CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2010, Forty-Ninth Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 23, 2009 - Medical - 1756 pages

The #1 annually updated text in internal medicine!

The annual classic that puts research where it belongs...into your practice

Written by clincians renowned in their respective fields, CMDT offers the most current insights into symptoms, signs, epidemiology, and treatment for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders. For each topic you'll find concise, evidence-based answers to questions regarding both hospital and ambulatory medicine. This streamlined reference is the fastest and easiest way to keep abreast of the latest medical advances, prevention strategies, cost-effective treatments, and more. As an added bonus, this is the first edition to offer additional material online at no additional cost. Chapters on anti-infective chemotherapeutic and antibiotic agents, diagnostic testing and medical decision making, basic genetics, and information technology in patient care care be found at!

More information on patient care in less text:

  • A strong focus on the clinical diagnosis and patient management tools essential to daily practice
  • Broad range of internal medicine and primary care topics, including gynecology and obstetrics, dermatology, neurology, and ophthalmology
  • The only text with an annual HIV infection update
  • Hundreds of drug treatment tables, with indexed trade names and updated prices -- plus helpful diagnostic and treatment algorithms
  • Recent references with PMID numbers for fast access to abstracts or full-text articles
  • ICD-9 codes are listed on the inside covers
  • Four online-only chapters available at no additional cost at


  • New topics include H1N1 influenza A, acute knee pain, vaccine safety, neuromyelitis optica, and Chikungunya fever
  • Expanded 24-page color insert
  • Rewritten Cancer chapter by new authors
  • New ACC/AHA Task Force Guidelines for management of congenital heart disease in pregnant women
  • Major revision of antithrombotic therapy

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User Review  - lizanp -

This book has been so helpful to me as a new nurse practitioner. It explains the pathophysiology of each conditiondisease and has the most up to date treatment. Very easy to navigate and read! Read full review

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This is a pretty good textbook but more helpful to the allied health professionals
It includes chapters on Gynaecology and Drugs which can well be avoided or modified.
I read this book last year and
found the language easy and lucid with many illustration of charts and graphs.
It is definitely a good textbook to have alongside if you are a theoretical person and not a clinician,


1 Disease Prevention Health Promotion
2 Common Symptoms
3 Preoperative Evaluation Perioperative Management

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About the author (2009)

Stephen J. McPhee, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Maxine A. Papadakis, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

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