Essentials of Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered States



PAPERBACK by Porth, Carol


1280 pages
01 SEP 2014


Prepare your students for their future careers with Essentials of Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States, 4e. This clear, readable, and student-friendly text delivers need to know disease content, along with the essential foundation in science that nursing, physician assistant, pharmacology, advanced health science, and medical students need to succeed in their future careers. Approaching the topic as an exploration of pathophysiology, the book relates normal body functioning to the physiologic changes that occur as a result of disease and provides concise yet complete coverage of how the body works. The Fourth Edition builds on the book's extremely successful art program and the Understanding feature and incorporates summary concept boxes after each section. In addition, an expanded, robust, and flexible suite of supplements, including a Study Guide, over 40 advanced 3-D animations, PrepU, and Lippincott's CoursePoint , provide students with all the tools they need to succeed. Student Resources: A fully searchable eBook online is ideal for review on the go. Learning Objectives for each chapter provide an outline of key content that must be mastered. Journal Articles by chapter, updated for this edition, offer access to current research available in LWW journals. Concepts in Action Animations for every chapter help students master key topics. New! More than 40 Advanced, 3-D Narrated Animations help students master complex pathophysiological concepts. A Spanish-English Audio Glossary provides terms and phrases for communicating with patients in Spanish. Monographs of the most commonly prescribed drugs provide up-to-date information. 600 NCLEX-style Review Questions help students improve their test-taking skills and prepare for the NCLEX. A Dosage Calculations Question & Review Question Bank gives students practice in math skills and calculating drug dosages and reinforce key topics of the course. Instructor Resources: PowerPoint presentations make it easy for you to integrate the textbook with your students' classroom experience, via either handouts or slide shows. Guided Lecture Notes walk you through the chapters, objective by objective, and provide corresponding PowerPoint numbers. Discussion Topics (and suggested answers) can be used as a conversation starter or in online discussion boards. Assignments (and suggested answers) include group, written, clinical, and Web assignments. Case Studies (with related questions and suggested answers) give your students an opportunity to apply their knowledge to a client case similar to what they will encounter in practice. Journal Articles, updated for this edition, offer access to research available in LWW journals. Answers to Review Exercises in the Book are provided for your convenience. Pre-Lecture Quizzes (and answers) are quick, knowledge-based assessments that allow you to check students' reading. Learning Objectives for each chapter allow you to assess your students' mastery of key skills. A QSEN Map demonstrates how the text supports QSEN competencies and their relationship to excellent clinical practice. A Sample Syllabus provides guidance for structuring your course. Concepts in Action Animations and Advanced 3-D Narrated Animations are provided to enhance your lectures. To further support your course, the Fourth Edition is accompanied by a Study Guide, PrepU , and new to this edition, Lippincott CoursePoint, a digital curriculum solution that integrates adaptive learning powered by PrepU with access to personalized, perfectly timed remediation built on trusted content. Each product in the suite can be purchased separately or packaged with the main text.


Introduction to Pathophysiology Unit 1: Cell and Tissue Function Chapter 1: Cell Structure and Function Chapter 2: Cellular Responses to Stress, Injury, and Aging Chapter 3: Inflammation, the Inflammatory Response, and Fever Chapter 4: Cell Proliferation and Tissue Regeneration and Repair Chapter 5: Genetic Control of Cell Function and Inheritance Chapter 6: Genetic and Congenital Disorders Chapter 7: Neoplasia Unit 2: Integrative Body Functions Chapter 8: Disorders of Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance Chapter 9: Stress and Adaptation Chapter 10: Disorders of Nutritional Status Unit 3: Hematopoietic Function Chapter 11: Disorders of White Blood Cells and Lymphoid Tissue Chapter 12: Disorders of Hemostasis Chapter 13: Disorders of Red Blood Cells Unit 4: Infection and Immunity Chapter 14: Mechanisms of Infectious Disease Chapter 15: Innate and Adaptive Immunity Chapter 16: Disorders of the Immune Response Unit 5: Circulatory Function Chapter 17: Control of Cardiovascular Function Chapter 18: Disorders of Blood Flow and Blood Pressure Chapter 19: Disorders of Cardiac Function Chapter 20: Heart Failure and Circulatory Shock Unit 6: Respiratory Function Chapter 21: Control of Respiratory Function Chapter 22: Respiratory Tract Infections, Neoplasms, and Childhood Disorders Chapter 23: Disorders of Ventilation and Gas Exchange Unit 7: Kidney and Urinary Tract Function Chapter 24: Structure and Function of the Kidney Chapter 25: Disorders of Renal Function Chapter 26: Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease Chapter 27: Disorders of the Bladder and Lower Urinary Tract Unit 8: Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Function Chapter 28: Structure and Function of the Gastrointestinal System Chapter 29: Disorders of Gastrointestinal Function Chapter 30: Disorders of Hepatobiliary and Exocrine Pancreas Function Unit 9: Endocrine System Chapter 31: Mechanisms of Endocrine Control Chapter 32: Disorders of Endocrine Control of Growth and Metabolism Chapter 33: Diabetes Mellitus and the Metabolic Syndrome Unit 10: Nervous System Chapter 34: Organization and Control of Neural Function Chapter 35: Somatosensory Function, Pain, and Headache Chapter 36: Disorders of Neuromuscular Function Chapter 37: Disorders of Brain Function Chapter 38: Disorders of Special Sensory Function: Vision, Hearing, and Vestibular Function Unit 11: Genitourinary and Reproductive Function Chapter 39: Disorders of the Male Genitourinary System Chapter 40: Disorders of the Female Genitourinary System Chapter 41: Sexually Transmitted Infections Unit 12: Musculoskeletal Function Chapter 42: Structure and Function of the Skeletal System Chapter 43: Disorders of the Skeletal System: Trauma, Infections, Neoplasms, and Childhood Disorders Chapter 44: Disorders of the Skeletal System: Metabolic and Rheumatic Disorders Unit 13: Integumentary Function Chapter 45: Structure and Function of the Integumentum Chapter 46: Disorders of Skin Integrity and Function Glossary Appendix A: Laboratory Values Index