Acute Clinical Medicine with PDA Software: Book and PDA software / Edition 2

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It covers the complete range of acute medical conditions and problems that junior doctors are likely to encounter during the first years of training (PRHO/SHO) - the Foundation programme years.

• Book plus CD-rom of PDA version - sold as a pack
• Contains core information for junior doctors - especially relevant for new approach to training
• Part of the Kumar & Clark family of books
• Divided up by clinical area and problem
• Each problem starts with a 'real' case
• Contains questions and answers to check learning
• Easy to search and retrieve vital 'on take' information quickly

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It covers the complete range of acute medical conditions and problems that junior doctors are likely to encounter during the first years of training (PRHO andSHO) - the Foundation programme years.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This is a book and PDA presentation of case histories and practical advice on how to approach the symptoms which cause a patient to seek medical care. It is a companion to another book by these authors, Kumar & Clark Clinical Medicine, 6th edition (Elsevier, 2005). Although this is a second edition, the updates are difficult to identify.
Purpose: The intent is to provide students and doctors in training a quick reference to the basic discussions of common medical problems. It provides a nice, useful presentation with a reasonable discussion of the anatomy and physiology involved.
Audience: This publication is well suited for students and doctors in training. The editors are well known educators who bring a significant amount of experience to the task.
Features: The print version is a nice presentation in a small format that is easy to transport in a coat pocket. There are easy to understand graphics, figures, and tables, as well as self-assessment questions. The book nicely balances the discussion in a presentation and question format. However, the PDA version is very poorly supported by the Mobipocket software. I spent numerous hours over a three-week period attempting to activate the software after installing it. I made many attempts to work my way through the Mobipocket web site, concluding that there simply was no way to contact technical support. Despite being a previous customer and having a Mobipocket account, I was never able to activate the software and review the PDA format.
Assessment: This is a nice version of a clinical questions book, which are abundant in the market. Its excellent graphics give it a slight advantage over most of the others. The Mobipocket software is a disappointment and the difficulties activating the software make me wary of the value of purchasing this version.
From the Publisher
"Whilst the book itself is compact and can be used as a pocket reference, having the same information readily at hand on a handheld computer will be of real benefit to the growing numbers of clinicians who now use PDAs. Using the Mobipocket platform, the software is easy to install and navigate. It contains all of the essential text from the paper addition but without the diagrams and figures, so conserving machine memory...
more than just another handbook for medical students and doctors. The detail and structure also make it an ideal core text from which to learn acute medicine."
Medical Student - Leicester University Medical School, UK

For sport and exercise science students and doctors treating elite athletes, I couldn't recommend this book highly enough. For those doctors interested in the subject who are prepared to take time to understand the basic immune response, it may stimulate them to look at exercise prescription in a different light.

Dr. Mike Stone

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702028052
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/25/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Infectious disease
2. STDs
3. Nutrition
4. Gastroenterology
5. Liver, biliary tract and pancreatic disorders
6. Haematology and oncology
7. Geriatrics
8. Rheumatology
9. Renal disease
10. Cardiology
11. Respiratory disorders
12. ITU
13. Poisoning
14. Endocrinology and diabetes
15. Neurology
16. Psychiatry
17. Dermatology

Questions and answers after each chapter

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