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Barbara E. Gould MEd and Ruthanna Dyer PhD team up to bring students a comprehendible introductory resource in their textbook Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 4e, ISBN 9781437709650. This text provides students with the foundational principles of the discipline, helping them learn the art of identifying disease processes and disorders. The most...
Barbara E. Gould MEd and Ruthanna Dyer PhD team up to bring students a comprehendible introductory resource in their textbook Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 4e, ISBN 9781437709650. This text provides students with the foundational principles of the discipline, helping them learn the art of identifying disease processes and disorders. The most current research is presented in an easy-to-read fashion coupled with visually appealing, full-color graphics. Various effective text features are included in this text including special 'Challenge' features which asks students to consider the question 'What can go wrong with this structure or system?' as well as 'Think About' boxes devoted to helping with self-evaluation, test preparation, and review. Other special features of this book include 'Emergency Treatment' sections which list basic emergency procedures, 'Research' boxes that present new developments and issues surrounding pathophysiology, and 'Warning Signs' boxes that offer summaries of conditions that may be seen in patients. Barbara E. Gould MEd and Ruthanna Dyer PhD strategically map out the contents of Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 4e across 28 comprehensive chapters. Chapters in this book provide in-depth coverage of such topics as inflammation and healing, immunity and abnormal responses, infection, neoplasms, fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances, congenital and genetic disorders, diseases associated with adolescence, relationships between pregnancy and disease, aging and disease processes, and the effects of immobility. Other topics and conditions discussed include the influence of stress, pain, substance abuse, environmental hazards, basic pharmacology, several disorders including those related to blood, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, acute neurologic, chronic neurologic, eyes and ears, endocrine, musculoskeletal, skin, and reproductive systems.
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