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Overview

The leading quick reference among medical professionals for up-to-date answers on more than 1,000 common diseases and disorders. The new "Common Symptoms" chapter includes cough, fever, fatigue, involuntary weight loss, upper abdominal pain, dyspepsia, and lower extremity edema
* Expanded information on the clinical presentation and treatment of bioterrorism-related diseases
* New material on advances in treatment of cancer, obesity, hepatitis C, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
* Developments in thyroid disease, diabetes mellitus, asthma, and HIV infection
* New Information on alternative medicine and complementary therapies
* Easy access to drug dosages; prices updated and trade names indexed
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Editorial Reviews

American Family Physician
A remarkable précis of the art and science of medicine.
Annals of Internal Medicine
Provides a convenient, economical, up-to-date reference for all branches of hospital and ambulatory care medicine.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071395939
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/31/2002
  • Edition description: INTSTDT
  • Edition number: 42
  • Pages: 1860
  • Product dimensions: 7.23 (w) x 9.91 (h) x 2.16 (d)

Table of Contents

Authors
Preface
1 General Approach to the Patient; Health Maintenance & Disease Prevention 1
2 Common Symptoms 18
3 Preoperative Evaluation 28
4 Geriatric Medicine 41
5 Care at the End of Life 60
6 Skin, Hair, & Nails 80
7 Eye 146
8 Ear, Nose, & Throat 178
9 Lung 216
10 Heart 312
11 Systemic Hypertension 409
12 Blood Vessels & Lymphatics 435
13 Blood 469
14 Alimentary Tract 522
15 Liver, Biliary Tract, & Pancreas 628
16 Breast 674
17 Gynecology 699
18 Obstetrics 734
19 Allergic & Immunologic Disorders 759
20 Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Disorders 783
21 Fluid & Electrolyte Disorders 839
22 Kidney 867
23 Urology 903
24 Nervous System 946
25 Psychiatric Disorders 1006
26 Endocrinology 1067
27 Diabetes Mellitus & Hypoglycemia 1152
28 Lipid Abnormalities 1199
29 Nutrition 1212
30 General Problems in Infectious Diseases 1245
31 HIV Infection 1272
32 Infectious Diseases: Viral & Rickettsial 1303
33 Infectious Diseases: Bacterial & Chlamydial 1346
34 Infectious Diseases: Spirochetal 1390
35 Infectious Diseases: Protozoal & Helminthic 1411
36 Infectious Diseases: Mycotic 1481
37 Anti-Infective Chemotherapeutic & Antibiotic Agents 1495
38 Disorders Due to Physical Agents 1536
39 Poisoning 1555
40 Cancer 1589
41 Medical Genetics 1643
42 Diagnostic Testing & Medical Decision Making 1667
43 Information Technology in Patient Care: The Internet, Telemedicine, & Clinical Decision Support 1678
44 Complementary & Alternative Medicine 1688
Appendix: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring & Laboratory Reference Ranges 1710
Index 1721
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Preface

Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2003 is the 42nd annual volume of this single-source reference for practitioners in both hospital and ambulatory settings. It emphasizes the practical features of clinical diagnosis and patient management in all fields of internal medicine and in specialties of interest to primary care practitioners and subspecialists who provide generalist care.

OUTSTANDING FEATURES

  • Medical advances up to the time of publication
  • Detailed presentation of all primary care topics, including gynecology, obstetrics, dermatology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, psychiatry, neurology, toxicology, and urology
  • Concise format, facilitating efficient use in any practice setting
  • More than 1000 diseases and disorders
  • Only text with annual update of HIV infection
  • Prevention and cost information
  • Easy access to drug dosages, with trade names indexed and prices updated in each edition
  • Annotated recent references, with unique identifiers (PubMed, PMID, numbers) for all citations
  • Companion Web site featuring direct links to more than 450 selected Web sites
  • Inexpensive
INTENDED AUDIENCE

House officers and all students of the healing arts will find the descriptions of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, with citations to the current literature, of everyday usefulness in patient care.

Internists, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and other primary care providers will appreciate CMDT as a ready reference and refresher text. Physicians in other specialties, surgeons, and dentists will find the book a basic internal medicine reference. Nurses and physician's assistants will welcome the format and scope of the book as a means of learning diagnosis and treatment.

Those who are not involved in health care but seek information about the nature of specific diseases and their diagnosis and treatment may also find this book to be a valuable resource...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2003

    Great Internal Medicine Reference

    If you are going into Internal Medicine and want a nice reference that wont break your back like Harrison's....this is the book for you.

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