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Faculty Recommended eBooks

Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, 13e

By Lynn S. Bickley, Peter G. Szilagyi, Richard M. Hoffman, & Rainier P. Soriano
ISBN: 9781496398178
Publication Date: 2021

The thirteenth edition of Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking is your comprehensive guide to learning to effectively conduct the health interview and physical examination. This section introduces you to the features and learning tools that will lead to successful health assessments, regional examinations, and working with special patient populations. At the start of every chapter, you will see a list of additional learning resources that complement the book in order to build your knowledge and confidence in history taking and examination. The Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination offers over more than 8 hours of video content and delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques. When used alongside the book, you have a complete learning solution for preparedness for the boards and patient encounters.

Frameworks for Internal Medicine

By: André M. Mansoor
ISBN: 9781496359308
Publication Date: 2019

This book is an educational resource and reference tool for those who study internal medicine, including medical students and physician assistant students. It offers a general overview of 50 common clinical problems within the discipline of internal medicine, providing teaching pearls along the way. Each chapter may be used as a study guide. Each chapter is associated with a real patient case, demonstrating the relevance and application of the framework system to clinical practice. Understanding the high-yield concepts found within the chapters will help you prepare for standardized tests, such as the internal medicine shelf exam, the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2, and the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). 

Goldman-Cecil Medicine, 26e

By Lee Goldman & Andrew I. Schafer 
ISBN: 9780323640336
Publication Date: 2020

For more than 90 years, what is now called Goldman-Cecil Medicine has been the authoritative source for internal medicine and the care of adult patients. Every chapter is written by acclaimed experts who, with the oversight of our editors, provide definitive, unbiased advice on the diagnosis and treatment of thousands of common and uncommon conditions, always guided by an understanding of the epidemiology and pathobiology, as well as the latest medical literature. But Goldman-Cecil Medicine is not just a textbook. Throughout the lifetime of each edition, periodic updates continually include the newest information from a wide range of journals. More than 400 chapters authored by a veritable "Who's Who" of modern medicine. A practical, templated organization with an emphasis on evidence-based references, thousands of algorithms, figures, and tables that make its information readily accessible, supplementary videos, heart sounds, and key references.

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e

By J. Larry Jameson, Anthony S. Fauci, Dennis L. Kasper, Stephen L. Hauser, Dan L. Longo, & Joseph Loscalzo
ISBN:  9781259644016
Publication Date: 2018

Harrison's is intended for learners throughout their careers. For students, Part 1, Chapter 1 begins with an overview of "The Practice of Medicine". In this introductory chapter, the editors continue the tradition of orienting clinicians to the science and the art of medicine, emphasizing the values of our profession while incorporating new advances in technology, science, and clinical care. Part 2, "Cardinal Manifestations and Presentation of Diseases" is a signature feature of Harrison's. These chapters eloquently describe how patients present with common clinical conditions, such as headache, fever, cough, palpitations, or anemia, and provide an overview of typical symptoms, physical findings, and differential diagnosis. Mastery of these topics prepares students for subsequent chapters on specific diseases they will encounter in courses on pathophysiology and in clinical clerkships.

Pocket Medicine: The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Internal Medicine, 7e

By Marc S. Sabatine
ISBN: 9781975142377 
Publication Date: 2020

Written by residents, fellows, and attendings, the mandate for Pocket Medicine was to provide, in a concise a manner as possible, the key information a clinician needs for the initial approach to and management of the most common inpatient medical problems. The 7th edition comes with new material, including: the newest diagnostic algorithms and pharmacotherapy for acute coronary syndromes, the revolutionary data for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), the most recent guidelines for the classification and treatment of hypertension, a dedicated section for the management of cystic fibrosis, updated the treatment of sepsis and shock, dedicated sections on immunotherapy, and incorporated the paradigm-shifting data for diabetes medications that lower cardiovascular risk and cover the newest classes of lipid-lowering therapies.

