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Put the authority and accuracy of Harrison's in the palm of your hand!

This unique val-pack delivers the new edition of the Harrison's manual in print along with an access code that enables you to download the complete content to your mobile devices.



"This condensed version is for anyone who has the remotest association with the

practice of medicine, be they internists, surgeons, nurses, technical staff, or

counselors. This is the authority, and in a time of readily available but not

always accurate information, this is the one source that can be relied upon, in

an almost pocket-sized edition....While the main text is one of the absolute pillars of any medical library, this

is the pillar to be carried with you on rounds. It is the final word in

internal medicine and we all owe a debt of gratitude to the editors and

contributors who have created this extraordinary authority in medicine."--Doody's Review Service


Referenced to Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, the world's leading internal medicine textbook, this ultra-handy, portable reference delivers on-the-spot answers to the clinical problems you face in everyday practice. Turn to any page, and you'll find essential point-of-care guidance on all the major conditions seen in clinical medicine.

Completely updated to reflect all the major advances and new clinical developments, the new edition of the Manual is the most indispensable yet. It continues to focus on diagnosis and therapy with an emphasis on patient care and offers authoritative, high-yield coverage of:

• Etiology and epidemiology

• Clinically relevant pathophysiology

• Signs & Symptoms

• Differential Diagnosis

• Physical and Laboratory Findings

• Therapeutics

• Practice Guidelines


• Full-color presentation for the first time!

• Full-color images of clinical conditions encountered in dermatology, cardiology, and eye diseases

• New chapters on end-of-life care, congenital heart disease in the adult patient, non-invasive cardiac examination, and metabolic syndrome

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071669030
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Edition number: 17
  • Pages: 1244
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony S. Fauci, MD

Chief, Laboratory of Immunoregulation

Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Institutes of Health. In 2008, Dr. Fauci was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation's highest civil award.

Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Braunwald is the editor of HEART DISEASE; a major competitor to HURST'S THE HEART and he is one of the primary editors of Harrison's PRINCIPLES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE.

Dennis L. Kasper, MD, MA (Hon)

William Ellery Channing Professor of Medicine

Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Executive Dean for Academic Programs

Harvard Medical School

Director, Channing Laboratory

Department of Medicine

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Stephen L. Hauser, MD

Chairman and Betty Anker Fife Professor

Department of Neurology

University of California, San Francisco

Dan L. Longo, MD

Scientific Director

National Institute on Aging

National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, Maryland

C.F. Kettering Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL.

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Care of the Hospitalized Patient

