Macleod's Clinical Diagnosis E-Book

Author: Alan G Japp,Colin Robertson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051225

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Macleod’s Clinical Diagnosis is an innovative new book complementing its companion sister textbook, the internationally-respected Macleod’s Clinical Examination. It is a practical manual of clinical assessment that describes how common presenting problems are evaluated and diagnosed in modern clinical practice. This book will be an invaluable resource for senior medical students and junior doctors as they attempt to make the difficult transition from mastering basic clinical skills to assessing patients in the real world of clinical medicine. The format of the book is as follows: Part 1: The principles of clinical assessment: in addition to defining the scope and remit of the book this initial group of chapters invites readers to reconsider the overall aims of clinical assessment, the contribution that each element of the assessment can make to these aims and how the approach must be adapted to fit the clinical context. It also touches on diagnostic theory and explains some different approaches to diagnosis. Part 2: How to assess common presenting problems: this section forms the core of the book and consists of a series of ‘diagnostic guides’ covering the major presenting problems in medicine and surgery; these provide the reader with a system for how to use the tools of history-taking, physical examination and routine tests to arrive at a logical differential diagnosis. The guides also cover some limited ‘post-diagnosis information’ in the form of severity/prognostic indicators. A unique book allowing a reader to apply the skills of clinical examination in the formulation of a differential diagnosis and placing a patient’s symptoms in context. Takes a problem-based approach to diagnostic reasoning, reflecting both modern medical and current educational practices. Builds on the clinical skills outlined in the companion Macleod’s Clinical Examination textbook.
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Macleod's Clinical Diagnosis

Author: Alan G. Japp,Colin Robertson,Rohana J. Wright,Andrew Robson,Matthew Reed

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 9780702069611

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Page: 336

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Macleod's Clinical Diagnosis demonstrates how to apply the core clinical skills learned from the companion textbook Macleod's Clinical Examination to maximum advantage. Charting the course from routine work-up to diagnosis, this book presents a modern and realistic approach to clinical assessment and explains how to integrate information obtained from the history, examination, bedside tests and specialised investigations. The first section Principles of clinical assessment examines different approaches to diagnosis, reviews the fundamental elements necessary for accurate patient assessment, provides a helpful template for a 'routine workup' and describes how to adapt the assessment to fit the clinical context. The second core section of the book Assessment of common presenting problems contains a series of 'diagnostic guides' that lead the reader, step-by-step through the major presenting problems in medicine and surgery, explaining how to recognise red flag features, eliminate life-threatening conditons and generate a logical differential diagnosis. This book has been praised as an invaluable resource for senior medical students and junior doctors as they attempt to make the difficult transition from mastering basic clinical skills to assessing patients in the real world of clinical medicine. A unique book allowing a reader to apply the skills of clinical examination in the formulation of a differential diagnosis and placing a patient's symptoms in context. Takes a problem-based approach to diagnostic reasoning, reflecting both modern medical and current educational practices. Builds on the clinical skills outlined in the companion Macleod's Clinical Examination textbook.
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Macleod's Clinical Diagnosis

Author: Alan Japp,Colin Ernest Robertson,Iain Hennessey,John Macleod

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 9780702035432

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 277

View: 9591

Macleod's Clinical Diagnosis is an innovative new book complementing its companion sister textbook, the internationally-respected Macleod's Clinical Examination. It is a practical manual of clinical assessment that describes how common presenting problems are evaluated and diagnosed in modern clinical practice. This book will be an invaluable resource for senior medical students and junior doctors as they attempt to make the difficult transition from mastering basic clinical skills to assessing patients in the real world of clinical medicine. The format of the book is as follows:
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Macleod's Clinical Examination E-Book

Author: Graham Douglas,Fiona Nicol,Colin Robertson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702053376

