Introductory Pathophysiology for Nursing and Healthcare Professionals

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Author: Martin Steggall,Mark Zelman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780273723868

Category: Nursing

Page: 478

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Introduction to Pathophysiology for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals is the most comprehensive visual survey of pathophysiology affecting each body system. Using full colour illustrations, photographs and learning features, this book makes the potentially complex subject of pathophysiology interesting and accessible. Each chapter discusses the common pathologies for each body system, along with the prevalence of the disease in the UK. The text is aimed at students and healthcare professionals who are learning about applied pathophysiology and related pharmacology and is an ideal introduction to the subject, enabling care to be based on a sound foundation of what is going on in the body.

Learning to Care E-Book

The Nursing Associate

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Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070207795X

Category: Medical

Page: 632

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Richly illustrated throughout, this comprehensive resource is designed to fully equip Trainee Nursing Associates for their future role as professional healthcare providers with chapters ranging from ‘how to learn’ and essay writing to communication skills, reflective practice, and the role of evidence-based clinical decision making. Basic anatomy and physiology, together with the care and treatment of common disorders, form the second part of the volume. The book includes a wide range of learning features and comes with a downloadable image bank to assist trainee nursing associates with their assignments. Clear, no nonsense writing style helps make learning easy Provides helpful advice on study skills and essay writing Incorporates the 15 Standards of the Care Certificate Learning objectives at the start of each chapter enable readers to monitor their progress Key Words feature encourage familiarisation with a new vocabulary ‘Self Test’ questions at the start of each chapter allow readers to establish their baseline knowledge Reflection and Critical Awareness features encourage critical thinking and recall of essential information Medicine Trolley feature outlines common drugs, their usage, routes of administration and side effects Case Studies give practical context to core information Care in the Home Setting, At the GP Surgery and Communities of Care boxes illustrate healthcare provision outside the hospital environment Includes anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology of important diseases and disorders OSCEs help trainee nursing associates prepare for examinations Helpful glossary provides definitions of new terms

Acute Nursing Care

Recognising and Responding to Medical Emergencies

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Author: Ian Peate,Helen Dutton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317902777

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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Delays in recognising deterioration or inappropriate management of people in acute care settings can result in late treatment, avoidable admissions to intensive care units and in some instances unnecessary deaths. As the role of the nurse in healthcare settings continues to change and evolve, today’s student nurses need to be equipped with the fundamental skills to recognise and manage deterioration in the patient in a competent and confident manner, as you learn to become practitioners of the future. Using a body systems approach and emphasising the central role and function of the nurse throughout, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential issues in this important subject. Topics covered include: recognition and identification of physiological deterioration in adults; identification of disordered physiology that may lead to a medical emergency linked to deterioration of normal function; relevant anatomy and physiology; pathophysiological changes and actions that need to be taken; immediate recognition and response; investigations, diagnosis and management issues; and teaching and preventative strategies.

Essential Pathophysiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students

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Author: Ann Richards

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335238343

Category: Medical

Page: 501

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This book is the perfect quick reference or study guide for students covering disease and therapeutics as part of a nursing or other healthcare course.

Practices in Children's Nursing E-Book

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Author: Ethel Trigg,Toby Mohammed,Louise Ford,Hermione Montgomery,Vicky Vidler

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044458

Category: Medical

Page: 520

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The skills required by children’s nurses are many and varied, and are undertaken in a variety of settings. This book provides a clinical manual of common practices. Each practice is research-based and presented in a common format which covers: Objectives, Rationale, Factors to note, Guidelines, Positioning, Equipment, Method, Special observations and possible complications, and References and further reading. The guidelines have been written specifically for children’s nursing by contributors from well-known children’s units. They are not simply adaptations from adult practices and therefore recognise the unique differences between adult and children’s nursing. The introductory section covers common concepts and infection control. There are also appendices on the use of play as a distraction, and on complementary therapies. The common format of each practice makes the book easy to use and refer to in a clinical setting. Each practice is based on the latest research to ensure it is evidence-based and up to date Introductory chapters cover issues common to all practices to make the book easier to use. The appendix on play reinforces its common usage as a distraction technique A chapter on complementary therapies explains these as they are becoming more widespread All practices have been reviewed by regional centres to avoid parochialism Content reorganised to reflect the Essential Skills Clusters from the NMC New chapter on communicating with children All chapters updated to reflect the current evidence base

Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology

An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students

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Author: Muralitharan Nair,Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118311078

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology is designedspecifically for nursing and healthcare students, providing astraightforward, jargon-free, accessible introduction topathophysiology. Highly visual and written specifically forstudents, the second edition of this best-selling textbook providesclear explanations of the anatomy of the human body, and theeffects of disease or illness on normal physiology. To make studyeasier, the book includes learning outcomes, a range of activitiesto test learning, key words, end-of-chapter glossaries, andclinical case scenarios, and is supported by an online resourcecentre with further activities and exercises. Key Features: Superb full colour illustrations, bringing this subject tolife Full of extra features to help improve the learning process,including key words, test-your-knowledge, exercises, furtherreading and learning outcomes New case studies throughout to help you understand how to applythe knowledge in clinical practice Supported by an online resource centre at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/fundamentalsofappliedpathophysiology"www.wiley.com/go/fundamentalsofappliedpathophysiology/awith fantastic extras for both lecturers and students, including animage bank, interactive multiple choice questions, true/falseexercises, word-searches, glossary flash-cards, label-the diagramactivities, and more!

