Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review [NOOK Book]


The only book dedicated to the PM&R Boards, widely used by residents, updated throughout, and with over 500 illustrations, the second edition of the bestselling Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review is a must have for residents preparing for the ABPMR board exams, for practicing physiatrists preparing for recertification, and for PM&R instructors helping physicians to prepare for the boards. Developed in the residency training program in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ...
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review

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The only book dedicated to the PM&R Boards, widely used by residents, updated throughout, and with over 500 illustrations, the second edition of the bestselling Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review is a must have for residents preparing for the ABPMR board exams, for practicing physiatrists preparing for recertification, and for PM&R instructors helping physicians to prepare for the boards. Developed in the residency training program in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the JFK Johnson Rehab Institute, UMDNJ and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, this concisely organized text concentrates on board-related concepts in the field of rehabilitation medicine. Topics covered include PM&R, orthopaedic, neurologic, and general medical information.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review, 2nd Edition

  • Uses Board "pearls to highlights key concepts and stress clinical and board eligible aspects of the topic - making it easy to find and organize important information
  • Models the table of contents after the topic selection of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) Self-Directed Medical Knowledge Program used by residents nationwide to prepare for the Self-Assessment Examination (SAE), helping residents, PGY 2,3,4, in yearly preparation and carry-over from SAE preparation to Board Exam preparation.
  • Divides topics into major subspecialty areas, each authored by physicians with special interest and clinical expertise in their respective areas and reviewed again by senior specialists in PM&R who specialize in these topics.
  • Employs an outline format for easy accessibility
  • Organizes information by topic for easy reference
  • Includes over 500 illustrations to clarify concepts
  • Provides updated epidemiologic and statistical data throughout
  • Contains a new section on biostatistics in physical medicine & rehabilitation
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition is essential reading for residents preparing for Part I and Part II of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Certification as well as practicing physiatrists preparing for recertification.;Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Introduction; Stroke; Traumatic Brain Injury; Rheumatology; Musculoskeletal Medicine; Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Clinical Neuromuscular Physiology; Prosthetics and Orthotics; Spinal Cord Injuries; Physical Modalities; Therapeutic Exercise; Extended Bedrest; and Aging Effects; Pulmonary; Cardiac; and Cancer Rehabilitation; Pediatric Rehabilitation; Associated Topics in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Index;Praise for the First Edition

... there is no other comparable text in PM&R. The key resource for facts needed to pass boards and useful for those in clinical practice for day to day use as well...- Doody's Reviews

"I congratulate the editors and authors for coming up with such incredible and concise work...I think that this book is a must for all residents undergoing training in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation." - Saudi Medical Journal

"Over the years many residents have confronted the problem of what to study for the boards...This elegant volume will finally fulfill this critical void" - From the foreword by Ernest W. Johnson, M.D.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer:Brian C. Liem, MD(Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
Description:This is the second edition of a classic physical medicine and rehabilitation board review that provides comprehensive, high-yield coverage of neurologic, orthopedic, and general medical topics in an outline format reinforced by over 500 illustrations and diagrams.
Purpose:This goal is to help residents prepare for part I and II of the PM&R boards, but it is not intended to a comprehensive textbook of PM&R. Because this book is about a third of the size of most major textbooks yet still provides a well rounded survey of the information residents need for board review, this is valuable for the PM&R community.
Audience:It is intended primarily for PM&R residents and medical students, but it is useful to attendings as a quick refresher in areas they may not be as familiar with. It also would be of use to internal medicine and family medicine practitioners who seek a highlighted summary of evidence-based PM&R facts. The editor is a well-respected physician-educator in the field.
Features:The board review is organized by subspecialties, including spinal cord injury, stroke, musculoskeletal medicine, and pediatric rehabilitation. Each section uses an outline format with a number of accompanying illustrations to reinforce the concepts. Within each section are subsections that incorporate such topics as bowel and bladder management for spinal cord injury, rather than having a separate category for bladder dysfunction. The stroke and spinal cord sections both begin with review of pertinent normal anatomy and are supported by clear diagrams, which allows readers to reacquaint themselves with areas of interest without necessarily having to consult another book. The musculoskeletal medicine section is well crafted, incorporating illustrations that demonstrate mechanisms of injury.
Assessment:This is the best board review book currently available for residents because of its easy to follow outline format, numerous concept-enhancing illustrations, level of detail that is appropriate for a review yet still conveys the essential information, and well-organized subspecialty divisions. This second edition incorporates the most current evidence-based information, increases the number of illustrations, and provides new information including biostatistics.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935281665
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Sara J. Cuccurullo, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Director of the JFK Johnson Residency Program.
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Table of Contents

Introduction : board certification
1 Stroke 1
2 Traumatic brain injury 47
3 Rheumatology 81
4 Musculoskeletal medicine 131
5 Electrodiagnostic medicine and clinical neuromuscular physiology 295
6 Prosthetics and orthotics 409
7 Spinal cord injuries 489
8 Physical modalities, therapeutic exercise, extended bedrest, and aging effects 553
9 Pulmonary/cardiac/cancer 585
10 Pediatric rehabilitation 645
11 Associated topics in physical medicine and rehabilitation
Epilogue 803
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