The Physician Assistant Medical Handbook, 2nd Edition

The Physician Assistant Medical Handbook

2nd Edition

By James Brox Labus, PA-C, Bachelor of Science, Health Education; President, Mid-Level Medical Services; Lecturer, Emory University Physician Assistant Program, Atlanta, GA


1. Cardiology

Arrhythmia: Atrial/Ventricular ? Congestive Heart Failure ? Cor Pulmonale ? Coronary Athersclerotic Heart Disease ? Essential Hypertension ? Pericarditis/Pericardial Effusion ? Valvular Heart Disease (Diastolic/Systolic) ? Contusion ? Congenital Heart Disease

2. Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris ? Alopecia ? Bacterial Infections ? Benign Cutaneous Neoplasm ? Dermatitis/Eczema ? Dermatophytosis (Fungal Infection ? Infestations of the Skin ? Papulosquamous Conditions ? Premalignant and Malignant Skin Tumors ? Vascular Conditions ? Viral Disease (Vesicular) ? Viral Infections (Other)

3. Emergency Medicine

Burns ? Hyperthermia ? Hypothermia ? Near Drowning ? Poisoning ? Psychiatric Emergencies ? Respiratory Arrest ? Shock ? Abdominal Trauma ? General Principles/ATLS

4. Endocrinology

Adrenal Disorders ? Diabetes Mellitus ? Hyperlipidemia ? Hyperparathyroid ? Metabolic Bone Disease ? Pituitary Adenoma ? Thyroid Disease

5. Gastroenterology

Appendicitis ? Cholicystitis ? Crohn?s Disease ? Diverticulitis ? GERD ? Hemorrhoid ? Pancreatitis (Acute) ? Peptic/Gastric Ulcer ? Ulcerative Colitis

6. Gynecology

Bartholins Cyst/Abcess ? Cervicitis ? Dysmenorrhea ? Endometriosis ? Fibrocystic Breast Disease ? Ovarian Cyst ? Pelvic Inflammatory Disease ? Pelvic Organ Prolapse ? Vaginitis ? Normal Pregnancy/Complications

7. Hematology

Bleeding Disorders ? Polycythemia Vera ? Anemia ? Sickle Cell Disease ? Arteriosclerosis Obliterans ? Embolism/Thrombosis

8. Infectious Disease

Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome ? Infective Endocarditis ? Gastroenteritis ? Gonorrhea ? Hepatitis ? Mononucleosis ? Sepsis ? Syphillis ? Tuberculosis

9. Nephrology

Acid-Base Disturbances ? Acute Renal Failure ? Chronic Renal Failure ? Electrolyte Imbalances ? Glomerular Disease ? Nephrolithiasis ? Pyelonephritis (Upper Tract Infection) ? Renal and Vascular Hypertension ? Tubulointerstitial Disease

10. Neurology

Dementia ? Encephalitis ? Head Injury ? Hydrocephalus ? Memingioma ? Meningitis ? Migraine Headache ? Multiple Sclerosis ? Parkinson?s Disease ? Peripheral Neuropathy ? Seizure ? Stroke/Transient Ischemic Attack ? Subarachnoid

11. Oncology

Adrenal/Renal Cancer ? Breast Cancer ? Bladder Cancer ? Cervical Cancer ? Colorectal Cancer ? Gastric Cancer ? Glioma ? Hodgkin?s Disease ? Leukemia ? Liver Tumor ? Lung Cancer ? Lymphoma ? Malignant Melanoma ? MuscuČloskeletal Tumor ? Multiple Myeloma ? Oropharyngeal Cancer ? Ovarian Cancer ? Pancreatic Cancer ? Prostate Cancer ? Testicular Cancer ? Thyroid Cancer ? Uterine Cancer

12. Ophthalmology

Cataracts ? Conjunctivitis ? Glaucoma ? Ocular Hemorrhage ? Optic Neuritis ? Retinal Detachment

13. Otorhinolaryngology

Benign Positional Vertigo ? Cerumen Impaction ? Epistaxis ? Eustachian Tube Dysfunction ? Labyrinthitis ? Meniere?s Disease ? Nasal Polyps ? Otitis Externa ? Otitis Media ? Pharyngitis ? Rhinitis ? Sinusitis ? Tonsillitis

14. Psychiatry

Adjustment Disorders ? Anxiety Disorders ? Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ? Eating Disorders ? Mood Disorders ? Personality Disorders ? Psychotic Disorders ? Somatoform/Dissociative Disorders

15. Pulmonary

Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) ? Asthma ? Bronchitis ? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) ? Intersitial Lung Disease ? Pleural Effusion ? Pleurisy ? Pneumonia ? Pneumothorax ? Pulmonary Contusion ? Pulmonary Embolism ? Sleep Apnea

16. Rheumatology/Orthopedics

Ankylosing Spondylitis ? Fibromyalgia ? Gout ? Osteoarthritis/Osteoarthorosis ? Polymyalgia Rheumatica ? Rheumatoid Arthritis ? Tendonitis/Bursitis ? Fracture ? Foot ? Spine ? Strain and Sprain

17. Urology

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia ? Epidedymitis ? Impotence ? Incontinence ? Orchitis ? Priapism ? Prostatitis ? Urethritis ? Urinary Tract Infection ? Hydrocele ? Hypospadius ? Testicular Torsion ? Variococele

18. Anesthesia