A healthy 45-year-old man is found on routine screening to have hypertriglyceridemia.
He is a nonsmoker, has a reasonable diet, consumes one alcoholic drink per week,
and exercises regularly. He takes no medications. His father died at the age of 55 years
in an automobile accident; his mother is healthy at 67 years of age, and he has two
healthy older brothers. His blood pressure is normal, his body-mass index (the weight
in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) is 28, and his waist circumference
is 96 cm.
Internal Medicine is designed to provide the busy clinician
with precisely the information needed where and when it is
needed. The Associate Editors and contributors are internationally
recognized authorities, and they have organized the
content specifically so as to convey the essentials necessary for
diagnosis, differential diagnosis, management, treatment and
follow-up. Many topics start with a “What To Do First” heading
which brings the collective experience and guidance of top
experts to bear on the “up front” considerations the clinician
The overall approach to learning medicine can be summed up in two questions: What is it? What do you do for it? The
goal is to have a concise review that is readable and easy to follow with algorithms, diagrams, radiographs, and pathologic findings.
This book is divided into subspecialty topics, each chapter written by an author(s) with clinical expertise in the designated
topic. Images and tables are provided. Each chapter has bulleted items that highlight key points. These may be summary points
from previous paragraphs or new points. Bulleted items also address typical clinical scenarios.
Evaluation Methods in Medical Informatics, Second Edition is a heavily updated and revised volume based on editors Friedman and Wyatt's successful first edition. This book incorporates the solid foundation of evaluation theories, methods, and techniques laid out in the first edition, and builds on it to include case studies from real world situations. Designed as a guide for both the informatics novice and the seasoned professional seeking a comprehensive resource, this book explores information systems evaluation from the ground up.
To see the world as a web of information is a recent view. Humanity has contemplated
the source and character of our knowledge since the dawn of time, but the
present technologically oriented civilization demands a more concrete concept.
Knowledge has been replaced by information. The information has to be carried
by physical objects, and these are described by the theories of physics. Thus, we
have to develop a theory for information coded in physical objects.
Long ago, scientists developed formal descriptions of classical information
transfer and its manipulation.