Ferri's Clinical Advisor,1st Edition (2022) pdf

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his book is intended to be a clear and concise reference for physicians and allied health professionals. Its user-friendly format is designed to provide a fast and efficient way to identify important clinical information and to offer practical guidance in patient management. The book is divided into five sections and an appendix, each with emphasis on clinical information. The tremendous success of the previous editions and the enthusiastic comments from numerous colleagues have brought about several positive changes over time. Each section has been significantly expanded from prior editions, bringing the total number of medical topics covered in this book to more than 1200. New illustrations, tables, and boxes have been added to this edition to enhance recollection of clinically important facts. The expedited claims submission and reimbursement ICD-10CM codes are included in all topics. Section I describes in detail 1,000 medical disorders and diseases— including 30 new topics this edition—arranged alphabetically and presented in outline format for ease of retrieval. Topics with an accompanying algorithm are identified with an ALG icon; similarly, those topics with an accompanying online Patient Teaching Guide (PTG) are identified with a PTG symbol. 
Throughout the text, key quick-access information is consistently highlighted, with clinical photographs to further illustrate selected medical conditions, and relevant ICD-10CM codes listed. Most references focus on current peer-reviewed journal articles rather than outdated textbooks and old review articles. Topics in Section I use the following structured approach: 1. Basic Information (Definition, Synonyms, ICD-10CM Codes, Epidemiology & Demographics, Physical Findings & Clinical Presentation, Etiology) 2. Diagnosis (Differential Diagnosis, Workup, Laboratory Tests, Imaging Studies) 3. Treatment (Nonpharmacologic Therapy, Acute General Rx, Chronic Rx, Disposition, Referral) 4. Pearls & Considerations (Comments, Suggested Readings) Section II includes the differential diagnosis, etiology, and classification of signs and symptoms. This practical section allows the user investigating a physical complaint or abnormal laboratory value to follow a “workup” leading to a diagnosis. The physician can then easily look up the presumptive diagnosis in Section I for information specific to that illness. Several new signs and symptoms have been added to this section for the 2022 edition. Section III includes more than 150 clinical algorithms to guide and expedite the patient’s workup and therapy. For the 2022 edition, we have continued to update algorithms and colorize online versions for improved readability.
 Physicians describe this section as particularly valuable in today’s managed-care environment.
Section IV includes normal laboratory values and interpretation of results of commonly ordered laboratory tests. By providing interpretation of abnormal results, this section facilitates the diagnosis of medical disorders and further adds to the comprehensive “one-stop” nature of our text. New illustrations and tables have been added for this edition. Section V focuses on preventive medicine. Information here includes screening recommendations for major diseases and disorders, patient counseling, and immunization and chemoprophylaxis recommendations. The Appendix is divided into nine major sections. Appendix I contains extensive information on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including Common Herbs in Integrated Medicine as well as Herbal Activities Against Pain and Chronic Diseases. With this material, we aim to lessen the current scarcity of exposure of allopathic and osteopathic physicians to the diversity of CAM therapies. Appendix II focuses on nutrition, with an emphasis on dietary supplements, vitamins, and minerals. Appendix III deals with diagnosis and treatment of acute poisoning. Appendix IV is a guide on impairment and disability evaluation. Appendix V focuses on the protection of travelers. Appendix VI is new for this edition and addresses care of the transgender patient.
 Appendix VII—available in the online version of Ferri’s Clinical Advisor—is a repository of practical patient instruction sheets, organized alphabetically, and covers the majority of topics in this book. These guides can be easily customized and printed and serve as valuable tools for improving physician-patient communication, patient satisfaction, and ultimately quality of care. Appendix VIII and IX offer guidance related to palliative care and preoperative evaluation, respectively. I believe that we have produced a state-of-the-art information system with significant differences from existing texts. The information offered in all five sections and patient education guides could be sold separately based on their content, yet are available under a single cover, offering the reader tremendous value. I hope that the Clinical Advisor’s user-friendly approach, numerous unique features, and yearly updates will make this book a valuable medical reference, not only to primary care physicians but also to physicians in other specialties, medical students, and allied health professionals.



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