About the Book :
Medicine is one of the vast subjects in the MBBS curriculum and the textbooks are so big that it becomes difficult for an undergraduate to revise from the textbooks prior to exams. This book with its concise presentation while covering the entire curriculum helps the students to grasp the subject at a fast pace and also helps them in revision during their exams. It follows a question-and-answer format which is followed by the examiner in framing questions. The third edition has been substantially revised and updated incorporating the most recent knowledge in the subject. Almost every chapter has been revised or rewritten, and many new topics in each chapter have been added. It is hoped that this edition will fulfill all the needs of an undergraduate medical student. In addition, the basic concepts presented in this edition will be useful to the postgraduate students also. The third edition provides a new and comprehensive update of medicine.
Interesting Facts :
General Features Provides a readily accessible and authoritative description of most of the medical conditions for medical students, general practitioners and postgraduates Includes the foundation of various medical conditions with the most recent advances Topics presented in points with suitable boxes, tables, flowcharts and diagrams to facilitate easy understanding and revision Key Features of the New Edition Brief inclusion of ECGs and intervention techniques in the chapter as these are one of the most commonly used diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in cardiac patients. Inclusion of clinical decision pathways for some of the commonly encountered critical and non-emergent conditions like solitary pulmonary nodule, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, dyspnoea, chest pain, and headache. Inclusion of newer innovations and treatments like permissive hypercapnia during ventilation, immunomodulators of various cytokines to suppress inflammation and treat various conditions including asthma and collagen vascular diseases. New sections on genetics of cancer, principles of cancer therapy and complications of cancer therapy, and supportive therapy in cancer patients in the chapter on cancer. Inclusion of more flowcharts in chapters on acid-base and electrolyte disturbances to ease understanding and also to make management of patients easy. Newer anti-epileptic drugs, advances in management of stroke and newer techniques of MRI for early diagnosis of stroke. Immunological diseases and collagen vascular diseases updated to cover regulation of immune responses, recent advances in immunogenetics and cytokine biology. New chapter on primary immunodeficiency diseases. Chapter on HIV and AIDS thoroughly updated with recent knowledge on diagnosis and treatment. Thorough updation of infectious diseases chapter MDR tuberculosis expanded and XDR tuberculosis added. H1N1 influenza added as a new chapter. New knowledge about pathogenesis and treatment of diabetes New chapters on skin examination and cutaneous manifestations of systemic diseases in the dermatology section.
About the Author :
K. George Mathews, Praveen Aggarwal