The Physician Assistant Medical Handbook

By

  • James Labus, PA-C, Bachelor of Science, Health Education; President, Mid-Level Medical Services; Lecturer, Emory University Physician Assistant Program, Atlanta, GA, USA

Written by and for physician assistants, this compact, portable resource presents all of the information needed on the job. It reviews symptoms, pathophysiology, laboratory studies, differential diagnosis, treatment, and pediatric and obstetric considerations for the conditions most commonly encountered in practice. Coverage of every major medical subspecialty makes the book indispensable in any clinical setting.
View full description

 

Book information

  • Published: March 2004
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-9786-4


Table of Contents

1. Cardiology

Arrhythmia: Atrial/Ventricular • Congestive Heart Failure • Cor Pulmonale • Coronary Athersclerotic Heart Disease • Essential Hypertension • Pericarditis/Pericardial Effusion • Valvular Heart Disease (Diastolic/Systolic) • Contusion • Congenital Heart Disease

2. Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris • Alopecia • Bacterial Infections • Benign Cutaneous Neoplasm • Dermatitis/Eczema • Dermatophytosis (Fungal Infection • Infestations of the Skin • Papulosquamous Conditions • Premalignant and Malignant Skin Tumors • Vascular Conditions • Viral Disease (Vesicular) • Viral Infections (Other)

3. Emergency Medicine

Burns • Hyperthermia • Hypothermia • Near Drowning • Poisoning • Psychiatric Emergencies • Respiratory Arrest • Shock • Abdominal Trauma • General Principles/ATLS

4. Endocrinology

Adrenal Disorders • Diabetes Mellitus • Hyperlipidemia • Hyperparathyroid • Metabolic Bone Disease • Pituitary Adenoma • Thyroid Disease

5. Gastroenterology

Appendicitis • Cholicystitis • Crohn’s Disease • Diverticulitis • GERD • Hemorrhoid • Pancreatitis (Acute) • Peptic/Gastric Ulcer • Ulcerative Colitis

6. Gynecology

Bartholins Cyst/Abcess • Cervicitis • Dysmenorrhea • Endometriosis • Fibrocystic Breast Disease • Ovarian Cyst • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease • Pelvic Organ Prolapse • Vaginitis • Normal Pregnancy/Complications

7. Hematology

Bleeding Disorders • Polycythemia Vera • Anemia • Sickle Cell Disease • Arteriosclerosis Obliterans • Embolism/Thrombosis

8. Infectious Disease

Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome • Infective Endocarditis • Gastroenteritis • Gonorrhea • Hepatitis • Mononucleosis • Sepsis • Syphillis • Tuberculosis

9. Nephrology

Acid-Base Disturbances • Acute Renal Failure • Chronic Renal Failure • Electrolyte Imbalances • Glomerular Disease • Nephrolithiasis • Pyelonephritis (Upper Tract Infection) • Renal and Vascular Hypertension • Tubulointerstitial Disease

10. Neurology

Dementia • Encephalitis • Head Injury • Hydrocephalus • Memingioma • Meningitis • Migraine Headache • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson’s Disease • Peripheral Neuropathy • Seizure • Stroke/Transient Ischemic Attack • Subarachnoid

11. Oncology

Adrenal/Renal Cancer • Breast Cancer • Bladder Cancer • Cervical Cancer • Colorectal Cancer • Gastric Cancer • Glioma • Hodgkin’s Disease • Leukemia • Liver Tumor • Lung Cancer • Lymphoma • Malignant Melanoma • Muscu¬loskeletal Tumor • Multiple Myeloma • Oropharyngeal Cancer • Ovarian Cancer • Pancreatic Cancer • Prostate Cancer • Testicular Cancer • Thyroid Cancer • Uterine Cancer

12. Ophthalmology

Cataracts • Conjunctivitis • Glaucoma • Ocular Hemorrhage • Optic Neuritis • Retinal Detachment

13. Otorhinolaryngology

Benign Positional Vertigo • Cerumen Impaction • Epistaxis • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction • Labyrinthitis • Meniere’s Disease • Nasal Polyps • Otitis Externa • Otitis Media • Pharyngitis • Rhinitis • Sinusitis • Tonsillitis

14. Psychiatry

Adjustment Disorders • Anxiety Disorders • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder • Eating Disorders • Mood Disorders • Personality Disorders • Psychotic Disorders • Somatoform/Dissociative Disorders

15. Pulmonary

Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) • Asthma • Bronchitis • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) • Intersitial Lung Disease • Pleural Effusion • Pleurisy • Pneumonia • Pneumothorax • Pulmonary Contusion • Pulmonary Embolism • Sleep Apnea

16. Rheumatology/Orthopedics

Ankylosing Spondylitis • Fibromyalgia • Gout • Osteoarthritis/Osteoarthorosis • Polymyalgia Rheumatica • Rheumatoid Arthritis • Tendonitis/Bursitis • Fracture • Foot • Spine • Strain and Sprain

17. Urology

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia • Epidedymitis • Impotence • Incontinence • Orchitis • Priapism • Prostatitis • Urethritis • Urinary Tract Infection • Hydrocele • Hypospadius • Testicular Torsion • Variococele

18. Anesthesia