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Family Medicine

Principles and Practice

Taylor, R.B., David, A.K., Johnson, T.A.J., Phillips, D.M., Scherger, J.E. (Eds.)

5th ed. 1998, LXI, 1194 p.


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  • Providing crystal clear guidelines for diagnosing and managing the common acute and chronic problems regularly encountered by the family practitioner
Family Medicine: Principles and Practice, 5th edition is a comprehensive reference source providing crystal clear guidelines for diagnosing and managing the common acute and chronic problems regularly encountered by the Family Practitioner. The expanded fifth edition will utilize a similar format to the fourth edition, but will include new chapters and material on: health promotion, population based health care, genetic disorders, somatization disorders, care of the dying patient, disorders of the breast, breast cancer, developmental issues and behavioral problems of adolescents, smoking cessation, nutrition, and enlightened discussions of controversial topics such as managed care and ethical issues. There will also be a new section on Family Practice Applications including: Clinical Guidelines and Information Management in Clinical Practice with the latest information on computers in diagnosis and management, electronic medical records, and quality assurance. All editors and primary chapter authors are practicing family physicians, giving the reader the advantage of the family medicine experience and viewpoint on every issue. This volume encompasses both the latest developments in family medicine as well as serving as a single-source reference for practitioners.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » breast cancer - care - family medicine - health promotion - infection - infectious disease - infectious diseases - management - medicine - nutrition - osteoporosis - pregnancy - prevention - respiratory system - sepsis

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Medicine - Pediatrics

Table of contents 

I. The Principles of Family Medicine.- 1 Family Medicine: Current Issues and Future Practice.- 2 Human Development and Aging.- 3 Approach to the Patient.- 4 Sociocultural Issues in Health Care.- 5 Families and Health.- 6 Population-Based Health Care.- II. The Practice of Family Medicine.- 7 Clinical Prevention.- 8 Health Promotion.- 9 Health Care of the International Traveler.- 10 Preconception Care.- 11 Normal Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery.- 12 Medical Problems During Pregnancy.- 13 Obstetric Complications During Pregnancy.- 14 Problems During Labor and Delivery.- 15 Postpartum Care.- 16 Genetic Disorders.- 17 Problems of the Newborn and Infant.- 18 Communicable Diseases of Children.- 19 Behavioral Problems of Children.- 20 Musculoskeletal Problems in Children.- 21 Selected Problems of Infancy and Childhood.- 22 Health Care of the Adolescent.- 23 Sexual Concerns of Adolescents.- 24 Common Problems of the Elderly.- 25 Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.- 26 Child Abuse and Neglect.- 27 Domestic Violence.- 28 Elder Abuse.- 29 Sexual Assault.- 30 Family Stress and Counseling.- 31 Anxiety Disorders.- 32 Depression.- 33 Suicidal Patient.- 34 Somatoform Disorders and Related Syndromes.- 35 Selected Behavioral and Psychiatric Problems.- 36 Allergic Rhinitis and Hay Fever.- 37 Anaphylaxis and Anaphylactoid Reactions.- 38 Epstein-Barr Virus Infection and Infectious Mononucleosis.- 39 Viral Infections of the Respiratory Tract.- 40 Sinusitis and Pharyngitis.- 41 Sexually Transmitted Diseases.- 42 Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.- 43 Bacteremia and Sepsis.- 44 Selected Infectious Diseases.- 45 Occupational Health Care.- 46 Problems Related to Physical Agents.- 47 Bites and Stings.- 48 Poisoning.- 49 Care of Acute Lacerations.- 50 Selected Injuries.- 51 Medical Problems of the Athlete.- 52 Athletic Injuries.- 53 Care of the Obese Patient.- 54 Care of the Patient with Dysequilibrium.- 55 Care of the Patient with Fatigue.- 56 Care of the Patient with a Sleep Disorder.- 57 Medical Care of the Surgical Patient.- 58 Counseling Patients with Sexual Concerns.- 59 Care of the Alcoholic Patient.- 60 Care of the Patient Who Misuses Drugs.- 61 Care of the Patient with Chronic Pain.- 62 Care of the Dying Patient.- 63 Headache.- 64 Seizure Disorders.- 65 Cerebrovascular Disease.- 66 Movement Disorders.- 67 Disorders of the Peripheral Nervous System.- 68 Selected Disorders of the Nervous System.- 69 The Red Eye.- 70 Ocular Trauma.- 71 Selected Disorders of the Eye.- 72 Otitis Media and Otitis Externa.- 73 Oral Cavity.- 74 Selected Disorders of the Ear, Nose, and Throat.- 75 Hypertension.- 76 Ischemic Heart Disease.- 77 Cardiac Arrhythmias.- 78 Heart Sounds, Murmurs, and Valvular Heart Disease.- 79 Heart Failure.- 80 Cardiovascular Emergencies.- 81 Venous Thromboembolism.- 82 Selected Disorders of the Cardiovascular System.- 83 Obstructive Airway Disease.- 84 Pulmonary Infections.- 85 Lung Cancer.- 86 Selected Disorders of the Respiratory System.- 87 Gastritis, Esophagitis, and Peptic Ulcer Disease.- 88 Diseases of the Large and Small Bowel.- 89 Pancreatic Diseases.- 90 Diseases of the Liver.- 91 Diseases of the Rectum and Anus.- 92 Colorectal Cancer.- 93 Surgical Problems of the Digestive System.- 94 Selected Disorders of the Digestive System and Nutrition.- 95 Urinary Tract Infections.- 96 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders.- 97 Diseases of the Kidney.- 98 Prostate Disease.- 99 Surgery of the Male Genital Tract.- 100 Selected Disorders of the Genitourinary System.- 101 Family Planning and Contraception.- 102 Vulvovaginitis and Cervicitis.- 103 Menstrual Disorders.- 104 Menopause.- 105 Tumors of the Female Reproductive Organs.- 106 Benign Breast Conditions and Disease.- 107 Breast Cancer.- 108 Selected Disorders of the Female Reproductive System.- 109 Disorders of the Back and Neck.- 110 Disorders of the Upper Extremity.- 111 Disorders of the Lower Extremity.- 112 Osteoarthritis.- 113 Rheumatoid Arthritis and Related Disorders.- 114 Selected Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System.- 115 Common Dermatoses.- 116 Skin Infections and Infestations.- 117 Skin Tumors.- 118 Selected Disorders of the Skin.- 119 Dyslipidemias.- 120 Diabetes Mellitus.- 121 Thyroid Disease.- 122 Osteoporosis.- 123 Gout.- 124 Selected Disorders of the Endocrine and Metabolic System.- 125 Anemia.- 126 Selected Disorders of the Blood and Hematopoietic System.- III. Family Medicine Applications.- 127 Clinical Guidelines.- 128 Information Management.- 129 Managed Care.- 130 Profile of Family Physicians in the United States.- II Recommended Book List.

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