Aaron Berkowitz: Clinical Pathophysiology Made Ridiculously Simple (2007)
Teaches pathophysiology, mechanisms of disease and clinical reasoning hand-in-hand in a brief, clear, highly practical book for medical students preparing for the clinical years, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health practitioners. Includes clinical cases and a CD-ROM (Mac/Win, available as a download) teaching the differential diagnosis of common lab tests and patient symptoms and signs and the pathophysiological mechanisms behind the diagnoses. Excellent Board review (e.g. USMLE Step 1, NCLEX-RN). 195 pgs.; $29.95. (Sample pages: A, B, C)
"If you read one book during your preclinical years, read this! I've yet to come across a more clear and concise introduction to clinical pathophysiology. This book is a solid foundation for medical, nursing, and pharmacy students who want to understand human disease and treatments from first principles. I recommend it to anyone who aspires to take great care of their patients."
"A thorough and insightful approach to basic pathophysiology, this book helps its readers develop a strong conceptual foundation of 'how' and 'why' disease happens, a skill that will far outlast memorization done for the boards and even provide a great review for residents and attending physicians."
"This is absolutely brilliant -- things have never been more clear. It's everything you were supposed to learn in 1st year but didn't quite get, and everything in 2nd year you need for the boards. This is the most clear, well organized review text for the boards I've every seen!"
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1. THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
CHAPTER 2. THE PULMONARY SYSTEM
CHAPTER 3. THE RENAL SYSTEM
CHAPTER 4. THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM
CHAPTER 5. THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
CHAPTER 6. THE HEMATOLOGIC SYSTEM
CHAPTER 7. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
CHAPTER 8. RHEUMATOLOGY
CHAPTER 9. MALE AND FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 10. CLINICAL CASES
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS CD (MAC/WIN)