The Merck Manual of Patient Symptoms

A Concise, Practical Guide to Etiology, Evaluation, and Treatment

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Author: Robert S. Porter

Publisher: Merck

ISBN: 9780911910117

Category: Medical

Page: 670

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This compact, convenient and thorough reference guide, created in the great tradition of so many other Merck Manuals, enables users to quickly find information they need to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients. Professionals will appreciate its conciseness, reliability, and portability, and students will love how it helps them make the transition from textbook knowledge to practical experience. It's published in a handy, durable paperback format, presented in 2-color for clarity and attractiveness, pocket-sized at 4 3/4 inches by 7 1/2 inches.

The Merck Manual Of Health & Aging

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Author: Mark H. Beers,Thomas V. Jones, M.D.

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345482751

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 1068

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Discusses the physical effects of aging, examines issues of caregiving and medical care for older adults, covers medical conditions and diseases likely to affect older people, and addresses a range of key social, ethical, and legal issues related to aging. Simultaneous.

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook

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Author: Merck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118171233

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 2500

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Now in paperback—the most comprehensive home health reference bestseller Millions of people around the world have relied on The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for quick access to authoritative, accessible health information. Written by more than 300 internationally respected medical experts, this comprehensive medical resource features extensive, up-to-date coverage of health care for newborns, the elderly, and everyone in between. Contains reliable, up-to-date information on a broad range of medical conditions, illnesses, and situations, including accidents and injuries, aging, cancer, diabetes, digestive disorders, heart disease, mental health disorders, and many others Covers men's, women's, pediatric (both newborns and older children), and geriatric health issues Well organized and extensively indexed to make information easy to find An extraordinary bargain at a penny a page The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook is filled with essential medical information that’s both easy to find and easy to understand in order to help you communicate more effectively with your doctor, understand a diagnosis or treatment option, or simply know more about your health and the health of those you care about.

The Merck Manual Go-To Home Guide For Symptoms

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Author: Robert S Porter,Justin Kaplan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0911910581

Category: Medical

Page: 500

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The Merck Manual Go-To Home Guide for Symptoms takes complex medical information and makes it easy to understand and accessible to an everyday audience. It covers a wide range of everyday symptoms, from abdominal pain to wheezing, and almost everything in between. Every section provides a comprehensive look at each symptom's Causes: both common and less-common, Evaluation: warning signs, when to see a doctor, what the doctor does, and testing, Treatment: a wide-array of options, and Key points: the most important information about the symptom. It also includes helpful tables and illustrations. Organized in a (2- color, 500 page) paperback format makes it easy for busy families to quickly find the information they need. Symptoms covered include: Back Pain, Cough, Fatigue, Fever, Headache, Heartburn, Itching, Joint Pain, Nausea, Swelling and many more....

Diseases and Disorders

A Nursing Therapeutics Manual

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Author: Marilyn S Sommers,Ehriel Fannin

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803644876

Category: Medical

Page: 1200

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Everything you need to know about caring for patients—in one portable "must have" handbook! Clear, but comprehensive discussions of pathophysiology, with rationales in the medications and laboratory sections, explain the scientific basis for the nursing care.

Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine

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Author: James R. Roberts,Jerris R. Hedges

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437727506

Category: Medical

Page: 1416

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Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine, by James R. Roberts, MD & Jerris R. Hedges, MD, MS, is far and away the most well-known and trusted procedures manual in emergency medicine. Completely updated with the latest equipment, devices, drug therapies, and techniques, this 5th edition enables you to make optimal use of today's best options. And a new full-color format makes the book easier to consult than ever before. You'll see exactly how and when to perform every type of emergency procedure, so you can choose and implement the best possible approach for every patient! Provides over 1,700 detailed illustrations, 1,350 in full color, allowing you to visualize procedures clearly so you can perform them correctly. Explains not only how to perform each rocedure but also why, when, and what other procedures you should consider. Covers the latest equipment, devices, drug therapies, and techniques, including new devices for cricothyrotomy, monitoring CPR effectiveness, intraosseous infusion, autotransfusion and transfusion therapy, and wound closure. Incorporates coverage of ultrasound-guided procedures throughout the book to assist you in the use of these increasingly pervasive new techniques. Presents a new chapter on Chemical and Physical Restraints to facilitate management of violent or aggressive patients. Features a brand new full-color design together with all-new algorithms, illustrations, and tables for expedited reference and streamlined clinical decision making. Reflects the most recent clinical evidence and guidelines for dependable decision-making guidance. Offers updated coverage of tracheal intubation and infectious exposure management, so you can make spilt-second decisions on these difficult procedures.

