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Essentials of Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States Third, North American Edition, With DVD Edition

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ISBN-13: 860-1401257745
ISBN-10: 1582557241
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1280 pages
  • Publisher: LWW; Third, North American Edition, With DVD edition (October 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582557241
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582557243
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book encompasses a very in-depth and comprehensive view of pathology and its related intricate physiology. The author went length providing readers with the most essential and updated information without overwhelming students with redundant, unnecessary details. The book arrived in mint condition, intact CD-room, and access code to online resources. Illustrations are decent, and all of these sources cited in bibliography in the end of each chapter are valid and reliable. This is an excellent book recommended for pre-med, pre-pharm, and nursing students to enhance the vast knowledge of disease process with sturdy foundation.
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This text was absolutely comprehensive and completely thorough in every area of pathophysiology within the human body. This is a must for every nurse who is serious about understanding disease processes in the clinical setting, within the scope of nursing.
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Seriously speaking, if you're interested in becoming a pathophysiologist, then this is the book for you. It's a well-written book. However, it sometimes lacks clarity, and it's verbose. That said, I was quite pleased with its content and thoroughness. I'm not one for a clunky, unwieldy magnum opus, often made up of 1,000+ pages. I opted for this book because of its online availability, using an access code. Note well: The e-search feature, on which I'm often dependent, is nonfunctional. I'm also dependent on an e-highlighting tool. Again, worthless. I contacted customer support, and this is what they said: " ... I apologize, but a persistent highlighting feature isn't included on our website. [even though I PAID for it] VitalSource, a company that provides some of our books on their website, has a permanent highlighting system, but you would have to get access to the book on their site. If you have any additional questions ... " In other words, the producers of this book, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, have essentially passed the buck onto a company called VitalSource. Either that, or the customer service rep couldn't be bothered. Either way, if you're willing to put up with these inconveniences, then the content of "Essentials of Pathophysiology" is more than adequate, but if I buy a Cadillac without a heater or speedometer, the car still gets me from point A to point B, but the journey can be unnerving. Author Carol Porth, RN, MSN, PhD needs to focus on clarity. For a neophyte, the concepts are arcane as it is. Why confound the issue with superlative (sometimes useless) information? The reader is then left to decipher what is TRULY important (and make no mistake about it, what is important is indeed covered) from what is essentially ... and with due respect ...Read more ›
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By ANT on February 3, 2013
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I would give it 5 stars if there were page numbers.
I bought the kindle version, and I love the convenience of being able to have this book with me without the weight of the actual book. My professor does occasionally give short assignments from the book, and he uses the page numbers. I just really wish this version had page numbers.
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I purchased ebook thinking it would be easier to read here and there on my various electronic devices. Problem Is my prof assigns by page number and skips around , for example "read pages 78-99, pg 103 then 110-114". The ebook does NOT have page numbers. So now I have to buy the paper back version as well- I've now spent close to $200 on a book that should have cost $92.
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Obviously this isn't a book I would buy for some "light reading". It was a required text for my Pathophysiology class, and Amazon had it priced right!! Brand new, included CD and other materials, couldn't have asked for more!
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This book was required for a pathophysiology course I'm taking and has a lot of good information for students, but the set up of the book sucks. The author writes about things without telling the reader what these things are, but later on in the chapter or book, those things finally get discussed. For example, the author talks about fibroblasts without telling the reader what they are, but a few sections later, she gives the definition of what a fibroblast is and what it does. This is the first textbook that I've read, that has that set up. I myself don't like it, but once again, I do like the information she gives in the book.
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I tutor for Pathophysiology and I highly recommend this book! Very helpful in understanding patho! Also, it comes with a CD that has practice questions that are very useful and I found students who do the practice questions in the CD typically do better on the exams.
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