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Students

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Author: Sarah Ashelford,Vanessa Taylor,Justine Raynsford

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473943736

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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Carefully designed to provide an integrated introduction to both the biology of disease and the therapeutic agents that are used to manage them, this book considers the underlying pathology of many common illnesses and diseases but by focusing on those conditions which have a pharmacological intervention is able to provide nurses with a broader understanding of bioscience that reflects care given in practice. It covers the basics of pharmacology, the core pathological concepts of inflammation, infection and cancer as well as a systems-based consideration of the pathophysiology and relevant pharmacology of common disorders. Providing the ideal starting point for student nurses to develop a robust, integrated knowledge of human disease and pharmacology, this book will enable them to provide care based on up-to-date knowledge of this important subject.

Introduction to Pathophysiology

Basic Principles of the Disease Process

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Author: John H. Emes,Thomas J. Nowak

Publisher: Univ Park Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 462

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Pathophysiology

A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses

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Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582553177

Category: Medical

Page: 629

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This unique 2-in-1 reference presents vital information on pathophysiology in two helpful ways on every page. The wide inner column contains detailed narrative text; the narrow outer column contains brief bulleted summaries of the same information. This format enables nurses to quickly scan the bulleted points and jump to in-depth information as needed without turning the page. Organized by body system, the book covers 220 diseases and disorders. Two 8-page full-color inserts illustrate selected disorders. Illustrations and flowcharts demonstrate abnormal structures and pathophysiologic processes. Icons highlight complications, life-threatening disorders, emergency interventions, and effects of treatment on disease processes.

Pathophysiology for the Health Professions - E- Book

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Author: Barbara E. Gould,Ruthanna Dyer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292402

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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A concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals, Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 4th Edition helps you learn to identify disease processes and disorders. Authors Barbara Gould and Ruthanna Dyer continue the tradition of a text known for its readability and vivid, full-color illustrations, updated with the latest research and clinical advances. Unique Challenge, Think About, and Emergency Treatment features help in applying the material to real-life situations. No matter which area in the healthcare field you may enter, this book provides essential preparation for conditions encountered in clinical practice. Concise and readable approach includes the information students need without overwhelming them, even if they have a limited scientific background. Unique Challenge feature asks "What can go wrong with this structure or system?" as a way to help students facilitate progress by using previously learned knowledge. Unique Think About boxes help with self-evaluation, test preparation, and review. Unique Emergency Treatment boxes list basic emergency measures; these can be modified to fit specific professions, established protocols, or practice settings. Research boxes discuss new developments, problem areas of pathophysiology, and complications associated with research. Warning Signs boxes summarize conditions that may develop in patients. Diagnostic tests and treatments are included for each of the major disorders. Case studies in each chapter provide a basis for discussion or can be used as an assignment. Study questions offer a self-assessment on the material in each chapter. Ready References in the appendix provide a quick lookup for anatomic terms, conversion tables, abbreviations and acronyms, diagnostic studies and tests, and more. A companion Evolve website includes web links, learning activities, content updates, and more. New content on the causes and trends related to disease, new drugs, technology, and treatment. Coverage of obesity and its complications, including an in-depth discussion of metabolic syndrome. Multiple disorder syndromes in the aged client. DNA, genetics and the Human Genome Project with current research on protein pathways in health (proteomics) and the implications for drug treatment and disease causation. Coverage of autism. Updated content on the H1N1 virus and communicable diseases; HIV, cancer causation, and immunology; and substance abuse to reflect common practices in the use of illicit (street) drugs as well as abuse of prescription medications. Case studies revised to emphasize chronic diseases, prevention, and acute care, and to apply to a wider range of health professions. Appendices reorganized for improved reference and lookup.

