Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2019


 Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2019

Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2019 (CMDT 2019) is the 58th edition of this single-source reference for practitioners 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 subspecialists who provide general care. Our students have inspired us to look at issues of race and justice, which surely impact people’s health. We have therefore reviewed the content of our work to ensure that it contains the dignity and equality that every patient deserves


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, physician 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 physician 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 color figures throughout the book
 Rewritten section on pain management at the end of life
• Updated American College of Cardiology/American Hear Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines for treatment of valvula heart disease
 ACC consensus document providing decision pathway for use of aortic valve replacement
 Extensively revised sections on long QT syndrome; AV block; and sinus arrhythmia, bradycardia, and tachycardia
 Rewritten section on atrial tachycardia
 Substantial revision of ventricular tachycardia management
 New algorithms for managing mitral regurgitation and heart   failure with reduced ejjection fracti
 • New table outlining management strategies for women with valvular heart disease, complex congenital heart disease, 
pulmonary hypertension, aortopathy, and dilated cardiomyopathy 
 New ACC/AHA and Hypertension Canada blood pressure guidelines
 New table outlining blood pressure values across a range of measurement methods (ie, home and ambulatory monitoring)
 New table comparing blood pressure treatment thresholds and  targets in the 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines with the 2017 Hypertension Canada guidelines
 New FDA-approved medications for relapsing or refractory forms of leukemia
 Rewritten section on monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance
 New FDA-approved direct-acting oral anticoagulant
 Information regarding commercially available freeze-drie capsule fecal formulation for treatment of recurrent and refractory Clostridium difficile infection
 New FDA-approved medications for treatment of breast cancer
 Cancer Care Ontario and American Society of Clinical Oncology jointly published guidelines outlining adjuvant therapy plan for postmenopausal breast cancer patients 
 Substantial revision of the targeted therapies for hormone receptor–positive metastatic breast cancer
 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists support for considering use of low-dose aspirin to prevent preeclampsia xi

• Medical advances up to time of annual publication
• Detailed presentation of primary care topics, includin gynecology, obstetrics, dermatology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, psychiatry, neurology, toxicology, urology, geriatrics, orthopedics, 
women’s health, preventive medicine, and palliative car
• Concise format, facilitating efficient use in any practice setting
 • More than 1000 diseases and disorders
 •Annual update on HIV/AIDS and other newly emerging  infections
 • Specific disease prevention information
 • Easy access to medication dosages, with trade names indexed and costs updated in each edition
 • Recent references, with unique identifiers (PubMed, PMID numbers) for rapid downloading
 article abstracts and, in some instances, full-text reference articles


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