Symptom to Diagnosis: An Evidence-Based Guide, 4e

By Scott D.C. Stern, Adam S. Cifu, & Diane Altkorn
ISBN: 9781260121117
Publication Date: 2020

This text aims to help students and residents learn internal medicine and focuses on the challenging task of diagnosis. Using the framework and terminology presented in Chapter 1, each chapter addresses one common complaint. The chapter begins with a case and an explanation of a way to frame, or organize, the differential diagnosis. Diagnostic algorithms are presented that give the learner a way of working through the diagnostic process. As the case progresses, clinical reasoning is clearly articulated. The differential diagnosis for that particular case is summarized in tables that delineate the clinical clues and important tests for the leading diagnostic hypothesis and important alternative diagnostic hypotheses. As the chapter progresses, the pertinent diseases are reviewed. Just as in real life, the case unfolds in a stepwise fashion as tests are performed and diagnoses are confirmed or refuted. Readers are continually engaged by a series of questions that direct the evaluation. Revisions in the 4th edition include new algorithms and approaches in the chapters on Chest Pain, Syncope, Dizziness, and others. Recently developed new diagnostic tools are discussed in the chapters of Diarrhea, Jaundice, and Cough and Fever, and new guidelines have been included in the chapters on Screening, Diabetes, and Hypertension.




Lab Values and Diagnostic Tests eBooks

CT and MRI of the Whole Body, 6e

By John R. Haaga & Daniel T. Boll
ISBN: 9780801670572
Publication Date: 2016

This text is a definitive reference that provides you with an enhanced understanding of advances in CT and MR imaging, delivered by a new team of international associate editors. Perfect for radiologists who need a comprehensive reference while working on difficult cases, it presents a complete yet concise overview of imaging applications, findings, and interpretation in every anatomic area. This 6th edition includes both MR and CT imaging applications, allowing you to view correlated images for all areas of the body; coverage of interventional procedures helps you apply image-guided techniques; and clinical manifestations of each disease with cancer staging integrated throughout.

Diagnostic Ultrasound, 5e

By Carol M. Rumack, Stephanie R. Wilson, J. William Charboneau, & Deborah Levine
ISBN: 0323529631
Publication Date: 2018

This textpresents a greater wealth of authoritative, up-to-the-minute guidance on the ever-expanding applications of this versatile modality than you'll find in any other single source. Preeminent experts help you reap the fullest benefit from the latest techniques for ultrasound imaging of the whole body...image-guided procedures...fetal, obstetric, and pediatric imaging...and more. This completely updated edition encompasses all of the latest advances, including 3D and 4D imaging, fetal imaging, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) of the liver and digestive tract, and much more - all captured through an abundance of brand-new images. And now, video clips for virtually every chapter allow you to see the sonographic presentation of various conditions in real time!

Ferri's Best Test : A Practical Guide to Clinical Laboratory Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging, 4e

By Fred E. Ferri
ISBN: 9780323527538
Publication Date: 2019

Practical and concise, this text is a quick, go-to reference for up-to-date clinical material on today's diagnostic testing and laboratory tests. Three convenient sections provide quick access to key information on clinical laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging, and diagnostic algorithms. Experienced author Dr. Fred Ferri uses a unique, easy-to-follow format to simplify complex information and help you choose the best test to supplement your clinical diagnostic skills.

Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology Essentials, 2e

By Lee Alexander Grant & Nyree Griffin
ISBN: 9780702073113
Publication Date: 2019

This book is based on the current sixth edition of Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology. It is meant to be a unique single volume general radiology textbook, which attempts to encapsulate all the core information provided in its parent book, but presents it in an easy to read format. The aim of this textbook is to provide as close as is possible a ‘one-stop reference guide’ for both trainees and practicing consultants.