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 1926

This classic textbook sets out clearly and concisely how to evaluate symptoms and elicit relevant physical signs. It describes the practical skills which every clinician must acquire and develop in order to evolve diagnostic procedures and management strategies and plans. ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2006 and 2010 BMA Medical Book Competitions, this Thirteenth Edition contains over 500 clinical photographs and diagrams to illustrate the text, with new topics added to make the book even more comprehensive. This Thirteenth Edition has four sections: History taking and general examination. System examination covering symptoms and signs. Examination in special situations including babies & children and the critically ill. How to pass an OSCE. Included on the Student Consult site are the specially-recorded videos demonstrating many of the clinical examination routines described in the main text. The book starts with a general overview section on history taking and the general examination that provide the framework on which to hang the detail. The systematic examination section documents clearly the relevant history, examination and special investigations as well as giving advice on their significance. The third section covers examination in specific situations and emphasises an integrated and structured approach to these patients. A final section spells out how to demonstrate the techniques learned in the book in an OSCE. Macleod’s is closely linked to its sister publication, Davidson’s Principles & Practice of Medicine, which complements the information in this text. Available with full online access on Student Consult and ancillary videos demonstrating key clinical examination routines following the format laid out in the book. There are two new chapters on examination in specific situations: The frail elderly The adult with fever A new section explicitly spells out how to demonstrate the techniques learned in the book in an OSCE and other formative and summative examinations. Over 50 new text boxes highlight the evidence-base for the examination techniques discussed. An Advisory Board of students, junior doctors, and representatives from the nursing, ambulance, Primary Care and academic communities from six countries has made detailed comments and critically appraised the entire book. The text has been substantially rewritten with more on medically unexplained symptoms in the History Taking chapter and extended coverage of diabetes mellitus in the Endocrine System chapter. Integrated with the online text are clinical examination videos of trained professionals performing many of the examination routines described in the book with an accompanying commentary by the Editor, Professor Colin Robertson Two new videos show how the Glasgow Coma Scale should be performed in clinical situations, demonstrating the correct techniques and also common pitfalls in using the GCS.
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Macleod's Clinical OSCEs

Author: Paul A. O'Neill,Alexandra Evans,Tim Pattison,Meriel Tolhurst-Cleaver,Serena Tolhurst-Cleaver

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702054828

Category: Medical

Page: 340

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This new book for medical students contains over 60 of the most commonly encountered OSCE stations in medicine and surgery. The OSCEs are arranged according to type of skill; for example history-taking, ethics and communication, physical examination. This is an accessible book for students under pressure who are revising for a clinical OSCE. It provides simple advice, tips about preparation, and will be easily understood. It provides sample OSCE station questions and simulated patient scripts (with answers) for practice at home. Provides sample OSCE station questions and simulated patient scripts (with answers) for practice at home. Will give an insight into how to ‘Get inside the examiners head’ to help the student do better in the OSCE station. Highlights ‘red flag’ situations and explains the underlying importance of these topics. Includes advice both on how to excel and on common errors at each OSCE station. Several of the OSCE stations give details of how more advanced students would be expected to perform at higher levels. Includes online access to sample marking sheets.
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Macleod's Clinical Examination E-Book

Author: J. Alastair Innes,Anna R Dover,Karen Fairhurst

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702069914

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 4218

This classic textbook aims to assist clinicians develop the consultation skills required to elicit a clear history, and the practical skills needed to detect clinical signs of disease. Where possible, the physical basis of clinical signs is explained to aid understanding. Formulation of a differential diagnosis from the information gained is introduced, and the logical initial investigations are included for each system. The first part of the book addresses the general principles of good interaction with patients, from the basics of taking a history and examining, to the use of pattern recognition to identify spot diagnoses. The second part documents the relevant history, examination and investigations for all the major body systems. The third part illustrates the application of these skills to specific clinical situations. The final part covers preparation for assessments of clinical skills and the use of these skills in everyday practice. The book has accompanying videos demonstrating many of the key clinical examination routines as set out in the book. A new editorial team has undertaken a substantial review of the book’s contents and with the help of many new authors has radically revised the order and approach of the text. Several new chapters have been created including a chapter on patients with mental disorders; a chapter covering the approach to a deteriorating patient; a chapter on assessment of patients towards the end of life and two new chapters on applying the key clinical skills during assessments and in practice. The structure of the text has been rationalised with careful use of boxes, tables and figures to set out the concepts for maximum clarity.
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Clinical Examination

A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis

Author: Nicholas J Talley,Simon O’Connor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581470

