Advanced Patho book?

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    I would like to know which book is good for my family nurse practitioner, advanced patho course that I'm taking this semester. I know it's sort of late to ask since I'm already 8 weeks into the semester. My instructor decided to go with the Pathophysiology book by Copstead/Banasik (2010) 4th edition which I bought from Amazon and it's the same book that the undergraduate students are using! Last time I took patho was in 2006. What do you think about this book: http://www.amazon.com/Pathophysiolog...pr_product_top

    I've heard McCance & Huether's book is for advanced patho reading. There's a new 6th edition out and the cover looks cool .

    This course is online and has a lot of busy work but I am still doing the readings. I just want to know if there's more advanced information from other textbooks. I am able to go online to my University's online library to read from various sources and also some textbooks but they don't have these books on there. I could also access eMedicine from my school's online health sciences library but I just think having a comprehensive advanced patho textbook is good for me to have and read and to take to starbucks to read before I go out to chill with friends. Please let me know what your experiences are with these textbooks. If the McCance & Huether's 6th edition textbook is more advanced and a fit for FNPs, then I'm going to buy that, then sell my "undergrad" pathophysiology book 4th ed. by Copstead/Banasik. Thanks.
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    Yep the McCance and Heuther is sitting beside me on the floor as I type - lol....

    We are using it for my advanced peds pathophys.
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    So should I purchase the 6th edition of McCance & Huether's pathophysiology book and sell the patho book I have by Copstead/Banasik 4th ed?
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    How much are you going to use it? I mean would Up To Date be just as good and have more current info?

    I don't use my textbooks except for school.....at work, I have Up To Date which I use often
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    How much are you going to use it? I mean would Up To Date be just as good and have more current info?

    I don't use my textbooks except for school.....at work, I have Up To Date which I use often
    who pays for your up to date i checked and it is expensive
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    Yeah I looked up Up-to-Date and it's like $1000+/year subscription!!
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    It's $434/year if you get multiple subscriptions - my practice pays for it!
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    How lucky you are! Is it better compared to iphone apps like Medscape, MDConsult...etc?
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    Yes, because its more current. Its considered the gold standard in my area and I would suspect in the US in general.

    You can get it on your iphone too but its just as easy to pull it up on a computer.
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    Robbins and Cotran is probably the gold standard advanced path/pathophys book. It is the one most medical schools use.

    here is the last edition. You dont need the most recent edition because you will just be wasting money: http://www.amazon.com/Robbins-Cotran.../dp/0721601871


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