Pathophysiology E-Book

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Apr 30, 2008 - Medical - 472 pages
This completely new textbook takes an integrative, problem-based approach to pathophysiology, creating an effective bridge from basic science to clinical practice. Preeminent pathology practitioner, author, and instructor Ivan Damjanov, MD, PhD skillfully provides you with the rich understanding of disease mechanisms you need to succeed on the USMLE and beyond. Clinical vignettes in each chapter, presented in a problem-based format, demonstrate the practical relevance of pathophysiology principles, and hundreds of full-color diagrams clarify even the most difficult concepts. The result is a comprehensive yet succinct source that is ideal for today's medical students.
  • Discussions of each organ system's disorders include key clinical function tests and lab tests - valuable aspects of laboratory medicine that are highly relevant to clinical practice, but are not covered in other pathophysiology texts.
  • A consistent, logical format for each chapter makes the material easy to master.
  • Abundant full-color conceptual diagrams, algorithms, and charts present complex information in an easy-to-absorb manner.
  • Glossaries of key terms, review questions, and other learning tools facilitate study.
  • Clinical case studies help you succeed in problem-based learning courses and on the USMLE.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 LABORATORY MEDICINE
1
Chapter 2 SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
37
Chapter 3 SYSTEMIC DISEASES
67
Chapter 4 CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
93
Chapter 5 PULMONARY DISEASES
147
Chapter 6 BLOOD BONE MARROW AND THE LYMPHOID SYSTEM
189
Chapter 7 THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT
237
Chapter 8 THE LIVER AND BILIARY SYSTEM
271
Chapter 9 THE EXOCRINE PANCREAS
323
Chapter 10 THE ENDOCRINE PANCREAS
343
Chapter 11 THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
363
Chapter 12 THE KIDNEYS
407
Index
447
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School of Medicine

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Science

The University of Kansas Medical Center

3901 Rainbow Blvd.

Kansas City, KS 66160-7410

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