CURRENT Practice Guidelines in Primary Care 2012 / Edition 10

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Overview

The most current screening, prevention, and management guidelines for more than sixty common outpatient conditions

Every topic updated!

5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! (of a previous edition)

"The audience includes everyone who cares for patients, be they primary care clinicians, students, or residents in training. The editors, well known academic clinicians, have done a wonderful job....This is a valuable addition to every primary care clinician's personal library at a very reasonable price."—Doody's Review Service

This handy, pocket-sized guide draws information from many sources and presents them in an easy-to-use, comprehensive package for use by any primary care clinician. It offers quick-access to the latest guidelines for the most appropriate preventive services, screening methods, and treatment approaches commonly encountered in the outpatient setting.

  • Drawn from the most reliable sources: government agencies, medical and scientific organizations, and expert panels
  • Easy-to-follow guideline-based algorithms speed clinical decision making
  • Spans all areas of general outpatient medicine
  • Convenient, carry-anywhere size puts today’s best practices in your pocket
  • Website addresses for U.S. government agencies and professional organizations
  • Updated immunization schedules for all age groups
  • New evidence and references
  • More than fifty new topics
  • Essential for residents and practicing physicians in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology; medical and nursing students; registered nurses; nurse practitioners; and physician assistants
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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Heather Huang, MD (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health)
Description: This pocket reference contains up-to-date guidelines on current screening, prevention, and management for more than 60 common outpatient conditions. The entire book is in either table or algorithm form.
Purpose: The purpose is to summarize current screening, prevention, and management guidelines. It draws from government agencies, medical and scientific organizations, and expert panels. In a rapidly changing world of medicine where various institutions and organizations give differing opinions, this is a highly worthwhile objective.
Audience: The audience includes residents, practicing physicians in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology, and medical and nursing students, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
Features: The book succinctly summarizes guidelines and expert opinions from a variety of reputable sources. The guidelines are presented in well-organized and easy-to-reference tables and algorithms. Topics range from disease screening and disease prevention to disease management. As a pocket-sized book, it is very easy to use as a reference.
Assessment: Simply put, this is an invaluable resource for any healthcare provider working in a primary care field. In the rapidly changing world of medicine where various institutions and organizations give differing opinions, this is a highly valuable resource as it succinctly summarizes guidelines and expert opinions from various reputable sources and presents them in easy-to-use tables and algorithms.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071701945
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/12/2012
  • Series: LANGE CURRENT Series
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,403,903
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph Gonzales, M.D., M.S.P.H. is a professor at the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

Jean S. Kutner, M.D., M.S.P.H. is an Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO.

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Table of Contents

A Report Card on U.S. Health Care Delivery; Preface; Abbreviations List; Part 1. Disease Screening; Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm; Alcohol Abuse & Dependence; Anemia; Attention-Getting/Hyperactivity Disorder; Cancer; Carotid Artery Stenosis; Chlamydial Infection; Cholesterol & Lipid Disorders; Coronary Artery Disease; Dementia; Depression; Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip; Diabetes Mellitus; Falls in the Elderly; Family Violence & Abuse; Gonorrhea, Asymptomatic Infection; Hearing Impairment; Hemochromatosis; Hepatitis B Virus; Hepatitis C Virus; Herpes Simplex, Genital; Human Immunodeficiency Virus; Hypertension; Kidney Disease, Chronic; Lead Poisoning; Obesity; Osteoporosis; Speech & Language Delay; Syphilis; Thyroid Disease; Tobacco Use; Tuberculosis, Latent; Visual Impairment, Glaucoma, or Cataract; Part 2. Disease Prevention; Primary Prevention of Cancer: NCI Evidence Summary; Diabetes, Type 2; Endocarditis; Falls in the Elderly; Hypertension; Myocardial Infarction; Osteoporotic Hip Fracture; Stroke; Part 3. Disease Management; Alcohol Dependence; Asthma; Atrial Fibrulation; Cancer Survivorship; Carotid Artery Stenosis; Cataract in Adults; Cholesterol & Lipid Management; COPD Management; Coronary Artery Disease; Depression; Diabetes Mellitus; Heart Failure; Hypertension; Metabolic Syndrome; Obesity Management; Osteoporosis Management; Palliative & End-of-Life Care; Pap Smear Abnormalities; Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation; Perioperative Pulmonary Assessment; Pneumonia, Community-Acquired; Pregnancy; Tobacco Cessation; Upper Respiratory Tract Infection; Urinary Tract Infections in Women; Appendices; Appendix I: Screening Instruments; Appendix II: Functional Assessment Screening in the Elderly; Appendix III: Screening and Prevention Guidelines in Perspective; Appendix IV: 95th Percentile of Blood Pressure; Appendix V: Body Mass Index Conversion Table; Appendix VI: Cardiac Risk—Framingham Study; Appendix VII: Estimate of 10-Year Stroke Risk; Appendix VIII: Immunization Schedules; Appendix IX: Professional Societies & Governmental Agencies Acronyms & Internet Sites; Index

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