Practical Approach To Diagnosis & Management Of Lipid Disorders

Practical Approach To Diagnosis & Management Of Lipid Disorders

by Stephen J. Nicholls, Pia Lundman
     
 

Practical Approach to Diagnosis & Management of Lipid Disorders is a useful guide designed to assist physicians in making an accurate assessment and developing a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with lipid disorders. This concise and informative manual covers key topics such as regulation of lipids and their role in atherosclerosis, clinical approach to…  See more details below

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Practical Approach to Diagnosis & Management of Lipid Disorders is a useful guide designed to assist physicians in making an accurate assessment and developing a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with lipid disorders. This concise and informative manual covers key topics such as regulation of lipids and their role in atherosclerosis, clinical approach to evaluation, therapeutic approaches, management of specific patient populations, and the role of imaging modalities.

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Reviewer: Michael H. Davidson, M.D.(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: Dyslipidemia is one of the most common diagnoses made in the office setting and the leading modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, only a few recent updates provide brief overviews that apply a clinical approach to the management of this relatively complex common medical problem. This book meets the challenge by providing a simply written and clinically focused overview of lipid disorders that includes a good mix of scientific background with practical management for the clinician.
Purpose: The purpose is to present major concepts that clinicians should know to effectively diagnose and manage their patients with lipid disorders in a bulleted format. The intent is not to provide comprehensive information, but to cover the essential issues and provide the rationale and scientific understanding of effective treatment.
Audience: This is an ideal book for cardiologists (cardiology fellows) or internists/family physicians with a strong interest in the treatment of lipid disorders. For those looking for a more basic understanding of lipid disorders, this book may be a little too advanced.
Features: Although brief, the book is a thorough overview of the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, genetic disorders of dyslipidemia, and the clinical trials that provide the evidence for the current treatment guidelines. The book provides a simplified review in three different chapters of LDL, HDL, and triglycerides. Very good chapters cover the management of dyslipidemia in patients with diabetes, HIV, and chronic kidney disease.
Assessment: I recommend this book to anyone who desires a high level but brief overview of the management of patients with dyslipidemia. The book can be read in its entirety in just a few hours, but it is also the kind of book that can be a quick reference when a patient presents with an interesting lipid disorder or a challenging management issue.
Reviewer: Michael H. Davidson, M.D.(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: Dyslipidemia is one of the most common diagnoses made in the office setting and the leading modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, only a few recent updates provide brief overviews that apply a clinical approach to the management of this relatively complex common medical problem. This book meets the challenge by providing a simply written and clinically focused overview of lipid disorders that includes a good mix of scientific background with practical management for the clinician.
Purpose: The purpose is to present major concepts that clinicians should know to effectively diagnose and manage their patients with lipid disorders in a bulleted format. The intent is not to provide comprehensive information, but to cover the essential issues and provide the rationale and scientific understanding of effective treatment.
Audience: This is an ideal book for cardiologists (cardiology fellows) or internists/family physicians with a strong interest in the treatment of lipid disorders. For those looking for a more basic understanding of lipid disorders, this book may be a little too advanced.
Features: Although brief, the book is a thorough overview of the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, genetic disorders of dyslipidemia, and the clinical trials that provide the evidence for the current treatment guidelines. The book provides a simplified review in three different chapters of LDL, HDL, and triglycerides. Very good chapters cover the management of dyslipidemia in patients with diabetes, HIV, and chronic kidney disease.
Assessment: I recommend this book to anyone who desires a high level but brief overview of the management of patients with dyslipidemia. The book can be read in its entirety in just a few hours, but it is also the kind of book that can be a quick reference when a patient presents with an interesting lipid disorder or a challenging management issue.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763755843
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
10/16/2009
Edition description:
1E
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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