Essentials of Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011 - Medical - 1256 pages
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"Designed to present students with essential concepts of disease processes and altered health states, this third edition text is ideal for both discrete and integrated pathophysiology courses. The third edition continues to build on the extremely successful art program and the 'Understanding' feature and has an even more robust electronic support ancillary program to make both faculty and student learning easier and more successful"--Provided by publisher.
 

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Overall, the book is excellent. However, the content could be better organized, with introductory material placed ... at the introduction where it is needed. CONSISTENT organization would also be helpful. This author makes several assumptions, some of which are fair game, some of which are not. For example, she is of the opinion that a critical understanding of anatomy and physiology are essential, and this assumption is spot on. However, while the book isn't intensely based on organic chemistry, she also makes the assumption that the reader should have a rudimentary knowledge of it, at least. Not all of us do. Moreover, while she clearly supplies enough information, it is at times superfluous. This leads the reader to a sorting-out process of what is truly an "essential" of pathophysiology, from what is not. To the prospective health care practitioner, some of this ... sorry ... drivel ... is redundant. There are other pathophysiology books that are, indeed, made incredibly easy without sacrificing content, to say nothing of being more pragmatic, less homiletic. This tome is 1,280 pages in length; most of which is truly essential; some of which truly is not.  

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Contents

Chapter
1
Cellular Responses to Stress Injury
33
Inflammation the Inflammatory
51
Cell Proliferation and Tissue
73
Genetic Control of Cell Function
89
Genetic and Congenital
109
Neoplasia
131
UNIT Integrative Body Functions
159
Disorders of Renal Function
620
Acute Renal Failure and Chronic
641
Disorders of the Bladder
659
U N IT Gastrointestinal
679
Disorders of Gastrointestinal
700
77
758
U NIT Endocrine System
761
Growth and Metabolism
774

Stress and Adaptation
209
Disorders of Nutritional Status
224
UNIT
236
U
243
Disorders of Hemostasis
263
Disorders of Red Blood Cells
279
UNIT
294
Chapter 11
299
Innate and Adaptive Immunity
319
Disorders of the Immune
345
U NIT Circulatory Function
377
Disorders of Blood Flow
405
Disorders of Cardiac Function
449
Heart Failure
486
Respiratory Function
513
Respiratory Tract Infections
540
Disorders of Ventilation and
566
UNIT
594
U NIT Kidney and Urinary Tract
601
Diabetes Mellitus and
799
UNIT
806
UNIT Nervous System
829
Nervous System
837
Somatosensory Function
863
Disorders of Neuromuscular
891
Disorders of Brain Function
929
Disorders of Special Sensory
966
U NIT Genitourinary
1009
Disorders of the Female Genitourinary
1033
Sexually Transmitted
1067
U NIT Musculoskeletal Function
1081
UNIT
1154
UNIT Integumentary Function
1159
Disorders of Skin Integrity
1172
Glossary
1207
Laboratory Values
1217
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