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Overview

Expert clinical know-how that fits inside a breast pocket! Authored by Fred Ferri, MD, the author of the best-selling Practical Guide to the Care of the Medical Patient, 6th Edition, this new resource presents "need-to-know" information on nearly 400 diseases and disorders. Its concise, user-friendly format delivers just the information practitioners need, just the way they need it, at the point of care!

• Offers content expanded from the Practical Guide to the Care of the Medical Patient, 6th Edition, a well-established source of focused clinical guidance.

• Covers nearly 400 diseases and disorders, including 200 important new topics not found in the Practical Guide.

• Organizes disorders alphabetically for speedy reference.

• Summarizes each condition's definition, diagnosis, etiology, treatment, and clinical pearls at a glance.

• Embodies the expertise of world-respected author Fred Ferri, MD, FACP, for information readers can depend on.

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Reviewer: Sally Ling, M.D.;FACP(University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine)
Description: This pocket reference or "peripheral brain" is a 3x5 inch spiral bound book that contains over 400 commonly encountered conditions in inpatient and outpatient settings, listed in alphabetical order.
Purpose: This manual provides easily accessible information, focusing on diagnosis and treatment, at the point of care.
Audience: This book is most appropriate for medical students and house officers on the medical service.
Features: Each condition, listed alphabetically, is defined, then covered under diagnosis, etiology, treatment, and clinical pearls.
Assessment: This light and compact resource will be helpful to many house officers and students. One concern is how well the thin pages will hold up with repeated use.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323035927
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/21/2005
  • Series: Ferri's Medical Solutions Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 3.00 (w) x 5.16 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Abscess, brain
2. Abscess, breast
3. Abscess, liver
4. Abscess, lung
5. Abscess, pelvic
6. Abscess, perirectal
7. Acetaminophen poisoning
8. Achalasia
9. Acidosis, metabolic
10. Acidosis, respiratory
11. Acoustic neuroma
12. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
13. Acromegaly
14. Actinomycosis
15. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
16. Acute tubular necrosis (ATN)
17. Addison’s disease (Primary adrenocortical insufficiency)
18. Alcohol withdrawal
19. Alkalosis, metabolic
20. Alkalosis, respiratory
21. Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency
22. Altitude sickness
23. Amaurosis fugax
24. Amebiasis
25. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
26. Anaerobic infections
27. Anaphylaxis
28. Anemia, aplastic
29. Anemia, autoimmune hemolytic
30. Anemia, iron deficiency
31. Anemia, macrocytic
32. Anemia, microcytic
33. Anemia, normocytic
34. Anemia, pernicious
35. Anemia, sideroblastic
36. Aneurysm, abdominal aorta
37. Angina pectoris
38. Angioedema
39. Ankylosing spondylitis
40. Anorexia nervosa
41. Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
42. Aortic dissection
43. Aortic regurgitation
44. Aortic stenosis
45. Appendicitis
46. Arthritis, infectious
47. Arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid
48. Arthritis, psoriatic
49. Asbestosis
50. Ascariasis
51. Aseptic necrosis
52. Aspergillosis
53. Asthma
54. Astrocytoma
55. Ataxia telengiectasia
56. Atelectasis
57. Atrial fibrillation
58. Atrial flutter
59. Atrial myxoma
60. Atrial septal defect
61. Babesiosis
62. Baker cyst
63. Balanitis
64. Barrett’s esophagus
65. Behcet’s disease
66. Bell’s palsy
67. Bite wounds
68. Blastomycosis
69. Blepharitis
70. Botulism
71. Bronchiectasis
72. Budd-Chiari syndrome
73. Bulimia nervosa
74. Carbon monoxide poisoning
75. Carcinoid syndrome