Guide to Diagnostic Tests, 7e

By Diana Nicoll, Chuanyi Mark Lu, & Stephen J. McPhee
ISBN: 9781259640896
Publication Date: 2017

This text is intended to serve as a reference manual for medical, nursing, and other health professional students, house officers, and practicing physicians, physician assistants, and nurses. It is a quick reference guide to the selection and interpretation of commonly used diagnostic tests, including laboratory procedures in the clinical setting, common laboratory tests (chemistry, hematology, coagulation, immunology, microbiology, drug monitoring, pharmacogenetic, and molecular and genetic testing), diagnostic imaging tests (plain radiography, CT, MRI, and ultrasonography), electrocardiography, echocardiography, and the use of tests in differential diagnosis, helpful diagnostic algorithms, and nomograms and reference material. This book enables readers to understand frequently used diagnostic tests and diagnostic approaches to common disease states.

Laposata's Laboratory Medicine: Diagnosis of Disease in the Clinical Laboratory, 3e

By Michael Laposata
ISBN: 9781260116793
Publication Date: 2018

This text is the most comprehensive, user-friendly, and well-illustrated guide available for learning how to order the correct laboratory test and understand the clinical significance of the results. The book features an easy-to-follow, consistent presentation for each disease discussed. Chapters begin with a brief description of the disorder followed by a discussion that includes tables detailing the laboratory evaluation of specific disorders, diagnosis, baseline tests to exclude diagnostic possibilities, and clinical indications that warrant further screening and special testing. This text is great for medical students, clinical laboratory scientists, and healthcare professionals who want to keep abreast of the latest testing procedures and maximize accuracy and patient safety. 

Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures, 6e

By Cynthia C. Chernecky & Barbara J. Berger
ISBN:  9781455706945
Publication Date: 2012

This text covers more tests than any other reference of its kind, with over 900 lab tests and diagnostic procedures in all. In Part I, you'll find a unique, alphabetical list of hundreds of diseases, conditions, and symptoms, including the tests and procedures most commonly used to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis. Part II presents key information on virtually every laboratory and diagnostic test available. All test entries are up-to-date, concise, complete, and consistently presented, making this resource the perfect choice for students or practitioners who need fast, accurate information on diagnostic tests. Over 20 new test entries present the latest tests and procedures, with a strong focus on affordable, clinically relevant genetic tests. Updated content includes the latest research relating to accuracy of tests, diagnostic value of results, and associated cost-benefit ratios.

Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, 6e

By Diana Nicoll, Chuanyi Mark Lu, Michael Pignone, & Stephen J. McPhee
ISBN: 0071766251
Publication Date: 2012

A quick reference guide to the selection and interpretation of more than 450 commonly used diagnostic tests. this text covers: basic principles of diagnostic testing, common blood, urine and cerebrospinal fluid laboratory tests, therapeutic drug monitoring, microbiologic test selection and interpretation, and diagnostic imaging tests by body system, electrocardiography, and differential diagnosis tables & algorithms, tests used in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, neurology and obstetrics and gynecology. 

Pocket Guide to POCUS: Tips for Point-of-Care Ultrasound

By Cameron M. Baston, Christy Moore, Elizabeth A. Krebs, Anthony J. Dean, & Nova Panebianco
ISBN: 9781260441475
Publication Date: 2019

It has been intentionally and thoughtfully designed to be a portable quick reference to real-world clinical situations. It provides tips and reminders for issues and challenges encountered at the point of care. Questions such as what images to acquire, and how to get them are addressed as well as a quick glance at pathology in comparison to a normal image. For learners of all levels. Each chapter is divided into four sections: key images, acquisition tips, interpretation and pitfalls, & examples of pathology. This information is conveniently located on cards that can be removed from the book and brought with you to the bedside. You can take notes on the cards, check off the scans that you've done, and refer to them in order to provide your patients with the best care possible. 

Wallach's Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests, 11e

By L. V. Rao & L. Michael Snyder
ISBN: 9781451191769
Publication Date: 2021

The primary focus of this book is to stress the most accurate and efficient use of clinical lab testing. This edition is not an exhaustive catalog of all disease states, but a more practical guide. Updates to the eleventh edition include the genetic, molecular diagnostics, neurology testing chapters with the most current, cutting-edge information, and an expanded index. Common pitfalls and limitations of testing are addressed. This book is geared to primary care physicians, subspecialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and medical and nursing students.