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CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2016

CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2016 PDF

CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2016 PDF
Preface
Current Medical Diagnosis cf. Treatment 2016 (CMDT 2016) is the 55th edition of this single-source reference for practitio-ners in both hospital and ambulatory settings. The book emphasizes the practical features of clinical diagnosis and patient management in all fields of internal medicine and in specialties of interest to primary care practitioners and to subspecial-ists who provide general care.
INTENDED AUDIENCE FOR CMDT House officers, medical students, and all other health professions students will find the descriptions of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, with citations to the current literature, of everyday usefulness in patient care. Internists, family physicians, hospitalists, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, and all primary care providers will appreciate CMDT as a ready reference and refresher text. Physicians in other specialties, pharmacists, and dentists will find the book a useful basic medical reference text. Nurses, nurse-practitioners, and physicians’ assistants will welcome the format and scope of the book as a means of referencing medical diagnosis and treatment. Patients and their family members who seek information about the nature of specific diseases and their diagnosis and treatment may also find this book to be a valuable resource.
NEW IN THIS EDITION OF CMDT
• Expanded section on opioids for chronic noncancer pain • Updated smoking cessation therapies, including e-cigarettes • Revised treatment for patients with hypertension who have diabetes mellitus or chronic kidney disease • Updated treatment recommendations for diabetes mellitus, including incretins (GLP-1 receptor agonists and DPP-4 inhibitors), sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, and inhaled insulin • Updated weight loss treatments for obesity • New Table outlining when to operate in chronic severe aortic regurgitation • New Table summarizing the 2014 AHA/ACC Guidelines for defining severe aortic stenosis • 2014 AHA/ACC Treatment Guidelines for aortic stenosis, including transcutaneous aortic valve replacement (TAVR) • Revised recommendations for managing anticoagulation in patients with prosthetic heart valves who are pregnant or undergoing noncardiac procedures • Updated recommendations on dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with acute coronary syndrome who have received bare metal or drug-eluting stents • Revised treatment section for ventricular premature beats and ventricular tachycardia • New pharmacologic therapy recommendations for chronic lymphocytic leukemia and hairy cell leukemia
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