Atlas of Pathophysiology, 3rd Edition
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon January 26, 2011
I have purchased quite a few books to supplement my textbooks for nursing school. A lot of them sit on my shelf and I don't find the time to pull them out and study them. Not this one.

This book for me, helps me visualize the disease--the pathophysiology that makes one disease different from another. I can just pull it out long enough to read and visualize about most of the disorders we're studying. It is NOT a pathophysiology text--it's not that detailed. It's "this disease in a nutshell."

Each disease has an introductory section, causes, pathophysiology, complications, signs and symptoms, diagnostic test results and treatment. Plus a full page illustration to help visualize what is going on (with some terms and descriptions). There are other sections like "age alert" and "clinical tip".

Just wanted to share, because I have found it a great help and feel it's worth it. I think it cost $60. to buy it through the Lippincott magazine.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2011
Like so many other reviewers, I wish I'd had this book in mursing school; it's that good. It begins with information on basic cellular function and information on fluids and electrolytes and acid-bace balance. The bulk of the book takes common disorders from each of the systems and explains the pathology easily and simply. The facing page to each disorder is a schematic drawing of the disease in process that helps cement the information into understanding.

However, don't be misled. This is not a pathophysiology textbook. It is an excellent source for visualizing the disease process for many disorders, but it's not a replacement for the minutiae of pathophysiologic study.

This book would have been a wonderful help to me in studying A&P as well as nursing. Now, as a practicing RN, I am certain that this book will be used frequently. I'm probably going to buy a copy to donate to the nurse's station.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 6, 2010
This is an easy to read guide. All the information you'll need: symptoms, cause, treatment, on one side. Great visual on the other. The language isn't too complicated, but having basic knowledge about the subject will help (as basic as college biology/something similar).
I used it to summarize information from my microbiology lecture when my professor wasn't straightforward. Recommended to me by a nurse. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for an easy reference.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 27, 2011
This book is is a great summary/basic pathophysiology book. It has about 430 pages of disorders usually allotting one page to the pathophysiology and another devoted to an illustration. The illustrations are really great, but the patho part does not contain as much detail as I would like for this type of reference tool. It's a good basic book, but if you need more substance you will have to supplement your work with another reference.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2011
I first set eyes on this book at my mother-in-law's house over the Thanksgiving Holiday. I had never taken a Pathophysiology class yet, but with my base Anatomy and Physiology knowledge I understood quite a bit of things that I read. About a month ago I started my Patho class and I ordered this book to replace the horrible one that was required for the class. Atlas of Pathophysiology is organized in such a way that it is very easy to follow and understand. I especially love that it gives a little review of the A&P of the organ system that is affected before it talks about the disease itself. This is the only book I use when I'm doing my case studies, and I've gotten an A on every one so far, so that has to account for something. This is a book I would recommend to anyone in the medical field and one that I think I will referece throughout my entire career as a nurse.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 7, 2011
I like this book. It has short descriptions of many illnesses. Pictures are very basic. It is good for someone who has some knowledge of physiology though. I kind of expected it to be a little more detailed but it is ok.
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on March 10, 2015
I was skeptical of buying any medical or anatomy books that do not give a look inside to see what it is that you are really buying, but I had a teacher who had this book and I was able to look at it before I purchased it.
this book is great! it has the most common diseases and conditions that are seen in the USA.
each disease or condition explains what it is in a simple paragraph with a list of signs and symptoms and a section on the pathophysiology. on the opposite side the book has a very detailed and well colored picture that shows where/what the conditions is being talked about. as someone who learns both with descriptions and pictures, this is perfect for me.
this is about the size of a textbook, so its not meant to be a pocket guide, but rather a great desk reference to quickly highlight the commonalities of the diseases and conditions.
WORTH THE MONEY!
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on May 4, 2013
I absolutely love this book. Going through Paramedic school, this book came in very handy in learning all of the Pathophysiology that's needed, and there is a lot. Definately one of my top purchases. Seller was very prompt and book arrived in perfect condition just as it was listed it would. Strongly recommend this book to any body who is studying Pathophysiology and likes it short, sweet, and to the point... Really makes it easy to understand disease process and treatments involved.
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on December 7, 2013
The book is okay. It doesn't go in-depth about most of the diseases. For example: partial GI obstruction. It has a single page in large print. It covers about 1/4 of what is really happening in the disease. It gives very vague reasons as to what causes a partial block. But it has enough to get you started for your patient care reports. The rest you can find on google.
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on September 6, 2012
I downloaded to my ipad. A very good edition and so much better to reference on the iPad, or a ereader of some type. Very well written and up to date. Worth every dime. Thank you.
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