Churchill's Pocketbook of Differential Diagnosis


Author: Andrew T Raftery,Eric KS Lim,Andrew J K Ostor
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702054046
Category: Medical
Page: 624
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Making a correct diagnosis is one of the key aspects of every medical student's and junior doctor's clinical training, and problem-based learning is now widely used to focus on the causes behind the presentation of a clinical feature. The Fourth Edition of this best-selling book is packed full of information to help the reader move from a presenting problem to an accurate diagnosis. This Fourth Edition covers 127 common presenting problems in both medicine and surgery in a consistent format. Each topic includes a list of all potential causes of the condition, colour coded to indicate common, occasional or rare causes. Important geographical variations are also highlighted. Two sections cover the differential diagnosis of biochemical and haematological disorders which provide a ready check when reviewing abnormal results The text includes a targeted guide to the relevant general and specific follow-up investigations which should be carried out as appropriate. At the end of each topic a box highlights important learning points, or indicates symptom and signs suggestive of significant pathology which require urgent action. Eighty colour photographs of key clinical presentations have been added to assist symptom recognition. Two new chapters on Hypotension and Photophobia.

Churchill's Pocketbook of Surgery


Author: Andrew T. Raftery
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780443070426
Category: Medical
Page: 544
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CHURCHILL'S POCKETBOOK OF SURGERY continues to provide a concise and didactic account of the essential features of all common surgical disorders at both a size and price to suit the pocket. As comprehensive and as practical as the successful previous edition, the fully updated new edition is an essential on-the-ward reference for every medical student and resident.

Churchill's Pocketbook of Surgery


Author: Andrew T Raftery,Michael S. Delbridge,Marcus J. D. Wagstaff,Katherine I. Bridge
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070206310X
Category: Medical
Page: 544
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The Fifth Edition of this highly-praised and bestselling pocketbook continues to deliver a concise and didactic account of the essential features of all common surgical disorders. The book covers fundamental principles as well as providing basic information on aetiology, diagnosis and management, including pre-operative and post-operative care. The text includes an overview of history-taking, relevant physical signs, differential diagnosis, investigations and practical treatment. The book provides comprehensive coverage of general surgery but in addition covers the basic needs of the medical student and those in the early years of postgraduate training as far as the surgical specialities are concerned. Presented in portable small format in two colours with line drawings and radiological images. The text is succinct and clearly structured with extensive use of headings to guide the reader. Covers all the major surgical specialties. Contains outlines of common operations such as appendicectomy and thyroidectomy. Contains an introductory chapter on consent, medicolegal issues, statistics and clinical audit. Contains a checklist of emergency situations for quick reference. The text has been extensively re-written by a team of senior specialist surgical registrars or newly appointed consultants. Over 50 new illustrations of line drawings are included as well as updated radiological images. New hints and tips sections have been added.

Surgery


Author: Andrew T. Raftery
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780702063091
Category:
Page: N.A
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Preceded by Surgery / Andrew T. Raftery, Michael S. Delbridge, Marcus J.D. Wagstaff. 4th ed. c2011.

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
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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.

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
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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.

Chest X-Ray Made Easy


Author: Jonathan Corne,Maruti Kumaran
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702055018
Category: Medical
Page: 222
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This popular guide to the examination and interpretation of chest radiographs is an invaluable aid for medical students, junior doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and radiographers. Translated into over a dozen languages, this book has been widely praised for making interpretation of the chest X-ray as simple as possible The chest X-ray is often central to the diagnosis and management of a patient. As a result every doctor requires a thorough understanding of the common radiological problems. This pocketbook describes the range of conditions likely to be encountered on the wards and guides the reader through the diagnostic process based on the appearance of the abnormality shown. Covers the full range of common radiological problems. Includes valuable advice on how to examine an X-ray. Assists the doctor in determining the nature of the abnormality. Points the clinician towards a possible differential diagnosis. A larger page size allows for larger and clearer illustrations. A new chapter on the sick patient covers the patient on ITU and the appearance of lines and tubes. There is extended use of CT imaging with advice on choosing modalities depending on the clinical circumstances. A new section of chest x-ray problems incorporates particularly challenging case histories. The international relevance of the text has been expanded with additional text and images.