76. Cardiac tamponade
77. Cardiomyopathy, dilated (Congestive)
78. Cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic
79. Cardiomyopathy, restrictive
80. Carotid sinus syndrome
81. Carpal tunnel syndrome
82. Cat-scratch disease
83. Cavernous sinus thrombosis
84. Celiac disease
85. Cellulitis
86. Cervicitis
87. Chagas’ disease
88. Chancroid
89. Chickenpox
90. Cholangitis
91. Cholecystitis
92. Cholera
93. Chronic fatigue syndrome
94. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) exacerbation
95. Churg-Strauss syndrome
96. Cirrhosis
97. Cirrhosis, primary biliary
98. Cocaine overdose
99. Colorado tick fever
100. Condyloma acuminatum
101. Congestive heart failure (CHF)
102. Conjunctivitis
103. Cor pulmonale
104. Coronary syndromes
105. Costochondritis
106. Crytococcosis
107. Cryptosporidium
108. Cystic fibrosis
109. Cysticercosis
110. Cytomegalovirus
111. Cushing’s syndrome
112. Dermatomyositis
113. Diabetic ketoacidosis
114. Diabetes insipidus
115. Diarrhea, new-onset
116. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
117. Diffuse interstitial lung disease
118. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)
119. Diverticulosis
120. Diverticulitis
121. Dumping syndrome
122. Echinococcosis
123. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
124. Encephalitis, acute viral
125. Endocarditis
126. Endometritis
127. Eosinophilic fasciitis
128. Eosinophilic pneumonia
129. Epididymitis
130. Epiglottitis
131. Epstein-Barr virus infection
132. Erysipelas
133. Erythema multiforme
134. Erythema nodosum
135. Essential tremor
136. Felty’s syndrome
137. Fever of unknown origin (FUO)
138. Fibromyalgia
139. Fifth disease
140. Filariasis
141. Folliculitis
142. Food poisoning, bacterial
143. Friedreich’s ataxia
144. Galactorrhea
145. Gardner’s syndrome
146. Gastritis
147. Gastroesophageal reflux disease
148. Giant cell arteritis
149. Giardiasis
150. Gilbert’s disease
151. Gingivitis
152. Glomerulonephritis, acute
153. Glossitis
154. Gonococcal infections
155. Goodpasture’s syndrome
156. Gout
157. Granuloma inguinale
158. Graves’disease
159. Guillain-Barre’ syndrome
160. Hand-foot-mouth disease
161. Heart block, first degree
162. Heart block, second degree
163. Heart block, third degree
164. Heat stroke
165. Hemochromatosis
166. Hemolytic-uremic syndrome
167. Hemophilia
168. Henoch-Schonlein purpura
169. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
170. Hepatic encephalopathy
171. Hepatitis A
172. Hepatitis B
173. Hepatitis C
174. Hepatitis, autoimmune
175. Hepatorenal syndrome
176. Herpangina
177. Herpes simplex, genital
178. Herpes zoster
179. Histiocytosis X
180. Histoplasmosis
181. Hodgkin’s disease
182. Hookworm
183. Horner syndrome
184. Huntington’s chorea
185. Hydrocephalus, normal pressure
186. Hydronephrosis
187. Hyperaldosteronism
188. Hypercalcemia
189. Hypereosinophilic syndrome
190. Hyperkalemia
191. Hyperlipidemia
192. Hypermagnesemia
193. Hypernatremia
194. Hyperparathyroidism
195. Hyperphosphatemia
196. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
197. Hypersplenism
198. Hypertensive emergencies
199. Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy
200. Hyperthyroidism
201. Hypoaldosteronism
202. Hypocalcemia
203. Hypoglycemia
204. Hypokalemia
205. Hypomagnesimia
206. Hyponatremia
207. Hypophosphatemia
208. Hypothermia
209. Hypothyroidism
210. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
211. Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
212. Impetigo
213. Inclusion body myositis
214. Inflammatory bowel disease
215. Insulinoma
216. Interstitial nephritis
217. Irritable bowel syndrome
218. Kawasaki disease
219. Korsakoff’s psychosis
220. Labyrinthitis
221. Lactose intolerance
222. Lambert-eaton syndrome
223. Laryngitis
224. Lead poisoning
225. Leptospirosis
226. Leukemia, chronic lymphocytic
227. Leukemia, chronic myelogenous
228. Leukemia, hairy cell
229. Leukoplakia, oral hairy
230. Listeriosis
231. Lyme disease
232. Lymphangitis
233. Lymphogranuloma venereum
234. Malaria
