Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists

Following the standards for competency established by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) related to conducting a screening examination, Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists, 5th Edition gives you a consistent way to screen for systemic diseases and medical conditions that can mimic neuromuscular and musculoskeletal problems. This comprehensive text centers on a 5-step screening model that covers past medical history, risk factor assessment, clinical presentation, associated signs and symptoms, and review of symptoms for each client.

  • 5-Step screening model for differential diagnosis includes past medical history, risk factor assessment, clinical presentation, associated signs and symptoms, and review of symptoms.
  • Systems-based approach to the physical therapy screening interview provides a consistent way to screen for systemic disease and medical conditions that can mimic neuromuscular and musculoskeletal problems.
  • Three sections of content present material in a logical way that covers:
    • An introduction to the screening process
    • Viscerogenic causes of neuromusculoskeletal pain and dysfunction
    • System origins of neuromusculoskeletal pain and dysfunction
  • Cognitive processing and reasoning orientation approach encourages you to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize, and make clinical judgments.
  • Case examples and case studies give real-world examples of hot to integrate screening information into the diagnosis process.
  • Screening tools in the book and on the Evolve companion website feature forms and checklists used in professional practice.
  • Introductory information on medical screening concepts set the stage for how screening is presented in the rest of the book.
  • Reference values for common clinical laboratory tests offer easy access to pertinent information references in a screening exam.
  • Red flag histories, risk factors, clinical presentation, signs and symptoms, helpful screening clues, and guidelines for referral bring your attention to the important information a therapist needs to be aware of during the screening process.
  • NEW! Full-color design, photos, and illustrations clearly demonstrate pathologies and processes.
  • NEW and UPDATED! Evolve resources include printable screening tools and checklists, practice test questions, and more to enhance your learning.
  • NEW! Hot topics keep you informed on rehabbing patients in the dawn or more current surgeries

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The Washington Manual Pulmonary Medicine Subspecialty Consult (The Washington Manual® Subspecialty Consult Series) Second Edition

Concise, portable, and user-friendly, The Washington Manual® Pulmonology Subspecialty Consult, 2nd Edition, provides quick access to the essential information needed to evaluate patients on a subspecialty consult service. This edition offers state-of-the-art content on the diagnosis, investigation, and treatment of common acute and chronic lung diseases, including coverage of advancing technologies and therapeutics. Ideal for fellows, residents, and medical students rotating on pulmonology subspecialty services, the manual is also useful as a first-line resource for internists and other primary care providers.

Key Features:

  • Thoroughly revised to include expanded diagnostic testing and therapies for pulmonary diseases.
  • A reorganized, templated format throughout ensures that you can find what you need quickly and easily.
  • Comprehensive coverage of asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary infections, lung transplantation, sleep-disordered breathing, and other common pulmonary conditions provides practical clinical information to diagnose and treat a variety of patients.
  • Symptoms, signs, and problems encountered in daily practice are presented in a quick-reference bulleted format.
  • Updated references are provided for readers who would like additional information on a particular topic.
  • Written by fellows and junior faculty from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to effectively address real-life clinical experiences.

Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:

  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

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Evidence-Based Cardiology Practice: A 21st Century Approach 1st Edition

Medical decisions are made on the basis of critical thinking and clinical judgments are based on the relevancy of the collected data. Medical decisions and clinical judgments are the results of the long thought process generated from formal learning, data from guidelines and practice standards, experience, an understanding of the incidence of disease in the population that the patient represents, and the likelihood of a disease being present in a specific patient.

This book introduces and encourages the concept of evidence-based patient care. This work presents the ideology and methodology of critical thinking and also the available evidence, management and cost effectives across the field. Evidence-Based Cardiology is aimed at any clinician who encounters a cardiac patient from the Clerk to the Internist to the Practicing Physician, encouraging disease management decisions to be based on the highest level of evidence.

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Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy

Safely and effectively treat a full range of skin disorders with Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy, 3rd Edition! This trusted dermatology reference provides concise, complete, up-to-date guidance on today’s full spectrum of topical, intralesional, and systemic drugs. Dr. Steven E. Wolverton and a team of leading international experts clearly explain what drugs to use, when to use them, and what to watch out for.

 

  • Prescribe with confidence thanks to quick-access summaries of indications/contraindications, dosage guidelines, drug interactions, drug monitoring guidelines, adverse effects, and treatment protocols.
  • Assess your knowledge and prepare for certification or recertification with more than 800 review questions and answers throughout the book.
  • Contain costs and meet patient expectations with purchase information provided for major drugs.
  • Quickly evaluate drug options for each disease discussed using a highly detailed, disease-specific index.

 

  • Discover the best uses for new biologic therapeutics such as ustekinumab and rituximab, as well as newly improved TNF inhibitors.
  • Offer your patients the very latest in cosmetic procedures, including chemical peels, intradermal fillers, and botulinum toxin.
  • Use the safest and most effective drugs possible with new chapters on irritants and allergens in topical therapeutic agents, plus a new, separate chapter on mycophenolate mofetil.
  • Review drugs recently taken off the market by the FDA, and use that knowledge to improve your current dermatologic drug therapy.
  • Access the complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com and perform rapid searches for drug indications, interactions, monitoring guidelines, and much more.

