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A Comprehensive Review For the Certification and Recertification Examinations for Physician Assistants

A Comprehensive Review For the Certification and Recertification Examinations for Physician Assistants

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April 21, 2014
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    The new, fifth edition of A Comprehensive Review for the Certification and Recertification Examinations for Physician Assistants is the foremost trusted preparation resource for the PANCE and PANRE. The text features high-yield outline-format review and pretest and post-test questions based on the blueprint of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Developed and endorsed by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), this edition’s content reflects up-to-date information and has been reviewed and validated by subject matter experts working in the field.

    thePoint features a question bank consisting of the pretest and post-test, offering more than 650 questions—two-thirds of them new! The 300 pretest questions and explanations of their answers also appear in the printed book.
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    8.375 x 10.875
    Publication Date
    April 21, 2014
  • About The Author(s)
    Claire Babcock O'Connell MPH, PA-C
    Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  • Table of contents


    Acknowledgments vi

    Preface vii

    Contributors viii

    Reviewers x

    Pretest P-1

    Pretest Explanations PE-1

    1. Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology 1

    I. Disorders of the Eyes 1

    II. Disorders of the Ears 10

    III. Disorders of the Nose, Sinus, and Throat 13

    2. Pulmonology 18

    I. Infectious Disorders 18

    II. Neoplastic Disease 24

    III. Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 27

    IV. Pleural Diseases 31

    V. Pulmonary Circulation 33

    VI. Restrictive Pulmonary Disease 34

    VII. Other Pulmonary Diseases 36

    3. Cardiology 38

    I. Major Principles of Cardiac Care 38

    II. Shock 38

    III. Orthostasis/Postural Hypotension 39

    IV. Hypertension 40

    V. Congestive Heart Failure 43

    VI. Atherosclerosis 45

    VII. Ischemic Heart Disease 45

    VIII. Acute Coronary Syndromes 46

    IX. Congenital Heart Anomalies 50

    X. Valvular Disorders 51

    XI. Rate and Rhythm Disorders 54

    XII. Conduction Disturbances 59

    XIII. Cardiomyopathies 60

    XIV. Pericardial Disorders 64

    XV. Infective Endocarditis 65

    XVI. Rheumatic Heart Disease 66

    XVII. Peripheral Vascular Disorders 67

    XVIII. Giant Cell Arteritis 69

    XIX. Aortic Aneurysms 70

    4. Hematology 71

    I. Red Cell Disorders 71

    II. White Cell Disorders – Leukemias 84

    III. Lymphomas and Myeloma 86

    IV. Platelet and Bleeding Disorders 87

    V. Thrombotic Disorders and Hypercoagulable Conditions 91

    5. Gastroenterology 93

    I. Diseases of the Esophagus 93

    II. Diseases of the Stomach 96

    III. Diseases of the Small Intestine and Colon 99

    IV. Diseases of the Rectum and Anus 107

    V. Appendicitis 108

    VI. Diseases of the Pancreas 109

    VII. Diseases of the Biliary Tract 111

    VIII. Diseases of the Liver 112

    IX. Hernias 115

    X. Congenital Abnormalities 115

    XI. Nutritional Deficiencies 116

    XII. Metabolic Disorders 117

    6. Nephrology and Urology 118

    I. Renal Failure 118

    II. Glomerular Disorders 121

    III. Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) 123

    IV. Nephrolithiasis 124

    V. Disorders of Salt and Water 126

    VI. Electrolyte Disorders 129

    VII. Acid–Base Disorders 133

    VIII. Urinary Tract Infection 136

    IX. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 138

    X. Incontinence 139

    XI. Neoplasms of the Urinary Tract 140

