The present book, Differential Diagnosis in Internal
Medicine, first appeared as a German edition in
1952 and since then has been translated into 10
other languages. Over the past 50 years 19 German
editions have been published, and now the
19th edition of the work, which has become the
classic differential diagnosis textbook, is available
in English for the first time.
This book encompasses differential diagnosis
across the spectrum of internal medicine, covering
dermatology, neurology, and rheumatology,
and provides the very latest knowledge including
The Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders provides
authoritative information on a wide variety of diseases
and health disorders. Although the focus in planning
this collection of articles was on subjects of interest to
young readers, the information provided here is
valuable to users of any age. More than two hundred
articles are categorized in three major areas of interest:
infections, noninfectious diseases, and mental
Harrison's Internal Medicine Chapter 75. Evaluation and Management of Obesity
Evaluation and Management of Obesity: Introduction Over 66% of U.S. adults are currently categorized as overweight or obese, and the prevalence of obesity is increasing rapidly throughout most of the industrialized world. Based on statistics from the World Health Organization, overweight and obesity may soon replace more traditional public health concerns such as undernutrition and infectious diseases as the most significant contributors to ill health.
Ischemic heart disease continues to be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in
both developed and developing countries, and remains one of the most important
public health problems. The continuous rise in the prevalence of disorders such as
obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia and hypertension is driving the ever-increasing
number of incidences of ischemic heart disease.
Cervical cancer is the second most prevalent cancer among women worldwide, and infection with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has been identified as the causal agent for this condition. The natural history of cervical cancer is characterized by slow disease progression, rendering the condition in essence preventable and even treatable when diagnosed in early stages.
Harrison's Internal Medicine Chapter 91. Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Prostate
Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Prostate: Introduction
Benign and malignant changes in the prostate increase with age. Autopsies of men in the eighth decade of life show hyperplastic changes in 90% and malignant changes in 70% of individuals. The high prevalence of these diseases among the elderly, who often have competing causes of morbidity and mortality, mandates a risk-adapted approach to diagnosis and treatment. This can be achieved by considering these diseases as a series of states.
von Willebrand Disease vWD is the most common inherited bleeding disorder. Estimates from laboratory data suggest a prevalence of approximately 1%, but data based on symptomatic individuals suggest that it is closer to 0.1% of the population. vWF serves two roles: (1) as the major adhesion molecule that tethers the platelet to the exposed subendothelium; and (2) as the binding protein for FVIII, resulting in significant prolongation of the FVIII half-life in circulation.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học General Psychiatry cung cấp cho các bạn kiến thức về ngành y đề tài: Comparing the prevalence of rheumatic diseases in China with the rest of the world...
Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành y học dành cho các bạn tham khảo đề tài: A questionnaire for determining prevalence of diabetes related foot disease (Q-DFD): construction and validation...
Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành hóa học dành cho các bạn yêu hóa học tham khảo đề tài:Prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection among health care workers in a hospital for pulmonary diseases
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học General Psychiatry cung cấp cho các bạn kiến thức về ngành y đề tài:Prevalence of alexithymia and its association with anxiety and depression in a sample of Greek chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) outpatients...
The issue of intervention of the internally displaced person should, as a
matter of importance, be reconsidered by the united Nation. This is in view
of the fact that the united Nation High commission for Refuges (UNHCR)
only extends protection or assistance to idps when the UN secretary general
or the UN general assembly has requested the agency to do so. The idps
indeed fall between the cracks of current humanitarian law and assistance,
unlike the refugees who are solely the burden of UNHCR. The role of the
national refuges commission of...
RF and RHD remain signiﬁcant causes of cardiovascular diseases in
the world today. Despite a documented decrease in the incidence of
acute RF and a similar documented decrease in the prevalence of
RHD in industrialized countries during the past ﬁve decades, these
non-suppurative cardiovascular sequel of group A streptococcal
pharyngitis remain medical and public health problems in both indus-
trialized and industrializing countries even at the beginning of the 21st
century. The most devastating effects are on children and young
adults in their most productive years....
Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is a
milder form of disease in terms of infectivity as
compared to pulmonary TB (PTB). Whereas sputum
can be easily obtained for the detection of disease in
lungs, diagnosis of EPTB is often difficult requiring
invasive and expensive serological/radiological
investigations. A category-wise drug treatment is
similar for the two forms of disease1. However, an
assessment of end point of cure is a problem with
With the aging of the population, we are seeing a global increase in the
prevalence of age-related disorders, especially in developed countries.
Chronic diseases disproportionately affect the older segment of the popula-tion, contributing to disability, a diminished quality of life and an increase
in healthcare costs.
The prevalence of hypertension in children ranges from less
than1%to5.1%. While pediatric hypertension was
previously assumed to be secondary to renal, cardiovascular
or endocrine causes, there is now increased evidence that
it could be a part of a spectrum of essential hypertension,
mainly linked to the obesity epidemic. The three most
common symptoms of hypertension in children are head-
ache, diﬃculty sleeping, and tiredness, all of which improve
Over the last few decades the prevalence of studies about probiotics strains has dramatically grown in most regions of the world. Probiotics are specific strains of microorganisms, which when served to human or animals in proper amount, have a beneficial effect, improving health or reducing risk of getting sick and the probiotics are used in production of functional foods and pharmaceutical products.
Population Screening Mass genetic screening programs require tests of high enough sensitivity and specificity to be cost-effective. An effective screening program should fulfill the following criteria: that the tested disorder is prevalent and serious; that it can be influenced presymptomatically through lifestyle changes, screening, or medications; and that identification of risk does not result in undue discrimination or harm.