Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Oct 1, 2015 - Medical - 976 pages

Get a firm grasp of disease and disease process as it relates to your job with Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions, 6th Edition. Perfectly tailored to the needs to today's medical assistants, this unique text uses simple language and an abundance of learning features as it walks readers through the disease pathology of over 500 common patient conditions. This new sixth edition includes new diseases and conditions, new illustrations, ICD-10-CM codes for every condition, and new critical thinking questions to keep readers up-to-date on the latest pathology topics while helping them apply concepts from the text to clinical practice.

  • Tenth grade reading level utilizes very approachable language to make the text content easy to digest.
  • Enrichment boxes relate disease information to everyday practice.
  • ICD-10-CM codes for each disease give readers ample practice looking up codes in ICD-10-CM.
  • Current information on the most commonly encountered clinical disorders is presented in small segments for easier understanding.
  • Full-color illustrations clarify difficult concepts.
  • Consistent format for all diseases entries walks readers through each step of patient care and treatment, including:
    • Description
    • Symptoms and Signs
    • Patient Screening
    • Etiology
    • Diagnosis
    • Treatment
    • Prognosis
    • Prevention
    • Patient Teaching

  • Pharmacology appendix details drug names, therapeutic objectives, side effects, and general comments for commonly prescribed drugs.
  • Alerts highlight safety precautions for physician-based practice.
  • Review Challenges reinforce content and reveal areas requiring additional study.
  • Real-life Challenges test readers' ability to apply chapter content to real-world cases.
  • NEW! Additional diseases and conditions have been added throughout the text to keep readers up to date on the types of diseases and conditions they will encounter on the job.
  • NEW! Critical thinking questions provide additional opportunities for readers to critically apply the concepts covered in the text.

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2 Developmental Congenital and Childhood Diseases and Disorders
3 Immunologic Diseases and Conditions
4 Diseases and Conditions of the Endocrine System
5 Diseases and Disorders of the Eye and Ear
6 Diseases and Conditions of the Integumentary System
7 Diseases and Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System
8 Diseases and Conditions of the Digestive System
9 Diseases and Conditions of the Respiratory System
12 Diseases and Conditions of the Reproductive System
13 Neurologic Diseases and Conditions
14 Mental Disorders
15 Disorders and Conditions Resulting from Trauma
Appendix I Common Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
Appendix II Pharmacology

10 Diseases and Conditions of the Circulatory System
11 Diseases and Conditions of the Urinary System
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