Key Features

  • Offers quick access to expert medical thinking on common diseases/conditions, diagnostics, treatments, and protocols.
  • Presents more than 500 exquisite illustrated plates by master illustrator Frank H. Netter and other artists working in the Netter tradition to enhance your understanding of the material.

Table of Contents

I. Common Clinical Challenges

1. Practicing in the Modern Environment – Patient Safety, Medical Errors, Malpractice (NEW)
2. Screening - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention/Wellness Examination" (NEW)
3. Diagnostic Testing: The Example of Thromboembolism (PE/DVT)
4. Obesity
5. Evaluation and Treatment of Chronic Pain
6. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
7. Poisoning and Drug Overdose

II. Disorders of the Upper RespiratoryTract and Oropharynx

8. Pharyngitis
9. Rhinosinusitis
10. Rhinitis:Allergic and Idiopathic
11. Common Oral Lesions (Title Change)
12. Acute Otitis Externa
13. Acute Otitis Media
14. Hoarseness
15. Vocal Cord Dysfunction (NEW)
16. Neck Masses in Adults

III. Disorders of the Respiratory System

17. Cough
18. Community-Acquired Pneumonia
19. Pleural Effusions and Pneumothorax
20. Asthma
21. Bronchitis: Acute and Chronic (NEW)
22. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
23. Restrictive Lung Disease, Including Interstitial Lung Disease (NEW)
24. Environmental Lung Diseases (NEW)

IV. Disorders of the Cardiovascular System

25. Hypertension
26. Hypertension Secondary to Renovascular Diseases
27. Hypertension Secondary to Diseases of the Adrenal Gland
28. Angina Pectoris
29. Myocardial Infarction
30. Electrocardiography and Functional Testing (NEW)
31. Peripheral Vascular Disease
32. Congenital and Valvular Heart Disease
33. Cardiomyopathies (NEW)
34. Heart Failure
35. Hypercholesterolemia: Evaluation and Treatment
36. Cardiac Arrhythmias
37. Atrial Fibrillation (NEW)
38. Syncope (NEW)

V. Disorders of Endocrinology and Metabolism

39. Diabetes and PreDiabetes: Diagnosis and Treatment
40. Prevention and Treatment of complications of Diabetes
41. Hypothyroidism
42. Thyrotoxicosis
43. Hyperparathyr


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About the authors

Marschall Runge

Affiliations and Expertise

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

M. Andrew Greganti

Affiliations and Expertise

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA