Kochar's Clinical Medicine for Students

Sixth Edition

by Mahendr Kochar, Editor Lawrence Loo, Editor Roger Garrison, Editor Rajesh Gulati, Editor Michael Nduati, Editor Geoffrey Leung & Editor Sumanta Saini



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/29/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 866
ISBN : 9781491781333
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 866
ISBN : 9781491781340

About the Book

The latest edition of Kochar’s Clinical Medicine for Students includes all new editors and authors who provide critical information medical students need to succeed.

The textbook includes four sections:

• “Key Manifestations and Presentations of Diseases” describes the key symptoms and findings that clinicians look for in patients and links them to a basic understanding of physiology.

• “Diseases and Disorders” is organized by traditional organ systems. After a brief introduction on epidemiology, each chapter addresses the etiology, clinical manifestation, diagnosis, treatment and complications of the disease or disorder.

• “Ambulatory Medicine” highlights topics frequently encountered in the outpatient setting.

• “Systems-based Learning and Practice”—an entirely new section—includes topics pertinent to the current health care system in the United States.

With students now being exposed to clinical medicine early on in medical school, this newest edition will be a valuable resource from the beginning of training.

Whether you’re studying to be a doctor, nurse or physician assistant, you’ll appreciate this textbook’s detailed information on diseases and disorders as well as its guidance on practicing in the field.

About the Author

Kochar’s Clinical Medicine for Students serves as an excellent segue for the third-year medical student who must start learning how to apply knowledge in a practical fashion on the wards. The book has 3 main sections: “Key Manifestations and Presentations of Diseases,” “Diseases and Disorders,” and “Ambulatory Medicine.” By dividing the topic of internal medicine into these main categories rather than by organ system alone, the book already has a leg up on others of its kind. It prepares the medical students to recognize the common presentations of a disease and to learn about the differential diagnosis, then provides information about the diagnosis itself. The book also separates inpatient and outpatient medicine topics, providing complete overviews of each. The chapters in the second section that discuss individual diseases are thorough and fully adequate. Rather than dishing out short quick answers to the questions that attending physicians may ask, the book provides a careful detailing of each disease. The information on the management of each disease is particularly effective, with well-balanced descriptions that provide the broad concepts of management while also providing specific details on laboratory value cutoffs and dosages only when generally applicable. (Review of the Fifth Edition, Journal of American Medical Association, January 21, 2009)