Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults & Children

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9780323014380: Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults & Children
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As the leading pathophysiology textbook for over a decade, this outstanding resource boasts comprehensive coverage, complete and separate treatment of pediatric pathophysiology, a clear writing style, and numerous full-color illustrations. The new 4th edition features extensively revised and updated content, more illustrations, and a greatly enhanced full-color design.

· Comprehensive coverage provides unparalleled discussion of general pathophysiology and specific disease processes
· Consistent presentation of each disease includes pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment
· Full-color art and design vividly illustrates the clinical manifestations of disease and disease processes and makes the content more visually appealing to the student
· Pediatric content is presented in 10 separate chapters to provide unequaled coverage of how disease processes specifically affect children
· Aging content is identified with special heads within the adult chapters. All aging content is listed with page numbers on the end sheets
· Nutrition and Disease boxes show evidenced-based links between dietary patterns and disease.
· 'What's New?' boxes highlight the most current research and finding
· Algorithms are used throughout the text to illustrate normal and compensatory physiology and pathophysiology
· Detailed chapter outlines with page numbers begin each chapter to provide easy access to content and overview of topics
· Chapter introductions provide a to the student and a rationale for learning the content about to be presented
· Key terms are boldface in text and listed with page numbers at the end of each chapter for easy reference and chapter review
· Chapter summary reviews, in the form of numbered lists, provide concise synopses of each chapter and serve as a built-in content review

· Approximately 300 new full-colour drawings and photographs illustrate normal anatomy and physiology, disease processes, and clinical manifestations of disease
· Extensive revision of chapter 29 on alterations of cardiovascular function features new content on atherosclerosis, minerals and hypertension, and hormones and heart disease
· An Introduction to Pathophysiologyincluded in the front matter provides an overview to the subject of pathophysiology and explains why it is important
· Unintentional and Intentional Injuries section added to chapter 2 explains how injuries alter cellular and tissue biology

  • Special heads for Pathophysiology, Clinical Manifestations, and Evaluation and Treatment in the discussions of particular diseases highlight these important topics


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    About the Author:

    Kathryn L. McCance, University of Utah, College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, UT; and Sue E. Huether, PhD, RN, University of Utah, College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, UT

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