September 12, 2014 — Jones and Bartlett Learning recently launched the fifth edition of Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor, a “compendium of evidence-based approaches to the most common presenting complaints,” by Thomas Souza, DC, Dean of Academic Affairs at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s San Jose, California, campus.
Since its first-edition debut in 1997, Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor has sold more than 30,000 copies, becoming one of the most widely used references to assist doctors with determining an appropriate plan of diagnostic evaluation and care for the most common musculoskeletal and visceral complaints. It is now a required text at every chiropractic college, as well.
In addition to the flowcharts, relevant historical questioning, and summaries of common conditions related to the presenting complaint featured in prior editions, the updated, nine-chapter, 1,320-page version includes a variety of additional features, including expanded “Likelihood Ratio” graphics, evidence-based approach to the literature (appendix), instructor resources, and 500 new references. The following protocols and algorithms have also been updated: cervical spine, lumbar spine, shoulder, and knee.
“Much has occurred since the publication of the fourth edition six years ago,” Souza said. “Most important is the inclusion of manipulation for the management of spinal pain in the recommendations of national groups. This has extended to the use of manipulation for radicular (nerve root) disorders, once thought to be a contraindication for chiropractic management. In addition, much more is known about the value of specific diagnostic tests, to use as clusters as opposed to single tests.”
Palmer’s San Jose Campus President William Meeker, DC, MPH, said “I congratulate Dr. Tom Souza on the publication of his fifth edition of what many regard as the definitive chiropractic reference textbook on diagnosis. This updated edition further enhances its daily practical utility for both teaching and clinical practice.”
“I’m proud of our well-published faculty, whose collective efforts impact the global delivery of care by the chiropractic doctors of today, and, also shape the patient care protocol utilized by the doctors of tomorrow,” Meeker added. “This includes not only the students they teach here at the San Jose campus, but also the many students at all the other chiropractic colleges that require textbooks authored by Palmer College faculty.”
Copies will soon be available for purchase in the Palmer College Bookstores. To learn more or to order copies online: www.go.jblearning.com/Souza5.
Souza has been a member of Palmer College of Chiropractic’s San Jose Campus faculty for nearly 30 years. He served as dean of Clinics for five years, prior to his appointment as dean of Academic Affairs in 2003. He also is author/editor of the textbook, Sports Injuries of the Shoulder, published in 1994, and was named a Fellow in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic in 2013.
Source: Palmer College of Chiropractic