Applied Basic Science for Basic Surgical Training E-Book


Author: Andrew T Raftery
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070205058X
Category: Medical
Page: 660
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It has been written to encompass the basic anatomy, physiology and pathology required by the syllabus of the UK Royal Colleges and the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Project. For this Second Edition many of the chapters have been updated, especially the chapters on immunology, basic microbiology, the endocrine and locomotor systems and the breast. An attempt has been made throughout to indicate the clinical relevance of the facts and the reason for learning them. There are several new contributors to the author team, all of whom are experts in their field and many of them are, or have been, experienced examiners at the various UK Royal Colleges. Brings together three basic sciences in one book and presents them in an integrated format. Presents the sciences at the right level for surgical trainees. Written in a straightforward and readable style. Thoroughly revised to take account of latest changes in basic surgical training, especially the chapters on immunology, basic microbiology, the endocrine and locomotor systems and the breast

ABC of Emergency Differential Diagnosis


Author: Francis Morris,Alan Fletcher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118598679
Category: Medical
Page: 96
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A practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of acute symptoms and conditions, the ABC of Emergency Differential Diagnosis provides a step-by-step guide to emergency differential diagnosis for non-specialists in a hospital or primary care setting. This new title in the ABC series covers the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of the most common symptoms with 'walk through' diagnosis, clear learning outcomes, and easy to find treatment options. Using the familiar problem-based teaching approach for rapid assimilation of information, case studies in each chapter allow the reader to be sure that they have synthesised the information given and can apply it to clinical cases.

Basic Science for the MRCS E-Book

A revision guide for surgical trainees
Author: Andrew T Raftery,Michael S. Delbridge,Helen E. Douglas
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070205125X
Category: Medical
Page: 512
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This book is a concise revision guide to the core basic sciences – anatomy, physiology and pathology – which comprise the essential knowledge required by the trainee entering the specialty of surgery. It has been written in a style to facilitate easy learning of the essential facts, with indications of both their clinical relevance and importance. This book concentrates on those topics which tend to be recurring examination themes for initial surgical training. It will be an invaluable resource for the basic surgical trainee studying for the Intercollegiate MRCS examination, as well as proving useful for those in higher surgical training and for the surgically inclined, well-motivated student. The book covers in one volume all the essentials of the basic sciences – anatomy, physiology and pathology - to aid the candidate for the MRCS examination. In covering the applied basic science the books explains the application and clinical relevance of the three sciences The text is written in an appropriate ‘bullet-point’ style to allow easy reading and rapid exam preparation The contents concentrate on the recurring common themes of the examination, thus helping direct appropriate learning and focussing on the specific impoartnta areas of knowledge The book is illustrated with line drawings which are clearly annotated to aid learning. In this Second Edition, chapters have been updated and sections expanded to cover topics which are particularly relevant to examinations. The microbiology chapter has been rewritten, and the section on skin healing has also been extensively rewritten to include a section on burns, skin grafting and the anatomy of flaps. Each chapter has new OSCE scenario questions added to bring together the basic science and its clinical application in OSCE examinations.

Essential Neurology


Author: Iain Wilkinson,Graham Lennox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405143738
Category: Computers
Page: 288
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A brand new edition of Essential Neurology brings the text fully up-to-date. This book is a core text for medical students and junior doctors, who want a comprehensive yet concise practical guide to clinical neurology. To make the book more readable and digestible, we have introduced colour into the text. This text provides clear explanations of the most common neurological and neurosurgical disorders. The most up-to-date clinical methods are covered to ensure students are learning the newest techniques. To enhance the readers’ understanding of this subject more illustrations, line drawings and scans are incorporated into the text. Another new addition is the inclusion of clinical cases with self-assessment questions at the end of every chapter. These help to clearly illustrate the clinical presentations of key neurological disorders. Essential Neurology is ideal for medical students on neurology attachments and an excellent review text for the MRCP examination. Reviews of previous edition "This is an excellent introductory text for medical students who want their neurology without frills." —British Medical Journal "A well-presented manual of practical clinical neurology recommended as easy and enjoyable fundamental reading." —Brain "This is an excellent book with a very good all round approach to an understanding of neurology at student level" —Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry

Differential Diagnosis in Internal Medicine

From Symptom to Diagnosis
Author: Walter Siegenthaler
Publisher: Thieme
ISBN: 1604062193
Category: Medical
Page: 1140
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Proven quality, right up to dateA pragmatic approach to differential diagnosis gives rapid, reliable answers to these questions: Which diseases are likely? What causes them? What are the typical characteristics of these disorders? Do they correspond with the symptoms in question? How can the preliminary diagnosis be confirmed? Siegenthaler's new Differential Diagnosis in Internal Medicine guides the reader through the challenges of differential diagnosis across the spectrum of internal medicine.Practice-orientated learning Identify and understand key symptoms Consider the whole patient in selecting possible diseases Evaluate, exclude or confirm possible diagnoses Make the correct diagnosis using an appropriate diagnostic procedure In experienced handsProfessor Walter Siegenthaler brings decades of international experience in clinical practice, teaching and writing on internal medicine to this new book. The book also benefits from close cooperation with the leaders of the specialist internal medicine departments at the University Hospital Zrich, and of other institutions and disciplines. The generalist and specialist aspects of internal medicine are thereby brought together to enhance the approach to the patient.Your guide to successful diagnosis!The book is directed at medical students, residents in most areas of medicine, practitioners of internal medicine, general practitioners, dermatologists, neurologists and rheumatologists and those involved with the basic subjects in medicine who wish to gain competence and knowledge in internal medicine.From Symptom to Diagnosis Organized by functional system and symptom constellations Covers all fields of internal medicine plus special treatment of subjects dermatology, neurology and rheumatology Typical findings and signs for differentiation of all common, rare and even exotic diseases with pathophysiological background information Nearly 1000 stunning figures and many instructive table-format overviews and differential diagnostic algorithms Differential diagnostic evaluation of common laboratory test results, including step-by-step plans for further diagnosis Learn by tracing the path from symptom to diagnosis, just as the physician encounters the situation in practice!

Differential Diagnosis and Management for Chiropractors


Author: Thomas A. Souza,Dean of Academic Affairs Palmer College of Chiropractic West Thomas Souza
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449699561
Category: Medical
Page: 1200
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The Fifth Edition of this best-selling reference is a compendium of evidence-based approaches to the most common presenting complaints. Covering both musculoskeletal and visceral complaints, this text is intended to direct the chiropractor toward an appropriate plan of approach in both diagnostic evaluation and care. Highlighting these approaches are flowcharts (algorithms), relevant historical questioning, and summaries of common conditions related to the presenting complaint. What s New in the 5th Edition? Additional disorders added to Selected Causes at the conclusion of chapters Addition of Likelihood Ratio graphics Addition of approximately 500 new references New Appendix: Evidence Based Approach to the Literature Expanded Appendix: Pharmacology for the Chiropractor includes newer drugs and further explains the classifications of medications mechanisms Translation into Practice Summary (TIPS) for most of the orthopedic chapters Updated Algorith"

Tutorials in Differential Diagnosis


Author: Eric R. Beck,Robert L. Souhami,Michael Hanna
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780443061578
Category: Medical
Page: 250
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This is an original and successful text which provides a series of tutorials in the problem-based approach to clinical medicine, as against the more common disease-based emphasis of most textbooks. It covers a full range of signs and symptoms as they are encountered in clinical practice and discusses them with the emphasis on those which are crucial in the differential diagnosis of the patient. Each chapter ends with an illustrated case history. Diagnostic algorithms help to summarise many of the cases and give an overview of the diagnostic pathway that has been set out in the text. A highly regarded and popular book Presents medicine as it is encountered both in learning and in practice Covers the commonest problems encountered Mirrors the teaching being done in medical schools Suitable for postgraduates as well as students. Two new authors join two of the existing authors Four new chapters are included on: Chronic fatigue Haematuria Stroke Movement disorders More diagnostic algorithms have been included. All chapters thoroughly revised. Complete new design to the book to give it a more modern appearance. A second colour introduced.

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology


Author: Richard Ashton,Barbara Leppard
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1857756606
Category: Medical
Page: 410
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Written for primary care physicians, this reference describes the symptoms of skin disorders, illustrates their appearance in color photographs, and provides algorithms for diagnosis. The British dermatologists cover erythematous rashes on the face and trunk, mouth ulcers, problems in the hairy scalp, and lesions on the lower legs, hands, and feet.