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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A bestselling title for over 25 years, the updated seventh edition of Talley and O’Connor’s Clinical Examination is an essential read for all student clinicians. Fully updated with the latest clinical data, including specially commissioned research, Clinical Examination addresses the core principles and clinical skills that underpin diagnosis for safe, effective medical practice. Clinical Examination: A systematic guide to physical diagnosis, 7th edition breaks down each body system into a logical framework focusing on the history, clinical examination and correlation between physical signs and disease for each system. Helping students to navigate from first impressions through to the end of consultation, the text provides a patient-centred, evidence-based approach, making it the definitive resource for anyone embarking upon a medical career. Building on the strengths of previous editions, Clinical Examination 7th edition, also includes via Student Consult: OSCE based scenario videos to assist with examination preparation ECG case studies Imaging library (X-Rays, MRIs and CT Scans) Please note Student Consult access is only available with purchase of a print copy. Also available for separate purchase to enrich your learning experience: An interactive enhanced eBook containing all content from this edition plus 4 additional chapters covering history and examination of Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Neonatology and Paediatrics, OSCE videos, ECG case studies, an imaging library and MCQs. Purchase can be made via Inkling (www.inkling.com) A standard eBook containing content from the print edition plus 4 additional chapters covering history and examination of Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Neonatology and Paediatrics. Please note that Student Consult access is NOT available with an eBook purchase. Building on the strengths of previous editions, Clinical Examination 7th edition, also includes via Student Consult: OSCE based scenario videos to assist with examination preparation ECG case studies Imaging library (X-Rays, MRIs and CT Scans) Please note Student Consult access is only available with purchase of a print copy. Also available for separate purchase to enrich your learning experience: An interactive enhanced eBook containing all content from this edition plus 4 additional chapters covering history and examination of Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Neonatology and Paediatrics, OSCE videos, ECG case studies, an imaging library and MCQs. Purchase can be made via Inkling (www.inkling.com) A standard eBook containing content from the print edition plus 4 additional chapters covering history and examination of Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Neonatology and Paediatrics. Please note that Student Consult access is NOT available with an eBook purchase.
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Clinical Examination E-Book

Author: Owen Epstein,G. David Perkin,John Cookson,Ian S. Watt,Roby Rakhit,Andrew W. Robins,Graham A. W. Hornett

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723436053

Category: Medical

Page: 452

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The fourth edition of Clinical Examination provides a clear, practical and above all, superbly illustrated guide to all aspects of history taking and patient examination. Designed to be accessible both to medical students just starting their clinical attachments and to more experienced readers, the clear writing style, the innovative use of clinical photographs and the explanatory illustrations combine to explain and clarify the concepts and skills necessary to take a history and perform an examination. The text is organised by body system, with each chapter structured the same way: firstly, underlying structure and function; secondly, signs, symptoms and abnormalities; thirdly, patient examination. The anatomy & physiology coverage 'sets the scene' and refreshes students' memory on the science they studied earlier in their course The signs & symptoms sections serve as a mini-textbook of medicine by highlighting most important diseases associated with each body system The history-taking and examination sections alert students to general principles and particular considerations relevant to interacting with patients Eight different types of boxes classify information on key aspects of the text: differential diagnosis; emergency topics; examination of the elderly; questions to ask; areas for review; risk factors; symptoms and signs; and ‘red flag’ issues Nearly 1000 illustrations, including over 500 photographs of physical signs as they present in real life Colour diagrams illustrate underlying structure and function as well as demonstrating examination techniques Now available on Student Consult with full online access to the text and illustrations An expanded author team includes representatives from primary care to reflect the changes in the teaching environment for clinical skills A new first chapter focuses more strongly on communication skills and ethics New ‘red flag’ highlight important symptoms and signs requiring urgent attention Online access to the text and illustrations on Student Consult for the first time A revised text design givers the text a fresh feel and aids navigation through the book
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Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis

Author: Huw Llewelyn,Hock Aun Ang,Keir Lewis,Anees Al-Abdullah

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019967986X

Category: Medical

Page: 664

View: 9549

Fully revised for its third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis provides a concise and practical summary of the reasoning processes behind clear and confident diagnosis. The handbook is set out systematically with symptoms and signs through each specialty, and includes adetailed description of the basis of logical evidence-based differential diagnosis.This new edition has been updated with more straightforward diagrams as well as brand new images to help aid understanding. Including rarer diagnoses alongside common conditions, and vital information about longer-term management alongside the initial treatments, this handbook will ensure yourexcellence and confidence no matter what signs and symptoms your patient presents with. Providing practical help when dealing with problems outside your area of expertise or with unforeseen situations, you can be sure that this handbook will be the reader's perfect companion to sharp andself-assured diagnoses throughout their medical career.
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Pocket Guide to Clinical Examination E-Book

