C. Solorzano and Richard A. Prinz
138. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)- John Hunter and Johathon Finks
139. Tumors of the Stomach- Scott A. Hundahl
140. Tumors of the Colon and Rectum- Alan G. Thorson
141. Intestinal Parasites- Kenneth Shieh and Maria D. Mileno

Section VIII. Metabolic Disorders

142. Diabetes Mellitus in Adults- Shirwan A. Mirza
143. Diabetes Mellitus in Children and Adolescents- Lori M.B. Laffel and Jamie R.S. Wood
144. Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Syndrome and Diabetic Ketoacidosis- Solomon S. Solomon and R. Dale Childress
144a. Hyponatremia- Biff F. Palmer
145. Gout and Hyperuricemia- Robert L. Wortmann
146. Dyslipoprotenemias (formerly called Hyperlipoproteinemias)- Peter Toth
147. Obesity- Christopher D. Still and Gordon L. Jensen
149. Osteoporosis- Uriel S. Barzel
150. Paget’s Disease of Bone- Paul D. Miller
151. Parenteral Nutrition in Adults- Doug Seidner
152. Parenteral Fluid Therapy for Infants and Children- Thomas Welch

Section IX. The Endocrine System

153. Acromegaly- Mark E. Molitch
154. Adrenocortical Insufficiency- Andjela Drincic and Robert J. Anderson
155. Cushing's Syndrome- David Schteingart and Monica N. Starkman
156. Diabetes Insipidus- Jennifer Kelly and Arnold M. Moses
157. Primary Hyperparathyroidism and Hypoparathyroidism- John P. Bilezikian
158. Primary Aldosteronism- Raymond R. Townsend
159. Hypopituitarism- Mary Lee Vance
160. Hyperprolactinemia- Anthony A. Luciano and Danielle E. Luciano
161. Hypothyroidism- John T. Nicoloff and Jonathan S. LoPresti
162. Hyperthyroidism- Kenneth Burman
163. Thyroid Cancer- Debra G. Koivunen
164. Pheochromocytoma- Massimo Mannelli and Jacques W. M. Lenders
165. Thyroiditis- Petros Perros

Section X. The Urogenital Tract

166. Bacterial Infections of the Urinary Tract in Males- Brian A. VanderBrink and Robert M. Moldwin
167. Bacterial Infections of the Urinary Tract in Women- Burke A. Cunha
168. Bacterial Infections of the Urinary Tract in Girls- Candice E. Johnson
169. Childhood Enuresis- Frank R. Cerniglia
170. Urinary Incontinence- E. Ann Gormley
171. Epididymitis- Michael Thomas Gambla and Darren Chapman
172. Primary Glomerular Diseases- Daniel Cattran and Penny Turner
173. Pyelonephritis- Kurt A. McCammon
174. Trauma to the Genitourinary Tract- Noel A. Armenakas and J. James Bruno II
175. Prostatitis- Ira W. Klimberg
176. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia- Gopal Badlani and Matthew Karlovsky
177. Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction)- Luciano Kolodny
178. Acute Renal Failure- Steven D. Weisbord and Paul M. Palevsky
179. Chronic Renal Failure- Jeffrey A. Kraut
180. Malignant Tumors of the Urogenital Tract- Michael S. Cookson and Sam S. Chang
181. Management of Urethral Stricture Disease- Andrew C. Peterson
182. Renal Calculi- Stevan Streem and Nicholad Hegarty

Section XI. The Sexually Transmitted Diseases

183. Chancroid- Stanley M. Spinola
184. Gonorrhea- David M. Bamberger
185. Nongonococcal Urethritis- Kimberly Workowski and Heidi Bauer
186. Granuloma Inguinale (Donovanosis)- AA Hoosen
188. Syphilis- Mrunal Shah
188a. Contraception- Lama Tolaymat and Andrew M. Kaunitz

Section XII. Diseases of Allergy

189. Anaphylaxis and Serum Sickness- Stephen F. Kemp
190. Asthma in Adolescents and Adults- Louis-Philippe Boulet
191. Asthma in Children- Gerald B. Kolski
192. Allergic Rhinitis Caused by Inhalant Factors- Richard Weber
193. Allergic Reactions to Drugs- Donald L. McNeil
194. Allergic Reactions to Insect Stings- David B. K. Golden

Section XIII. Diseases of the Skin

195. Acne Vulgaris and Rosacea- Guy F. Webster
196. Diseases of the Hair- Kimberly May Eickhorst and Eyal Levit
197. Cancer of the Skin- Richard Wagner
198. Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma (Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary’s Syndrome)- Marie-France-Demierre
199. Papulosquamous Disorders- Chai Sue Lee and John Koo
200. Connective Tissue Disorders- John Varga, Susan M. Morsi, and Gabrielle Lakos
201. Cutaneous Vasculitis- Manisha J. Patel and Joseph L. Jorizzo
202. Diseases of the Nails- Bianca Maria Piraccini and Matilde Iorizzo
203. Keloids- Woraphong Manuskiatti
204. Warts (Verruca)- Phillip M. Williford and Tammy Housman
205. Condyloma Accuminata (Genital Warts)- Karl R. Beutner and Alice Do
206. Nevi- Joan Guitart and Scott C. Wickless
207. Melanoma- Frank G. Haluska
208. Premalignant Lesions- Donald Clemons
209. Bacterial Diseases of the Skin- Ronald Lee Nichols
210. Viral Diseases of the Skin- Jacqueline M. Losi-Sasaki and Angela Yen Moore
211. Parasitic Diseases of the Skin- Andrea Katsambas and Electra Nicolaidou
212. Fungal Diseases of the Skin- Adelaide Hebert
213. Diseases of the Mouth- Carl Allen
214. Venous Stasis Ulcers- Tania J. Phillips and Chukwuemeka N. Etufugh
215. Pressure Ulcers- David R. Thomas
216. Atopic Dermatitis- Sarah L. Chamlin
217. Erythema Multiforme- Marcia G. Tonnesen
218. Bullous Diseases- Victoria Werth and Sarah E. Dick
219. Contact Dermatitis-Peter C. Schalockm and Kathryn A. Zug
221. Pruritus Ani and Vulvae- Libby Edwards
222. Urticaria and Angioedema- Eugene W. Monroe
223. Pigmentary Disorders- Norman Levine
224. Sunburn- Henry W. Lim and Camile Hexsel