Special Tests in Musculoskeletal Examination E-Book

An evidence-based guide for clinicians
Author: Paul Hattam,Alison Smeatham
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702049344
Category: Medical
Page: 292
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The proliferation of special tests used in musculoskeletal examination has left the clinician with a vast array of physical tests at their disposal. Special Tests in Musculoskeletal Examination is a handy one-stop guide with over 150 peripheral tests. The clinical context and evidence base is thoroughly explored and the addition of clinical tips and expert opinion will enable the clinician to select the most appropriate tests and interpret the results meaningfully. Step-by-step description for each test Clear photographic illustrations 'At a glance' presentation of the background evidence Detailed clinical context Comprehensive referencing of orthopaedic special tests Clinical tips

The Physiotherapist's Pocket Book

Essential Facts at Your Fingertips
Author: Karen Kenyon,Jonathan Kenyon
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0080449840
Category: Medical
Page: 369
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"The Physiotherapist's Pocket Book" is an exceptionally comprehensive, handy reference that is ideal for clinicians in their daily practice and students on core clinical placements - musculoskeletal, neurology, respiratory. The second edition of this extremely popular book has been updated and expanded to make it even more invaluable during clinical practice. It is designed to be a useful aide memoir during assessment and treatment planning with instant access to key facts and figures.

PACES for the MRCP

with 250 Clinical Cases
Author: Tim Hall
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702054666
Category: Medical
Page: 832
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The 3rd edition of PACES for the MRCP has been fully revised and updated throughout to retain its pole position as the textbook to accompany core medical training (CMT) and prepare candidates for success in the Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills and a future specialty career. Features Fully revised for the new Station 5 and completely updated throughout. Promotes understanding and deeper learning of modern medicine applicable to PACES and the specialist registrar. Emphasis on clinical assessment – history-taking, examination and communication skills – equipping candidates with appropriate differential diagnoses from which to develop the right diagnosis. Encourages candidates to question why a diagnosis has arisen and consider its consequences. For example, ‘Heat failure’ is a not a diagnosis until a candidate has considered the differential diagnoses of breathlessness and decided why heart failure is most likely, and then considered its cause (not always ischaemic heart disease), its presentation (acute, chronic, left or right ventricular or both) and, most importantly, the effects of it and its treatments on a patient’s life. This 3rd edition of PACES for the MRCP continues to provide fully revised, up-to-date, evidence-based coverage of investigations and treatments. Whilst the emphasis of PACES is on clinical skills, candidates who understand when, for example, a patient with rheumatoid arthritis might benefit from a biologic agent and how this will influence inflammatory disease, is better equipped for success. A one-volume text giving candidates complete preparation for the PACES exam within one portable volume 250 cases organised into the 5 stations of the PACES exam – respiratory and abdominal system, history taking, cardiovascular and nervous system, communication and ethics and skin, locomotion, eyes and endocrine systems Engaging question-and-answer approach at the end of each case – excellent preparation for the exam Boxed tips highlight vital information – helps identify what is most important to remember Produced in full colour throughout Colour coding for each station Many more illustrations added - now over 300 clinical photographs and line drawings in colour Many more cases added, bringing the number up to 250 - 50 per station History-taking and communication skills stations now revised so that they exactly mimic the requirements of the exam

Clinical Examination Essentials

An Introduction to Clinical Skills (and How to Pass Your Clinical Exams)
Author: Nicholas J. Talley,Simon O'Connor
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729542289
Category: Diagnosis
Page: 376
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From the authors that brought you the bestselling Clinical Examination comes Talley and O'Connor's Clinical Examination Essentials, 4th Edition Clinical Examination Essentials 4e provides an introduction to the essential skills required to successfully pass your clinical exams.This text equips medical students with the confidence to assess patients by acquiring a detailed patient history and conducting a thorough physical examination. The chapters are systematic and provide a thorough overview following by some examples of how to use learned skills in practice- both in the healthcare setting and in examinations. If you are looking to further develop your history taking and examination technique, Clinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis provides greater detail (and more jokes) for senior students and graduates. Hint Boxes present handy information which assists students and junior doctors in correctly diagnosing patients, e.g. A cough of recent origin, particularly if associated with fever and other symptoms of respiratory tract infection, may be due to acute bronchitis or pneumonia Question Boxes provide a checklist of questions which students as examiners should pose to patients to enable them to correctly identify the presenting symptoms required for an accurate diagnosis, e.g. Are you breathless at rest? On lying down? (Orthopnoea) The EOSCE hints panel at the end of each chapter provides practice OSCE-style scenarios and answers to test all skills required for the OSCEs A combination of clinical photographs and anatomical line drawings is a distinct improvement in this new edition. The clinical photographs represent real-life clinical signs, which students have to recognize when examining a patient. The interactive features available in the Student Consult eBook will enable students and trainees to gain a deeper learning experience.