Clinical Applications of Pathophysiology

An Evidence-Based Approach

By

  • Valentina Brashers, MD, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

This practice-focused review guide and workbook covers 27 of the most commonly encountered health problems to outline the connections between pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, and management, with an emphasis on the clinical use of pathophysiologic concepts. Each chapter includes case studies to illustrate the application of pathophysiology principles to clinical situations with questions relating to patient history, physical examination findings, lab and diagnostic studies, therapies, and follow-up care. Each question is designed to promote clinical reasoning and a deeper understanding through application of the concepts presented. Information on differential diagnosis is included.
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Book information

  • Published: May 2006
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-04530-8


Table of Contents

Unit I THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

1. Hypertension

2. Dyslipidemia and Atherosclerosis

3. Ischemic Heart Disease

4. Congestive Heart Failure

Unit II THE PULMONARY SYSTEM

5. Asthma

6. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

7. Pneumonia

Unit III CANCER

8. Lung Cancer

9. Breast Cancer

10. Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma

Unit IV THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

11. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Unit V THE HEMATOLOGIC SYSTEM

12. Anemia

13. Bleeding Disorders

Unit VI THE RENAL SYSTEM

14. Urinary Tract Infection

Unit VII THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

15. Peptic Ulcer Disease

16. Hepatitis B and C

17. Alcoholic Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension

Unit VIII THE NEUROLOGIC SYSTEM

18. Headache

19. Stroke

20. Alzheimer Disease

21. Epilepsy

22. Acute Bacterial Meningitis

Unit IX THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

23. Menopausal Osteoporosis

24. Osteoarthritis

Unit X THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

25. Alterations During Menopause

Unit XI THE IMMUNOLOGIC SYSTEM

26. Allergic Rhinitis

27. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease