USMLE Step 1 Secrets [NOOK Book]

Overview

Use the proven format of the best-selling Secrets SeriesTM to prepare for the USMLE Step 1. Presented as questions and answers based on clinical vignettes, USMLE Step 1 Secrets will aid you in not only retaining but understanding key information for the boards. Co-authored by Dr.Tom Brown, author of Rapid Review in Physiology, and Dr.Dave Brown, the second edition has been updated to be even more concise and ultra high-yield, while still offering a complete overview of the key topics and the top “secrets” and ...
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Overview

Use the proven format of the best-selling Secrets SeriesTM to prepare for the USMLE Step 1. Presented as questions and answers based on clinical vignettes, USMLE Step 1 Secrets will aid you in not only retaining but understanding key information for the boards. Co-authored by Dr.Tom Brown, author of Rapid Review in Physiology, and Dr.Dave Brown, the second edition has been updated to be even more concise and ultra high-yield, while still offering a complete overview of the key topics and the top “secrets” and personal insights from the authors.
  • Utilizes a case-based approach to prepare you for the Step 1 exam.
  • Implements systems-based organization for an integrated approach.
  • Uses the Secrets Q&A format to make learning interesting and effective.
  • Uses a new Top 100 Secrets chapter as a recap of the most important information in the book to help you review quickly.
  • Incorporates 7 new chapters, including Clinical Anatomy and Pharmacology, and Toxicology to expand coverage of high-yield areas and keep you current.
  • Provides maximum information in minimal time to help fit a concise review into your busy schedule.
  • Includes a color pathology and dermatology section to enhance the clarity and understanding of key images.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323091268
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/23/2012
  • Series: Secrets
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 880
  • File size: 21 MB
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Meet the Author

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington; Medicine Hospitalist, Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain, CT

Chief Resident, Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

1. Cardiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Raj Ganeshan, Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

2. Pulmonology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Jessica M. Intravia, MHA, Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

3. Nephrology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

4. Fluid and Electrolytes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

5. Acid-Base Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

Bjorn I. Engstrom, MD, Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

6. Gastroenterology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

7. Hepatology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

Eric B. Roth, Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

8. Endocrinology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196

Sonali J. Shah, Thomas A. Brown, MD, Anna Radwan, and Henry L. Nguyen

9. Male and Female Reproductive Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252

David Austin Schirmer, III, MD, Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

10. Oncology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291

Douglas W. Jones, Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

11. Genetic and Metabolic Disease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329

J. Pedro Teixeira, Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

12. Anemias. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371

Allyson M. Reid, Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

13. Bleeding Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404

Allyson M. Reid, Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

xv 14. Hematologic Malignancies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418

Dana M. Carne, Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

15. Immunology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439

Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

16. Psychology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486

Jaime Stevens, MD, MPH, Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

17. Neurology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519

Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

18. Ophthalmology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 568

Edmund Tsui, BSc, Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

19. Rheumatology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 577

Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

20. Vasculitides. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 618

Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

21. Bacterial Diseases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 631

Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

22. Viral, Parasitic, and Fungal Diseases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 674

Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

23. Pharmacology and Toxicology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 693

Khoshal Latifzai, Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

24. Behavioral Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 722

Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

25. Biostatistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 736

Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

26. Clinical Anatomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 757

Stephen B. Marko, Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

27. Pathology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 805

Nikki Goulet, MD, Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

28. ECG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 821

Brandon Olivieri, MD, Thomas A. Brown, MD, and Sonali J. Shah

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