Professional Guide to Pathophysiology, Third Edition, combines the best of a diseases reference with the best of a full-color atlas in one clinical reference for every practice setting. This comprehensive guide focuses on the pathophysiologic developments behind more than 400 disorders across all body systems, so the practitioner fully understands the pathophysiologic rationale behind focused assessments, behind patient signs and symptoms, behind the kinds of tests that are done, and behind the treatments that are given. Now in full color throughout, the book features hundreds of illustrations depicting anatomical structures and pathophysiological processes, as well as scores of informative tables and flowcharts.
Completely updated and expanded for its Second Edition, this comprehensive guide combines the best elements of a diseases reference and a full-color atlas in one clinical reference for every practice setting. The book focuses on the pathophysiologic processes behind more than 450 disorders, ensuring that practitioners fully understand the pathophysiologic rationale behind focused assessments, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatments. This edition includes the newest diseases, diagnostic tests, and treatments. New icons highlight genetic discoveries and indicate multisystem disorders requiring a focused multidisciplinary approach. This edition also includes patient teaching handouts that can be copied and given to patients.