Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist / Edition 2

Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist / Edition 2

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Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist / Edition 2

The most comprehensive pathology text designed specifically for physical therapists, this book offers guidelines, precautions, and contraindications for physical therapy interventions with clients who have musculoskeletal or neuromuscular problems in addition to other significant medical conditions (such as diabetes, heart disease, pancreatitis, obesity, substance abuse, pneumonia, thyroid problems, etc.) Special implications for therapists are included in each discussion of specific diseases and comorbidities. Therapists can easily look up common illnesses, diseases, adverse effects of drugs, organ transplantation, laboratory values, and much more, to see how the patient's conditions might affect therapy and outcomes. Information about the etiology, risk factors, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of each comorbidity helps therapists answer their patients' questions and offer useful patient education.

• Special Implications for the Therapist sections offers specific precautions, contraindications, and considerations for treating patients with any disease or pathologic condition, also addressing the relationship between exercise and disease.
• Up-to-date information on diseases and conditions, including the latest research findings, looks at recent changes in medical testing and treatment reflecting more sophisticated diagnostic imaging and testing.
• Preferred Practice Patterns from the American Physical Therapy Association's Guide to the Physical Therapist Practice are incorporated throughout the text.
• The latest information on the Genome Project is discussed as an important component of pathology.
• Practical tables in the chapter on laboratory tests and values (Chapter 39) help therapists evaluate exercise on the basis of lab values present.
• Biopsychosocial-spiritual concepts are addressed in relation to the therapist's role, examining implications of this new direction for risk assessment, health promotion, and disease prevention.
• Appendices provide general guidelines for preventing the spread of infection (Appendix A) and exercising medically compromised people safely and effectively (Appendix B).

• Three new chapters have been added to this edition: Injury, Inflammation, and Healing (Chapter 5); The Lymphatic System (Chapter 12); and Transplantation (Chapter 20).
• A new emphasis on the influence of exercise on systems, diseases, disorders, and the various conditions discussed.
• A new focus on health promotion and disease prevention aligns the book with Healthy People 2010, the comprehensive program of public health planning which is endorsed by the APTA and highly esteemed in the health care community.
• Twice as many illustrations and photographs in this edition help the reader understand concepts.
• A new chapter on injury, inflammation, and healing (Chapter 5) discusses the mechanisms of cell injury and its implications for the therapist, with special sections on exercise and inflammation, tissue healing, and organ repair.
• A new chapter on the lymphatic system (Chapter 12) addresses complications of treatment (especially radiation and chemotherapy) in patients with cancer, as well as exercise guidelines, education, and home program - featuring additional sections on lymphatic diseases.
• A new chapter on transplantation (Chapter 20) offers guidelines for acute care, activities, and exercise with patients before, during, and after organ transplantation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780721692333
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 10/09/2002
Edition description: REV
Pages: 1264
Product dimensions: 8.98(w) x 11.40(h) x 2.11(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1. Introduction
1. Introduction to Concepts of Pathology
2. Biopsychosocial-Spiritual Concepts Related to Health Care
3. Environmental and Occupational Medicine
4. Problems Affecting Multiple Systems
5. Injury, Inflammation, and Healing
6. The Immune System
7. Infectious Disease
8. Oncology
9. The Integumentary System

Section 2. Clinical Medicine
10. The Endocrine and Metabolic Systems
11. The Cardiovascular System
12. The Lymphatic System
13. The Hematologic System
14. The Respiratory System
15. The Gastrointestinal System
16. The Hepatic, Pancreatic, and Biliary Systems
17. The Renal and Urologic Systems
18. The Male Genital/Reproductive System
19. The Female Genital/Reproductive System
20. Transplantation

Section 3. Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System
21. Introduction to Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System
22. Genetic and Developmental Disorders
23. Metabolic Disorders
24. Infectious Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
25. Musculoskeletal Neoplasms
26. Joint and Muscle Disorders

Section 4. Pathology of the Nervous System
27. Introduction to Central Nervous System Disorders
28. Infectious Disorders of the Central nervous System
29. Central Nervous System Neoplasms
30. Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System
31. Stroke
32. Traumatic Brain Injury
33. Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
34. Cerebral Palsy
35. Epilepsy
36. Headache
37. Vestibular Disorders
38. The Peripheral Nervous System
39. Laboratory Tests and Values

Appendix A Summary of Universal Precautions

Appendix B Guidelines of Activity and Exercise


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