Pathophysiology. An Essential Text for the Allied Health Professions

  • ID: 3688405
  • Book
  • 452 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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This book examines physiology as it relates to the pathology of conditions encountered in the clinical environment. Coverage includes information relevant to physical therapists and occupational therapists, that focuses on the knowledge and skills required for successful patient interaction and rehabilitation.
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Section 1: An Introduction to Disease Processes
Chapter 1: Inflammation, Wounds and Wound Healing
Chapter 2: The Immune System
Chapter 3
Part 1: Malignant Neoplasms
Part 2: Radiation Injury to Normal Tissues
Chapter 4: Endocrinology

Section 2: Altered Mobility and Immobility
Chapter 5: Muscle and Connective Tissue - Key Concepts for Rehabilitation
Chapter 6: Muscle Disorders
Chapter 7: Bone and Joint Disorders
Chapter 8: Movement and Immobility
Chapter 9: Altered Exercise Tolerance
Part 1: Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
Part 2: Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Section 3: Pregnancy
Chapter 10: Physiology of Pregnancy

Section 4: Disorders of the Systems
Chapter 11: The Nervous System
Part 1: The Pathophysiology of Pain
Part 2: The Central Nervous System
Part 3: The Peripheral Nervous System
Part 4: Nervous System Reorganization Following Injury
Chapter 12: The Circulatory System
Part 1: Cardiovascular Disorders
Part 2: Blood and Haemodynamic Disorders
Chapter 13: The Respiratory System
Chapter 14: The Urinary System
Part 1: The Renal System
Part 2: The Overactive Bladder

Section 5: Pharmacology
Chapter 15: Normal Drug Action
Chapter 16: Substance Abuse
Part 1: Drug Toxicity and Overdose
Part 2: Drug Abuse and Dependence
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Shamley, Delva Directer, Clinical Research Center, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Dr Delva Shamley is a South African graduate and has been in academia for 26 years, 13 of which were spent in the UK. Her training and experience of clinical research comes from Oxford NHS and the Centre for Medical Statistics, Oxford University, UK. Delva has been training and supporting clinicians in Research Methods for many years. She returned to Cape Town in 2011 and started as Deputy Director of the UCT CRC in October of 2013. She has since been appointed as the Director for CRC.
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