Professional Guide to Diseases

Professional Guide to Diseases

Book - 2005 | 8th ed.
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As a reference for harried health care professionals, this clinical handbook provides concise yet complete information on health problems from genetic to skin disorders. Entries for each condition include a descriptive overview and information on causes and incidence, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and special considerations (e.g., dietary tips, referral to a support group). Appended information includes cultural considerations in patient care, rare diseases, community resources, and potential bioterrorism agents and their associated signs and symptoms. Dates of previous editions are not given. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


Professional Guide to Diseases, Eighth Edition is the newest edition of the health care professional's guide to disease management and patient care. This complete yet concise reference covers over 600 disorders, including emerging diseases such as metabolic syndrome, monkeypox, SARS, Creutzfeldt-Jakob (mad cow) disease, and antibiotic-resistant infections. Coverage also includes terrorist agents such as anthrax.

The easy-to-use format presents comprehensive disease information ranging from causes, signs and symptoms, and diagnosis through treatment and special considerations. Helpful tips, charts, anatomic drawings, and other illustrations supplement the text. This edition includes expanded information on obesity treatments and differential diagnosis algorithms for difficult-to-diagnose problems.

Publisher: Ambler, PA : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2005.
Edition: 8th ed.
ISBN: 9781582553702
Characteristics: xiv, 1378 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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