CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2014 / Edition 53

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Turn the latest research into improved patient outcomes with the #1 annual guide to internal medicine and clinical practice

Written by clinicians renowned in their respective

fields, CMDT offers the most current insight into symptoms, signs, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders. You'll find concise, evidence-based answers to questions about hospital and ambulatory problems. This streamlined clinical companion is the fastest and easiest way to keep abreast of the latest diagnostic advances, prevention strategies, and cost-effective treatments.

Features and content critical to clinical practice:

  • Strong emphasis on the practical aspects of clinical diagnosis and patient management throughout the broad fields of internal medicine
  • Full review of internal medicine and primary care topics, including gynecology and obstetrics, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, geriatrics, and palliative care
  • The only text with an annual review of advances in HIV treatment
  • Specific disease prevention information
  • Hundreds of medication treatment tables, with indexed trade names and updated prices – plus helpful diagnostic and treatment algorithms
  • Recent references with PMID numbers
  • Many full-color photographs and illustrations


  • Update on the evaluation of chest pain
  • New algorithms for the treatment of heart failure and NSTEMI
  • New sections on pulmonary hypertension; treatment of

    pleural mesothelioma; diagnosis and treatment of subacute,

    postpartum, and silent thyroiditis and amiodarone- and iodine-induced thyrotoxicosis; and treatment of

    cryoglobulinemic vasculitis

  • New tables on preferred initial antiretroviral regimen and fixed dose antiretroviral combinations for HIV infection, and on medications for management of diabetes
  • Updated tables on cancer chemotherapeutic and

    supportive care agents

Includes 5 online-only chapters at no additional cost


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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: In order to keep physicians current with the fast-paced changes in medicine, Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment is updated annually.
Purpose: It is intended as a single-source reference for practitioners. While comprehensive, it focuses on the essence of the diagnostic workup and the current treatment modalities.
Audience: The intended audience includes everyone in clinical practice who would benefit from a concise yet complete reference. Potentially this includes attending physicians, housestaff in training and students in many clinical disciplines.
Features: The book is organized by both organ systems and specific topics such as palliative care and pain management. Each chapter is divided into specific diagnoses with sections on general considerations, definition and pathogenesis, clinical findings and differential diagnoses. There are extensive tables, figures and recent literature bibliographies. The photographs are full color and very explanatory. Extremely helpful are the updates of the different published clinical guidelines and the exploration of current controversies such as prescription drug abuse and low-dose CT screening for lung cancer.
Assessment: The expanded sections are of tremendous value and give this book a significant advantage over others by being the most current.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071806336
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/9/2013
  • Series: LANGE CURRENT Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 53
  • Pages: 1840
  • Sales rank: 196,252
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Maxine A. Papadakis, MD

Professor of Medicine

Associate Dean of Students

UCSF School of Medicine

San Francisco, CA

Stephen J. McPhee, MD

Professor of Medicine, Emeritus

Division of General Internal Medicine

UCSF School of Medicine

San Francisco, CA

Michael W. Rabow, MD

Professor of Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine

UCSF School of Medicine

San Francisco, CA

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