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Comprehensive and practical, the freshly updated Anatomical Chart Company Atlas of Pathophysiology, 4th Edition, offers nearly 450 illustrations that demonstrate the causes, symptoms, and progression of more than 200 disorders.
Clear and simple explanations of each disorder are followed by rationales for proven clinical interventions. This backup to classroom texts is also a handy on-the-unit reference for nurses and other healthcare professionals, and support for patient education.
At-a-glance answers-and the right interventions-for more than 200 disorders in a quick-read format ...
NEW includes a free eBook download see details below
NEW and updated content illustrating and explaining the most common conditions, with topics presented alphabetically:
Central concepts-cells, cancer, infection, genetics, and fluids and electrolytes
Disorders affecting each body system-respiratory, neurologic, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, hematologic, immunologic, endocrine, and reproductive-as well as renal, skin, and sensory disorders
Each disease entry presents an introduction, causes, pathophysiology, complications, signs and symptoms, diagnostic test results, and treatment, with facing page showing a detailed illustration to help you visualize the disease process
Easy-to-locate content in an easy-read template that tackles numerous topics found in daily practice, such as:
Diseases and disorders that need immediate attention, such as pulmonary embolism, depression, and glaucoma
The differences between prehypertension and Stage 1 hypertension
Which parts of the brain are affected by generalized seizures, as opposed to partial seizures
Lifestyle changes to recommend to a patient with high plasma glucose
The causes of carpel tunnel syndrome
450 large, detailed, full-color illustrations from Anatomical Chart Company to help you differentiate among symptoms and disorders that appear similar
Icons that offer important tips, including:
Age Alert - how pathophysiologic processes-incidence, onset, and clinical appearance-appear in different age groups, such as aortic aneurysm, atypical myocardial infarction, and Parkinson's disease
Clinical Tips - advice on areas such as improving auscultation in myocarditis, evaluating diagnostic test results in suspected spinal injuries, early recognition of life-threatening symptoms in myasthenia gravis, respiration changes in peritonitis, and more
Complications - identifies common progressions of untreated or worsening conditions
Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS, Android, PC & Mac. Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience:
The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time - providing a seamless reading experience online or offline
Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource eBooks
Multiple viewing options that enable you to scale images and text to any size without losing page clarity as well as responsive design
The ability to highlight text and add notes with one click
About the Clinical Editor
Julie Stewart, DNP, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC, AAHIVS, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs at Sacred Heart University, College of Nursing, in Fairfield, Connecticut.
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