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Limited Clinical Information Required for Boards, Shelves, and Practice
on August 24, 2010
What this book does is give you a solid foundation about the pathophysiology associated with diseases. What it DOESN'T do if give you necessary clinical information required for boards, shelf exams, and clinical practice. For example, the sections on COPD and asthma: it does not discuss the different stages of severity of the diseases or what the guidelines recommend on treating the different stages. It's essential to know the difference between mild-intermittant asthma vs moderate-continuous asthma because different treatments go with it. It does not even discuss the stepwise approach to adding new medications to asthma patients.
This same pattern holds true throughout the text. It gives a good summary over pathophysiology, but does not go into clinical detail about classifying or treatment diseases, which is necessary for any medical student, resident, or practitioner.