This reference provides rapid access to a wealth of diagnostic and therapeuticinformation. The text is divided into 5 sections
Philadelphia, Mosby, Inc, 2004, 1537 pages,$59.95 hardcover ($99.95 for book and CD-ROM)This reference provides rapid access to a wealth of diagnostic and therapeuticinformation. The text is divided into 5 sections. The first section describes 675medical disorders in outline format, accompanied by clinical photographs anddrawings. Section 2 covers the differential diagnosis, etiology, and classification ofsigns and symptoms. Section 3 offers clinical algorithms to guide and expediteworkup and therapy; section 4 provides normal laboratory values and tips on interpretingthe results of commonly ordered tests. Section 5 focuses on preventivemedicine and guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force. An appendixcontains common definitions in complementary and alternative medicine(CAM), a list of frequently used herbal therapies with documented or suspectedrisks, and selected CAM resources. A companion CD-ROM includes the full contentsof the book and features easy-to-use, practical patient instruction sheets.