Part II Reference Texts

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The NBCE uses reference texts that are generally employed by the chiropractic colleges. This list of references is presented to assist you in preparing for NBCE examinations; however, study of the following references will not guarantee that you will pass NBCE examinations. Moreover, this list is not comprehensive and does not imply that references not included on this list are inappropriate or of lesser value or quality than references that are included.

GENERAL DIAGNOSIS

Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2015). Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination (8th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Bickley, L. S. (2013). Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking (11th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

LeBlond, R. F., Brown, D. D., Suneja, M., & Szot, J. F. (2015). DeGowin’s Diagnostic Examination (10th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

Fischbach, F. T., & Dunning, M. B. III. (2015). A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests (9th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health.

Pagana, K. D., & Pagana, T. J. (2014). Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests (5th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Papadakis, M.A., McPhee, S.J., & Rabow, M.W. (2015). Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2015 (54th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Medical.

Porter, R. S., & Kaplan, J. L. (Eds.) (2011). The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy (19th ed.). Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck Sharpe & Dohme.

NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL DIAGNOSIS

Aminoff, M. J., Greenburg, D. A., & Simon, R. P. (2015). Clinical Neurology (9th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

Blumenfeld, H. (2010). Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases (2nd ed.). Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates.

Cipriano, J. J. (2010). Photographic Manual of Regional Orthopaedic and Neurological Tests (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Cramer, G. D., & Darby, S. A. (2014). Clinical Anatomy of the Spine, Spinal Cord, and ANS (3rd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Evans, R. C. (2009). Illustrated Orthopedic Physical Assessment (3rd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Fuller, G. (2013). Neurological Examination Made Easy (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Haldeman, S. (Ed.) (2005). Principles and Practice of Chiropractic (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Medical.

Hoppenfeld, S. (1976). Physical Examination of the Spine and Extremities. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.

Hoppenfeld, S. (1977). Orthopaedic Neurology: A Diagnostic Guide to Neurologic Levels. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company.

Magee, D. J. (2014). Orthopedic Physical Assessment (6th ed.). St. Louis: Saunders.

Michaud, T. C. (2011). Human Locomotion: Conservative Management of Gait-Related Disorders. Newton, MA: Newton Biomechanics.

Porter, R. S., & Kaplan, J. L. (Eds.) (2011). The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy (19th ed.). Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck Sharpe & Dohme.

Skinner, H. B., & McMahon, P. J. (Eds.) (2014). Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Orthopedics (5th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Medical.

Souza, T. A. (2016). Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor: Protocols and Algorithms (5th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Waxman, S. G. (2013). Clinical Neuroanatomy (27th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

DIagnostic Imaging

Bushong, S. C. (2013). Radiologic Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology, and Protection (10th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Marchiori, D. M. (2014). Clinical Imaging: With Skeletal, Chest and Abdominal Pattern Differentials (3rd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby, Inc.

Taylor, J. A. M., Hughes, T. H., & Resnick, D. (2010). Skeletal Imaging: Atlas of the Spine and Extremities. (2nd ed.). Maryland Heights, MO: Saunders.

Yochum, T. R., & Rowe, L. J. (2005). Essentials of Skeletal Radiology (Vols. 1-2) (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

 

PRINCIPLES OF CHIROPRACTIC

Bergman, T. F., & Peterson, D. H. (2011). Chiropractic Technique: Principles and Procedures (3rd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Gatterman, M. I. (Ed.) (2005). Foundations of Chiropractic: Subluxation (2nd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Haldeman, S. (Ed.) (2005). Principles and Practice of Chiropractic (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Medical.

Leach, R. A. (2004). The Chiropractic Theories: A Textbook of Scientific Research (4th ed.). Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Redwood, D., & Cleveland, C., III (2003). Fundamentals of Chiropractic. St. Louis: Mosby.

