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Good book, but, be prepared to research the answers posed in the case.
on September 26, 2015
Case studies are difficult to write, particularly science case studies with an accompanying CD that includes images and disease descriptions. This book is good, and what is interesting is that the book provides cases studies for specific clinic diseases, e.g. sickle cell disease, multiple sclerosis, etc, and poses questions regarding the pathophysiology in the case. The accompanying CD provides images, which are helpful, however, the author provides a GENERAL description of the disease in the case. What it does not do, is provide ANSWERS TO THE DISEASE QUESTIONS in the disease case study. To use this book to supplement pathophysiology curriculum, faculty who are advanced practice or medical clinicians must do the following: 1) edit the case with language and style typical of a 2015 clinical case study; and most critically, 2) LOOK-UP the answers to the questions contained written in the case. This makes the case of limited use, since significant time is required to use multiple sources to identify the the pathophysiological concepts. Try not to use the multiple sclerosis case study. Researching the questions took more time than it would have taken to write an additional case study.