Manual of Clinical Microbiology

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Author: James Versalovic

Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Press

ISBN: 1555814638

Category: Medical

Page: 2630

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The most authoritative, comprehensive reference in the field. • Sets the standard for state-of-the-science laboratory practice. • A collaborative effort of 22 editors and more than 260 authors from around the world, all experienced researchers and practitioners in medical and diagnostic microbiology. • Includes 149 chapters of the latest research findings, infectious agents, methods, practices, and safety guidelines. • Indispensable to clinical microbiologists, laboratory technologists, and infectious disease specialists in hospitals, clinics, reference laboratories, and more

Common Laboratory Tests Used by TCM Practitioners

When to Refer Patients for Lab Tests and How to Read and Interpret the Results

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Author: Christina Captain,Partha Banerjee

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857011642

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners need to have an understanding of Western medical testing to recognize when laboratory tests are required and to interpret test results that are brought to them by patients. This book is an essential reference for the TCM classroom and clinic that teaches how to use and understand conventional lab testing in the treatment and referral of patients. Focusing on symptoms that commonly present in TCM practices, the book groups the lab tests by diseases or systems. Within each chapter are TCM case studies and perspectives, as well as multiple choice quizzes that test the reader's knowledge. Co-written by a doctor of Western medicine and an acupuncture physician, the book aims to familiarize TCM practitioners with the terminology and methodology of lab tests, bridging the gap between Eastern and Western schools of medicine and promoting an integrative approach to improve the overall care of the patient.

Ventilatory Failure

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Author: J.J. Marini,C. Roussos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642845541

Category: Medical

Page: 456

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This book reviews the most recent developments in the patho- physiology and therapy of ventilatory failure. It contains contributions by twenty-five internationally recognized aut- horities on respiratory muscle function and investigators actively contributing to our knowledge of the cause, diagno- sis and therapy of ventilatory failure. Of particular inter- estare the descriptions of new modalities of partial and complete ventilatory assistance as well as new knowledge re- garding ventilatory control and fatigue during stressful breathing. The reader will find here a state-of-the-art re- view of the latest research and practical applications in this most critical area of intensive care medicine.

Harrison's Manual of Medicine: 16th Edition

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Author: Dennis L. Kasper,Eugene Braunwald,Anthony S. Fauci,Stephen L. Hauser,Dan L. Longo,J. Larry Jameson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071466983

Category: Medical

Page: 1016

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The authority of Harrison’s at the point of care! Covering the full scope of internal medicine, the new edition of this “mini-textbook” is thoroughly revised to reflect new content areas and quicker retrieval of clinical information. The manual continues to focus on diagnosis and therapy with an emphasis on patient care. Features a new section on Care of the Hospitalized Patient, with a new chapter on Procedures in Internal Medicine as well as a section on patient admittance orders.

Tarascon Primary Care Pocketbook

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Author: Joseph Esherick

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763765873

Category: Medical

Page: 270

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The Perfect Resource for the Primary Care Provider! The Tarascon Primary Care Pocketbook, Third Edition is packed with essential lists, figures, and tables concisely covering the full spectrum of primary care medicine, providing instant reminders of hard-to-remember yet vitally important clinical facts for the primary care physician. While it has been designed for the busy family physician, internist, primary care nurse or other health care provider, it is also the perfect succinct resource for specialists who are periodically required to treat more general practice issues. Additionally, this pocketbook is the ideal guide for trainees on ambulatory rotations. Tarascon Primary Care Pocketbook is meticulously referenced and has been peer-reviewed by an expert multi-disciplinary editorial board.

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

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Author: Mark H. Beers,Robert Berkow

Publisher: Merck

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 2833

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Provides information on medical procedures for various diseases, and offers a facsimile of the 1899 edition

Introduction to the Neurologic Examination

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Author: Michael F. Nolan

Publisher: F A Davis Company

ISBN: 9780803600171

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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This handy guide, organized to reflect the logical sequence of performing a neurologic exam, helps you quickly become expert in thinking through, performing, and interpreting the results of neurologic examinations.

The V Book

A Doctor's Guide to Complete Vulvovaginal Health

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Author: Elizabeth G. Stewart, M.D.,Paula Spencer

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307492443

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

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The Groundbreaking Guide Every Woman Needs With The V Book, women will learn everything they need to know about the basics of vulvovaginal—or “V”–health, an essential yet often overlooked area of women’s health. Dr. Elizabeth G. Stewart, the nation’s foremost expert in vulvovaginal care and sexual-pain disorders, answers the questions about the all too common “V” ailments that women are embarrassed to discuss even with their doctors. Drawing upon the latest medical research and two decades of experience treating thousands of women in her specialized gynecological practice, Dr. Stewart has compiled a wealth of information and advice. This comprehensive and authoritative guide for women of all ages includes: • How your vulvovaginal concerns change throughout the life cycle, from your teens through menopause and beyond • How to pick a good gynecologist, and how to ask the right questions • Dos and don’ts of V hygiene—and why sometimes less is better • The safest use of tampons, pads, and pantiliners • How to handle common symptoms, such as redness, itching, dryness, and discharge • Which medical tests you should insist upon from your doctor • Tips for safe and pleasurable sex, and what to do when sexual intercourse is painful • The latest research on vulvodynia, the vaginal pain syndrome that won’t go away • Diagnosing and treating yeast infections, allergies, and other ailments • What to do if your doctor detects cancer or precancer cells And much, much more... From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Medical Science of House, M.D.

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Author: Andrew Holtz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425212301

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Provides an informative study of the real-life medical science behind the diagnostic mysteries presented on House, M.D., revealing how medical sleuths actually work and how they follow symptoms to their source while examining each case in detail. Original.

Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History-Taking

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Author: Lynn Bickley,Peter G. Szilagyi

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1609137620

Category: Medical

Page: 994

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With the 11th edition, focus turns back to the student in nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, and medical programs. The text continues be a trusted reference for nursing and medical students as well as practitioners. The art program has been revised to bring greater consistency and currency to the illustrations. Many photographs, particularly those depicting skin conditions, are being replaced with newer photos of higher quality. The well-respected and highly useful layout and organization of the book are retained. Each chapter has been reviewed and revised to keep the text up-to-date. The following features, long admired among dedicated Bates' users are also retained: · Detailed, beautifully depicted Tables of Abnormalities · Extensive Pediatric chapter · Illustrated Anatomy and Physiology review begins each chapter · Important information on Interviewing Techniques and Patient Communication · Outstanding line art program · Two-column format as guide for physical assessment · Useful Clinical tips throughout The ancillary assets are also being updated to redirect the focus toward higher level nursing students and medical students.

Family Practice Guidelines, Fourth Edition

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Author: Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC,Cheryl A. Glass, MSN, WHNP, RN-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826177123

Category: Medical

Page: 1064

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This bible of family practice for primary care students and clinicians provides current national practice guidelines for professional standards of care across the life span. Concise and clearly organized, the resource features detailed, step-by-step instructions for physical examinations and diagnostic testing in the outpatient setting, information on health promotion, care guidelines, dietary information, information on culturally responsive care, patient resources, and abundant patient education handouts. This fourth edition is updated to include new evidence-based guidelines for rheumatology, public health (featuring updated information on substance abuse, violence, obesity, homelessness, and lesbian health), the sports physical exam and interventions, endocrinology, new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for health maintenance, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) assessment and management, restless legs syndrome, sexual dysfunction treatment, and psychiatric disorders. Several new and updated Patient Teaching Guides--with printable education points--add to the book's outstanding utility as a thorough and reliable clinical resource. Each of the 268 diagnoses includes definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, signs/symptoms, subjective data, physical exam and diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, and a care plan. New to the Fourth Edition: New and updated guidelines for: -Rheumatology: polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjogren's syndrome, psoriatic arthropathy, pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate), ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, Raynaud's syndrome -Public Health: substance abuse, violence, obesity, homelessness, lesbian health -Sports Exam: assessment and treatment -CDC recommendations: vaccine and cancer screening -Endocrinology: diabetes management and new Food and Drug Administration--approved medications -The latest ACC & AHA Guidelines for Hypertension (2017) -Neurology: PTSD and restless legs syndrome management -Sexual dysfunction -Bipolar and other behavioral health disorders New and updated Patient Teaching Guides Key Features: Presents information for 268 disorders in consistent format for ease of use Highlights key considerations with Practice Pointers Provides individual care points for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric patients Includes 138 printable Patient Teaching Guides Offers 18 procedure guidelines and routine health maintenance guidelines

Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners

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Author: Karen Fenstermacher,Barbara Toni Hudson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291899

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Prepare for FNP practice with the latest evidence-based guidelines! Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners, 4th Edition provides essential information on current assessment and management protocols for primary care patients of all ages. Key details are easy to find, with the book’s concise, outline-style guidelines and abundant summary tables and charts. And you’ll be ready to manage care more effectively with the latest information on topics such as pain management, bariatric surgery follow-up, restless legs syndrome, and new medications for diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. Written by expert nurse practitioners Karen Fenstermacher and Barbara Toni Hudson, this guide equips you for the conditions most commonly seen in primary care settings. Essential, evidence-based guidelines provide the latest guidance for management of disorders commonly seen by FNPs in primary care settings, including information on which problems must be referred to a physician and which constitute an emergency. Quick-reference tables and charts include pediatric conditions charts, comparative charts for similar disorders, and health maintenance guidelines charts. Coverage of special populations assessment provides quick access to information on adult, pediatric, and geriatric assessment. Compact size and spiral binding make this guide easy to carry and easy to use in the clinical setting. Full-color insert provides an illustrated, quick reference to common skin disorders. Concise outline format makes it easy to locate essential information quickly. NEW! Treatment guidelines include the latest nationally recognized evidence-based treatment guidelines, including those for dementia, asthma, and diabetes. UPDATED content throughout includes bariatric surgery follow-up after release from surgical care, assessment of pelvic masses, restless legs syndrome, the advanced eye examination including advanced staining techniques, and new medications for diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. NEW Pain chapter provides guidelines on pain management and caring for patients with pain. NEW Laboratory and Diagnostic Pearls chapter offers useful laboratory and diagnostic tips that the authors have accumulated over years of clinical practice. NEW! Coverage of respiratory and ENT disorders is presented into two separate chapters, reflecting how these problems are actually handled in clinical practice. NEW user-friendly design includes an improved outline format, easier-to-read tables, and color highlighting for essential information.

Health Policy and Politics

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Author: Milstead

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284154831

Category: Medical

Page: 246

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Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide, Sixth Edition encompasses the entire health policy process from agenda setting through policy and program evaluation.