Overview

This concise, problem-based textbook covers 91 of the most common infectious diseases, using case studies to promote interactive learning and to build a foundation of knowledge for clinical practice. It presents an overview of how infectious diseases affect a particular organ system. Then, it provides clinical case scenarios, differential diagnosis tables, and succinct explanations of the infectious process, with treatment options and outcomes. Crisp, full-color images and ...
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Problem-Based Microbiology

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Overview

This concise, problem-based textbook covers 91 of the most common infectious diseases, using case studies to promote interactive learning and to build a foundation of knowledge for clinical practice. It presents an overview of how infectious diseases affect a particular organ system. Then, it provides clinical case scenarios, differential diagnosis tables, and succinct explanations of the infectious process, with treatment options and outcomes. Crisp, full-color images and USMLE-style practice questions round out the text.
  • Presents a detailed clinical case study for each infectious disease covered, including treatment and outcomes.
  • Integrates basic and clinical sciences.
  • Covers the most common infectious diseases, including bioterrorism agents and emerging infectious diseases.
  • Promotes active learning by presenting the case study as an unknown, and then providing differential diagnosis tables and rationales.
  • Features over 350 full-color illustrations and images of clinical disease to reinforce written material.
  • Highlights key symptoms, microbiology, epidemiology, and pathogenesis for rapid review.
  • Provides summary tables of important diseases caused by the infecting organism.
  • Includes practice questions to help prepare for the USMLE step 1 and 2 exams.
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Reviewer: Rebecca T. Horvat, PhD, D (ABMM)(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This review for medical microbiology uses clinical cases organized by organ system. This unique style enriches the opportunity for students to integrate basic science principles with clinical practice.
Purpose: The book is intended specifically as a review for medical student board examinations. The organization of the book is based on the infections found in different organ systems. This is a very useful way of learning how to think about a clinical presentation.
Audience: Although written specifically for medical students, this book could also be used during clinical rotations for review and integration of clinical decision making. The authors have brought their wealth of experience in teaching medical students to the book.
Features: The 91 clinical cases are presented as unknowns with triggers of information that lead the student to the correct answer. Each case has a differential diagnosis list that includes a rationale to guide the student regarding the basis of the list. This is followed by a brief 1- to 2-page description of the causative agent. The book is organized in a systems-based fashion. Each section is preceded by a few pages of review that describes ways in which infectious agents affect the specific organ system. This provides a platform for the student to use as they progress through the clinical cases. Each case includes good quality pictures of the clinical presentation as well as the infecting organisms. The pictures enhance the cases, thus enhancing the learning opportunities.
Assessment: This is a good review book and for the price, it is also a good value. The cases range from commonly seen diseases to unusual infections. The best features of this book are the figures. They enhance the cases and provide a visual cue that can be carried into the clinical years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455705337
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/7/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 548
  • File size: 33 MB
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