Family Medicine: Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Fifth Edition (Lange Clinical Medicine)

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9780071494564: Family Medicine: Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Fifth Edition (Lange Clinical Medicine)

The most convenient and easy-to-use clinical manual available for outpatient medicine and family practice

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"the book is informative and well written. This will be a welcome addition to the library at the Family Medicine Center and a great resource in preparing teaching pearls for residents and medical students."--Doody's Review Service

Family Medicine is the ultimate at-a-glance guide to the diagnosis and treatment of common primary care problems. The book spans the full scope of ambulatory medicine, and is organized according to the flow of patient care--starting with insights into signs and symptoms, followed by expert disease management recommendations.

The information is presented in a manner that enables you to quickly formulate a list of possible diagnoses, perform cost-effective diagnostic work-up, and prescribe therapy. The principles of clinical decision-making and effective evidence-based management strategies are woven throughout.

FEATURES:

  • NEW! Strength of Evidence Rating System delivers graded evidence for the management recommendations made in each chapter
  • NEW! A color insert with 30+ full-color photographs
  • NEW! More internationally renowned contributors
  • Complete, but concise, coverage of every major sign, symptom, and complaint in outpatient medicine
  • Chapter-opening summary of Key Points
  • Chapter presentation allows for quick review of essential information at the point-of-care
  • Includes full-text download for your mobile device

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From the Publisher:

  • Includes over 100 of the most commonly encountered problems within family medicine
  • Focuses on acute and chronic illnesses, psychiatric disorders, reproductive health issues, and preventive medicine
  • Outline format that emphasizes common diagnoses, pathophysiology, treatment, and management strategies
  • Emphasizes cost-effective, evidence-based strategies
  • NEW: 'Can't miss' diagnosis and key tips in identifying the leading diagnosis included in each Common Complaint
  • NEW: Quick Treatment guideline included in each problem in the Chronic Illnesses and Psychiatric Disorders sections
  • NEW CHAPTERS: 5 new chapters, including Tremors and Other Movement Disorders and Renal Failure
  • provides the essential information needed to diagnose and treat common primary care problems
  • reflects the range of problems encountered by physicians who practice in the primary care setting
  • provides quick access to the information
  • links diagnostic and treatment information to established research findings
  • highlights the most likely diagnosis and prioritizes treatment
  • describes the first steps in treating the condition
  • reflects the problems being encountered today in family practice
  • About the Author:

    Mark Mengel, MD, MPH
    Vice-chancellor, Regional Programs
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Little Rock, Arkansas

    L. Peter Schwiebert, MD
    Professor, Residency Program
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma City, OK

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