Key Features

  • 900 full-color illustrations clarify complex pathophysiological concepts.
  • Easy-to-read style includes many tables, boxes, and figures to highlight and simplify content.
  • Key Questions at the beginning of each chapter highlight key objectives and help you develop and use critical thinking skills.
  • Key Points boxes focus on the most important information.
  • Geriatric Considerations boxes analyze the age-related changes associated with a specific body system.
  • A chapter summary gives you a quick wrap-up of the key content in each chapter.

Table of Contents

Unit I: Pathophysiologic Processes

1. Introduction to Pathophysiology

2. Homeostasis and Adaptive Responses to Stressors

Unit II: Cellular Function

3. Cell Structure and Function

4. Cell Injury, Aging, and Death

5. Genome Structure, Regulation, and Tissue Differentiation

6. Genetic and Developmental Disorders

7. Neoplasia

Unit III: Defense

8. Infectious Processes

9. Inflammation and Immunity

10. Alterations in Immune Function

11. Malignant Disorders of White Blood Cells

12. HIV Disease and AIDS

Unit IV: Oxygen Transport, Blood Coagulation, Blood Flow, and Blood Pressure

13. Alterations in Oxygen Transport

14. Alterations in Homeostasis and Blood Coagulation

15. Alterations in Blood Flow

16. Alterations in Blood Pressure

Unit V: Cardiac Function

17. Cardiac Function

18. Alterations in Cardiac Function

19. Heart Failure and Dysrhythmias: Common Sequelae of Cardiac Diseases

20. Shock

Unit VI: Respiratory Function

21. Respiratory Function and Alterations in Gas Exchange

22. Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders

23. Restrictive Pulmonary Disorders

Unit VII: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Homeostasis

24. Fluid and Electrolyte Homeostasis and Imbalances

25. Acid-Base Homeostasis and Imbalances

Unit VIII: Renal and Bladder Function

26. Renal Function

27. Intrarenal Disorders

28. Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease

29. Disorders of the Lower Urinary Tract

Unit IX: Genital and Reproductive Function

30. Male Genital and Reproductive Function

31. Alterations in Male Genital and Reproductive Function

32. Female Genital and Reproductive Function

33. Alterations in Fem

Details

No. of pages:
1216
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781455756322
eBook ISBN:
9781455733118
eBook ISBN:
9780323293174
Print ISBN:
9781455726509

About the authors

Lee-Ellen Copstead-Kirkhorn

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair of Nursing, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Indiana University -Purdue University, IPFW --Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN

Jacquelyn Banasik

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing, Washington State University, Spokane, WA