Gould’s Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 5e

Gould's Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 5e Author Karin C. VanMeter PhD
ISBN-10 1455754110
ISBN-13 9781455754113
Year 2014-01-01
Pages 720
Language English
Publisher Saunders
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A concise easy to understand introduction to the fundamentals Goulds Pathophysiology for the Health Professions 5th Edition helps you learn essential concepts of major diseases disorders and disease processes Continuing in its well known tradition of readability and vivid full color illustrations the text is updated with the latest research and trends in human disease Disorders are described by body system with coverage of the interactions between systems and special features help you apply the material to real life situations No matter which healthcare field you may enter Goulds Pathophysiology prepares you for the conditions encountered in clinical practice Goulds Pathophysiology for the Health Professions can easily be incorporated into a course as a prescribed book to students in the health care professions The authors of this book are commended for their contribution to the literature on pathophysiology and its application to the health professions Reviewed by Dr Benita Olivier University of the Witwatersrand Date Oct 14Concise and readable approach includes the information you need without being overwhelming even if you have a limited scientific background Unique Think About questions alert you to important points and help with self evaluation test preparation and review Warning Signs boxes help you identify the pre emptive signs of physiologic events such as strokes Emergency Treatment boxes give step by step instructions to follow for emergencies such as shock cardiac arrest and pneumothorax Apply Your Knowledge questions ask you to use what youve learned to predict What can go wrong with this structure or system Ready References in the appendix provide a quick lookup for anatomic terms conversion tables abbreviations and acronyms diagnostic studies and tests and more Key terms are listed at the beginning of each chapter and defined within the text covering the scientific terminology you need to know Research boxes discuss new developments problem areas of pathophysiology and complications associated with research Learning objectives and bulleted chapter summaries help you focus on key concepts and information NEW Defense Protective Mechanisms section consolidates coverage of inflammation and healing infection and immunity UPDATED chapters are reorganized with a building block method that presents content in a more logical and systematic approach UPDATED format for individual disorders includes 1 background 2 pathophysiology 3 etiology 4 signs and symptoms 5 diagnoses 6 possible related complications disorders and 7 treatments research NEW Pathophysiology of Body Systems chapters begin with a brief review of normal anatomy and physiology and show the interrelatedness and the interactions between systems NEW authors bring a fresh and contemporary approach to the content while keeping true to the integrity of Barbara Goulds original text

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