Davidson's Principles & Practice of Medicine

Wydawnictwo: inne
Data wydania: 2006
Kategoria: Medycyna i zdrowie
ISBN: 978-0-443-10057-4
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For over half a century Davidson has informed and educated students, doctors and other health professionals all over the world. The 20th edition of this concise yet comprehensive text lives up to its reputation for providing a rational and easily understood basis for the practice of medicine. Davidson has always linked the pathogenesis of disease with the practice of clinical medicine, serving the needs both of students, who now learn clinical medicine from the start of their course, and of more experienced readers requiring to be brought up to date with rapidly advancing medical sciences. The new first section on the 'Principles of Medicine' describes the fundamental mechanisms determining health and disease and includes many examples of relevant clinical problems which bring the medical sciences to life. The second section, the 'Practice of Medicine', covers practice in the medical specialties to MRCP (UK) level and has been thoroughly updated. The book's global perspective has been enhanced by the input of its International Advisory Board and distinguished new authors from outside the UK. There is now a more detailed account of health problems in the developing world. For the benefit of all readers, both SI and non-SI units are now quoted.Readers have full online access to the whole book, along with 750 new self-testing questions whose answers are linked to the online text Each system-based chapter begins with an overview of the key elements in the clinical examination A practical, problem-based clinical approach is described in the 'Presenting Problems' sections, to complement the detailed descriptions of each disease Over 1000 illustrations accompany the text, and include up-to-date imaging techniques, colour photographs and informative drawings Over 150 evidence-based medicine boxes summarise the results of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials in key therapeutic areas 'In Old Age' boxes highlight important aspects of medical practice in the older population A combined index and glossary of medical acronyms contains over 10 000 subject entries. The contents can also be searched comprehensively online Contributions from both physicians and surgeons give a multi-disciplinary perspective on clinical managementRe-structured contents in two discrete sections: 'Principles of Medicine' and 'Practice of Medicine' A new chapter - 'Good Medical Practice' - covers a range of professional issues including ethics and communication skills as well as the use of resources, estimating the benefit and risk of treatment, and the role of complementary and alternative therapies A new chapter on 'Molecular Mechanisms of Disease' outlines essentials of genetics and molecular and cellular biology The new chapter on 'Immunological Factors in Disease' brings together basic principles with key aspects of clinical immunology A re-structured chapter on 'Environmental and Nutritional Factors in Disease' provides a perspective on public health, includes coverage of aviation medicine, and deals in greater detail with the pandemic of obesity A completely re-written chapter on 'Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolism' combines a description of water, electrolyte and acid-base imbalance with dyslipidaemia and metabolic disorders Four shorter and more focused chapters on Infectious Disease cover the principles, prevention and management of infection, specific infectious and tropical diseases, HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections. Over twenty new contributors including authors from India and Australia Now uses both SI and non-SI units for international readers

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