Practical Guide to the Care of the Medical Patient, 6e by Fred Ferri

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The 6th Edition of this practical, pocket-sized reference continues to zero right in on the information busy readers need―differential diagnoses, clinical findings, lab values, and treatment guidelines, and makes them easy to access it quickly. It covers over 170 of the most essential medical topics, as well as over 220 of the most commonly prescribed medications and over 140 of the most frequently performed laboratory tests.Provides a dedicated chapter on differential diagnosis, covering over 125 essential topics Features numerous tables and algorithms for easy access to information Includes tear-out cards for cardiac codes and cardiac drugsOffers the very latest clinical, therapeutic, laboratory medicine, and diagnostic imaging information. Presents 78 new Differential Diagnosis tables―203 in all―listing diagnostic possibilities from most to least common, where appropriate. Includes an extensive new section on diagnostic imaging, with advice on which tests to order when, the proper sequence of tests, and interpreting the results. Lists the causes of laboratory test abnormalities from most to least common. Uses a new, more reader-friendly, two-color design, and many new full-color illustrations throughout.

With 12 additional contributing experts.

About Fred Ferri

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Ferri is Clinial Professor, Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School, Profidence, Rhode Island.
Published July 1, 1987 by Mosby-Year Book. 604 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference. Non-fiction