Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Understanding Pathophysiology, 4e 4th Edition

3.7 out of 5 stars 68 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0323049900
ISBN-10: 0323049907
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Rent On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$9.99 - $12.07 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$13.00 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$103.00 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
36 New from $15.00 355 Used from $0.61

There is a newer edition of this item:

Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Prime Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Featured titles in Medicine
The Gene: An Intimate History
The Gene: An Intimate History
The Gene: An Intimate History
$103.00 FREE Shipping. Only 1 left in stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • 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)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
FOURTH Edition - Page 345- grossly sloppy error stating Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is associated with a 'slow-growing viruses.' Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is not associated with a virus or viruses!!!!! Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, CJD, is not in any way associated with any virus, slow or otherwise. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is an infectious protein disease, a prion disease- a prion is an infectious protein, not a virus, ever!! CJD is a prion disease, infamous mad cow disease is a prion disease.

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"!!)
Comment 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I'm a practicing RN for the last 13 years. This book is req'd in my APRN patho class. I must say that all 40+ students hate this book. We have found MULTIPLE mistakes. Prime example: on pg. 363 the book is describing a scissor gait. It states, "The legs are abducted so they touch each other." This is just one of many outright mistakes the book makes. Also, the tests and quizzes provided to instructors have many blatant errors in the answer key (ie-the "correct" answer in the answer key is not necessarily the correct answer according to the text). Not to mention that the book often times is not in keeping with accepted and standardized medical and nursing practice. The book utilizes multiple anacronyms for common medical terms that I have NEVER seen used in actual practice. It will give the definition to these anacronyms once in passing and then only use the anacronym from that point on. You will not find the anacronyms in the glossary anywhere, so the reader is left searching back endlessly for the one passage where it describes the abbreviation. It also substitutes common medical terms for seemingly made-up terms, which I have also never heard used nor have I been unable to locate in any medical dictionary (Taber's, Mosby, you pick). The index and the glossary are utterly useless as they barely include any medical terms and reference pages for topics. The book jumps from one topic to the next without completely explaining each one and then it will skip back. It frequently duplicates information so readers get a serious case of deja vu. I'm also scratching my head wondering how anyone thinks the figures and diagrams are useful. The point of a diagram is that it should quickly and clearly illustrate what the corresponding passages explain. These do nothing of the sort.Read more ›
2 Comments 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I suspect the main reason people dislike this text is the organization,overwhelming amount of information, and intricate pictures. I was very wary on the purchase of the book because of these numerous negative reviews. But it's mandatory for my school so I had no other choice but to purchase it. Upon reading the first 4 chapters, I realized that many of the previous customers were right. However, I didn't agree with the extent of their dislike of the text. It's true this text had some problems. But you have to remember pathophysiology isn't an easy subject to master. I found the organization clear most of the time and easy to follow in the reading. Sure, some things felt misplaced and hindered the flow of reading but it was still good. The overwhelming amount of information thrown at the student each chapter proved that Huether knew her/her topics but they're not the greatest in explaining what was important and you're left with the feeling everything is. To remedy this, I suggest you purchase a patho guide like Professional Guide to Pathophysiology which really focused on the major diseases. Finally, I found the majority of the pictures weren't really helpful because it was too complex without enough explanation on what you were supposed to be looking at.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This was the required text for my pathophysiology class. I was apprehensive upon reading other reviews, and darn it, most of them were right. I wish my instructor had read the reviews before choosing this book.
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.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Understanding Pathophysiology, 4e
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Understanding Pathophysiology, 4e

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?