Written by experienced faculty at Mayo Clinic, this Eighth Edition is a completely revised and updated study tool that has proved invaluable for the American Board of Internal Medicine certification or maintenance of certification as well as general practice review by physicians around the world. Using this source, physicians will access a virtual blueprint for exam preparation and acquire clear guidance on question format, types of questions, and hints on topics commonly encountered on the test. Providing more than 350 MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS that simulate the current exam format, this must-have guide will equip readers with the resources they need to anticipate testing challenges and pass the exam. Here are just a few of the great features found in the Eighth Edition: Extensive revised chapters with several NEW tables and figures NEWa chapter on HOSPITAL MEDICINE QUESTION-AND-ANSWER segments and expertly written explanatory notes at the end of each chapter STRATEGIES AND RECOMMENDATIONS on how to approach the board exam CURRENT PHARMACY TABLES that highlight indications, toxic effects, and drug interactions sections that present TYPICAL INDICATION CLINICAL SCENARIOS EXTENSIVELY EDITED CHAPTERS on cardiology, pulmonology, nephrology, critical care, geriatrics, preventive medicine, hematology, infectious diseases, womena (TM)s and mena (TM)s health DETAILED INDEX for quick retrieval of information GREAT ILLUSTRATIVE TOOLSa lucid images, algorithms, and summary tables that reflect major practices, therapies, and medications utilized in the field over 325 TABLES and 400 FIGURES NEW TO THE EIGHTH EDITION: thoroughly revised and expanded chapters updated multiple choice questions new chapter on hospital medicine additional figures and images to illustrate key points TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE: The Board Examination Allergy Cardiology Critical Care Medicine Dermatology Endocrinology Gastroenterology and Hepatology General Internal Medicine Genetics Geriatrics Hematology HIV Infection Hospital Medicine Hypertension Infectious Diseases
As chairman of the European Association of Nuclear Medi cine (EANM) 2001 annual meeting, I tried to reach two goals: a “universal nuclear medicine” congress where all people could speak and learn using the same language, and a full exploration of the possibility of making a diagnosis through global imaging. I am personally convinced that nuclear med icine techniques in the detection of infection and inflamma tion are essential, and in the near future their role and clinical impact will be impressive. As stated during the meeting, this topic will be one of the major and expanding fields of interest for nuclear medicine. During the post-congress meetings organized in Capri by Alberto Signore and Mauro Liberatore for each topic, there was a leading expert for the clinical, radiological and nuclear medicine aspects. This interaction was crucial for the quality of the discussion and the definition of flow charts that will be useful for all the medical community. These meetings, where for each topic there is full coverage of all the aspects of imaging, are, in my opinion, the most fruitful and useful for the progression and diffusion of nu clear medicine procedures. May 2002 Prof. Marco Salvatore Chairman of the EANM Congress 2001 Some 35 years ago, a French singer sold millions of records with a song, trying to tell the world “Capri c’est fini” – Capri is over.