Pathology for the Health Professions

Ivan Damjanov   ·  ISBN 9780323277051
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Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences (US)
Author(s) Ivan Damjanov
Published 08152013
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Providing a sound foundation of pathology knowledge, Pathology for the Health Professions, 4th Edition gives you a clear, concise, clinically relevant overview of general pathology, including injury, inflammation, and neoplasia, followed by a detailed review of each organ system. A DEPPiCT approach presents each major disease in the same format that includes, when feasible, a description of Disease, Etiology, Pathogenesis, Pathology, Clinical features, and Therapy or prognosis.
  • A clear, non-technical writing style makes complex concepts more engaging and easier to understand.
  • UNIQUE! DEPPiCT approach helps you study more efficiently by presenting each major disease in format that includes a Disease description, Etiology, Pathogenesis, Pathology, Clinical features, and a short discussion on Therapy or prognosis.
  • More than 500 full-color images reinforce your understanding of disease conditions and general pathology principles.
  • Learning objectives and review questions help you identify the most important concepts and assess your understanding of essential principles.
  • Key terms are listed in each chapter and in a comprehensive glossary to help you easily access definitions of terms.
  • Study tools on a companion Evolve website help you review key anatomy and physiology and provide answers to review questions in the text.
  • Updated content details 16 hot new topics, including:
    • Job's syndrome

    • HeLa

    • H1N1

    • Pneumonia-causing fungus

    • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

    • Rotavirus and Norovirus

    • Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL)

    • HPV vaccination

    • Babies born infected with chlamydial infections

    • Proliferative breast disease with atypia

    • Phyllodes tumor

    • Ankylosing spondylitis

    • Osteoporosis and Bone Mineral Density (BMD) testing

    • Mechanical injuries of muscles

    • Non-infiltrating astrocytomas

  • More than 50 new clinical photographs and illustrations clarify complex pathology concepts.
  • UNIQUE! 18 additional Did You Know boxes throughout the text reflect current health care concerns and help you apply content in the book to everyday practice.
  • 76 new key terms and definitions familiarize you with important words you'll encounter on the job.
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