Author: Owen Epstein,G. David Perkin,John Cookson,Ian S. Watt,Roby Rakhit,Andrew W. Robins,Graham A. W. Hornett

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723437505

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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This handy, well illustrated guide covers all aspects of patient examination. Carry this practical text with you so you can review the questions you should include as part of your history taking, the examination techniques you should use for different body systems and the presenting signs of common disorders. The new fourth edition includes over 130 colour illustrations as well as text boxes to aid revision and help in daily clinical duties. The history-taking and examination coverage will be invaluable to students faced with real-life patients for the first time by highlighting the most things to remember The signs & symptoms sections describe the most important diseases associated with each body system The various icon boxes highlight and summarise information on a range of issues relevant to history and examination: the elderly, emergency situations, Questions to Ask, etc Colour photographs depict the clinical manifestations as they present in real-life and ‘real-life’ examination techniques Colour diagrams clarify examination technique • Fully updated in line with the accompanying textbook Clinical Examination • Increased emphasis on patient communication, especially in the general practice setting • Two new authors join the team bringing additional expertise to the Pocket Guide
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MacLeod's Clinical Examination

Author: John George Macleod,John Forbes Munro,C. R. Christopher Richard Watkin Edwards

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 372

View: 2935

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A Pocket Manual of Differential Diagnosis

Author: Stephen N. Adler,Debra Adler-Klein,Dianne B. Gasbarra

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781778718

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 1169

The revised, updated Fifth Edition of this pocket book is a handy reference to consult when making bedside interpretations of clinical data. Remarkably complete for its small size, the book lists nearly 200 symptoms, physical signs, laboratory test results, and radiologic findings and their differential diagnoses. This edition has a new, more user-friendly two-color design, tabs indicating sections, and shortened lists of the most common diagnoses. An expanded section on HIV infection covers new manifestations, including immune reconstitution syndrome. The infectious disease chapter has been revised to reflect its increasing importance in clinical medicine, the emergence of multi-drug resistant bacteria, and the threat of bioterrorism.
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Davidson's 100 Clinical Cases E-Book

Author: Mark W J Strachan,Surendra K. Sharma,John A. A. Hunter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051276

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 5490

Davidson’s 100 Clinical Cases was awarded First Prize in Medicine in the 2009 British Medical Association Medical Book Awards. This book reflects the real world in which doctors practise medicine. The selection of clinical problems guides the reader, step by step, through the correct path in the maze between the presenting complaint of a patient and the final diagnosis. The text emphasises the value of interpreting available clinical and investigative information in a logical way before considering a definitive diagnosis. The 100 cases are based on the ‘presenting problems’ of Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine. The book provides an international outlook reflecting the differences in the practice of medicine in the developing world and in low-resource settings, and addresses the epidemiological, economic and other reasons for many of these important differences. The cases are written by a team of senior doctors, from 12 countries, with considerable teaching experience. The book now includes 100 cases all closely linked to the ‘presenting problems’ sections of the latest 21st Edition of Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine. In this expanded new edition there are many new cases including aluminium phosphide poisoning; occupational lung disease; tremor; and drug interactions.
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Textbook of Physical Diagnosis

