Porth's Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States

Porth's Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States Author(s): Sheila Grossman, Carol Mattson Porth

Difference between 9th and 8th editions
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Key differences between 9th and 8th editions

  • Time lapse between current and previous publications: 5 years (2013 vs 2008).
  • Sheila Grossman is a new author of the Ninth edition of Porth’s Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States.
  • Each unit in the 9e opens with a case study introducing a patient’s case history and symptoms.
  • Chapter 7: New discussion on folic acid deficiency.
  • Chapter 9: New discussion on negative and positive feedback mechanisms.
  • Chapter 17: New detailed discussions on sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
  • Chapter 18: New detailed discussions on migraines, tension-type, cluster, and chronic daily headaches. The chapter covers etiology and pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and treatment of different headache types.
  • Chapter 20:
    • New section on traumatic brain injury covers primary and secondary brain injuries, different types of hematomas, clarifies differences between focal and diffuse brain injuries.
    • New topic on nonconvulsive seizures.
  • Chapter 27: New detailed discussions on primary and secondary absolute polycythemia.
  • Chapter 30: Section "Disorders of Arterial Circulation" presents separate discussions on polyarteritis nodosa, giant cell temporal arteritis, acute arterial occlusion, arteriosclerosis obliterans, thromboangiitis obliterans, and raynaud disease. Etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and  treatment are explained for different vascular diseases.
  • Chapter 31: New discussion on systolic hypertension.
  • Chapter 47: New discussion on Body Mass Index
  • Chapter 53: New discussion of how pregnancy and lactation alter the breasts.
  • Chapter 59: New detailed discussion on enteropathic arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel disease.
9th Edition of
Porth's Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States
Hardcover, 1648 pages
ISBN-10: 1451146000
ISBN-13: 9781451146004
Published by: LWW, October 04, 2013
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8th Edition of
Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States
Print + CD, 1680 pages
ISBN-10: 0781766168
ISBN-13: 9780781766166
Published by: LWW, October 03, 2008
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7th Edition of
Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States
Hardcover, 1616 pages
ISBN-10: 0397518412
ISBN-13: 9780781749886
Published by: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, July 09, 2004
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