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
The Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Infection is selected from the infection section of the renowned Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Fifth Edition. The book is an authoritative resource on infectious diseases. Comprehensive in its coverage and beautifully illustrated in full colour, it is an essential guide to the present-day management and prevention of a wide variety of infectious diseases. Covering diseases that are both familiar and tropical as well as those that continue to emerge, medical professionals will find it immensely valuable when diagnosing and preventing infection in their day-to-day practice. In 121 chapters, experts in infectious diseases from across the world review the essentials of current infectious disease practice and provide a wealth of practical advice that medical professionals can use in clinical situations. In addition, background information on epidemiology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology encourages a fuller understanding of conditions, and over 250 full colour images help with diagnosis when treating patients. A commanding discussion of infectious diseases from both Western and tropical countries, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Infection provides detailed information on a extensive range of viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and helminths. Vast in scope and truly global in reach, chapters span a variety of topics including, pathogenic microorganisms and the host, the patient with suspected infection, travel and expedition medicine, and non-venomous arthropods. They reflect the globalization of disease that has resulted from the unprecedented increase in international travel and immigration, as well as natural/man-made disasters that demand massive international aid efforts. This up-to-date and essential reference tool, supports all medical professionals in the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. It will be of particular value to clinicians working in, or seeing patients from the developing world, due to the wide range of pathogens discussed. It also supports those taking diploma courses in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and HIV medicine. No infectious disease specialist or trainee should be without a copy of this definitive resource.