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.
- Physiology material presented is particularly relevant to physical therapists and other rehabilitation professionals.
- Content thoroughly addresses the requirements of occupational therapy and physical therapy clinicians
- Key points and summaries make the information accessible and easy to follow.
- Current evidence is presented on the biological basis of disease, and biological processes are linked to clinical manifestations and therapeutic management.
- Easy-to-follow flow charts summarize disease processes.
- Lists of journal articles and texts direct the reader to sources for more in-depth information.
- Radiographs, scans, and photographs illustrate disease processes.
Section 1: An Introduction to Disease Processes
Chapter 1: Inflammation, Wounds and Wound Healing
Chapter 2: The Immune System
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
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2006
- 30th August 2005
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Dr Delva Shamley is a South African graduate and has been in academia for 26 years, 13 of which were spent in the UK. Her training and experience of clinical research comes from Oxford NHS and the Centre for Medical Statistics, Oxford University, UK. Delva has been training and supporting clinicians in Research Methods for many years. She returned to Cape Town in 2011 and started as Deputy Director of the UCT CRC in October of 2013. She has since been appointed as the Director for CRC.
Directer, Clinical Research Center, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa