Pocket Medicine: The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Internal Medicine / Edition 4

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Overview

Prepared by residents and attending physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital, this pocket-sized looseleaf is one of the best-selling references for medical students, interns, and residents on the wards and candidates reviewing for internal medicine board exams. In bulleted lists, tables, and algorithms, Pocket Medicine provides key clinical information about common problems in internal medicine, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, nephrology, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, endocrinology, and rheumatology.

The six-ring binder resembles the familiar "pocket brain" notebook that most students and interns carry and allows users to add notes. This Fourth Edition is fully updated and includes an eight-page color insert with key and classic abnormal images.

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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This is a very convenient pocket-sized, ring-bound book containing almost all of the basic physiology housestaff need to have at their fingertips. The previous edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: The stated purpose is to provide a concise description of the initial approach to and management of common inpatient medical problems. Considering the spectrum of the housestaff manuals available, this is significantly more practical than most.
Audience: This is a valuable asset for every housestaff member, although with a necessarily very small font size, which might make it tough for some eyes.
Features: While generally organized by organ systems, the chapters look at specific topics such as electrocardiography, pericardial disease, sepsis, renal failure, urinalysis, etc. This edition has new sections such as sleep apnea, viral respiratory infections, and guidance on some medical topics currently under discussion such as intensive glycemic control and infections in susceptible hosts. There are numerous helpful tables, algorithms, and figures.
Assessment: This is one of the top of the line manuals in a crowd of housestaff-oriented publications. Its size and plastic cover make it extremely utilitarian and easy to carry without destroying. I highly recommend this to medical students and residents just beginning their careers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608319053
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/8/2010
  • Series: Pocket Notebook Series
  • Edition description: Fourth, North American Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Cardiology
Rajeev Malhotra, Michelle O'Donoghue, Aaron L. Baggish, Sahil A. Parikh, and Marc S. Sabatine

Pulmonary
Alexander B. Benson, Ednan K. Bajwa, and Atul Malhotra

Gastroenterology
Paul S. Sepe, Patrick S. Yachimski, and Lawrence S. Friedman

Nephrology
Eugene P. Rhee, Ishir Bhan, and Hasan Bazari

Hematology-Oncology
David B. Skyes, David T. Ting, David Barbie, Yi-Bin A. Chen, Daniel J. DeAngelo, and David P. Ryan

Infectious Diseases
Rachel P. Simmons, Meghan Baker, and Nesli O. Basgoz

Endocrinology
Leigh H. Simmons, Michael Mannstadt, and Richard Bringhurst

Rheumatology
Katherine P. Liao, Robert P. Friday, and Margaret Seton

Neurology
Tracey A. Cho, Keith A. Vossel, Tim W. Yu, and David M. Greer

Appendix

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    Mandate for every 3rd year medical student through residency!

    This book is a freakin' lifesaver. It's in binder format, so you can always add/remove as you need. Has the article references on the newest treatment/management recommendations. You will be pimped during rounds, and this book has all the answers. Saved me more than once, let me tell you.

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