Table of Contents

Laboratory tests in liver disease.
Acute and chronic hepatitis.
Fulminant hepatic failure.
Cirrhosis of the liver and its complications.
Disorders of the gallbladder and biliary tract.
Hematopoiesis and hematopoietic failure.
Clonal disorders of the hematopoietic stem cell.
Disorders of red blood cells.
Clinical disorders of neutrophils.
Disorders of lymphocytes.
Normal hemostasis.
Disorders of hemostasis: bleeding.
Disorders of hemostasis: thrombosis.
Cancer biology and etiologic factors.
Cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention.
Solid tumors.
Complications of cancer and cancer treatment.
Principles of cancer therapy.
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
Malnutrition, nutritional assessment, and nutritional support in adult patients.
Disorders of lipid metabolism.
Disorders of metals and metalloproteins.
Hypothalamic-pituitary axis.
Thyroid gland.
Adrenal gland.
Male reproductive endocrinology.
Diabetes mellitus.
Women's health topics.
A: Introduction.
B: Preventive health recommendations for women.
C: Health issues across the life course.
D: Special topics.
Men's health topics.
A: Benign prostatic hyperplasia.
B: Prostatitis.
C: Erectile dysfunction.
D: Carcinomas of men.
E: Benign scrotal diseases.
Normal physiology of bone and mineral homeostasis.
Disorders of serum minerals.
Metabolic bone diseases.
Paget disease of bone.
Approach to the patient with rheumatic disease.
Rheumatoid arthritis.
Systemic lupus erythematosus.
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.
Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma).
Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.
Sjögrén syndrome --. Molecular basis of human disease.
Evidence-based medicine, quality of life, and the cost of medicine.
Structure and function of the normal heart and blood vessels.
Evaluation of the patient with cardiovascular disease.
Diagnostic tests and procedures in the patient with cardiovascular disease.
Heart failure and cardiomyopathy.
Congenital heart disease.
Acquired valvular heart disease.
Coronary heart disease.
Cardiac arrhythmias.
Pericardial and myocardial disease.
Other cardiac topics.
Vascular diseases and hypertension.
The lung in health and disease.
General approach to patients with respiratory disorders.
Evaluating lung structure and function.
Obstructive lung diseases.
Interstitial lung diseases.
Pulmonary vascular disease.
Disorders of respiratory control.
Disorders of the pleura, mediastinum, and chest wall.
Infectious diseases of the lung.
Essentials in critical care medicine.
Neoplastic disorders of the lung.
Preoperative and postoperative care.
Elements of renal structure and function.
Approach to the patient with renal disease.
Fluid and electrolyte disorders.
Glomerular diseases.
Major nonglomerular disorders.
Vascular disorders of the kidney.
Acute kidney injury.
Chronic renal failure.
Common clinical manifestations of gastrointestinal disease.
A: Abdominal pain.
B: Gastrointestinal hemorrhage.
C: Malabsorption.
D: Diarrha.
Endoscopic and imaging procedures.
Esophageal disorders.
Diseases of the stomach and duodenum.
Inflammatory bowel disease.
Neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract.
Diseases of the pancreas --. Systemic vasculitis.
Crystal arthropathies.
Nonarticular soft tissue disorders.
Rheumatic manifestations of systemic disorders.
Organisms that infect humans.
Host defenses against infection.
Laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases.
Antimicrobial therapy.
Fever and febrile syndromes.
Bacteremia and sepsis syndrome.
Infections of the nervous system.
Infections of the head and neck.
Infections of the lower respiratory tract.
Infections of the heart and blood vessels.
Skin and soft tissue infections.
Intra-abdominal abscess and peritonitis.
Infectious diarrhea.
Infections involving bones and joints.
Infections of the urinary tract.
Health care-associated infections.
Sexually transmitted infections.
Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Infections in the immunocompromised host.
Infectious diseases of travelers: protozoal and helminthic infections.
Neurologic evaluation of the patient.
Disorders of consciousness.
Disorders of sleep.
Cortical syndromes.
Dementia and memory disturbances.
Major disorders of mood, thoughts, and behavior.
Disorders of thermal regulation.
Headache, neck pain, and other painful disorders.
Disorders of vision and hearing.
Dizziness and vertigo.
Disorders of the motor system.
Developmental and neurocutaneous disorders.
Cerebrovascular disease.
Traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.
Central nervous system tumors.
Infectious diseases of the nervous system.
Demyelinating and inflammatory disorders.
Neuromuscular diseases: disorders of the motor neuron and plexus and peripheral nerve disease.
Muscle diseases.
Neuromuscular junction disease.
The aging patient.
Palliative care.
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