Gould's Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 5th Edition
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Gain an essential prerequisite knowledge of human disorders and diseasesTable of Contents
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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 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 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.
By Karin C. VanMeter, PhD, Independent Education Consultant, Lecturer, Lecturer, Iowa State University, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA; Lecturer, Gerontology Program, College of Human Sciences; Adjunct Instructor, Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, IA and Robert J Hubert, BS, Laboratory Coordinator, Department of Animal Science, Microbiology Program, Iowa State University, Ames, IA