Pathophysiology

An Essential Text for the Allied Health Professions

Edited by

  • Delva Shamley, BSc(Hons), Physiotherapy, BSc(Medicine), PhD(Medical Cell Biology), Cert Ed, Senior Research Fellow, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Research and Education, The School of Health and Social Care, Bourenmouth University, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

This book addresses key topics essential to pathophysiology, written especially for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other rehabilitation professionals. Each chapter provides fundamental descriptions of diseases followed by current knowledge on the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for disease processes. Coverage focuses on the knowledge and skills required for successful patient care in the clinical environment, with specific chapters on muscle, nerve, and the pathophysiological effects of movement, immobility, and aging.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2005
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-5234-6


Table of Contents

Section 1: An Introduction to Disease Processes
Chapter 1: Inflammation, Wounds and Wound Healing
Chapter 2: The Immune System
Chapter 3
Part 1: Malignant Neoplasms
Part 2: Radiation Injury to Normal Tissues
Chapter 4: Endocrinology

Section 2: Altered Mobility and Immobility
Chapter 5: Muscle and Connective Tissue – Key Concepts for Rehabilitation
Chapter 6: Muscle Disorders
Chapter 7: Bone and Joint Disorders
Chapter 8: Movement and Immobility
Chapter 9: Altered Exercise Tolerance
Part 1: Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
Part 2: Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Section 3: Pregnancy
Chapter 10: Physiology of Pregnancy

Section 4: Disorders of the Systems
Chapter 11: The Nervous System
Part 1: The Pathophysiology of Pain
Part 2: The Central Nervous System
Part 3: The Peripheral Nervous System
Part 4: Nervous System Reorganization Following Injury
Chapter 12: The Circulatory System
Part 1: Cardiovascular Disorders
Part 2: Blood and Haemodynamic Disorders
Chapter 13: The Respiratory System
Chapter 14: The Urinary System
Part 1: The Renal System
Part 2: The Overactive Bladder

Section 5: Pharmacology
Chapter 15: Normal Drug Action
Chapter 16: Substance Abuse
Part 1: Drug Toxicity and Overdose
Part 2: Drug Abuse and Dependence