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A concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals, Gould’s Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 5th Edition helps you learn essential concepts of major diseases/disorders and disease processes. Continuing in its well-known tradition of readability and vivid, full-color illustrations, the text is updated with the latest research and trends in human disease. Disorders are described by body system, with coverage of the interactions between systems, and special features help you apply the material to real-life situations. No matter which healthcare field you may enter, Gould’s Pathophysiology prepares you for the conditions encountered in clinical practice.

"Gould’s Pathophysiology for the Health Professions can easily be incorporated into a course as a prescribed book to students in the health care professions. The authors of this book are commended for their contribution to the literature on pathophysiology and its application to the health professions." Reviewed by: Dr Benita Olivier, University of the Witwatersrand, Date: Oct 14

  • Concise and readable approach includes the information you need without being overwhelming, even if you have a limited scientific background.
  • Unique Think About questions alert you to important points and help with self-evaluation, test preparation, and review.
  • Warning Signs boxes help you identify the pre-emptive signs of physiologic events such as strokes.
  • Emergency Treatment boxes give step-by-step instructions to follow for emergencies such as shock, cardiac arrest, and pneumothorax.
  • Apply Your Knowledge questions ask you to use what you’ve learned to predict What can go wrong with this structure or system?
  • Ready References in the appendix provide a quick lookup for anatomic terms, conversion tables, abbreviations and acronyms, diagnostic studies and tests, and more.
  • Key terms are listed at the beginning of each chapter and defined within the text, covering the scientific terminology you need to know.
  • Research boxes discuss new developments, problem areas of pathophysiology, and complications associated with research.
  • Learning objectives and bulleted chapter summaries help you focus on key concepts and information.
  • NEW Defense/Protective Mechanisms section consolidates coverage of inflammation and healing, infection, and immunity.
  • UPDATED chapters are reorganized with a building-block method that presents content in a more logical and systematic approach.
  • UPDATED format for individual disorders includes 1) background, 2) pathophysiology, 3) etiology, 4) signs and symptoms, 5) diagnoses, 6) possible related complications/disorders, and 7) treatments/research.
  • NEW! Pathophysiology of Body Systems chapters begin with a brief review of normal anatomy and physiology and show the interrelatedness and the interactions between systems.
  • NEW authors bring a fresh and contemporary approach to the content while keeping true to the integrity of Barbara Gould’s original text.

