The Family Medicine Handbook Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition

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The Family Medicine Handbook Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition


Written by experts at the University of Iowa, this popular resource contains all of the up-to-date clinical information you need to diagnose and treat disorders commonly seen in inpatient and ambulatory settings. Bulleted text, tables, and algorithms enable you to grasp what you need to know in moments. You'll also find a new two-color design, making it easier to find the facts you need—when you need them.
  • Hands on information that is truly germane to patient management.
  • CDC guidelines on post-exposure HIV prophylaxis and hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment.
  • Treatment options beyond standard guidelines, for assistance when the usual protocols fail.
  • Provides evidence-based guidelines and number needed to treat (NNT) and number needed to harm (NNH) when available.
  • Features an expanded herbal formulary, highlighting drug-herb interactions and the evaluation of the effectiveness of herbal therapies.
  • Offers new information on SARS and West Nile virus.
  • Incorporates a new section on Long-Term Care.
  • Discusses clotting and platelet disorders and the evaluation of serum total protein in an expanded hematology section.
  • Offers additional adult immunization information.
  • Uses a new two-color design, making it easier to find the facts you need—fast.
Resuscitation, Airway Management, And Acute Arrhythmias

1. Airway Management And Rapid Sequence Intubation
2. Critical Cardiac Life Support
3. Specific Rhythms And Their Treatment
4. Critical Pediatric Life Support
5. Critical Neonatal Resuscitation

Emergency Medicine

1. The Management Of Acute Chest Pain In The Emergency Department Setting
2. Seizures
3. Asthma/COPD/Dyspnea
4. Coma
5. Head Trauma
6. Trauma
7. Hypertensive Crisis
8. Aortic Dissection (Thoracic)
9. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
10. Shock
11. Overdose and Toxidromes
12. Bites
13. Environmental Illness and Burns
14. Burns, Cold, and Thermal injury
15. Rhabdomyolysis


1. Acute Coronary Syndromes
2. Cardiac Arrhythmias
3. Valvular Heart Disease
4. Congestive Heart Failure
5. Hypertension
6. Syncope
7. Dyslipidemias
8. Prophylaxis Against Bacterial Endocarditis

Pulmonary Medicine

1. Pulmonary Embolism And Deep Venous Thrombosis
2. Pulmonary Function Tests
3. Ventilators and Oxygen Therapy
4. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
5. Asthma
6. Bronchiectasis
7. Pneumonia
8. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
9. Viral Respiratory Tract Infections
10. Evaluation Of The Chronic Cough
11. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
12. Sarcoidosis
13. Wegener's Granulomatosis
14. Hemoptysis/Pulmonary Hemorrhage
15. Pleural Effusion

Gastroenterology And Hepatology

1. Dyspepsia (see Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
2. Peptic Ulcer Disease
3. Esophageal Diseases
4. Acute Diarrhea
5. Chronic Diarrhea
6. Traveler's Diarrhea
7. Celiac Sprue (Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy)
8. Lactose Intolerance
9. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
10. Clostridium Difficile Infection
11. Giardiasis
12. Diverticular Disease
13. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
14. Bacterial Overgrowth Syndromes
15. Anorectal Diseases
16. Gastrointestinal Bleeding
17. Differential Diagnosis of Elevated Liver Enzymes
18. Viral Hepatitis
19. Ascites and Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis
20. Alcoholic Liver Disease, Liver Failure, and Chronic Liver Disease
21. Hepatic Encephalopathy
22. Acute Pancreatitis

Hematologic, Electrolyte, and Metabolic Disorders

1. Bleeding Disorders : Split
2. Clotting Factor Disorders
3. Platelet Disorders
4. Managing Anticoagulation
5. Anemia
6. Sickle Cell Anemia
7. Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
8. Iron-Storage Diseases
9. Transfusion Medicine: Available Products And Transfusion Reactions
10. Evaluation of Elevated Serum Total Protein
11. Potassium
12. Sodium
13. Calcium
14. Magnesium
15. Glucose
16. Hyperthyroidism
17. Thyroid Storm
18. Hypothyroidism
19. Myxedema Coma
20. Thyroid Enlargement
21. Adrenal Disease
22. Acid-Based Disorders


1. Rheumatology: General
2. Rheumatoid Arthritis
3. Osteoarthritis
4. Crystal-Induced Synovitis
5. Spondyloarthropathies
6. Septic Arthritis
7. Rheumatic Fever And Rheumatic Carditis
8. Fibromyalgia Syndrome
9. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
10. Polymyalgia Rheumatica And Giant Cell Arteritis
11. Raynaud's Phenomenon
12. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
13. Drug-Induced Lupus
14. Antiphospholipid Syndrome
15. Systemic Sclerosis And Scleroderma

Nephrology and Urology

1. Urinary Tract Infections: Females
2. Urinary Tract Infection: Children
3. Lower Urogenital Infections: Male
4. Upper Urinary Tract Infection: Males And Females
5. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
6. Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
7. Hematuria
8. Urolithias
University of Iowa, Mark A. Graber, MD, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Departments of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, Jennifer L. Jones and Jason K. Wilbur
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