    XII. Male Reproductive Disorders 143

    7. Gynecology 147

    I. Menstrual Disorders 147

    II. Uterine Disorders 151

    III. Ovarian Disorders 153

    IV. Cervical Dysplasia and Neoplasia 155

    V. Vaginal and Vulvar Disorders 157

    VI. Breast Disorders 158

    VII. Contraceptive Methods 159

    VIII. Infertility 161

    IX. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 161

    8. Obstetrics 163

    I. Routine Prenatal Care and Prenatal Diagnostic Testing 163

    II. Complications of Pregnancy 167

    III. Labor and Delivery 176

    IV. Puerperium 180

    9. Rheumatology and Orthopaedics (Musculoskeletal System) 181

    I. Arthritis/Rheumatologic Conditions 181

    II. Bone and Joint Disorders 189

    III. Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains, and Strains 192

    IV. Disorders of the Head and Neck 195

    V. Disorders of the Shoulder and Upper Extremity 196

    VI. Disorders of the Back 202

    VII. Disorders of the Hip and Lower Extremity 205

    10. Endocrinology 209

    I. Parathyroid Disorders 209

    II. Thyroid Disorders 211

    III. Pituitary Gland 217

    IV. Diabetes Mellitus 219

    V. Hyperlipidemia 225

    VI. Adrenal Gland Disorders 226

    11. Neurology 229

    I. Cerebrovascular Disease 229

    II. Seizure Disorders 232

    III. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 233

    IV. Dementia 234

    V. Headache  236

    VI. Movement Disorders 238

    VII. Diseases of Peripheral Nerves 240

    VIII. CNS Infection 244

    IX. CNS Trauma 246

    X. Primary CNS Neoplasms 248

    XI. Sleep Disorders  249

    12. Psychiatry  250

    I. Diagnosis of Psychiatric Disorders 250

    II. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders 250

    III. Somatoform Disorders 252

    IV. Mood Disorders 255

    V. Personality Disorders 259

    VI. Anxiety Disorders 264

    VII. Eating Disorders 267

    VIII. Substance Abuse Disorders 269

    IX. Childhood Disorders 271

    X. Abuse and Neglect 273

    XI. Rape Crisis 275

    XII. Uncomplicated Bereavement 276

    13. Dermatology 277

    I. Diagnosis 277

    II. Maculopapular and Plaque Disorders 278

    III. Vesiculobullous Disorders 283

    IV. Papulopustular Inflammatory Disorders 284

    V. Localized Skin Infections 287

    VI. Dermatophytosis 288

    VII. Parasitic Infestations 289

    VIII. Warts (Verrucae) 291

    IX. Tumors 291

    X. Ulcers, Burns, and Wounds 293

    XI. Hair and Nails 294

    XII. Pigmentation Disorders 294

    XIII. Angioedema and Urticaria 295

    14. Infectious Disease 297

    I. Fever 297

    II. Bacterial Infections 297

    III. Viral Infections 304

    IV. Fungal Infections 314

    V. Parasitic Infections 316

    VI. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 319

    VII. Spirochetal Infections 322

    15. Surgery 324

    I. Patient History 324

    II. Preoperative Evaluation 324

    III. Trauma 331

    IV. Burns 334

    V. Orthopaedic Injuries 337

    VI. Postoperative Complications 337

    VII. Laparoscopic/Bariatric Surgery 341

    16. Geriatrics 343

    I. Background 343

    II. Patient Care 343

    III. Selected Common Diseases and Disorders with Unique Features in the Elderly 354

    IV. Legal, Ethical, and Financial Issues 357

    17. Pediatrics 358

    I. Examination of the Newborn 358

    II. Problems Common to the Term Newborn 362

    III. Developmental Milestones and Disorders 365

    IV. Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Chromosomal Abnormalities, and Common Dysmorphic Syndromes 367

    V. Failure to Thrive, Growth Delay, and Selected Nutritional Disorders of Childhood 371

    VI. Immunization of Infants and Children 373

    VII. Common Pediatric Poisonings 375

    VIII. Common Pediatric Disorders 377

    Index 379

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