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NMS Medicine is the ideal reference and review for medical students in the internal medicine clerkship. This edition has been thoroughly updated and streamlined to focus on the essentials of diagnosis and management of major conditions. The Sixth Edition will provide a renewed focus on the third-year medicine clerkship student.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This is one of many books available from teaching programs that review the essential internal medicine facts that housestaff need to know; this one is from the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Purpose: Each medical center must ensure that students at whatever level in their training are adequately familiar with the specialty.
Audience: The audience appears to be medical students and those in the residency training programs, but it also is a very good book for attending physicians who want a quick reference or are residency trainers who want to have a consistent terminology during teaching rounds.
Features: The book is divided in the usual fashion by organ systems and then by specific topics. Information is presented using a bulleted format, eliminating the extraneous very well. Each section has a number of USMLE-type questions for review. The book notes that there is a companion website with the full text, an interactive question bank, and supplemental content, figures, and tables indicated by icons in the print version. However, I was unable to access these features at the website. This is a problem with the publisher's website, rather than with the authors and content.
Assessment: This is one of a large number of medicine review books and there is no reason to single this one out. It does have its place for teaching purposes at University of Maryland, but it is no better or worse than the other available medicine review books on the market.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781769754
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Series: National Medical Series for Independent Study
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents



Congestive Heart Failure

Cardiac Arrhythmias

Ischemic Heart Disease


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


Bronchiectasis, Cystic Fibrosis, and Lung Abscess


Red Blood Cell (RBC) Disorders

Disorders Associated with an Elevated Hematocrit

White Blood Cell (WBC) Disorders


Tumor Growth

Cancer Staging

Treatment Modalities


Diseases of the Esophagus

Diseases of the Stomach

Peptic Ulcer Disease


Part I. Renal Diseases

Clinical Assessment of Renal Function

Acute Renal Failure

Chronic Kidney Disease

Part II. Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders

Water Metabolism

Sodium Metabolism

Potassium Metabolism

Part III. Hypertension

General Considerations

Mechanisms of Hypertension

Approach to the Hypertensive Patient


Pathogenesis of the IgE—Mediated Allergic Reaction

Allergic Rhinitis

Urticaria and Angioedema


Use of Anti—infective Therapy

Effective Use of the Microbiology Laboratory

Risk Factors for Infection


Disorders of the Pituitary Gland

Disorders of the Thyroid Gland

Disorders of the Parathyroid Glands




Crystal—Related Joint Diseases


Loss of Consciousness

Alteration in Behavior



Dermatologic Diagnosis

Dermatologic Therapy

Acne and Rosacea


Recurrent Sinopulmonary Infections in a Child

Oral Erosions and a Rash


Severe Headache

Deep Venous Thrombosis

Newly Discovered Renal Failure

Coma in a Diabetic Patient

Shortness of Breath in a Young Woman


Breast Lump

Acute Low Back Pain

Gastrointestinal Bleeding

HIV Infection



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