1 Initial Patient Evaluation and Admission to the Hospital

2 Electrolytes/Acid-Base Balance

3 Diagnositic Imaging in Internal Medicine

4 Procedures Commonly Performed by Internists

5 Principles of Critical Care Medicine

6 Pain and Its Management

7 Medical Evaluation of the Surgical Patient

8 Assessment of Nutritional Status

9 Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition

10 Transfusion and Pheresis Therapy

11 End of Life Care

Section 2: Medical Emergencies

12 Cardiovascular Collapse and Sudden Death13 Shock

14 Sepsis and Septic Shock

15 Acute Pulmonary Edema

16 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

17 Respiratory Failure

18 Confusion, Stupor, and Coma

19 Stroke

20 Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

21 Increased Intracranial Pressure and Head Trauma

22 Spinal Cord Compression

23 Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

24 Status Epilepticus

25 Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Coma

26 Hypoglycemia

27 Infectious Disease Emergencies

28 Oncologic Emergencies

29 Anaphylaxis

30 Bites, Venoms, Stings, and Marine Poisonings

31 Hypothermia and Frostbite

32 Poisoning and Drug Overdose

33 Bioterrorism

Section 3: Common Patient Presentations

34 Chest Pain

35 Abdominal Pain

36 Headache

37 Back and Neck Pain

38 Fever, Hyperthermia, Chills, and Rash

39 Pain and Swelling of Joints

40 Syncope

41 Dizziness and Vertigo

42 Acute Visual Loss and Double Vision

43 Paralysis

44 Tremor and Movement Disorders

45 Aphasia and Related Disorders

46 Sleep Disorders

47 Dyspnea

48 Cough and Hemoptysis

49 Hypoxia and Cyanosis

50 Edema

51 Nausea, Vomiting, and Indigestion

52 Weight Loss

53 Dysphagia

54 Diarrhea, Constipation and Malabsorption

55 Gastrointestinal Bleeding

56 Jaundice and Evaluation of Liver Function

57 Ascites

58 Azotemia and Urinary Abnormalities

59 Anemia and Polycythemia

60 Lymphadenopathy and Splenomegaly

61 Generalized Weakness and Fatigue

Section 4: Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology

62 Common Disorders of Vision and Hearing

63 Sinusitis, Pharyngitis, Otitis and Other Upper Respiratory Infections

Section 5: Dermatology

64 General Examination of the Skin65 Common Skin Disorders

Section 6: Hematology and Oncology

66 Examination of Blood Smears and Bone Marrow

67 Red Blood Cell Disorders

68 Leukocytosis and Leukopenia

69 Bleeding and Thrombotic Disorders

70 Cancer Chemotherapy

71 Myeloid Leukemias, Myelodysplasia, and Myeloproliferative Syndrome

72 Lymphoid Malignancies

73 Skin Cancer

74 Head and Neck Cancer

75 Lung Cancer

76 Breast Cancer

77 Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract

78 Genitourinary Tract Cancer

79 Gynecologic Cancer

80 Prostate Hyperplasia and Carcinoma

81 Cancer of Unknown Primary Site

82 Paraneoplastic Endocrine Syndromes

83 Neurologic Paraneoplastic Syndromes

Section 7: Infectious Diseases

84 Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

85 Antibacterial Therapy

86 Hospital-Acquired Infections

87 Infections in the Immunocompromised Host

88 Infective Endocarditis

89 Intraabdominal Infections

90 Infectious Diarrheas

91 Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Reproductive Tract

92 Infections of the Skin, Soft Tissue, Joints and Bones

93 Pneumococcal Infections

94 Staphylococcal Infections

95 Streptococcal/Enterococcal Infections, Diphtheria, and Other Corynebacterial Infections

96 Meningococcal and Listerial Infections

97 Infections Caused by Haemophilus, Bordetella, Moraxella and HACEK Group Organisms

98 Diseases Caused by Gram-Negative Enteric Bacteria, Pseudomonas, and Legionella

99 Infections Caused by Other Gram-Negative Bacilli

100 Anaerobic Infections

101 Nocardiosis and Actinomycosis

102 Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Infections

103 Lyme Disease and Other Nonsyphilitic Spirochetal Infections

104 Rickettsial Diseases

105 Mycoplasma Infections

106 Chlamydial Infections

107 Herpesvirus Infections

108 Cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr Virus Infections

109 Influenza and Other Viral Respiratory Diseases

110 Rubeola, Rubella, Mumps, and Parvovirus Infections

111 Enteroviral Infections

112 Insect-and Animal-Borne Viral Infections

113 HIV Infection and AIDS

114 Fungal Infections

115 Pneumocystis Infections

116 Protozoal Infections

117 Helminthic Infections

Section 8: Cardiology

118 Physical Examination of the Heart

119 Electrocardiography

120 Non-Invasive Examination of the Heart

121 Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult

122 Valvular Heart Disease

123 Cardiomyopathies and Myocarditis

124 Pericardial Disease

125 Hypertension

126 Metabolic Syndrome

127 ST-Segment Elevation and Myocardial Infection (STEMI)

128 Unstable Angina and Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction

129 Chronic Stable Angina

130 Bradyarrhythmias

131 Tachyarrythmias

132 Congestive Heart Failure

133 Diseases of the Aorta

134 Peripheral Vascular Disease

135 Pulmonary Hypertension and Cor Pulmonale

Section 9: Pulmonology

136 Respiratory Function and Pulmonary DiagnosticProcedures

137 Asthma

138 Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

139 Environmental Lung Diseases

140 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

141 Pneumonia and Lung Abscess

142 Pulmonary Thromboembolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis

143 Interstitial Lung Disease

144 Diseases of the Pleura and Mediastinum

145 Disorders of Ventilation

146 Sleep Apnea

Section 10: Nephrology

147 Approach to the Patient with Renal Disease

148 Acute Renal Failure

149 Chronic Kidney Disease and Uremia

150 Dialysis

151 Renal Transplantation

152 Glomerular Diseases

153 Renal Tubular and Tubulointerstitial Diseases

154 Urinary Tract Infections

155 Renovascular Disease

156 Nephrolithiasis

157 Urinary Tract Obstruction

Section 11: Gastroenterology

158 Peptic Ulcer and Related Disorders

159 Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

160 Colonic and Anorectal Diseases

161 Cholelithiasis, Cholecystitis, and Cholangitis

162 Pancreatitis

163 Acute Hepatitis

164 Chronic Hepatitis

165 Cirrhosis and Alcoholic Liver Disease

166 Portal Hypertension

Section 12: Allergy, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology

167 Diseases of Immediate Type Hypersensitivity

168 Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases

169 SLE, RA, and Other Connective Tissue Diseases

170 Vasculitis

171 Ankylosing Spondylitis

172 Psoriatic Arthritis

173 Reactive Arthritis and Reiter's Syndrome

174 Osteoarthritis

175 Gout, Pseudogout, and Related Diseases

176 Other Arthritides

177 Sarcoidosis

178 Amyloidosis

Section 13: Endocrinology and Metabolism

179 Pituitary Tumors and Hypopituitarism

180 Diabetes Insipidus and SIADH

181 Thyroid Gland Disorders

182 Adrenal Gland DisordersObesity

183 Diabetes Mellitus

184 Disorders of the Male Reproductive System

185 Disorders of the Female Reproductive System

186 Hypercalcemia and Hypocalcemia

187 Osteoporosis and Osteomalacia

189 Hypercholesterolemia and Hypertriglyceridemia

190 Hemachromatosis, Porphyria, and Wilson's Disease

Section 14: Neurology

191 The Neurological Examination

192 Neuroimaging

193 Seizures and Epilepsy

194 Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

195 Parkinson's Disease

196 Ataxic Disorders

197 ALS and Other Motor Neuron Disorders

198 Autonomic Nervous System Disorders

199 Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bell's Palsy, and Other Cranial Nerve Disorders

200 Spinal Cord Diseases

201 Tumors of the Nervous System

202 Multiple Sclerosis

203 Acute Meningitis and Encephalitis

204 Chronic Meningitis

205 Peripheral Neuropathies, Including Guillain BarreSyndrome

207 Myasthenia Gravis

207 Muscle Diseases

Section 15: Psychiatry and Substance Abuse

208 Psychiatric Disorders

209 Psychiatric Medications

210 Eating Disorderd

211 Alcoholism

212 Narcotic Abuse

Section 16: Disease Prevention and Health Maintenance

213 Routine Disease Screening Recommendations

214 Immunization and Advice to Travelers

215 Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

216 Prevention and Early Detection of Cancer

217 Smoking Cessation

218 Women's Health

219 Disease Prevention and Health Maintenance in the Elderly

Section 17: Adverse Drug Reactions

220 Adverse Drug Reactions

Section 18: Laboratory Values

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