- Hardcover: 1194 pages
- Publisher: Mosby; 4 edition (November 14, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0323049907
- ISBN-13: 978-0323049900
- Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.7 x 2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This error is kind of like explaining that the flu is caused by a brick. There is only one statement about CJD in the book, and it is dead wrong. And wrong in so many ways but I don't have time to thoroughly rant, we are having a quiz next week. Anyway CJD is of a unique disease type; those caused by infectious proteins - prions - in 1997 the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to Stanley Prusiner for discovering prions.
I don't believe this error is necessarily the chapter author's fault-I suspect it is a result of sloppy editing. Note-"Understanding Pathophysiology" is a lighter, butchered version of "Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children (Pathophysiology the Biologic Basis) - the description of CJD by the same chapter author is correct in the latter book. Overall "Understanding Pathophysiology" is painful to read, to me it's a hacked to death version of "Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children".
My apology for this ranting review. Please look up prions and dementia. (But not in "Understanding Pathophysiology"!!)
Each chapter is written by a different group of physicians, PhDs and health professionals. Some are very well done - clear, concise, with good illustrations, examples and information. Some chapters are absolutely terrible - typos with things that would EASILY be caught by a spell checker, sloppy organization, and in some instances, incorrect information.
As expected, this is a science text with dry writing. I have read some textbooks that manage to convey thorough, practical health and nursing information while still maintaining ease of reading. Most of the chapters of this book do not conform to that more easy to read practice.
Perhaps in the next iteration of this book, the editing errors have been fixed and some new authors chosen for a few of the topics. If you have a choice in the matter, I would pick a different text over this one.
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Needed for clinical but a waste of money. Just look stuff up on google. Buy the older edition...same info and save moneyPublished 29 days ago by amy w.
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