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From The CriticsReviewer: Alain F. Broccard, MD(University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is a well written and easy to comprehend book on venous thromboembolism (VTE). It covers the subject well without confusing the reader with unnecessary details. There is a fair bit of clinical purpose for this book and in my opinion should be read by internal medicine physicians.
Purpose: The purpose was to discuss VTE in a way to give readers an understanding of the pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnostic tools, and treatment of this particularly difficult to diagnose disease. The author meets these objectives. There is also discussion of long term care of VTE patients and other related topics.
Audience: This book was written for all who would want to learn about VTE. It begins with the basics assuming the reader does not have any previous understanding of the topic. There is quite a bit of detail in some chapters that can be used by almost any physician. The author has sufficient experience in this field to be considered an expert.
Features: The chapter on clinical recognition of the disease is well written and helpful clinically. The multiple diagrams and algorithms are helpful as well. Overall, the book covers the many important aspects of this disease. There are some pictures of VQ scans which may be helpful to some practitioners.
Assessment: This book is just about perfect in length and detail about the subject matter. It covers each aspect of the disease well and does not confuse the reader with extreme detail. There are some chapters which can be skimmed by readers due to their lack of relevance to some fields. This is not a reference, but rather a book which can be read to understand the topic well.