Section XIV. The Nervous System

225. Alzheimer's Disease- Monica Peterson Gordon and L. Jaime Fitten
225a. Sleep Disorders- David N. Neubauer
226. Intracerebral Hemorrhage- James M. Gebel
227. Ischemic Cerebrovascular Disease- Elzbieta Wirkowski
228. Rehabilitation of the Stroke Patient- Karl Sandin
229. Seizures and Epilepsy in Adolescents and Adults- Erik K. St. Louis and Mark A. Granner
230. Epilepsy in Infants and Children- Raj D. Sheth
231. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder- Timothy Wilens and Thomas Spencer
232. Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome- Roger D. Freeman
233. Headache- R. Michael Gallagher
234. Viral Meningitis and Encephalitis- Mark J. Abzug
235. Multiple Sclerosis- Randall T. Schapiro
236. Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders- Jenice Robinson and Milind J. Kothari
237. Trigeminal Neuralgia- Ronald F. Young
238. Acute Peripheral Facial Paralysis (Bell's Palsy)- Bruce J. Gantz, Ted A. Meyerm, and Peter C. Weber
239. Parkinsonism- Julie Leegwater-Kim and Cheryl Waters
240. Peripheral Neuropathies- Michael E. Shy and Marina Grandis
241. Acute Head Injuries in Adults- Todd W. Vitaz
242. Acute Head Injuries in Children- Stephen Deputy
243. Brain Tumors- Ashwatha Narayana

Section XV. The Locomotor System

244. Rheumatoid Arthritis- E. William St. Clair and Joseph C. Shanahan
245. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis- Terry L. Moore
246. Ankylosing Spondylitis- Maxine Breban
247. Cervico-Cranio-Mandibular Disorders (was Temporomandibular Disorders)- Per-Olof Eriksson
248. Bursitis, Tendinitis, Myofascial Pain, and Fibromyalgia- Keith K. Colburn
249. Osteoarthritis- George E. Ehrlich
250. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis- John Stone
251. Osteomyelitis- Luca Lazzarini
252. Common Sports Injuries- Julie Chuan and Kenneth S. Taylor

Section XVI. Obstetrics and Gynecology

253. Antepartum Care- Ying Chan and Faith Frieden
254. Ectopic Pregnancy- Gary Lipscomb
255. Vaginal Bleeding in Late Pregnancy- Curtis Gingrich
256. Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy- David Weismiller
257. Postpartum Care- Lisa Nash
258. Resuscitation of the Newborn- Derek S. Wheeler
259. Care of the High-Risk Neonate- Dilcia McLenan
260. Normal Infant Feeding- Meg Begany and Maria Mascarenhas
261. Diseases of the Breast- Paniti Sukumvanich and Patrick Borgen
262. Endometriosis- David L. Olive
263. Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding- Beth Rackow and Aydin Arici
263a. Infertility- Steve Willams
264. Amenorrhea- Carl Krantz
265. Dysmenorrhea- Laeth S Nasir
266. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)- Ellen W. Freeman
267. Menopause- Jan L. Shifren and Isaac Schiff
268. Vulvovaginitis- Christine D. Hudak
269. Chlamydia Trachomatis- Catherine Stevens-Simon
270. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease- Adrianne Williams and Maria Trent
271. Uterine Leiomyoma- Tod Aeby and Stella Dantas
271a. Ovarian Cancer- Lynne Eaton
272. Cancer of the Endometrium- James J. Burke, II and Donald Gallup
273. Cancer of the Uterine Cervix- Michael P. Hopkins and Wilson Sawa
274. Neoplasms of the Vulva- Susan Davidson

Section XVII. Psychiatric Disorders

276. Alcoholism- Richard Brown
277. Drug Abuse- Joyce A. Tinsley
278. Anxiety Disorders- Jacqueline Carinhas McGregor
279. Bulimia- David Herzog and Kamryn T. Eddy
280. Delirium- Marc Agronin
281. Mood Disorders- Melanie W. Conway and Merry N. Miller
282. Schizophrenia- Adriana Foster and Peter Buckley
283. Panic Disorder- Alexander Bystritsky and Kira Williams

Section XVIII. Physical and Chemical Injuries

284. Burns- Barbara Latenser
285. High Altitude Sickness- Jim Litch
286. Disturbances Due To the Cold- Daniel F. Danzl
287. Disturbances Due to Heat- John F. Coyle, II
288. Spider Bites And Scorpion Stings- Rachel Haroz and James R. Roberts
289. Snakebit- Craig S. Kitchens
290. Marine Trauma, Envenomations, and Intoxications- John E. Gough
291. Acute Poisonings- Thomas R. Caraccio

Section XIX. Appendices and Index

292. Reference Intervals for the Interpretation of Laboratory Tests- Laura McCloskey and William Borer
293. Toxic Chemical Agents- James J. James and James M. Lyznicki
294. Biologic Agents- Scott R. Lillibridge
295. Some Popular Herbs and Nutritional Supplements- Miriam M. Chan
296. New Drugs- Miriam M. Chan

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