The Physician Assistant Medical Handbook - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780721697864

The Physician Assistant Medical Handbook

2nd Edition

Authors: James Labus
Paperback ISBN: 9780721697864
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 24th March 2004
Page Count: 1144

Description

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.

Key Features

  • Organizes information by disease and presents it in a concise outline format—so it's easy to find, absorb, and use.
  • Uses a logical, consistent approach for each health condition: Definition · History · Physical Examination · Patho¬physiology · Diagnostic Studies · Differential Diagnosis · Treatment · Pediatric Considerations · Obstetrical Considerations · Geriatric Considerations · and Prevention.
  • Features "Pearls for the PA" to help readers provide optimal patient care.

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

Details

No. of pages:
1144
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Paperback ISBN:
9780721697864

About the Author

James Labus

Affiliations and Expertise

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