The Family Medicine Handbook, 5th Edition
Mobile Medicine Series
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The popular University of Iowa Family Medicine Handbook, now in its 5th Edition contains all the clinical information needed to diagnose and treat disorders commonly seen in inpatient and ambulatory settings. “Fast Facts” boxes highlight major points to remember while cautions and other key pearls are highlighted within the text. Also, levels of evidence provided to empower rational clinical decision making.Table of Contents View other titles in the “Mobile Medicine” Series
Key FeaturesRapid reference boxes, tables and algorithms.Back To Top
New to This Edition
- New two-color format will emphasize major headings, “fast facts,” evidence icons, table headings, algorithms, etc.
- Provides levels of evidence, where appropriate and designated with an icon.
- Key point boxes will be added throughout the text and designated with an icon.
- New herbal formulary will be simplified but expanded. Drug-herb interactions will be highlighted as will dangerous herbs. Herbal therapies will be evaluated as “effective”, “possibly effective” or “not effective” for each purported indication.
- Expanded Infectious Diseases section including adult immunization information, SARS, West Nile, and a bioterrorism guide that will primarily cover procedures needed at the time of exposure (isolation, treatment, laboratory diagnosis, etc.).
- Expanded Hematology section including clotting and platelet disorders and the evaluation of elevated serum total protein.
- A page of an annotated list of useful websites.
- A “Care of the Elderly Patient” section pulling together information from other chapters that apply specifically to the care of the increasing elder population in the United States.