235. Mastoiditis
236. Meningitis, bacterial
237. Mesenteric venous thrombosis
238. Metabolic syndrome
239. Milk-alkali syndrome
240. Myasthenia gravis
241. Mitral regurgitation
242. Mitral stenosis
243. Mitral valve prolapse
244. Mixed connective tissue disease
245. Mononucleosis
246. Mucormycosis
247. Multifocal atrial tachycardia (MAT)
248. Multiple endocrine neoplasia
249. Multiple myeloma
250. Multiple sclerosis
251. Myelodysplastic syndrome
252. Myocarditis
253. Myxedema coma
254. Nephrotic syndrome
255. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
256. Nocardiosis
257. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
258. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
259. Non-ketotic hyperosmolar syndrome
260. Onychomycosis
261. Orchitis
262. Osteomyelitis
263. Osteoporosis
264. Otitis externa
265. Otitis media
266. Paget’s disease of bone
267. Pancreatitis
268. Parkinson’s disease
269. Paroxismal cold hemoglobinuria
270. Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
271. Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT)
272. Pediculosis
273. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
274. Peptic ulcer disease
275. Pericarditis
276. Peripheral nerve dysfunction
277. Peritonitis, secondary
278. Pharingitis
279. Pheochromocytoma
280. Pinworms
281. Pityarisis rosea
282. Pneumonia, bacterial
283. Pneumonia, mycoplasma
284. Pneumonia, pneumocystis carinii
285. Polyarteritis nodosa
286. Polycystic kidney disease
287. Polycystic ovary syndrome
288. Polycythemia vera
289. Polymyalgia rheumatica
290. Portal vein thrombosis
291. Prolactinoma
292. Prostatitis
293. Pseudogout
294. Pseudomembranous colitis
295. Psittacosis
296. Pulmonary edema, cardiogenic
297. Pulmonary embolism
298. Pyelonephritis
299. Q fever
300. Raynaud’s phenomenon
301. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
302. Reiter’s syndrome
303. Renal failure, postrenal
304. Renal failure, prerenal
305. Renal tubular acidosis
306. Renal vein thrombosis
307. Rhabdomyolysis
308. Rheumatoid arthritis
309. Rocky mountain spotted fever
310. Salmonellosis
311. Sarcoidosis
312. Scabies
313. Scleroderma
314. Seizure disorder, absence
315. Seizure disorder, partial
316. Serotonin syndrome
317. Shigellosis
318. Sialoadenitis
319. Sick sinus syndrome
320. Silicosis
321. Sinusitis
322. Sjogren’s syndrome
323. Spinal epidural abscess
324. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP)
325. Sporotrichosis
326. Status asthmaticus
327. Status epilepticus
328. Stevens-Johnson syndrome
329. Stomatitis
330. Stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage
331. Stroke, ischemic
332. Subarachnoid hemorrhage
333. Subclavian steal syndrome
334. Superior vena cava syndrome
335. Syncope
336. Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH)
337. Syphilis
338. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
339. Takayasu’s arteritis
340. Thoracic outlet syndrome
341. Thrombocytopenia
342. Thrombophlebitis superficial
343. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)
344. Thyroid nodule
345. Thyroid storm
346. Thyroiditis
347. Tinea cruris
348. Tinea corporis
349. Tinea pedis
350. Tinea versicolor
351. Tonsillitis
352. Torsades de pointes
353. Toxoplasmosis
354. Tracheitis
355. Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
356. Trichinosis
357. Trigeminal neuralgia
358. Tropical sprue
359. Tuberculosis
360. Tularemia
361. Typhoid fever
362. Urethritis, gonococcal
363. Urethritis, nongonococcal
364. Urinary tract infection
365. Vaginosis
366. Vaginitis, fungal
367. Vaginitis, trichomonas
368. Von Hippel-Lindau disease
369. Von Willebrand’s disease
370. Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia
371. Wegener’s granulomatosis
372. Wernicke’s encephalopathy
373. West Nile virus infection
374. Whipple’s disease
375. Wilson’s disease
376. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
377. Yellow fever
378. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

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