Pathophysiology for the Health Professions - E- Book

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Author: Karin C. VanMeter,Robert J Hubert

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032329281X

Category: Medical

Page: 720

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A concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals, Gould’s Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 5th Edition helps you learn essential concepts of major diseases/disorders and disease processes. Continuing in its well-known tradition of readability and vivid, full-color illustrations, the text is updated with the latest research and trends in human disease. Disorders are described by body system, with coverage of the interactions between systems, and special features help you apply the material to real-life situations. No matter which healthcare field you may enter, Gould’s Pathophysiology prepares you for the conditions encountered in clinical practice. "Gould’s Pathophysiology for the Health Professions can easily be incorporated into a course as a prescribed book to students in the health care professions. The authors of this book are commended for their contribution to the literature on pathophysiology and its application to the health professions." Reviewed by: Dr Benita Olivier, University of the Witwatersrand, Date: Oct 14 Concise and readable approach includes the information you need without being overwhelming, even if you have a limited scientific background. Unique Think About questions alert you to important points and help with self-evaluation, test preparation, and review. Warning Signs boxes help you identify the pre-emptive signs of physiologic events such as strokes. Emergency Treatment boxes give step-by-step instructions to follow for emergencies such as shock, cardiac arrest, and pneumothorax. Apply Your Knowledge questions ask you to use what you’ve learned to predict What can go wrong with this structure or system? Ready References in the appendix provide a quick lookup for anatomic terms, conversion tables, abbreviations and acronyms, diagnostic studies and tests, and more. Key terms are listed at the beginning of each chapter and defined within the text, covering the scientific terminology you need to know. Research boxes discuss new developments, problem areas of pathophysiology, and complications associated with research. Learning objectives and bulleted chapter summaries help you focus on key concepts and information. NEW Defense/Protective Mechanisms section consolidates coverage of inflammation and healing, infection, and immunity. UPDATED chapters are reorganized with a building-block method that presents content in a more logical and systematic approach. UPDATED format for individual disorders includes 1) background, 2) pathophysiology, 3) etiology, 4) signs and symptoms, 5) diagnoses, 6) possible related complications/disorders, and 7) treatments/research. NEW! Pathophysiology of Body Systems chapters begin with a brief review of normal anatomy and physiology and show the interrelatedness and the interactions between systems. NEW authors bring a fresh and contemporary approach to the content while keeping true to the integrity of Barbara Gould’s original text.

Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing - E-Book

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Author: Adrianne Dill Linton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293638

Category: Medical

Page: 1440

View: 512

With just the right level of information to equip you to effectively care for adults and older adults, Linton's Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 5th Edition is the leading LPN/LVN text in its field. Covering both med-surg and psychiatric mental health conditions and disorders, it addresses your role in a variety of care settings, emphasizes culturally competent care and holistic nursing, and thoroughly covers all relevant NCLEX-PN Test Plan content. Abundant real-life case studies clearly show how to apply what you've learned to clinical practice. Features separate chapters on common, high-profile disorders (including hypertension, diabetes, and shock), providing an in-depth understanding for patient care. Offers foundational units on basic concepts related to the health care system, care settings, the nursing process, leadership, nutrition, the older adult, growth and nutrition, legal/ethical considerations, evidence-based nursing care, and many more essential topics, avoiding repetition later in the text Includes a separate, comprehensive unit on the older adult and related disorders — no other LPN/LVN med-surg text has as much coverage of this primary patient group. Includes a separate, comprehensive unit on psychosocial responses to illness, psychiatric disorders, and substance abuse — eliminating the need for a separate psychiatric mental health nursing text. Emphasizes content related to the NCLEX-PN Test Plan, including health promotion, nutrition, legal/ethical issues, HIPAA, and prevention of medication/medical errors. Offers in-depth pharmacology coverage: the Pharmacology Tutorial covers drug classifications, how drugs work, and nursing responsibilities; Pharmacology Capsules boxes provide medication information, precautions for use, interactions, and side/adverse effects; and Pharmacology and Medications tables in body systems chapters include classification, use/action, side/adverse effects, and nursing interventions — all with the goal of reducing medication errors on the job and equipping you to pass the NCLEX exam. Assists with assignment and supervision, helping you assign tasks to nurse assistants, patient care techs, and unlicensed assistive personnel, and making sure you understand the difference between delegation, management, supervision, and assignment of tasks on the health care team. Features Diagnostic Tests and Procedures tables for a quick reference to MRI, CT, Doppler flow, lumbar puncture tests for neurologic disorders, and much more. Highlights timely information with Health Promotion boxes, Cultural Considerations boxes, Nutrition Considerations boxes, and Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes. Provides bulleted lists of nursing instructions for Patient Teaching Plans, stressing the role and responsibility of the LPN/LVN to reinforce patient education. Provides consistent Nursing Care Plans that reinforce the nursing process and focus on critical thinking, and Put on Your Thinking Cap Critical Thinking boxes encourage you to pause and consider the practical implications of what you have just read.

