Understanding Pathophysiology / Edition 5

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Overview

Learn the essential concepts of pathophysiology and stay up to date on treatments, manifestations, and mechanisms of disease with Understanding Pathophysiology, 5th Edition. Filled with vibrant illustrations and complemented by online resources that bring pathophysiology concepts to life, this easy-to-read text delivers the latest, most accurate information on the disease process across the lifespan, giving you the fundamental knowledge you need to move forward in your nursing education.

  • Consistent presentation helps you better distinguish pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment for each disease.
  • More than 1,000 high-quality illustrations vividly depict clinical manifestations and cellular mechanisms underlying diseases.
  • Lifespan coverage details age-specific conditions affecting pediatric, adult, and aging patients in great depth.
  • Algorithms throughout the text clarify disease progression.
  • Risk Factor boxes alert you to important safety considerations associated with specific diseases.
  • Health Alert boxes highlight new developments in biologic research, diagnostic studies, preventive care, treatments, and more.
  • Quick Check boxes test your retention of important chapter concepts.
  • Did You Understand? sections provide fast, efficient review of chapter content.
  • Chapter outlines help you find specific information with ease.
  • Chapter introductions explain why chapter content is important and how it fits into a broader health care context.
  • Key terms are bolded throughout the text for fast, easy reference.
  • Glossary of selected terms familiarizes you with the most difficult or important terminology.
  • Companion Evolve website provides convenient online access to animations, review questions, key terms matching exercises, and more.
  • NEW! Extensively updated content reflects the latest clinical findings and research across the full spectrum of pathophysiology.
  • NEW! Hundreds of new and enhanced full-color illustrations clarify anatomy and physiologic concepts.
  • NEW! 30 new animations on the companion Evolve website reinforce your understanding of complex processes.

The book contains both black-and-white and two-color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"It explains basic celluar biology, genetics and the immune response in health, before disucssing how these can be altered in disease..The text is well written and it is clear that the authors aim to make difficult concepts readily understandable. Extensive high-quality artwork complements he text and the images illstrating disease descriptions help the reader to visualise the information...there is excellent information on 'lifespan alterations', with a particular focus on paediatrics and ageing.The extensive online materials on the associated Evolve website look fantastic, with useful review questions, animations, critical thinking questions and weblinks. Overall, this an exceptional resource that I would recommend highly to all those with an interest in pathophysiology."

Nursing Standard, August 2012

Roxanne Pickett Hauber
This book presents pathophysiology affecting bothadults and children, using a streamlined approach to address the keycontent regarding pathophysiology. The book was developed to offer asimplified, more elementary version of the authors' textPathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adultsand Children. The book is designed to highlight essentialpathophysiology content in a basic and easy-to-understandmanner. Although the authors only specify faculty and students, it ismy opinion that this book clearly targets baccalaureate undergraduatestudents. Of particular strength are the chapters in part 1 of thebook that help move the student into a more conceptual approach toaltered patterns in physiological function. In addition, the frequentuse of well-delineated diagrams facilitates a concise presentation ofmaterial. Last, the Did You Understand section at the end of eachchapter isolates crucial aspects of the chapter. This book is a moresimplified version of the authors' excellent text. It is an excellenttextbook for pathophysiology in baccalaureate nursing programs. Itsfrequent use of tables and diagrams makes for concise presentation,quick referencing, and excellent teaching aides. The Did You Knowsection at the end of each chapter cues the student to crucial pointsin the chapter. The content is written by individuals recognized asexperts in their areas. The book is addressing a need in the field fora more conceptual approach to pathophysiology at the undergraduatelevel.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Roxanne Pickett Hauber, PhD, RN (Georgia State University School of Nursing)
Description: This book presents pathophysiology affecting both adults and children, using a streamlined approach to address the key content regarding pathophysiology.
Purpose: The book was developed to offer a simplified, more elementary version of the authors' text Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children. The book is designed to highlight essential pathophysiology content in a basic and easy-to-understand manner.
Audience: Although the authors only specify faculty and students, it is my opinion that this book clearly targets baccalaureate undergraduate students.
Features: Of particular strength are the chapters in part 1 of the book that help move the student into a more conceptual approach to altered patterns in physiological function. In addition, the frequent use of well-delineated diagrams facilitates a concise presentation of material. Last, the "Did You Understand" section at the end of each chapter isolates crucial aspects of the chapter.
Assessment: This book is a more simplified version of the authors' excellent text. It is an excellent textbook for pathophysiology in baccalaureate nursing programs. Its frequent use of tables and diagrams makes for concise presentation, quick referencing, and excellent teaching aides. The "Did You Know" section at the end of each chapter cues the student to crucial points in the chapter. The content is written by individuals recognized as experts in their areas. The book is addressing a need in the field for a more conceptual approach to pathophysiology at the undergraduate level.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323078917
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/19/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1184
  • Sales rank: 19,270
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Professor, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Pathophysiology

PART ONE: BASIC CONCEPTS OF PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

Unit 1: The Cell

1. Cellular Biology

2. Genes and Genetic Diseases

3. Altered Cellular and Tissue Biology

4. Fluids and Electrolytes, Acids and Bases

Unit 2: Mechanisms of Self-Defense

5. Innate and Adaptive Immunity

6. Hypersensitivities and Immune Deficiencies

7. Infection

8. Stress and Disease

Unit 3: Cellular Proliferation: Cancer

9. Biology, Clinical Manifestations, and Treatment of Cancer

10. Cancer Epidemiology

11. Cancer in Children

PART TWO: BODY SYSTEMS AND DISEASES

Unit 4: The Neurologic System

12. Structure and Function of the Neurologic System

13. Pain, Temperature, Sleep, and Sensory Function

14. Alterations in Cognitive Systems, Cerebral Hemodynamics and Motor Function

15. Disorders of the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems and the Neuromuscular Junction

16. Alterations of Neurologic Function in Children

Unit 5: The Endocrine System

17. Mechanisms of Hormonal Regulation

18. Alterations of Hormonal Regulation

Unit 6: The Hematologic System

19. Structure and Function of the Hematologic System

20. Alterations of Hematologic Function

21. Alterations of Hematologic Function in Children

Unit 7: The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

22. Structure and Function of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

23. Alterations of Cardiovascular Function

24. Alterations of Cardiovascular Function in Children

Unit 8: The Pulmonary System

25. Structure and Function of the Pulmonary System

26. Alterations of Pulmonary

27. Alterations of Pulmonary Function in Children

Unit 9: The Renal and Urologic Systems

28. Structure and Function of the Renal and Urologic Systems

29. Alterations of Renal and Urinary Tract Function

30. Alterations of Renal and Urinary Tract Function in Children

Unit 10: The Reproductive Systems

31. Structure and Function of the Reproductive Systems

32. Alterations of the Reproductive Systems Including Sexually Transmitted Infections

Unit 11: The Digestive System

33. Structure and Function of the Digestive System

34. Alterations of Digestive Function

35. Alterations of Digestive Function in Children

Unit 12: The Musculoskeletal and Integumentary Systems

36. Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System

37. Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function

38. Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function in Children

39. Structure, Function, and Disorders of the Integument

40. Alterations of the Integument in Children

Glossary

Index

Appendix: Common Laboratory Values

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