CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2016 – 55E

CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2016 – 55E PDF

Author: Maxine A. Papadakis

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education


Publish Date: September 8, 2015

ISBN-10: 0071845097

Pages: 1920

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Book Preface

Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2016 (CMDT 2016) is the 55th 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.


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.


• Expanded section on opioids for chronic noncancer pain
• Updated smoking cessation therapies, including e-cigarettes
• Revised treatment for patients with hypertension who have diabetes mellitus or chronic kidney disease
• Updated treatment recommendations for diabetes mellitus, including incretins (GLP-1 receptor agonists and DPP-4 inhibitors), sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, and inhaled insulin
• Updated weight loss treatments for obesity
• New Table outlining when to operate in chronic severe aortic regurgitation
• New Table summarizing the 2014 AHA/ACC Guidelines for defining severe aortic stenosis
• 2014 AHA/ACC Treatment Guidelines for aortic stenosis, including transcutaneous aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
• Revised recommendations for managing anticoagulation in patients with prosthetic heart valves who are pregnant or undergoing noncardiac procedures
• Updated recommendations on dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with acute coronary syndrome who have received bare metal or drug-eluting stents
• Revised treatment section for ventricular premature beats and ventricular tachycardia
• New pharmacologic therapy recommendations for chronic lymphocytic leukemia and hairy cell leukemia
• New medications for metastatic prostate cancer
• New discussion on role of antidepressants in managing generalized anxiety disorder
• New biologics and anti-integrins for Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis
• New treatment algorithm for pulmonary hypertension
• Updated treatment options for reducing rate of lung function decline in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
• Comprehensive update on Ebola virus
• Updated treatment options for erythema multiforme/Stevens Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis
• New section on heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
• Revised treatment options for varicose veins
• New colon cancer test that combines fecal DNA with fecal immunochemical test for stool hemoglobin
• New diagnosis and treatment guidelines for familial adenomatous polyposis
• New treatment section for hepatitis C virus infection
• Extensively revised discussion of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy
• Rewritten section on Allergic Diseases
• New section on drug-induced lupus
• Rewritten section on Renal Amyloidosis
• Extensive revision of Endocrine Disorders
• Updated HIV treatment guidelines
• New Table on dosing influenza vaccines
• Rewritten section on staphylococcal bacteremia
• Extensively revised chapter on Disorders Related to Environmental Emergencies
• Options for managing emetogenic chemotherapy

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