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Pathophysiology of Disease Ebook

Mar 29 2019

The new 8th edition of Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine has been extensively revised. Each chapter ends with a collection of case studies which allows readers to better understand the pathophysiology of each clinical issue. This gives readers an opportunity to test their understanding of the pathophysiology of each clinical unit discussed and to apply their knowledge to exemplar clinical situations.

The Evidence Behind the Medical Use of Cannabinoids for Pediatric Epilepsy

Feb 5 2019

In June 2018, cannabidiol (Epidiolex) was approved by the FDA for the treatment of Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes in patients at least two years old in the United States. This was shortly followed by de-scheduling of cannabidiol by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to schedule V. And it is likely that it will be available by prescription in doses specific for seizure management by the end of 2018.

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Human Anatomy modules in accessmedicine

Oct 22 2018

These interactive modules allow for visualization of the human body in an interactive, 3D format where both male and female anatomy modules can be viewed.
See a video on how to use these here:

Harrison’s Pathophys Animations

Jul 27 2018

These are brand new Harrisons High Yield Pathophysiology Animations. Each episode covers a disease mechanism tested on USMLE and rotational exams. Running time of each episode is only 4-8 minutes to appeal to the busy schedules students face. Written and narrated by nationally regarded educator Scott Stern MD from the University of Chicago.

New on accessmedicine

Jul 6 2018

This ninth edition includes some recent, new findings as well as a newly added emphasis on cardiovascular energetics. The latter is a result of our recent realization that maximizing energy efficiency to limit the workload on the heart is an important part of the overall plan.

Atrial Fibrillation

Jun 28 2018

30th edition of Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry

Nov 29 2017

The first edition, entitled Harper’s Biochemistry, was published in 1939 under the sole authorship of Dr Harold Harper at the University of California School of Medicine.

The Thirtieth Edition of Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry combines outstanding full-color illustrations with authoritative integrated coverage of biochemical disease and clinical information. Using brevity and numerous medically relevant examples, Harper’s presents a review of the fundamentals of biochemistry that every student must understand in order to succeed in medical school.

AccessMedicine App now available.

Jun 22 2017


The AccessMedicine® app delivers invaluable point of care solutions for clinical practice which include:
Quick Medical Dx & Rx is a collection evidence-based outlines of conditions and disorders most often encountered in medical practice.
Differential Diagnosis Tool allows you to browse 1,000 diagnoses by symptom, disease, or organ system at the point of care.
Diagnostic Tests aids in the selection and interpretation of commonly used tests, including laboratory procedures in the clinical setting.

The AccessMedicine App is available to SJSM users. For download and continued access to the app, the user must have an active My Access account and sign in every 90 days through the library login.

Need to study Anatomy?

Mar 7 2017


The Big Picture – Gross Anatomy

The format of this book is simple. Each page-spread consists of text on the left-hand page and associated illustrations on the right-hand page. In this way, students are able to grasp the big picture of individual anatomy principles in bite-sized pieces, a concept at a time.

Opioid Withdrawal

Jan 30 2017

opioidAre you up to date on the latest recommendations for opioid withdrawal? Do you need a good evidenced based resource including diagnosis, treatment and guidelines, you can get all that and more in Our Dynamed Plus resource.