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Kelley's Textbook of Internal Medicine
Fourth Edition
by H. David Humes

The new edition of this reorganized text emphasizes practicality and includes expeditious features that enable both students and practitioners to find authoritative answers fast. With "Approach to Patients" chapters that focus on evaluation and work-up, complete descriptions of disease-specific entities with highlighted "Indications for Referrals" and "Indications for Hospitalization," and a rapid-access guide summarizing key facts, this authoritative textbook has been streamlined and referenced for quick access to information. Includes 120 evidence-based algorithms that detail step-by-step patient management.


Part I: Principles of Medical Practice

  1. Section I Humanism and Ethics
    1. Introduction to Internal Medicine as a Discipline
    2. Clinical Medicine, Clinical Ethics and Physicians' Professionalism

  2. Section II Basic Mechanisms of Health and Disease
    1. The Genome Project and Molecular DiagnosisLeslie G. Biesecker, Barbara B. Biesecker, and Francis S. Collins
    2. Normal Cell Growth and Differentiation
    3. Principles of the Immune Response
    4. Inflammation: Cells, Cytokines, and Other Mediators
    5. Mechanisms of Hormone Action
    6. Principles of Nutrition
    7. Principles of the Renal Regulation of Fluids and Electrolytes
    8. Pulmonary Gas Exchange
    9. Vascular Biology
    10. Disorders of Lipid Metabolism
    11. Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis
    12. Some Functional Pathways in the Central Nervous System
    13. Biology and Genetics of Aging and Longevity
    14. Clinical Physiology of Aging
    15. Healthcare Implications of an Aging Society
    16. Host-Parasite Interaction
    17. Etiology of Malignant Disease
    18. Molecular and Cell Biology of Neoplasia
    19. Epidemiology of Malignant Disease
    20. Prevention of Neoplasia
    21. Transplantation Immunology

  3. Section III Approach to Common Primary Care Issues
    1. The Periodic Health Evaluation
    2. Preoperative Medical Evaluation
    3. Immunizations
    4. Infectious Disease Prevention in the International Traveler
    5. Cancer Screening and Early Detection
    6. Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
    7. Systemic Hypertension
    8. Approaches to Hypercholesterolemia and Other Abnormal Lipid Profiles
    9. Approach to the Patient with Chest Pain (Cardiac and Non-Cardiac)
    10. Smoking and Smoking Cessation
    11. Approach to the Problem of Alcohol Abuse and Dependence
    12. Approach to the Problem of Substance Abuse
    13. Obesity
    14. Anorexia Nervosa and Eating Disorders
    15. Approach to the Patient with Unintentional Weight Loss
    16. Depression, Anxiety, and Other Psychiatric Disorders
    17. Care of the Dying Patient

  4. Section IV Principles of Clinical Evaluation
    1. The Clinical Approach to the Patient
    2. Principles of Clinical Epidemiology
    3. Evidence-Based Medicine
    4. Computers in Support of Clinical Medicine
    5. Quality Improvement and Clinical Outcome Assessment
    6. Assessment of Physician Performance in the New Health Care Environment
    7. Medical Malpractice and Risk Management

  5. Section V Related Medical Disciplines
    1. Adolescent Medicine
    2. Principles of Occupational Medicine
    3. Medical Ophthalmology
    4. Medical Otolaryngology
    5. Principles of Women's Medicine
    6. Sports Medicine
    7. Principles of Rehabilitation Medicine
    8. Principles of Clinical Pharmacology
    9. Alternative Medicine: Prevalence, cost, and utility

  6. Section VI Selected Medical Emergencies
    1. General Principles in the Approach to the Patient With an Acute Emergency
    2. Animal Bites and Stings
    3. Near Drowning
    4. Treatment of Anaphylaxis
    5. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    6. Hyperthermia and Hypothermia
    7. Ionizing Radiation Injuries

Part II: Cardiology

  1. Section I Approach to the Patient with Cardiovascular Disorders
    1. Essential Features of the Cardiac History and Physical Examination
    2. Approach to the Patient with Chest Pain
    3. Approach to the Patient with Heart Failure
    4. Approach to the Patient with Cardiac Arrhythmias
    5. Approach to the Patient with Heart Murmurs
    6. Approach to the Patient with Syncope
    7. Approach to the Pregnant Patient with Heart Disease
    8. Approach to the Patient with Hypotension and Shock

  2. Section II Disorders of the Cardiovascular System
    1. Coronary Artery Disease
    2. Acute Myocardial Infarction
    3. Myocardial Diseases
    4. Tumors of the Heart
    5. Cardiac Arrhythmias
    6. Valvular Heart Disease
    7. Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult
    8. Pericardial Diseases
    9. Pulmonary Hypertension and Cor Pulmonale
    10. Vascular Medicine
    11. Genetics of the Cardiovascular System

  3. Section III Diagnostic and Therapeutic Modalities in Cardiovascular Diseases
    1. Cardiovascular Radiology
    2. Electrocardiography, Exercise Stress Testing, Ambulatory Monitoring
    3. Echocardiography
    4. Radionuclide and Magnetic Resonance Techniques
    5. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Catheterization
    6. Electrophysiologic Testing
    7. Principles of Cardiac Conditioning and Rehabilitation
    8. Clinical Pharmacology of Cardiovascular Drugs
    9. Use of Anticoagulant Drugs
    10. Principles and Applications of Cardiac Surgery


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Fourth Edition
by H. David Humes

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