Mosby's Handbook of Diseases

Mosby's Handbook of Diseases

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Elsevier Science and Technology
Mosby's Handbook of Diseases, 3rd Edition, provides an up-to-date profile of more than 250 adult and pediatric diseases and conditions-with 32 NEW to this edition. The handbook's user-friendly organization lists diseases and conditions alphabetically, from Abruptio Placentae to Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome.
  • Alphabetical Organization of diseases and conditions makes information easy to locate.
  • A to Z Color Tabs for each letter of the alphabet allow for quick reference in the clinical setting.
  • Each disease and condition entry follows a consistent format to enable readers to find essential information quickly and with ease, and includes the following:
    • Definition of the disease or condition
    • Description of its etiology and incidence
    • Gender and lifespan considerations
    • Underlying pathophysiology
    • Common clinical manifestations
    • Complications associated with the disease or condition
    • Frequently ordered diagnostic tests
  • Therapeutic management includes indications for surgery, common medications, general therapeutic interventions, long-term management regarding prevention and promotion, family and patient education
  • Drug highlights tables.
  • Heavily Crossed-Referenced Content lists diseases and conditions by both their scientific as well as common name.
  • No Specific Nursing Terminology is used in the content making the book more appealing to a broad market - all practicing nurses, nursing students, allied health personnel, as well as the general public.
  • Diagnostic Test Results are listed for each disease to allow readers to know what results indicate the presence of a certain disease or condition.
  • Therapeutic Management is explained and issues such as surgery and drugs are discussed.
  • Risk Factors are included where appropriate to help readers find specific factors that may increase the risk for various diseases and conditions.
  • Two-color design highlights important information and enhances visual appeal.
  • 32 New Diseases and Conditions have been added providing the latest information.
  • A new Emergent Icon highlights critical and emergent content, lists, and conditions to allow the reader to quickly identify as well as reference information that requires immediate attention or action.
  • Critical and Emergent Content has been added as well as highlighted in color so the user will be able to easily distinguish as well as locate this crucial information
  • Revised and New Sub-Headings for "Therapeutic Management" include Surgery, Medications, General, Prevention/Promotion (New!), and Education (New!).
  • New drug information has been included under the Therapeutic Management sub-heading
  • LGender and Lifespan Considerations are included to allow health care practitioners adapt their care for specific patient populations.


Blackwell North Amer
From Abruptio Placentae to Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, adult and pediatric diseases are listed alphabetically with colored tabs for easy retrieval of essential information.
The 3rd Edition offers these great features: 32 diseases and conditions are added, including anthrax, autism, SARS, sleep apnea, West Nile virus, and more; Emergent icon highlights information that requires immediate attention; Therapeutic Management section now includes information on prevention and health promotion, plus family and patient education; Gender and Lifespan Considerations examine care for specific patient groups; each disease and condition includes definition, etiology, complications, diagnostic tests, and more; diseases and conditions are cross-referenced by both their scientific and their common names; and minimal use of nursing terminology makes the book easy to read and understand.

Elsevier Health
Mosby's Handbook of Diseases, 3rd Edition, provides an up-to-date profile of more than 250 adult and pediatric diseases and conditions-with 32 NEW to this edition. The handbook's user-friendly organization lists diseases and conditions alphabetically, from Abruptio Placentae to Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome.

  • Alphabetical Organization of diseases and conditions makes information easy to locate.
  • A to Z Color Tabs for each letter of the alphabet allow for quick reference in the clinical setting.
  • Each disease and condition entry follows a consistent format to enable readers to find essential information quickly and with ease, and includes the following:
    • Definition of the disease or condition
    • Description of its etiology and incidence
    • Gender and lifespan considerations
    • Underlying pathophysiology
    • Common clinical manifestations
    • Complications associated with the disease or condition
    • Frequently ordered diagnostic tests
  • Therapeutic management includes indications for surgery, common medications, general therapeutic interventions, long-term management regarding prevention and promotion, family and patient education
  • Drug highlights tables.
  • Heavily Crossed-Referenced Content lists diseases and conditions by both their scientific as well as common name.
  • No Specific Nursing Terminology is used in the content making the book more appealing to a broad market - all practicing nurses, nursing students, allied health personnel, as well as the general public.
  • Diagnostic Test Results are listed for each disease to allow readers to know what results indicate the presence of a certain disease or condition.
  • Therapeutic Management is explained and issues such as surgery and drugs are discussed.
  • Risk Factors are included where appropriate to help readers find specific factors that may increase the risk for various diseases and conditions.
  • Two-color design highlights important information and enhances visual appeal.


  • 32 New Diseases and Conditions have been added providing the latest information.
  • A new Emergent Icon highlights critical and emergent content, lists, and conditions to allow the reader to quickly identify as well as reference information that requires immediate attention or action.
  • Critical and Emergent Content has been added as well as highlighted in color so the user will be able to easily distinguish as well as locate this crucial information
  • Revised and New Sub-Headings for "Therapeutic Management" include Surgery, Medications, General, Prevention/Promotion (New!), and Education (New!).
  • New drug information has been included under the Therapeutic Management sub-heading
  • LGender and Lifespan Considerations are included to allow health care practitioners adapt their care for specific patient populations.


Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier Mosby, c2005
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780323030113
0323030114
Characteristics: xvii, 786 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Thompson, June D.
Alternative Title: Handbook of diseases

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