CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2011

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McGraw Hill Professional, Nov 5, 2010 - Medical - 1808 pages
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The 50th Anniversary Edition of the World’s Most Popular Annual General Medicine Book – Celebrated with a New Full-Color Design

Includes 5 online-only chapters at no additional cost at

Your first place to turn for current developments that promise better patient care
Written by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, CMDT offers the most current insight 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 clinical companion is the fastest and easiest way to keep abreast of the latest medical advances, prevention strategies, cost-effective treatments, and more.

MORE usable patient-care information in LESS text:

  • A strong focus on the clinical diagnosis and patient management tools essential to daily practice
  • Full review of all internal medicine and primary care topics, including gynecology and obstetrics, dermatology, neurology, and ophthalmology
  • The only text with an annual review of advances in HIV treatment
  • 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 listed on the inside covers
  • Five online-only chapters available at no additional cost at

NEW to this edition:

  • Full-color photos and illustrations integrated with text throughout book, including much expanded dermatology and ophthalmology images
  • Newly introduced topics: E. coli O145, floppy iris syndrome, and expanded coverage of H1N1 influenza A
  • New information: emerging role for B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) as marker of early left ventricular myocardial failure, new approaches to correction of aortic stenosis and to aortic regurgitation in Marfan syndrome, risks of typical and atypical antipsychotic medications, and new hypoglycemic agents
  • Substantial update on cardiology and hypertension, including use of stents and cardiac resynchronization therapy with biventricular pacemaker insertion, recent ACC/AHA criteria for appropriateness of coronary revascularization, use of prasugrel and clopidogrel compared with aspirin in prevention of stent thrombosis, dronedarone and catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation and dabigatran versus warfarin in prevention of atrial fibrillation-related stroke, as well as guidelines for developing an antihypertensive regimen
  • Updated information on pathogenesis and treatment of immune and drug-induced thrombocytopenia, new investigational anticoagulants such as rivaroxaban and idraparinux, risk stratification and prophylactic regimens for deep venous thrombosis and venous thromboembolism, and a prognostic model for pulmonary emboli
  • Expanded information on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, treatment of pharyngitis and laryngitis, approaches to the diagnosis of syphilis, diagnosis and complications with borreliosis and its coinfections, acute and chronic viral hepatitides, amyloidosis, treatment and prognosis of venous stasis ulcers, and therapy for heat stroke and burns
  • Substantially updated treatment sections: HIV infections and AIDS and advances in therapy for breast cancer in women
  • Updated section on immunization requirements
  • New CMDT Online chapter on Sports Medicine and Outpatient Orthopedics

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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 condition/disease and has the most up to date treatment. Very easy to navigate and read! Read full review

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This year's Current still lists "CFS" (aka ME) as "Fatigue & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome...p.39" in Chp.2 "Common Symptoms." Need it be pointed out once again that ME is a severe neuro-immune disease not Idiopathic Chronic Fatigue?
I refer the authors to the ME International Consensus Criteria for accurate information on ME:
I would love to give Current a five-star rating and will very gladly do so if an accurate entry on ME is substituted. I do think it is generally a very good work. Pls take info from the ME ICC, supra, and/or contact me for more info or to find an authority who will draft an accurate piece on ME for you for free. Thank you.
There are some accurate statements in the piece on ME, but many harmful inaccuracies taken from studies or articles by proven frauds such as Simon Wessely and which use the Reeves and Sharpe definitions of "CFS" which are both patently invalid on their face.
Here are a sample of the egregious inaccuracies in this article:
"Persons with confirmed CFS report a much greater frequency of childhood trauma and psychopathology..."
"Acyclovir...and low-dose hydro-cortosone do not improve symptoms."
"There is a greater occurrence of past and current psychiatric diagnoses in patients with this syndrome."
"All patients...should be reassured that full recovery is eventually possible in most cases."


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

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About the author (2010)

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 Medicine
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Associate Editor:
Michael W. Rabow, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

With Associate Authors

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