With the 2011 edition of "Ferri's Clinical Advisor", you can access current diagnostic and therapeutic information on more than 700 common medical conditions faster and more effectively than ever before. Dr. Ferri's popular '5 books in 1' format provides quick guidance on fetal alcohol syndrome, gestational diabetes, anemia of chronic disease, chronic pain management, and much more. With expert consult online access, you can search the complete contents and download patient education guides in both English and Spanish. "This is for anyone looking for medical information, from practicing physicians to patients and family members. There is very little unnecessary text and the book is quite easy to use with a modicum of medical knowledge.The purchase of the book also allows access to an online version that is quite easily negotiated with minimal keystrokes. This is one of the better ones in electronic medical publishing." Doody's Book Review "The five "books" or sections are as follows: diseases and disorders (approximately 700 are described in detail); differential diagnosis (identification of signs and symptomssubstantially expanded for this edition); clinical algorithms to guide the patient's workup and therapy; normal lab values and interpretation of results of commonly ordered tests; and clinical practice recommendationsguidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force. Each entry follows a bulleted format to efficiently communicate the most important information. The appendix addresses complementary and alternative medicine and includes an extensive section on primary care procedures. This annually updated reference is designed for quick access, and it could be an excellent choice for the one medical book needed if stranded on a desert island (preferably near a hospital and an internet connection). Online access to the full text is included with purchase." - Book News, Inc.