eBook Primary Care Medicine: Office Evaluation and Management of the Adult Patient, 7th Edition

  • Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN-10: 1469883694
  • ISBN-13: 9781469883694
  • DDC: 616
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1648 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Clinicians and students at all levels and in all primary care disciplines will benefit from the clear, practical, evidence-based writing and recommendations that address the full spectrum of clinical problems encountered in the adult primary care practice. Whether it's the answer to a screening, prevention, evaluation, or management question or a comprehensive approach to a complex condition, the reader will find a review of best evidence integrated with considerations of affordability, cost-effectiveness, convenience and patient preference. Chapters present actionable, scientifically validated guidance that allows physicians to go beyond standard consensus guidelines and provide highly personalized care. Special consideration is given to team-based approaches of primary care delivery, recognizing its increasing importance to achieving high levels of practice performance. Primary Care Medicine's digital format and quarterly updates ensure current, point-of-care decision support. New, online resources include a recommended curriculum for trainees and faculty, emphasizing a core knowledge base needed for all members of the primary care team, and access to state-of-the-art, condition-specific decision grids to facilitate patient participation in shared decision-making.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Foreword to the First Edition.
1: Principles of Primary Care.
2: The Domain of Primary Care.
3: Selection and Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests.
4: Health Maintenance and the Role of Screening.
5: Estimating and Communicating Risk and Prognosis.
6: Choosing Among Treatment Options.
7: Immunization.
8: Systemic Problems.
9: Screening for HIV Infection.
10: Evaluation of Chronic Fatigue.
11: Evaluation of Weight Loss.
12: Evaluation of Overweight and Obesity.
13: Evaluation of Fever.
14: Evaluation of Lymphadenopathy.
15: Approach to the Patient with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection.
16: Cardiovascular Problems.
17: Screening for Hypertension.
18: Screening for Hyperlipidemia and Associated Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors.
19: Infective Endocarditis Prophylaxis.
20: Prevention of Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease.
21: Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease.
22: Appendix 18–1: Medical Screening of Potential Exercisers (1–10).
23: Appendix 18-2: The Exercise Prescription (1–12).
24: Evaluation of Hypertension.
25: Evaluation of Chest Pain.
26: Evaluation of the Asymptomatic Systolic Murmur.
27: Evaluation of Leg Edema.
28: Appendix 22-1: Screening for Occult Malignancy in Persons with Unprovoked Deep Vein Thrombosis (1–3).
29: Evaluation of Arterial Insufficiency of the Lower Extremities.
30: Evaluation of Syncope.
31: Evaluation of Palpitations.
32: Appendix 25–1: Evaluation of Atrial Fibrillation in the Outpatient Setting.
33: Management of Hypertension.
34: Appendix 26–1: Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factor Prediction Chart.
35: Approach to the Patient with a Lipid Disorder.
36: Outpatient Management of Atrial Fibrillation.
37: Management of Ventricular Irritability in the Ambulatory Setting.
38: Management of Chronic Stable Angina.
39: Secondary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease.
40: Approach to the Patient with Chronic Congestive Heart Failure.
41: Appendix 32–1: Managing Disorders of Serum Potassium in Congestive Heart Failure (1–5).
42: Management of Valvular Heart Disease.
43: Appendix 33–1: Approach to Other Forms of Structural Heart Disease.
44: Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease.
45: Management of Peripheral Venous Disease.
46: Noninvasive Studies for Detection of Coronary Disease.
47: Respiratory Problems.
48: Screening for Lung Cancer.
49: Tuberculosis Screening and Prophylaxis.
50: Evaluation and Prevention of Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease.
51: Evaluation of Chronic Dyspnea.
52: Evaluation of Subacute and Chronic Cough.
53: Evaluation of Hemoptysis.
54: Evaluation of Pleural Effusions.
55: Evaluation of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule.
56: Evaluation of Clubbing.
57: Approach to the Patient with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
58: Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
59: Management of Asthma.
60: Approach to the Patient with Tuberculosis.
61: Management of the Common Cold.
62: Management of Sarcoidosis.
63: Appendix 51-1: Evaluation of Interstitial Lung Disease.
64: Approach to the Patient with Acute Bronchitis or Pneumonia in the Ambulatory Setting.
65: Approach to the Patient with Lung Cancer.
66: Smoking Cessation.
67: Appendix 54–1: Pulmonary Consequences of Other Forms of Smoking.
68: Gastrointestinal Problems.
69: Screening and Case Finding for Gastrointestinal Cancers.
70: Screening for Colorectal Cancer.
71: Appendix 56-1: Examination of the Anorectum and Sigmoid Colon with Digital Rectal Examination, Anoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy.
72: Prevention of Viral Hepatitis.
73: Evaluation of Abdominal Pain.
74: Evaluation of Nausea and Vomiting.
75: Evaluation of Dysphagia and Suspected Esophageal Chest Pain.
76: Approach to the Patient with Heartburn and Reflux (Gastroesophageal Re