CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment in Family Medicine, Third Edition [NOOK Book]


Concise, evidence-based coverage of the diseases and syndromes most commonly seen in clinical practice

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Concise, evidence-based coverage of the diseases and syndromes most commonly seen in clinical practice

For more than 70 years, professors, students, and clinicians have trusted LANGE for high-quality, current, concise medical information in a convenient, affordable, portable format. Whether for coursework, clerkships, USMLE prep, specialty board review, or patient care, there's a LANGE book that guarantees success.

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CURRENT Diagnosis and Treatment in Family Medicine is an easy-to-use guide to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of the full range of clinical conditions seen in primary care. The book covers all age groups--from pediatric to geriatric--and includes end-of-life issues. An essential clinical reference for house staff and practicing family physicians, the book is also great for USMLE Step 3 review, board certification, and maintenance of certification.


  • Organized according to the developmental lifespan, beginning with childhood and adolescence and progressing through adulthood and senior years

  • Complementary and alternative treatments included where appropriate

  • Recommendations for both immediate and ongoing management strategies

  • Numerous algorithms, charts, and tables encapsulate important information

  • Conservative and pharmacologic therapies

  • Patient education information

  • Sections on Therapeutics, Genetics, and Prevention; Psychosocial Disorders; and Physician-Patient Issues

  • NEW chapter on patient-centered medicine

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer:Thomas J Hansen, MD(Creighton University Medical Center)
Description:This overview of topics pertinent to family physicians is organized according to the stages of life, beginning with childhood and ending with old age.
Purpose:The purpose, as stated by the author, is to offer a "single-source reference for house staff and practicing family physicians who provide comprehensive and continuous care of individuals of both sexes throughout the lifespan." In the age of evidence-based medicine, having a book like this, which incorporates evidence-based recommendations, is vital for family physicians to offer the most comprehensive and up-to-date care possible.
Audience:Family physicians in practice and residents are the intended audience. The editors have chosen a credible group of authors, from within the specialty of family medicine as well as from other specialties.
Features:Of the seven sections, four deal with the general age groups seen by family physicians: infants and children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. While most of the chapters are well written and provide the expected information, some of the chapters are lacking. For instance, the one on skin diseases in infants and children lacks a color atlas which would have been helpful for a house staff physician. The section on adolescence is limited to only five chapters: physical activity, eating disorders, sexuality, menstrual disorders, and sexually transmitted diseases. A common chapter, on common infections in children, is well written but would be more accessible if broken apart for quick reference. Missing are chapters on pathologies commonin adolescents, such as cystic fibrosis, dehydration, and asthma. The adult and geriatric chapters are excellent and helpful. The remaining three sections cover therapeutics, genetics and prevention, psychosocial disorders, and physician-patient issues. Pharmacogenomics is addressed in the therapeutics, genetics and prevention, presenting the future of pharmacologic research in a meaningful way for busy clinicians. Oral health, travel medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine are examples of chapters covered in these final three sections.
Assessment:This is an excellent resource for family physicians, family medicine residents, and midlevel providers caring for patients.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071769389
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 12/14/2010
  • Series: LANGE CURRENT Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 752
  • File size: 63 MB
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Meet the Author

Jeanette E. South-Paul, MD, FAAFP

Andrew W. Mathieson UPMC Professor and Chair

Department of Family Medicine

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Pittsburgh, PA

Samuel C. Matheny, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Professor and Nicholas J. Pisacano, MD, Chair of Family Medicine