Author: Mark H. Swartz

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455704156

Category: Medical

Page: 928

View: 8085

Despite the advanced technologies at our disposal today, a complete health history and physical examination remain the most crucial diagnostic tools in any healthcare practitioner's arsenal. And no one teaches these all-important skills better than Mark H. Swartz, MD, FACP. For nearly two decades, Dr. Swartz's textbook has shown readers how to derive the maximum diagnostic information from interviewing and examining patients. Using a compassionate, humanistic approach, Dr. Swartz explores how cultural differences can influence communication, diet, family relationships, and health practices and beliefs, and demonstrates that your interpersonal awareness is just as essential in physical diagnosis as your level of technical skill. In this 6th Edition, a new chapter on the focused physical exam prepares you for the USMLE Step 2 CS and the OSCE. You can access the complete contents of the book online at www.studentconsult.com. Discussions of special considerations emphasize cultural differences that may affect your approach to patients ... guide you through assessment of nutritional status ... and inform you of things to look for and remember when examining children, pregnant women, older patients, and acutely ill patients. Pathophysiology explanations help you understand the causes of the symptoms you encounter. Abundant color photographs capture the real appearance of various diseases. Coverage of complementary and alternative medicine alerts you to the clinical implications of these increasingly popular modalities. An appendix on examination of the Spanish-speaking patient provides translations for commonly used medical phrases and questions is available on www.studentconsult.com Over 3 hours of video on DVD demonstrate the complete physical exam of an adult male patient, the breast and pelvic exam of an adult female patient, and the examination of pediatric and geriatric patients. Student Consult access lets you reference the complete contents of the book online, anywhere you go ... perform quick searches ... and add your own notes and bookmarks. A new chapter on the focused physical exam prepares you for the USMLE Step 2 CS and OSCEs.
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Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care

Author: Joyce E. Dains,Linda Ciofu Baumann,Pamela Scheibel

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323277284

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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Take the ‘next step’ in health assessment! Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 5th Edition goes beyond basic history and physical examination to help you master the diagnostic reasoning process. You’ll develop this key skill by following assessment guidelines that focus on a specific complaint rather than beginning with a previously established diagnosis or disease entity. Written by advanced practice nursing experts Joyce Dains, Linda Baumann, and Pamela Scheibel, this edition includes new chapters on evidence-based preventive health screening and on heartburn and indigestion, along with a new full-color design. Master the differential diagnosis process outlined in this book, and you’ll be able to accurately diagnose the majority of patients seen in today’s primary care settings. A clear, consistent diagnostic reasoning process takes you to the next step of health assessment — beyond basic history and physical examination to diagnostic reasoning. Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused History sections use ‘self-questions’ to walk you through the thinking process involved in obtaining a pertinent, relevant, problem-specific history that will assist in differential diagnosis. Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused Physical Examination sections explain how to perform more advanced diagnostic techniques and interpret the findings. Key Questions guide you through assessment and toward an accurate diagnosis by listing questions to ask the patient, followed by explanations of what the patient's responses might signify. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies sections outline the types of studies that might be appropriate based on the focused history and focused physical examination. Differential Diagnosis sections offer the most common diagnoses for each patient problem and summarize the history and physical examination findings, along with recommended laboratory and diagnostic studies. Differential Diagnosis tables provide a quick-reference summary of possible diagnoses for each patient problem. Evidence-Based Practice boxes — more than 30 are NEW — summarize the scientific evidence related to the diagnosis of patient problems. Alphabetical Table of Contents provides a convenient listing of common health problems. NEW Evidence-Based Preventive Health Screening chapter helps you screen for common asymptomatic conditions and promote wellness. NEW Heartburn and Indigestion chapter addresses this common condition and includes important differential diagnoses such as myocardial infarction and cancer of the esophagus. NEW! Separate chapters on limb pain divide the topic by lower extremities and upper extremities, offering more focused, easy-to-locate coverage. NEW! Information on screening for abuse and sexual assault helps in identifying patients who might need additional support or intervention. NEW! Updated information on psychiatric/mental health problems reflects the latest changes in practice as well as changes to the DSM. NEW! More than 20 NEW illustrations enhance content and a full-color design makes topics easier to find.
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Chamberlain's Symptoms and Signs in Clinical Medicine, 12Ed

An Introduction to Medical Diagnosis

Author: Christopher Evans,Colin Ogilvie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780750620307

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 6809

Beautifully illustrated, 'Chamberlain's Symptoms and Signs' is well established as the classic book on the observation of symptoms and signs for medical students and trainee physicians. The 12th edition builds on the strengths of this key title, bringing it fully up to date. All the material has been extensively revised, new chapters on the elderly, psychiatry and death have been introduced, and additional artwork has been incorporated throughout. As a foundation to a successful career in clinical medicine every physician needs to be able to establish a good rapport with the patient, accurately record all presenting symptoms and signs, and finally make an accurate diagnosis. The sequence of events and the thought-processes involved eventually become second nature, but the learning process is vital in ensuring the development of these skills. (Don't use this on cat)
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Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine

