Disease Management for Nurse Practitioners

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002 - Medical - 887 pages
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This definitive reference has everything nurse practitioners need to manage diseases confidently. Organized by body system or disease category, the book covers more than 300 disorders, from coronary artery disease to latex allergy to thyroid cancer. For each condition, the text reviews causes, incidence, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, treatment guidelines (for drug therapy, surgery, diet, pain control, and behavior modification), patient teaching, and more. "Healthy Living" covers lifestyle behaviors. "Clinical Caution" highlights complications related to disease management. "Age Alert" showcases age-specific considerations for young and older patients. Hundreds of illustrations and charts throughout clarify key topics.
  

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Contents

Psychosocial disorders
1
Cardiovascular disorders
63
Hematologic disorders
138
Renal and urologic disorders
179
Neurologic disorders
213
Musculoskeletal disorders
273
Respiratory disorders
328
Gastrointestinal disorders
378
Eye ear nose and throat disorders
556
Infectious diseases
618
Dermatologic disorders
697
Trauma
735
Immune disorders
765
Neoplasms
807
i
822
Index
875

Metabolic endocrine and nutritional disorders
449
Reproductive disorders
504

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