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Essential Surgical Practice: Higher Surgical Training in General Surgery: Fifth Edition 5th Edition

Essential Surgical Practice: Higher Surgical Training in General Surgery is an indispensable source of reference for the surgical trainee. This fifth volume is fully updated and caters for the needs of the senior trainee surgeon undertaking higher surgical training in general surgery, providing detailed information on those specialties which the general surgeon is required to have a working knowledge of, with a special emphasis on trauma and vascular surgery. Significant changes in surgical training have occurred over the past decade and Essential Surgical Practice reflects this by dividing the chapters into three distinct parts: general patient care; trauma; general surgical care. The text is structured to be highly patient-oriented in line with current thought and practice, with a firm underpinning of pathophysiology. Essential Surgical Practice: Higher Surgical Training in General Surgery will be an indispensable source of reference for all surgical trainees and can be used with confidence in association with local studies and distance learning courses. The content is consistent with the scope and level of information required for international postgraduate examinations.

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Practical Dermatopathology, 2e 2nd Edition

Quickly and confidently evaluate and diagnose skin biopsies with Practical Dermatopathology. Written from the perspective of both the histopathologist and clinician, this popular medical reference allows you to search by disease or pathologic feature to quickly locate key criteria and a differential diagnosis. Practical and portable, Practical Dermatopathology is your ideal high-yield microscope companion!

 

  • Make accurate, complete reports by fully understanding clinical correlations.
  • Accurately diagnose a wide range of conditions using over 700 full-color illustrations, with leader lines pointing out key pathologic and clinical features as they would be seen in daily practice.
  • Find critical information quickly through extensive cross-referencing of differential diagnosis lists by finding and disease. Clinical lists are based on location, symptoms, duration, arrangement, morphology, and color. Pathologic lists include major categories such as epidermal changes, dermal changes, and cell types.

 

  • Gauge your mastery of the material with online multiple-choice review questions that provide an ideal study resource for board review or recertification.
  • Stay current with comprehensive updates throughout that include the latest advancements in the diagnosis of lymphoma as well as unique differential diagnosis lists, full-color pathology images, supporting clinical photographs, and multiple choice questions.
  • Access the complete contents online – fully searchable, with downloadable image library, bonus clinical correlation images, review questions, and more, at www.expertconsult.com.

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Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 32e (Dorland’s Medical Dictionary) 32nd Edition

Thoroughly updated, this user-friendly reference, trusted for more than a century by healthcare personnel at every professional level, allows you to grasp the meanings of all medical terms in current usage. Understand and correctly use all the latest terminology in today’s ever-evolving medical field with the 32nd Edition of the comprehensive, highly respected Dorlands Illustrated Medical Dictionary!

  • Enhance your understanding of all the current medical terminology in your field by relying on the most comprehensive and highly respected medical dictionary, bringing you more than 120,000 well-defined entries and 1500 clear illustrations.
  • Listen to 35,000 audio pronunciations.
  • Search www.Dorlands.com on the Internet anytime, anywhere for all of the language integral to contemporary medicine.
  • Make sure you’re familiar with the very latest medical terms used today with more than 5,500 new entries drawn from current sources.
  • Complement your understanding of new words and ideas in medicine with 500 new illustrations
  • Get more information in a smaller amount of space as the revised entry format includes related parts of speech.

Dorland’s: The first and last word in medicine for over 110 years

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Jawetz Melnick & Adelbergs Medical Microbiology 27 E (Lange) 27th Edition

Understand the clinically important aspects of microbiology with this full-color review

Includes more than 20 case studies

The twenty-seventh edition of Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology delivers a concise, up-to-date overview of the roles microorganisms play in human health and illness. Linking fundamental principles with the diagnosis and treatment of microbial infections, this classic text has been updated throughout to reflect the tremendous expansion of medical knowledge afforded by molecular mechanisms, advances in our understanding of microbial pathogenesis, and the discovery of novel pathogens.

Along with brief descriptions of each organism, you will find vital perspectives on pathogenesis, diagnostic laboratory tests, clinical findings, treatment, and epidemiology. The book also includes an entire chapter of case studies that focuses on differential diagnosis and management of microbial infections.

Here’s why Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology is essential for USMLE review:

  • 650+ USMLE-style review questions
  • 300+ informative tables and illustrations
  • 23 case studies to sharpen you differential diagnosis and management skills
  • An easy-to-access list of medically important microorganisms
  • Coverage that reflects the latest techniques in laboratory and diagnostic technologies
  • Full-color images and micrographs
  • Chapter-ending summaries
  • Chapter concept checks

Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology introduces you to basic clinical microbiology through the fields of bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology, giving you a thorough yet understandable review of the discipline.

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Handbook of Dialysis Therapy, 5e 5th Edition

Providing practical, immediately useful guidelines that can be applied directly to patient care, Handbook of Dialysis Therapy is a must-have resource for all dialysis caregivers. This new edition has been updated with the latest cutting-edge technology, dialysis techniques, and complications related to various diseases for both pediatric and adult patients. In-depth yet concise, it explains complex dialysis concepts through abundant diagrams, photos, line drawings, and tables, while its readable hands-on approach allows for quick review of key information.

 

Presents the practice-proven experience of top experts in the field of dialysis treatment.

Offers dialysis guidance for both adult and pediatric patients in one convenient source.

Features a readable hands-on approach, allowing you to quickly review the complicated concepts of dialysis.

Includes helpful annotated bibliography lists in each section for further in-depth research on any subject.

Explains complex dialysis concepts through abundant diagrams, photos, line drawings, and tables.

 

Features new chapters on care delivery, patient-centric care, rehabilitation, quality of life, geriatrics, and interventional nephrology.

Includes information on the management of the pediatric patient undergoing dialysis.

Defines the quality imperatives, roles, and responsibilities of dialysis facility medical directors and attending nephrologists.

Updates nephrologists on the latest alternative dialysis modalities.

Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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