Sterblich sein

Was am Ende wirklich zählt. Über Würde, Autonomie und eine angemessene medizinische Versorgung

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Author: Atul Gawande

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035849

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell

Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing - E-Book

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Author: Gloria Leifer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293573

Category: Medical

Page: 864

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Part of the popular LPN Threads series, Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing provides a solid foundation in obstetrics and pediatric nursing. An easy-to-follow organization by developmental stages, discussion of disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, and a focus on family health make it a complete guide to caring for maternity and pediatric patients. Written in a clear, concise style by Gloria Leifer, MA, RN, this edition reflects the current NCLEX® test plan with additional material on safety, health promotion, nutrition, and related psychosocial care. Cultural Considerations boxes and a Cultural Assessment Data Collection Tool help in developing individualized plans of care. Updated health promotion content includes Health Promotion boxes focusing on preventive strategies for achieving prenatal wellness, health during pregnancy, postnatal health, and pediatric illness prevention and wellness -- including the complete immunization schedules for all ages. Nursing Tips provide information applying to the clinical setting. Objectives are listed in each chapter opener. Key terms include phonetic pronunciations and text page references at the beginning of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions help you understand how a care plan is developed, how to evaluate care of a patient, and how to apply critical thinking skills. A companion Evolve website includes animations, videos, answers to review questions and answer guidelines for critical thinking questions, an English/Spanish audio glossary, critical thinking case studies, and additional review questions for the NCLEX examination.

Anatomie und Physiologie für Dummies

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Author: Maggie Norris,Donna Rae Siegfried

Publisher: VCH

ISBN: 9783527708284

Category:

Page: 358

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Unser Körper ist ein komplexes System, in dem viele unterschiedlich aufgebaute Teile zusammenwirken. In ”Anatomie und Physiologie für Dummies“ erfahren die Leser, was sie über Knochen, Muskeln, Nerven, Hormone und den Rest, der den menschlichen Körper ausmacht, wissen müssen. Das ist aber natürlich noch nicht alles. Donna Rae Siegfried zeigt in diesem ausgiebig und teilweise farbig illustrierten Band, wie viele Einzelteile zusammenarbeiten und wie der Körper als großes Ganzes funktioniert. Mit Übungsaufgaben, die online gestellt wurden, können Sie Ihr frisch erworbenes Wissen noch einmal überprüfen. Wie man es von den Dummies nicht anders kennt, werden die Leser locker, leicht und mit einer Prise Humor in das komplexe Thema eingeführt.

Introduction to Nursing Research: Incorporating Evidence-Based Practice

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Author: Carol Boswell,Sharon Cannon

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763740405

Category: Medical

Page: 367

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Perfect for BSN-level Nursing Research Courses! Rather than introducing nursing students to how to conduct research, Introduction to Nursing Research illustrates to students how they can incorporate research into their daily practice and how research relates to hospital policies and procedures. The book alerts the reader to focus on potential weak areas within the dissemination of the research project. Each chapter provides numerous clinical examples demonstrating the evidence-based application.

Taschenatlas Pathophysiologie

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Author: Stefan Silbernagl,Florian Lang

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3132418900

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Pathophysiologie verstehen ist der erste Schritt in Richtung Klinik. Mit dem Taschenatlas Pathophysiologie schaffst du das mit links! Erfahre auf fast 200 anschaulichen Farbtafeln und mit verständlichen Texten alles über die wichtigsten pathophysiologischen Mechanismen der Krankheitsentstehung. - Kombiniere Text und Bild: Jede Doppelseite verschafft dir einen vollständigen Überblick über das behandelte Thema. - Finde dich schnell zurecht: Die Inhalte sind konsequent gegliedert und ein Farbleitsystem mit Daumenregister sorgt für gute Orientierung. Wo es nötig ist, werden die physiologischen Grundlagen für ein besseres Verständnis noch einmal erklärt. - Stell den Bezug zur Klinik her: Lerne schon jetzt kennen womit du es später in der Klinik zu tun hast. Plus: Ausführliche Informationen zur Malaria sowie zu Energiestoffwechsel, Essstörungen und Adipositas.

Lehrbuch der Medizinischen Physiologie

Die Physiologie des Menschen für Studierende der Medizin und Ärzte

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Author: William F. Ganong

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662006278

Category: Medical

Page: 820

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Atlas of Pathophysiology

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Author: Anatomical Chart Co

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582553641

Category: Medical

Page: 440

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Featuring over 300 large full-color illustrations, this comprehensive atlas shows how more than 150 disorders can disrupt the human body's equilibrium. It is designed to help healthcare professionals visualize disease processes and understand the rationales for clinical interventions. Introductory chapters illustrate basic pathophysiologic concepts including cells, cancer, infection, genetics, and fluids and electrolytes. Thirteen chapters organized by body system cover all major diseases, with illustrations, charts, and brief text on causes, pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment. This Second Edition includes 10 new disease entries and updated information throughout. Diagnostic test information now includes expected findings for the disorder.

Physiologie Malatlas

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Author: Wynn Kapit,Robert I. Macey,Esmail Meisami

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868942255

Category:

Page: 174

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