Featuring 450 large full-color illustrations, this comprehensive atlas shows how more than 200 disorders can disrupt the human body's equilibrium. It is designed to help healthcare professionals visualize disease processes, understand the rationales for clinical interventions, and explain to patients how diseases develop and progress.
Introductory chapters illustrate basic pathophysiologic concepts including cells, cancer, infection, genetics, and fluids and electrolytes. Twelve chapters organized by body system cover all major diseases, with illustrations, charts, and brief text on causes, pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment.
This Third Edition includes eight new disease entries and updated information throughout. A new icon, Complications, highlights the typical progression of untreated disease.
--NEW! Eight new diseases
--NEW! Complications icon: Covers the typical progression of untreated disease
--NEW! Thorough updating of all text, including the latest diagnostic tests and treatments
--12 chapters on the pathophysiology of major disorders: cardiovascular, respiratory, neurologic, GI, musculoskeletal, hematologic, immunologic, endocrine, reproductive, renal, skin, and sensory
--450 full-color illustrations, large and visually appealing for quick comprehension and clear patient teaching
--Age alert: Variations in pathophysiologic processes, incidence, onset, and clinical appearance in specific age populations--for example, in aortic aneurysm, atypical MI, Parkinson's disease, and tuberculosis
--Clinical tip: Calls attention to important clinical information, such as auscultation tips in myocarditis; complications of pancreatitis and ulcerative colitis; emergency intervention in myasthenia gravis; and respiration changes in peritonitis
--Illustrated pathophysiology of more than 200 disorders
--Includes depictions of heart failure, valvular disease, ARDS, asthma, lung cancer, the anaphylactic cascade, tissue changes in Alzheimer's disease, pressure ulcer development, ischemic stroke, AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's diseases, gastroesophageal reflux disease, endometriosis, renovascular hypertension, Lyme diseases, burns, macular degeneration, and more
--Introductory chapters on fundamentals such as cells, cancer, infection, immunity and inflammation, genetics, fluids and electrolytes, and acids and bases
--Unique format, with illustrated pathophysiology on the right-hand page and concise accompanying text on the left-hand page
--Includes a table of arrhythmias with sample rhythm strips, and a glossary