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100 Case Studies in Pathophysiology [Paperback]

Harold J. Bruyere Jr. PhD
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July 14, 2010 078176145X 978-0781761451 1 Pap/Cdr

Develop both your clinical problem-solving and critical thinking skills with this comprehensive workbook. Inside you'll discover a clear-cut approach to integrating basic pathophysiology, risk factors, physical examination findings, and clinical laboratory data for 100 major health problems. This fundamental resource provides support for medical, pharmacy, nursing, and allied health studies. Using a case study approach, you'll learn appropriate disease management options to improve patient quality of life.

Features That Make Learning Easy:

  • An organ systems approach categorizes diseases and other health conditions and provides a logical, efficient learning experience.
  • Patient Cases simulate the health problems of real-life patients, so you can effectively interpret medical records and treatment options.
  • A Disease Summary for each case study, found on the accompanying CD-ROM and companion Website, provides an in-depth understanding of each medical condition. Each Disease Summary includes a definition, prevalence, significance, causes and risk factors, pathophysiology, diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and serious complications and prognosis.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving questions in the Patient Cases and the Disease Summaries provoke thought and test your understanding of the main concepts.
  • Over 150 color photographs and illustrations, available on the CD-ROM and the companion Website, help bring the content to life.

Now Available for Instructors: Online answers to critical thinking and problem-solving questions in the Disease Summary and Patient Case sections, and an image bank that includes the figures and tables for each.


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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: LWW; 1 Pap/Cdr edition (July 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078176145X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781761451
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By XT
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought the book as requested by the instructor. The book itself is good. But there are no answers for the questions in the book because it is a book for instructors' use. For me, my instructor only used a few cases in the book (less than 10) and I won't get the answers for the remaining cases. It is true that the CD is very helpful. But as a student, I want to use the whole book and study all the cases since I paid for the entire book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent case studies book January 26, 2010
Format:Paperback
This case studies book is an excellent supplement to basic pathophysiology textbooks for learning the subject of pathophysiology. The book is not intended to stand alone unless the student has some background in pathophysiology, but used while taking a pathophysiology course, it has significant merit. It helped me to understand, from a basic science perspective, why sick patients develop the symptoms that they do when they have particular diseases. I found the case studies on heart failure, breast cancer, lung cancer and diabetes especially helpful as I have family members with this disease. The book really helped me to connect the dots between basic science and the clinical manifestations of disease. I found the CD very helpful in helping me to understand the pathophysiology of disease. I highly recommend this case studies book for anyone who is currently enrolled in a pathophysiology or pathology course or just wants to review pathophysiology.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed... August 2, 2010
By buffi
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I just started teaching a Pathophysiology course & was looking for case studies for the students. These case studies are current, concise, & reasonable for the students; each one provides enough information to get them started without 'leading' the student. I watch the students as their critical thinking skills start to spark...You know, the 'Ahhh, now I get it!" expression that comes over their faces. Well worth the investment. Thanks~~~
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4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful August 5, 2013
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This is a nice compliment to other classroom instruction materials. I am teaching an advanced pathophysiology course in a nurse practitioner program. This book is very helpful for students to put together the concepts of patho with the clinical setting. Will use these for in-class group assignments. Case-studies are thorough and offer a variety of different disease processes to choose from. It certainly does not offer a case study for every possible disease or clinical scenario, but does cover most major areas and enough variety in my opinion. Should be helpful in reinforcing the clinical significance of some difficult to understand concepts. I would recommend this text to course instructors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good for NP Students June 13, 2014
By Cindy
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I like the format and how they incorporate question and real life type questions, makes you critically think. Despite it be a required textbook for school, I would still recommend getting it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Book May 20, 2014
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Book was not in the same shape that the seller had listed it as. Beat up, torn, and writing in the book. Will work for my purpose but did not like that it was in worse shape than listed
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4.0 out of 5 stars good but needs a companion pathophysiology book. March 10, 2014
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Succinct. Easy to read. Needed for a class for Masters program. Does need an accompanied pathophysiology book because this just presents scenarios and not the reasons why patient has this disease.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The table of contents did not download properly March 5, 2014
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The content appears ok but the table of contents did not download so I can't move around in the book!! Can this be fixed
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great book!!
Great!! Th cd was very in depth about the patho for each system and understandable. Some case studies did have more than one system in it such as the chronic renal failure which... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Beau
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
At first I thought I wouldn't be able to use the book because the online code was not available,but after talking to my professor I can use it without the code.
Published 4 months ago by Shirley Reel
2.0 out of 5 stars Pages Missing
I received the textbook, with cd intact, only to find that when I went to do my assigned case study for a Pathophysiology class, the entire case study had been ripped from the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Maryellen Wernsing
4.0 out of 5 stars Great supplement to Patho course
Great book and accompanying CD to get you thinking about the disease process, interpret labs, and treatment interventions. Good overview and application.
Published 6 months ago by Elizabeth Miranda
5.0 out of 5 stars ratings
This book is in perfect condition. There also were some extra loose leaf paper in it that I could use.
Published 10 months ago by Katie
4.0 out of 5 stars Good condition
This book came with the code not scratched off and the book is in good condition. I bought the paper back and the binding is in excellent condition.
Published 13 months ago by Heather Turner
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful
I thought these case studies were very helpful in understanding not only certain disease processes but how one system effects every other system in the body! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Dawn
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than lecture
The pathophysiology course I'm taking uses many many PowerPoint slides culled from this text. Having the book has helped me learn more about what is being presented by the... Read more
Published on September 24, 2011 by Bret McCurdy
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