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VisualDx: Essential Adult Dermatology combines a desk reference and a powerful online decision support system to give you point-of-care assistance in diagnosing and managing adult skin diseases. The book is organized by symptoms and visual clues and covers 195 skin disorders, with over 800 full-color illustrations and detailed information on diagnostic criteria, skin characteristics, best laboratory tests, differential diagnosis, and characteristics of the condition in immunocompromised patients and those with ...
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Overview

VisualDx: Essential Adult Dermatology combines a desk reference and a powerful online decision support system to give you point-of-care assistance in diagnosing and managing adult skin diseases. The book is organized by symptoms and visual clues and covers 195 skin disorders, with over 800 full-color illustrations and detailed information on diagnostic criteria, skin characteristics, best laboratory tests, differential diagnosis, and characteristics of the condition in immunocompromised patients and those with darker skin colors. An additional chapter covers dermatologic therapy. The online clinical decision support system enables you to search by patient findings, such as symptoms and lesion features, to obtain a visual differential diagnosis. Thousands of images show both typical and variant disease presentations. Patient information sheets are also included.
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Doody's Book Review Service

"This book on the diagnosis of dermatologic disorders includes an online component which further helps diagnostic decisions....The book is written for any healthcare professional who sees adult patients with skin disease either frequently or infrequently, or consults on hospitalized patients with skin disorders, including patients with severe or challenging skin problems. It appears to target nondermatologists....

"An overview of lesion morphology and distribution and the basics of a thorough skin exam begin the book. The remainder of the book is composed of 2- to 3-page chapters on specific disease entities. A chapter at the end on therapy briefly covers the most common medications used in dermatology. The clear and concise organization of each chapter on the individual disease entities is the best attribute of this book. Each one of these chapters begins with a diagnostic synopsis and diagnostic pearls. Considerations in an immunocompromised or a dark-skinned patient are highlighted in a separate box. An extensive differential diagnosis section and a section on possible diagnostic tests are both useful. The therapy section is concise with specific medication dosages and useful management pearls. Lastly, each disease entity is presented in at least four high-quality and informative color photographs that demonstrate not only the common presentations of a disease, but also the more unusual. Another extremely useful feature is the online ability to formulate a differential diagnosis at the bedside or in the exam room. The only shortcoming of the book is the overall organization of the skin diseases, which are arranged by clinical presentation. This is helpful most of the time, but occasionally the categories are too broad and list too many divergent diseases.

"Overall, this is an extremely valuable addition to the field of skin disease for clinicians who are not dermatologists. If you are thinking of getting just one book on dermatology, this is the one to buy."—Doody''s Book Review Service (Weighted Numerical Score: 96, 4 Stars)

— Renata H. Mullen, MD, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Doody Reviews
Reviewer: Renata H. Mullen, MD (Palo Alto Medical Foundation)
Description: This book on the diagnosis of dermatologic disorders includes an online component which further helps diagnostic decisions.
Purpose: According to the authors, the aim is to provide a tool to help diagnose and manage adult skin disease. These worthy objectives, are, for the most part, met.
Audience: The book is written for any healthcare professional who sees adult patients with skin disease either frequently or infrequently, or consults on hospitalized patients with skin disorders, including patients with severe or challenging skin problems. It appears to target nondermatologists and is not comprehensive enough for specialists.
Features: An overview of lesion morphology and distribution and the basics of a thorough skin exam begin the book. The remainder of the book is composed of 2- to 3-page chapters on specific disease entities. A chapter at the end on therapy briefly covers the most common medications used in dermatology. The clear and concise organization of each chapter on the individual disease entities is the best attribute of this book. Each one of these chapters begins with a diagnostic synopsis and diagnostic pearls. Considerations in an immunocompromised or a dark-skinned patient are highlighted in a separate box. An extensive differential diagnosis section and a section on possible diagnostic tests are both useful. The therapy section is concise with specific medication dosages and useful management pearls. Lastly, each disease entity is presented in at least four high-quality and informative color photographs that demonstrate not only the common presentations of a disease, but also the more unusual. Another extremely useful feature is the online ability to formulate a differential diagnosis at the bedside or in the exam room. The only shortcoming of the book is the overall organization of the skin diseases, which are arranged by clinical presentation. This is helpful most of the time, but occasionally the categories are too broad and list too many divergent diseases.
Assessment: Overall, this is an extremely valuable addition to the field of skin disease for clinicians who are not dermatologists. If you are thinking of getting just one book on dermatology, this is the one to buy.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Renata H. Mullen, MD(Palo Alto Medical Foundation)
Description: This book on the diagnosis of dermatologic disorders includes an online component which further helps diagnostic decisions.
Purpose: According to the authors, the aim is to provide a tool to help diagnose and manage adult skin disease. These worthy objectives, are, for the most part, met.
Audience: The book is written for any healthcare professional who sees adult patients with skin disease either frequently or infrequently, or consults on hospitalized patients with skin disorders, including patients with severe or challenging skin problems. It appears to target nondermatologists and is not comprehensive enough for specialists.
Features: An overview of lesion morphology and distribution and the basics of a thorough skin exam begin the book. The remainder of the book is composed of 2- to 3-page chapters on specific disease entities. A chapter at the end on therapy briefly covers the most common medications used in dermatology. The clear and concise organization of each chapter on the individual disease entities is the best attribute of this book. Each one of these chapters begins with a diagnostic synopsis and diagnostic pearls. Considerations in an immunocompromised or a dark-skinned patient are highlighted in a separate box. An extensive differential diagnosis section and a section on possible diagnostic tests are both useful. The therapy section is concise with specific medication dosages and useful management pearls. Lastly, each disease entity is presented in at least four high-quality and informative color photographs that demonstrate not only the common presentations of a disease, but also the more unusual. Another extremely useful feature is the online ability to formulate a differential diagnosis at the bedside or in the exam room. The only shortcoming of the book is the overall organization of the skin diseases, which are arranged by clinical presentation. This is helpful most of the time, but occasionally the categories are too broad and list too many divergent diseases.
Assessment: Overall, this is an extremely valuable addition to the field of skin disease for clinicians who are not dermatologists. If you are thinking of getting just one book on dermatology, this is the one to buy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451148282
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health
  • Publication date: 12/7/2011
  • Series: VisualDx: The Modern Library of Visual Medicine
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • File size: 87 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction: VisualDx: Essential Adult Dermatology Online

SECTION HEADINGS

APPROACH TO THE DERMATOLOGY PATIENT

EXAMINATION OF THE SKIN

MORPHOLOGY & DISTRIBUTION

ESSENTIAL ADULT SKIN DISEASES

Multiple Lesions or Rash in the Well Adult
Erythemas Lesions with Prominent Pigmentary Changes Lesions with Vascular Changes Smooth Papules, Plaques, Nodules Scaly or Crusted Papules & Plaques Fluid-Filled (Vesicles, Pustules, Bullae)
Atrophy/Sclerosis Erosions/Ulcers

Multiple Lesions or Rash in the Febrile, Ill, or Toxic-Appearing Adult

Single Lesion or Growth
Lumps & Bumps

Special Locations
Scalp Nails Perineum Mouth

DERMATOLOGICAL THERAPIES

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