ISBN-10:
072165200X
ISBN-13:
9780721652009
Pub. Date:
02/22/1996
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Medicine: A Primary Care Approach: Saunders Text and Review Series / Edition 1

Medicine: A Primary Care Approach: Saunders Text and Review Series / Edition 1

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Overview

This ideal, one-stop reference encapsulates all the important knowledge and skills required for primary care practice. Case-based chapters focus on the most frequently encountered outpatient problems. Coverage includes doctor-patient communication, health economics, medical ethics in the ambulatory arena, cultural concerns, cost-effective care, team approach, prevention, and much more!
• The many authors include practicing primary care physicians as well as medical educators, and represent both internal medicine and family medicine. The result is an uncommonly authoritative, multidisciplinary overview of the field. Each chapter begins with a case history, followed by a brief list of questions. This problem-based approach helps readers assess their knowledge to develop the critical thinking skills required in actual practice.
• A pathophysiology section in each chapter emphasizes the connections between basic sciences and clinical medicine. This allows students to easily integrate new clinical information with the knowledge presented during the first two years of medical school. Questions at the end of most chapters focus students on further research in the field.
• In addition to vital "how-to" clinical skills, coverage also includes such important topics as doctor-patient communication, health economics, medical ethics in the ambulatory arena, cultural concerns, cost-effective care, team approach, and occupational and environmental health issues. What's more, and entire 8-chapter section is exclusively devoted to the subject of prevention.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780721652009
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 02/22/1996
Series: STARS Series
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 517
Product dimensions: 8.56(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Assistant Professor, Division of General Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM

Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM

Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM

Associate Professor and Residency Program Director, Department of Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM

Professor of Medicine, Vice-Chair and Director of Clinical Affairs, Co-chief, Division of General Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM

Table of Contents

Section I. The Role of Primary Care: The Role of Primary Care. Differences Between Inpatient and Outpatient Medicine. Section II. Medical Testing and Clinical Reasoning: The Use and Misuse of Medical Tests. Clinical Reasoning. Cost-Effective Approach to Primary Care Practice. Section III. Physician-Patient Communication: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Aspects of the Medical Interview. The Patient in the Context of the Family, The Community, And Society. Cultural Considerations. Facilitating Patient Adherence. Effective Use of the Telephone in Outpatient Practice. Section IV. Prevention in Primary Care: Screening for Disease. Prevention of Infectious Disease. Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease. Prevention of Pulmonary Disease. Prevention of Cancer. Prevention of Injuries. Prevention of Osteoporosis. Prevention of Adverse Drug Reactions. Section V. Common Constitutional Symptoms: Chronic Tiredness. Generalized Achiness. Fever. Involuntary Weight Loss. Section VI. Common Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Problems: The Red Eye. Disorders of Vision. Ear Pain. Hearing Loss and Tinnitus. Rhinorrhea and Nasal Stuffiness. Epistaxis. Sore Throat. Section VII. Common Pulmonary Problems: Chronic Cough. Hemoptysis. Dyspnea. Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Bronchitisand Pneumonia. Section VIII. Common Cardiovascular Problems: Chest Pain. Coronary Artery Disease. Palpitations and Arrhythmias. Hypertension. Murmurs and Valvular Heart Disease. Congestive Heart Failure. Arterial Insufficiency of the Legs. Leg Edema. Section IX. Common Gastrointestinal Problems: Abdominal Pain. Nausea and Vomiting. Dysphagia and Odynophagia. Diarrhea. Constipation. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Peptic Ulcer Disease. Gastroesophageal Reflux. Diverticular Disease. Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Acute Pancreatitis. Jaundice and Liver Function Abnormalities. Hepatitis. Gallstones. Hemorrhoids and Other Common Anorectal Disorders. Section X. Common Genitourinary Problems: Dysuria and Urinary Tract Infections. Hematuria. Proteinuria. Chronic Renal Failure. Kidney Stones. Prostate Disorders. Section XI. Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Approach to the HIV-Positive Patient in the Outpatient Setting. Section XII. Common Issues in Women's Health: Breast Disorders. Vaginitis. Vaginal Bleeding. Contraception. Prenatal Care. Amenorrhea and Other Menstrual Irregularities. The Abnormal Pap Test. Menopause and Postmenopausal Symptoms. Section XIII. Common Endocrine Problems: Diabetes Mellitus. Thyroid Disorders. Hyperlipidemia. Hypercalcemia. Sexual Dysfunction. Glucocorticoid Therapy. Section XIV. Common Hematologic-Oncologic Problems: Anemia. Bleeding Disorders. Lymphadenopathy and Splenomegaly. Approach to the Cancer Patient in the Primary Care Setting. Section XV. Common Musculoskeletal Problems: Arthritis. Neck Pain. Shoulder Pain. Wrist and Arm Pain. Low Back Pain. Knee Pain. Leg Pain. Section XVI. Common Neurologic Problems: Headache. Dizziness and Vertigo. Syncope. Seizure Disorders. Unilateral Weakness of Numbness. Dementia. Section XVII. Common Psychiatric Problems: Anxiety. Depression. The Somatizing Patient. Chronic Pain. The "Difficult" Patient. Section VIII. Common Behavioural Issues in Primary Care: Tobacco Use. Alcohol and Substance Abuse. Obesity. Insomnia. Section XIX. Common Dermatologic Problems: Acne. Psoriasis. Contact Dermatitis. Urticaria. Drug Rashes. Viral Infections. Bacterial Infections of the Skin. Fungal Infections of the Skin. Melanoma. Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer. Section XX. Special Problems in the Young and Old: Developmental-Behavioural Issues in Pediatrics. Common Pediatric Infections. Special Problems in Adolescents. Special Problems in the Elderly. Section XXI. Special Issues in Primary Care: Patients with Chronic Disability. Team Approach to Chronic Care. Occupational and Environmental Disorders. Legal Issues in Outpatient Medicine. Ethical Issues in Outpatient Medicine.

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