Professional Communications, Inc. (PCI) publishes a series of medical handbooks for the primary care practitioner authored by physician key opinion leaders. All of our texts are designed to be clinically relevant, with information presented in a concise, easily accessed format. Our handbooks are frequently updated as warranted by new developments in medicine.
In general, the emphasis of the editorial for our handbooks is on pharmacologic management of a given medical condition, including clinical trial data, drug prescribing information, selection of appropriate patients, and drug side effects and interactions. Treatment options are delineated, typically in algorithmic form. Professional society and government treatment guidelines are presented and critiqued where applicable. Clinical pearls and pitfalls are imparted to the reader by the authors based on their experience. Relevant pathophysiology is presented along with differential diagnostic tools and criteria. A general approach to the patient is presented, often with case studies, in conjunction with a discussion of practical patient management issues.