Pathology for the Health Professions / Edition 4

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Providing a sound foundation of pathology knowledge, Pathology for the Health Professions, 4th Edition gives you a clear, concise, clinically relevant overview of general pathology, including injury, inflammation, and neoplasia, followed by a detailed review of each organ system. A DEPPiCT approach presents each major disease in the same format that includes, when feasible, a description of Disease, Etiology, Pathogenesis, Pathology, Clinical features, and Therapy or prognosis.
  • A clear, non-technical writing style makes complex concepts more engaging and easier to understand.
  • UNIQUE! DEPPiCT approach helps you study more efficiently by presenting each major disease in format that includes a Disease description, Etiology, Pathogenesis, Pathology, Clinical features, and a short discussion on Therapy or prognosis.
  • More than 500 full-color images reinforce your understanding of disease conditions and general pathology principles.
  • Learning objectives and review questions help you identify the most important concepts and assess your understanding of essential principles.
  • Key terms are listed in each chapter and in a comprehensive glossary to help you easily access definitions of terms.
  • Study tools on a companion Evolve website help you review key anatomy and physiology and provide answers to review questions in the text.
  • Updated content details 16 hot new topics, including:
    • Job's syndrome
    • HeLa
    • H1N1
    • Pneumonia-causing fungus
    • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
    • Rotavirus and Norovirus
    • Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL)
    • HPV vaccination
    • Babies born infected with chlamydial infections
    • Proliferative breast disease with atypia
    • Phyllodes tumor
    • Ankylosing spondylitis
    • Osteoporosis and Bone Mineral Density (BMD) testing
    • Mechanical injuries of muscles
    • Non-infiltrating astrocytomas
  • More than 50 new clinical photographs and illustrations clarify complex pathology concepts.
  • UNIQUE! 18 additional Did You Know boxes throughout the text reflect current health care concerns and help you apply content in the book to everyday practice.
  • 76 new key terms and definitions familiarize you with important words you'll encounter on the job.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This is the fourth edition of an introductory pathology book that covers both general and systemic pathology. It revises the 2006 edition.
Purpose: It is intended for healthcare students whose curriculum requires an introduction to pathology. It is presumed the students would be concurrently taking or have already taken an anatomy and physiology course. Given the popularity of this book, the author unquestionably has met his objectives.
Audience: Intended primarily for students in the nursing and allied health professions, the book has proven to be a valuable resource for students preparing to become pathology assistants, physician assistants, pharmacists, veterinarians, or other healthcare professionals. The author is unquestionably an expert in his field.
Features: The 23 chapters are grouped into two major sections covering general pathology and organ system pathology with an emphasis on systemic pathology to meet the requirements of most college/university curricula. Each chapter is self-contained and begins with a chapter outline, key terms and concepts, learning objectives. New terms are italicized and the text is peppered with illustrations, images, tables, and "Did you know" boxes to reinforce key concepts. The chapters end with review questions, but I was unable to locate the answer keys. Other than the answer keys, the book is thorough, concise, and easy to read.
Assessment: I reviewed the first edition of Dr. Damjanov's book in 1996 and it has evolved into a classic. It is highly recommended for all university/college libraries, as well as public libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437716764
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/18/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 162,575
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

School of Medicine
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Science
The University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160-7410
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Table of Contents


1. Cell Pathology

2. Inflammation

3. Immunopathology

4. Neoplasia

5. Genetic and Developmental Disorders

6. Fluid and Hemodynamic Disorders

7. The Cardiovascular System

8. The Respiratory System

9. The Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Systems

10. The Gastrointestinal System

11. The Liver and Biliary System

12. The Pancreas

13. The Urinary Tract

14. The Male Reproductive System

15. The Female Reproductive System

16. The Breast

17. The Endocrine System

18. The Skin

19. The Endocrine System

20. Muscles and Peripheral Nerves

21. The Nervous System

22. The Eye

23. The Ear



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