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Published 26 December 2013
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EAN13 9780323292818
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Gould's Pathophysiology for the Health ProfessioUs
FIFTH EDITION
Karin C. VanMeter, PhD
Lecturer, Iowa State University, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa
Robert J. Hubert, BS
Laboratory Coordinator, Iowa State University, Department of Animal Sciences, Ames, Iowa
Table of Contents
Cover image
Title page
Handy Tables
Copyright
Dedication
Reviewers
Preface
Organization
Format and Features
What's New?
Guidelines for sers
Resources
Acknowledgments Section I: Pathophysiology: Background and Overview
Chapter 1. Introduction to Pathophysiology
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
What Is Pathophysiology and Why Study It?
Introduction to Cellular Changes
Chapter Summary
Additional Resources
Chapter 2. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Fluid Imbalance
Electrolyte Imbalances
Acid-Base Imbalance
Treatment of Imbalances
Case Study A Vomiting
Case Study B Diarrhea
Case Study C Nephrotic Syndrome
Chapter Summary
Additional Resources
Chapter 3. Introduction to Basic Pharmacology and Other Common Therapies
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Pharmacology
Traditional Forms of Therapy
Complementary or Alternative Therapies
Emergency Assessment and Aid
Case Study A Therapies for Pain
Chapter Summary
Additional Resources
Chapter 4. Pain
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Etiology and Sources of Pain
Structures and Pain Pathways
Physiology of Pain and Pain Control
Characteristics of Pain
Basic Classifications of Pain
Pain Control
Case Study A Acute Pain
Case Study B Chronic Pain
Chapter Summary
Additional Resources
Section II: Defense/Protective Mechanisms
Chapter 5. Inflammation and Healing
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Review of Body Defenses
Review of Normal Capillary Exchange
Physiology of Inflammation
Acute Inflammation
Chronic Inflammation
Treatment of Inflammation
Healing
Example of Inflammation and Healing
Case Study A Trauma
Case Study B Burns
Chapter Summary
Additional Resources
Chapter 6. Infection
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Review of Microbiology
Principles of Infection
Physiology of Infection
Case Study A Viral Gastroenteritis
Case Study B pper Respiratory Infection
Chapter Summary
Additional Resources
Chapter 7. Immunity
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Review of the Immune System
Tissue and Organ Transplant Rejection
Hypersensitivity Reactions
Autoimmune Disorders
Immunodeficiency
Case Study A Hypersensitivity
Case Study B Anaphylaxis
Case Study C Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Case Study D HIV and AIDS
Chapter Summary
Additional Resources
Section III: Pathophysiology of Body Systems
Chapter 8. Skin Disorders
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Review of the Skin
Skin Lesions
Inflammatory Disorders
Skin Infections
Skin Tumors
Case Study A Atopic Dermatitis
Case Study B Malignant Melanoma
Chapter Summary
Additional Resources
Chapter 9. Musculoskeletal System Disorders
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Review of the Musculoskeletal System
Trauma
Bone Disorders
Disorders of Muscle, Tendons, and Ligaments
Joint Disorders
Case Study A Fracture
Case Study B Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chapter Summary
Additional Resources
Chapter 10. Blood and Circulatory System Disorders
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Review of the Circulatory System and Blood
Blood Dyscrasias
Neoplastic Blood Disorders
Case Study A Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chapter Summary
Additional Resources
Chapter 11. Lymphatic System Disorders
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Review of the Lymphatic System
Lymphatic Disorders
Case Study A Hodgkin's Disease
Chapter Summary
Additional Resources
Chapter 12. Cardiovascular System Disorders
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Review of the Cardiovascular System
Heart Disorders
Vascular Disorders
Shock
Case Study A Myocardial Infarction
Case Study B Essential Hypertension
Chapter Summary
Additional Resources
Chapter 13. Respiratory System Disorders
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Review of Structures of the Respiratory System
General Manifestations of Respiratory Disease
Common Treatment Measures for Respiratory Disorders
Infectious Diseases
Obstructive Lung Diseases
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Restrictive Lung Disorders
Vascular Disorders
Expansion Disorders
Case Study A Influenza and Pneumonia
Case Study B Acute Asthma
Case Study C Emphysema
Case Study D Cystic Fibrosis
Chapter Summary
Additional Resources
Chapter 14. Nervous System Disorders
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Review of Nervous System Anatomy and Physiology
General Effects of Neurologic Dysfunction
Acute Neurologic Problems
Congenital Neurologic Disorders
Seizure Disorders
Chronic Degenerative Disorders
Dementia
Mental Disorders
Spinal Cord Disorder
Case Study A Brain Tumor
Case Study B Spinal Cord Injury
Case Study C Increased Intracranial Pressure
Case Study D Multiple Sclerosis
Case Study E Alzheimer's Disease
Chapter Summary
Additional Resources
Chapter 15. Disorders of the Eyes, Ears and Other Sensory Organs
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Sensory Receptors
The Eye
The Ear
Case Study A Glaucoma
Case Study B Ménière's Syndrome
Case Study C Congenital Deafness in a Young Child
Chapter Summary
Additional Resources
Chapter 16. Endocrine System Disorders
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Review of the Endocrine System
Endocrine Disorders
Insulin and Diabetes Mellitus
Parathyroid Hormone and Calcium
Pituitary Hormones
Growth Hormone
Antidiuretic Hormone (Vasopressin)
Thyroid Disorders
Adrenal Glands
Case Study A Diabetes Mellitus Type 1
Case Study B Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Case Study C Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Case Study D Pituitary Adenoma and Acromegaly
Chapter Summary
Additional Resources
Chapter 17. Digestive System Disorders
Learning Objectives