This definitive reference has everything nurse practitioners need to manage diseases confidently. Organized by body system or disease category, the book covers more than 300 disorders, from coronary artery disease to latex allergy to thyroid cancer. For each condition, the text reviews causes, incidence, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, treatment guidelines (for drug therapy, surgery, diet, pain control, and behavior modification), patient teaching, and more. Healthy Living covers lifestyle behaviors. Clinical Caution highlights complications related to disease management. Age Alert showcases age-specific considerations for young and older patients. Hundreds of illustrations and charts throughout clarify key topics.Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Staff is the author of 'Disease Management for Nurse Practitioners' with ISBN 9781582550695 and ISBN 1582550697.