Author: Murray Longmore,Ian Wilkinson,Andrew Baldwin,Elizabeth Wallin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199609624

Category: Medical

Page: 920

View: 3199

The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, a peerless classic in the field, returns for a ninth edition. Thoroughly updated in line with current guidelines, this pocket-friendly book is the ultimate guide to the practice and philosophy of medicine.
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Macleod's Clinical Examination E-Book

Author: Graham Douglas,Fiona Nicol,Colin Robertson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702053376

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 5808

This classic textbook sets out clearly and concisely how to evaluate symptoms and elicit relevant physical signs. It describes the practical skills which every clinician must acquire and develop in order to evolve diagnostic procedures and management strategies and plans. ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2006 and 2010 BMA Medical Book Competitions, this Thirteenth Edition contains over 500 clinical photographs and diagrams to illustrate the text, with new topics added to make the book even more comprehensive. This Thirteenth Edition has four sections: History taking and general examination. System examination covering symptoms and signs. Examination in special situations including babies & children and the critically ill. How to pass an OSCE. Included on the Student Consult site are the specially-recorded videos demonstrating many of the clinical examination routines described in the main text. The book starts with a general overview section on history taking and the general examination that provide the framework on which to hang the detail. The systematic examination section documents clearly the relevant history, examination and special investigations as well as giving advice on their significance. The third section covers examination in specific situations and emphasises an integrated and structured approach to these patients. A final section spells out how to demonstrate the techniques learned in the book in an OSCE. Macleod’s is closely linked to its sister publication, Davidson’s Principles & Practice of Medicine, which complements the information in this text. Available with full online access on Student Consult and ancillary videos demonstrating key clinical examination routines following the format laid out in the book. There are two new chapters on examination in specific situations: The frail elderly The adult with fever A new section explicitly spells out how to demonstrate the techniques learned in the book in an OSCE and other formative and summative examinations. Over 50 new text boxes highlight the evidence-base for the examination techniques discussed. An Advisory Board of students, junior doctors, and representatives from the nursing, ambulance, Primary Care and academic communities from six countries has made detailed comments and critically appraised the entire book. The text has been substantially rewritten with more on medically unexplained symptoms in the History Taking chapter and extended coverage of diabetes mellitus in the Endocrine System chapter. Integrated with the online text are clinical examination videos of trained professionals performing many of the examination routines described in the book with an accompanying commentary by the Editor, Professor Colin Robertson Two new videos show how the Glasgow Coma Scale should be performed in clinical situations, demonstrating the correct techniques and also common pitfalls in using the GCS.
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Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills

Author: James Thomas,Tanya Monaghan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191044547

Category: Medical

Page: 772

View: 7951

Fully updated and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills is the only truly comprehensive pocket guide to all aspects of history taking, physical examination, practical procedures, data interpretation, and communication skills. Packed with expert knowledge and practical guidance it gives realistic advice on coping with common situations. The handbook is structured to allow rapid reference of key information, and to aid understanding with concise and practical clinical guidance. Full colour throughout, it includes over 140 detailed photographs and diagrams of all common examination skills to show you exactly what you need to do and the theory, practice and complications for each. More photos have been included, with over half completely new and specially produced for this edition. Each system chapter covers applied anatomy, history, examination, and the presentation of common and important disorders. Data interpretation covers the basics of x-rays, ECGs and other key areas. A new chapter on the eyes is included along with the sections on body language and non-verbal communication, and the section on practical procedures has been expanded. This handbook will help to ensure you have the confidence and skill to carry out an 'A' grade examination every time.
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Clinical Examination Skills

Author: Philip Jevon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119360730

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 4169

The role and function of the nurse is rapidly changing, and nurses are now required to undertake a comprehensive clinical examination of patients, a responsibility traditionally undertaken by a doctor. Clinical Examination Skills is an accessible, introductory guide to helping nurses fulfil this role, enabling them to understand the core skills and knowledge needed to assess patients competently. This practice-based book will be invaluable to pre-registration nursing students and newly qualified nursing staff, empowering them to meet the challenges of autonomous practice.
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