Gould's Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 5th Edition
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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." Reviewer: Dr Benita Olivier, University of the Witwatersrand, Date: Oct 14Table of Contents
New to This Edition
- 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.
- 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.
"The principle theme of Gould’s Pathophysiology for the Health Professions is concerned with the description of the pathophysiology of major disorders and diseases. This book is intended for students in the health professions, for their educators, as well as for qualified health care providers wishing to update their existing knowledge on pathophysiology.
The book is organised into five major sections. The first section covers the basic concepts of disease processes and provides the reader with introductory material and information on fluid, electrolyte and acid-base imbalances, basic pharmacology and pain. The second section on defence or protective mechanisms includes topics such as inflammation and healing, infection and immunity. Disorders affecting the body systems are discussed in the third section including skin-, musculoskeletal-, blood and circulatory-, lymphatic-, cardiovascular-, respiratory-, nervous-, endocrine-, digestive-, urinary- and reproductive systems as well as disorders affecting the sensory organs. Biological factors contributing to pathophysiology are reviewed in the fourth section and an overview of neoplasms and cancer, congenital and genetic disorders, complications of pregnancy, adolescence and aging is provided. Pathophysiology throughout the lifespan is thus addressed in the fourth section. Immobility, stress, substance abuse, environmental hazards, and problems associated with these topics are included under the fifth section entitled "Environmental Factors and Pathophysiology".
This book serves as reference material for health professions from all spheres as it covers a wide variety of topics. The chapters on pain, musculoskeletal system disorders as well as the subsections on musculoskeletal abnormalities - in the chapters dealing with complications of adolescence and aging - will be of particular interest to musculoskeletal physiotherapists. Clear learning objectives at the start of each chapter lend this book to be used as an educational resource. The contents of each chapter are outlined and key terms are highlighted on the first page of each chapter. An overview of the system or topic follows which covers the anatomy and functions behind relevant system or topic. The etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests and treatment of the disorders are described. This adds to the clinical utility of the information contained in this book. Of course, a DVD with additional information, video’s and pictures is always welcome, and although in this case no DVD accompanies this book, this book is well populated with figures, tables and case studies. A summary, study questions and additional resources are provided at the end of each chapter.
The information in this book flow in a logical order and is easy to follow. Factual knowledge such as portrayed in this book is crucial for clinical reasoning in practice and for the development of critically thinking health care providers. 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."
Reviewer: Dr Benita Olivier, University of the Witwatersrand, Date: Oct 14
By Karin C. VanMeter, PhD, Lecturer
Iowa State University
Department of Biomedical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ames, Iowa and Robert J Hubert, BS, Laboratory Coordinator
Iowa State University
Department of Animal Sciences