- Yash Pal Munjal, MD, FICP, MAMS, FIAMS, FACP, FIACMS, FRCP (E din), Medical Director and Hon. Senior Consultant Diabetes & Life Style Disease Centre, Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Medical Science, Kalkaji, New Delhi, Senior Consultant Diabetologist, Delhi Heart and Lung Institute, Past President of Association of Physicians of India, Past Dean of Indian College of Physicians, Hon. Professor of Indian College of Family Physician
The book is completely revised, updated and better illustrated. There are around 2200 pages with nearly 1588 figures and 1384 tables. There has been a marked 20% increase in the number of figures and nearly 100 new tables have been added than the last edition. This has been done so that the information is easily understood and the reading is not a strain. The book has been divided into 28 sections and each section deals with a special set of medical disorders. An entirely new section has been added, ‘Clinical Approach to Key Manifestations’. This section deals with the common symptoms and signs with regard to how to scientifically and systematically analyse the problem to arrive at a definitive diagnosis in a timely and cost-effective manner. A number of new chapters have been added like Non Invasive Ventilation under Critical Care. Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Diseases has been added in the section of Cardiology. In the Section of Gastrointestinal Disorders, a new chapter on the Gastrointestinal Symptoms due to Systemic Diseases has been added. The Neurology section has been enriched by adding a chapter on Neuroimaging and separate chapters have been written covering Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders. In the field of Rheumatology, Emergencies have been discussed as a separate chapter altogether which reflects the new way of thinking of treatment and diagnosis of various rheumatic emergencies. The section of Medical Genetics has been thoroughly revised and updated. Genetics is better understood and human genome has been completely delineated. This has tremendous potential for change in the way we practice medicine. Vascular Injury to Kidney and Chronic Dialysis under the section of Nephrology have been discussed in separate chapters because of the better understanding and growing importance of various facets of kidney disorders and diagnosis. An entirely new chapter on Nano Technology and Nano Medicine has been added which is going to be a new paradigm in the field of Clinical Pharmacology. The other sections have been duly revised and updated so that they provide contemporary information and clinical thinking. This book is helpful physicians, surgeons and postgraduates students of medicine.
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