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Currennt Medical Diagnosis & Treatment

CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2014

Currennt Medical Diagnosis & TreatmentCURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2014

Maxine A. Papadakis, Stephen J. McPhee, Eds.
Michael W. Rabow, Associate Ed.

Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2014 (CMDT 2014) is the 53rd 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.

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

• Update on the evaluation and treatment of chest pain, including use of CT coronary angioplasty
• New algorithms for the treatment for heart failure and NSTEMI
• Updated table for assessing the need for anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation
• Updated guidelines for the treatment of mitral regurgitation, aortic stenosis, and aortic regurgitation
• Updates on the selection and use of antithrombotic therapy
• USPSTF recommendation for HIV screening of all adolescents and adults ages 15–65
• New tables on preferred initial antiretroviral regimens and fixed dose antiretroviral combinations for HIV infection
• New table for medication management of diabetes mellitus
• Data on controversy about postoperative glucose control in diabetics
• Updates on vaccinations (Tdap and pneumococcal vaccine for adults; hepatitis B vaccine for diabetics; HPV for young men) and the 2013 CDC Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults
• Update on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
• Controversial recommendation for low-dose CT screening for lung cancer
• Newly rewritten section on substance abuse, including prescription drug abuse
• Update on antibiotic therapy for febrile neutropenia
• New information on treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome
• New recommendations for preoperative/perioperative management of oral direct thrombin inhibitors
• Revised treatments for glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration
• Revised table of topical ophthalmic agents
• Updates on treatments of asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis
• Urinary antigen testing in diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia
• Revised criteria for ICU admission for patients with community-acquired pneumonia
• New section on pulmonary hypertension
• Revised American College of Chest Physicians guidelines for anticoagulation after pulmonary emboli
• New oncology therapeutic drugs, including bosutinib and decitabine for leukemia as well as ibrutinib and brentuximab for lymphoma
• Update on therapy for myelodysplasia
• Indications for use of eltrombopag for thrombocytopenia
• New information on prognostic indices in acute liver failure
• Indications for three-drug treatment of hepatitis C
• Indications for and alternatives to liver biopsy in cirrhosis
• New international classification for severity of acute pancreatitis
• Update on placenta accreta diagnosis and treatment
• Update on NSAID treatment for osteoarthritis, colchicine and febuxostat for gout, and tofacitinib for rheumatoid arthritis, and rituximab vs. cyclophosphamide for granulomatosis with polyangiitis
• New section on treatment of cryoglobulinemic vasculitis
• Diagnosis and treatment of health-care–associated mold and fungal meningitis and epidural abscesses from contaminated corticosteroid injections
• Update on corticosteroid treatment in sepsis and septic shock
• Extensively updated tables outlining systemic oncologic therapeutic choices, dosages, and toxicities
• New section on treatment of pleural mesothelioma
• Updates on treatment options for esophageal, gastric, and rectal cancers; carcinoids; and gastrointestinal stroma tumors
• Update on subclinical hypothyroidism and thyroxine replacement
• New sections on diagnosis and treatment of subacute, postpartum, and silent thyroiditis and amiodarone- and iodine-induced thyrotoxicosis
• New treatments for differentiated thyroid cancers

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