The Johns Hopkins Consumer Guide to Medical Tests: What You Can Expect, How You Should Prepare. What Your Results Mean

Overview

Intended to help patients understand the purpose of specific tests and to make informed decisions about diagnostic/treatment options. It provides detailed information on hundreds of sophisticated procedures.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (48) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $17.50   
  • Used (46) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$17.50
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(223)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2001 Hard cover Illustrated. New. Book Appears Unread Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 600 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.

Ships from: Lindenhurst, NY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$45.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(146)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Intended to help patients understand the purpose of specific tests and to make informed decisions about diagnostic/treatment options. It provides detailed information on hundreds of sophisticated procedures.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The introduction to this unadorned guide to over 170 medical tests states that it was "created to help you understand the essentials of modern diagnostic testing, particularly the tests that are commonly done in adults over the age of 50." Margolis (medicine and biological chemistry, Johns Hopkins Univ.) urges the reader to take the knowledge gained from this book and ask informed questions, raise concerns regarding insurance, and make "more educated decisions." The entries, generally about two pages long, list the test's purpose and special concerns, what the results may mean, pretest preparations, risks and complications, and estimated cost. Included are chapters on home testing, genetic screening, and the pros and cons of diagnostic imaging, as well as an index and a guide to effective use of the book. Unfortunately, though a 14-page color atlas appears, none of the tests is illustrated a considerable drawback when a user might want a line drawing of, for example, "Fine Needle Aspiration of a Neck Mass." Nor is the language user-friendly. Though the Mayo Clinic's Everything You Need To Know About Medical Tests (Springhouse, 1996) does not include new procedures such as "Breast Thermography" (included here), it covers over 400 tests with numerous line drawings. Over 200 tests are covered in the thorough, illustrated Yale University School of Medicine Patient's Guide to Medical Tests (Houghton, 1997). Given these alternatives, The Johns Hopkins Consumer Guide is not an essential purchase for consumer health libraries. Martha E. Stone, Treadwell Lib., Boston Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780929661636
  • Publisher: University Health Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/15/2001
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 10.36 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2002

    Testing Limits

    -- Susan Morse © 2002 The Washington Post Company Target reader Those 50 and up who are likely to be sent for medical tests. Premise Your doctor recommends a lab test or diagnostic screening. You don't have a clue what you're in for or why. This is where the book takes over. High Marks Impressive pedigree. Clear and accessible rundowns of more than 170 lab, home, screening and diagnostic tests (e.g., lipid profile, renal biopsy, scrotal ultrasound), presented alphabetically. Descriptions include test purpose, patient preparation, risks and concerns, cost range and more. Labeled, color illustrations of major body systems (cardiovascular, digestive, etc.) help pinpoint target areas. Low Marks A 'results' box in each write-up describes the diagnostic process and what tests or treatments may follow. But it offers no information on how to interpret test results. So if you're looking for help in questioning your doctor's interpretation -- or even knowing what 'normal' ranges are ¿ you won't find it here. Further, the index at the front of the book lacks page references, so once you find a test there, you have to turn to the index at the back of the book to get the page number.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)