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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Zina T. Saidi, Pharm.D.(Jeanes Hospital)
Description: This book covers more than 100 disease states using an easy-to-use format that includes structured learning objectives, key concepts, patient care and monitoring guidelines, up-to-date literature citations, tables, figures, text boxes, algorithms, a glossary of terms, and an online learning center. The previous edition was published in 2008.
Purpose: The purpose is to enhance student learning in required therapeutics courses. The structured style helps students understand the important concepts.
Audience: Although primarily for students, the book offers a concise review for general practitioners. More than 160 authors and 140 reviewers contributed to this book.
Features: The book is organized into 17 sections and 102 chapters according to organ system. Chapters briefly cover disease epidemiology and etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation and diagnosis. Appendixes include common laboratory values (conventional and SI units) and medical measurements, as well as abbreviations and a glossary of medical terms. This book lacks a section or a chapter on pharmacogenomics and the future of personalized medicine, which might be important for students.
Assessment: This second edition has a new full-color format, and new chapters on pediatrics, geriatrics, and palliative care.