 

Chiropractic Practice

Anrig, C. A., & Plaugher, G. (Eds.) (2011). Pediatric Chiropractic. (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Bergman, T. F., & Peterson, D. H. (2011). Chiropractic Technique: Principles and Procedures (3rd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Cox, J. M. (2011). Low Back Pain: Mechanism, Diagnosis and Treatment (7th ed.). Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Davies, N. J. (Ed.). (2010). Chiropractic Pediatrics: A Clinical Handbook (2nd ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Department of Health and Human Services. USA. (2010). Healthy People 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.healthypeople.gov/sites/default/files/HP2020_brochure_with_LHI_508_FNL.pdf

Haldeman, S. (Ed.) (2005). Principles and Practice of Chiropractic (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Medical.

Haneline, M. T., & Meeker, W.C. (Eds.) (2011). Introduction to Public Health for Chiropractors. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Hawk, C., & Evans, W. (Eds.) (2013). Health Promotion and Wellness: An Evidence-Based Guide to Clinical Preventive Services. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Ladenheim, C. J., Sherman, R. P., & Sportelli, L. (2001). Professional Chiropractic Practice. Palmerton, PA: PracticeMakers Products.

Liebenson, C. (Ed.) (2007). Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner’s Manual (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

McKenzie, J. F., Pinger, R. R. (2015). An Introduction to Community and Public Health (8th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Michaud, T. C. (2011). Human Locomotion: Conservative Management of Gait-Related Disorders. Newton, MA: Newton Biomechanics.

Simons, D. C., Travell, J. C., & Simons, L. S. (1999). Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual / Vol. 1: The Upper Half of the Body (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Souza, T. A. (2016). Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor: Protocols and Algorithms (5th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Travell, J. C., & Simons, D. C. (1992). Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual / Vol. 2: The Lower Extremities. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

 

Associated Clinical Sciences

American Heart Association (2016). BLS for Healthcare Providers: Student Manual. Dallas, TX: American Heart Association.

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-5 (5th ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Publishing.

American Red Cross (2011). CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers: Handbook (4th ed.). Yardley, PA: Staywell Health & Safety Solutions.

Anrig, C. A., & Plaugher, G. (Eds.) (2011). Pediatric Chiropractic. (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S. & Stewart, R. W. (2015). Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination (8th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Beers, M. H. (Ed.) (2004). The Merck Manual of Health & Aging. New York: Ballantine Books.

Bickley, L. S. (2013). Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking (11th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Davies, N. J. (Ed.). (2010). Chiropractic Pediatrics: A Clinical Handbook (2nd ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

DeCherney, A. H, Nathan, L., Laufer, N., & Roman, A. S. (Eds.) (2013). Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Obstetrics & Gynecology (11th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Medical.

Feldman, M., & Christensen, J. (2014). Behavioral Medicine: a Guide for Clinical Practice (4th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

Gleberzon, B. J. (Ed.) (2001). Chiropractic Care of the Older Patient. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Hay, W. W., Jr., Levin, M. J., Deterding, R. R., & Abzug, M. J. (Eds.). (2014). Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Pediatrics (22nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

Ladenheim, C. J., Sherman, R. P., & Sportelli, L. (2001). Professional Chiropractic Practice. Palmerton, PA: PracticeMakers Products.

Limmer, D., O’Keefe, M. F., & Dickinson, E. T. (2016). Emergency Care (13th ed.). Boston: Pearson Education Inc.

Olson, K. R. (Ed.). (2012). Poisoning & Drug Overdose (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Medical.

Porter, R. S., & Kaplan, J. L. (Eds.) (2011). The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy (19th ed.). Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck Sharpe & Dohme.

Scott, R. W. (2013). Legal Aspects of Documenting Patient Care (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Tarazi, F. I., & Schetz, J. A. (Eds.). (2005). Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders: From Bench to Bedside. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.

Timiras, P. S. (2007). Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics (4th ed.). New York: Informa Healthcare.

Wiles, M., Williams, J., & Ahmad, K. (2011). Essentials of Dermatology for Chiropractors. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.