Department of Family and Community Medicine

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Lexington, KY

Evelyn L. Lewis, MD, MA, FAAFP

Deputy Director, W. Montague Cobb

NMA Health Institute, Newnan, GA

Adjunct Associate Professor

Departments of Family Medicine and Medical and Clinical Psychology

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Bethesda, MD

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Table of Contents

1. Well Child Care, Sukanya Srinivasan and Donald B. Middleton
2. Failure to Thrive, Deborah Auer Flomenhoft
3. Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia, Andrew B. Symons and Martin C. Mahoney
4. Breastfeeding & Infant Nutrition, Tracey B. Conti, Mamta Patel, and Samidha Bhat
5. Common Infections in Children, Mark A. Knox
6. Skin Diseases in Infants & Children, Mark A. Knox
7. Routine Childhood Vaccines, Richard Kent Zimmerman and Donald B. Middleton
8. Disruptive Behavioral Disorders in Children, William S. Sykora, Richard J. Welsh, and Marian Swope
9. Seizures, Donald B. Middleton
10. Physical Activity in Adolescents, Mark B. Stevens and Dan Burnett
11. Eating Disorders, Lisa M. Ranzenhofer, Evelyn L. Lewis, and Marian Tanofsky-Kraff
12. Adolescent Sexuality, Peter J. Katsufrakis and Margaret R.H. Nusbaum
13. Menstrual Disorders, LTC Mary V. Krueger
14. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Peter J. Katsufrakis and Kimberly A. Workowski
15. Health Maintenance for Adults, Stephen A. Wilson, Lora Cox, Paul Larson, Rachelle Busby, David Yuan, and Sabesan Karuppiah
16. Preconception Care, Essam Demian and Magued Rizk
17. Contraception, Susan C. Brunsell
18. Adult Sexual Dysfunction, Charles W. Mackett, III, and Margaret R.H. Nusbaum
19. Acute Coronary Syndrome, Stephen A. Wilson and Jacqueline Weaver-Agostoni
20. Heart Failure, Michael King, Baretta Casey, and Richard E. Rodenberg, Jr.
21. Dyslipidemias, Brian V. Reamy
22. Urinary Tract Infections, Joe Kingery and Shersten Killip
23. Arthritis: Osteoarthritis, Gout, and Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bruce E. Johnson
24. Low Back Pain in Primary Care: An Evidence-Based Approach, Charles W. Webb and Francis G. O'Connor
25. Neck Pain, Gary W.K. Ho and Thomas M. Howard
26. Cancer Screening in Women, Nicole Powell-Dunford
27. Respiratory Problems, William J. Huesten and Baretta R. Casey
28. Evaluation & Management of Headache, C. Randall Clinch
29. Osteoporosis, Jeannette E. South-Paul
30. Abdominal Pain, Cindy M. Barter and Laura Dunne
31. Anemia, Brian A. Primack and Kiame J. Mahaniah
32. Hepatobiliary Disorders, Samuel C. Matheny, Sushanth Reddy, and J. Scott Roth
33. Vaginal Bleeding, Patricia Evans
34. Hypertension, Maureen O'Hara Padden, Bernhard Stepke, and Robert N. Uniszkiewicz
35. Diabetes, Belinda Vail
36. Endocrine Disorders, Pamela Allweiss, William J. Hueston, and Peter J. Carek
37. Acute Musculoskeletal Complaints, Anne S. Boyd, Ronica A. Martinez, and Jeffrey P. Feden
38. Common Upper & Lower Extremity Fractures, Robert G. Hosey, David A. Nokovits, Richard E. Rodenberg, Jr., Thomas D. Armsey, and W. Scott Black
39. Health Aging & Assessing Older Adults, Cynthia M. Williams
40. Common Geriatric Problems, Daphne P. Bicket, Carol Mathews, Mamta Patel, and Tanuj Saaraswat
41. Urinary Incontinence, Robert J. Carr
42. Elder Abuse, Cynthia M. Williams, Cheryl E. Woodson, and Jennette E. South-Paul
43. Movement Disorders, Yaqin Xia
44. Hearing & Vision Impairment in the Elderly, Archana M. Kudrimoti, Alan L. Williams, and Pamela M. Williams
45. Oral Health, Wanda Gonsalves
46. Pharmacotherapy Principles for the Family Physician, Nicole T. Ansani and Denise R. Sokos
47. Genetics for Family Physicians, W. Gregory Feero
48. Pharmacogenomics, Ya'aqov Abrams and Matthew D. Krasowski
49. Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Wayne B. Jonas and Ronald A. Chez
50. Chronic Pain Management, Ronald M. Glick and Dawn A. Marcus
51. Travel Medicine, William H. Markle and Olawale Akinmerese
52. Depression in Diverse Populations & Older Adults, Annelle b. Primm, Marisela Gomez, and Deborah Cohen
53. Anxiety Disorders, Philip J. Michels, Rachel S. Brown, and M. Sharm Steadman
54. Personality Disorders, William Elder and Erin Walsh
55. Somatoform Disorders, Factitious Disorder, & Malingering, William G. Elder and Keisa Bennett
56. Substance Use Disorders, Robert Mallin and Joseph J. Benich, III
57. Tobacco Cessation, Martin c. Mahoney and K. Michael Cummings
58. Interpersonal Violence, Robert W. Smith and Lovie J. Jackson
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