Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs: Cost-Effective Approach / Edition 1

Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs: Cost-Effective Approach / Edition 1

by R. Douglas Collins
     
 

This handbook provides 227 flowchart-type algorithms, illustrating the process of diagnosis for many common clinical symptoms and signs. Concise discussions offer diagnostic guidance, including advice on what questions to ask, what exams to perform, and what lab tests to order. Entries are alphabetized by symptom. Collins is a medical doctor specializing in neurology… See more details below

Overview

This handbook provides 227 flowchart-type algorithms, illustrating the process of diagnosis for many common clinical symptoms and signs. Concise discussions offer diagnostic guidance, including advice on what questions to ask, what exams to perform, and what lab tests to order. Entries are alphabetized by symptom. Collins is a medical doctor specializing in neurology and internal medicine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896402836
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
625

Table of Contents

Introduction
Abdominal Pain, Acute1
Abdominal Pain, Chronic Recurrent4
Abdominal Rigidity6
Abdominal Swelling, Focal8
Abdominal Swelling, Generalized11
Absent or Diminished Pulse13
Acid Phosphatase Elevation15
Acidosis (Decreased pH)16
Alkaline Phosphatase Elevation17
Alkalosis (Increased pH)19
Alopecia20
Amenorrhea21
Amnesia23
Anemia25
Ankle Clonus27
Anorexia29
Anosmia or Unusual Odors31
Anuria or Oliguria33
Anxiety35
Aphasia, Apraxia, and Agnosia37
Ascites39
Aspartate Aminotransferase Elevation41
Ataxia43
Athetosis45
Axillary Mass46
Babinski's Sign48
Back Pain51
Bleeding Gums53
Blindness54
Blurred Vision56
Bone Mass or Swelling58
Borborygmi60
Bradycardia61
Breast Discharge63
Breast Mass64
Breast Pain65
Cardiac Arrhythmia66
Cardiac Murmurs68
Cardiomegaly70
Chest Deformity72
Chest Pain73
Chest Tenderness76
Chills78
Choreiform Movements80
Clubbing of the Fingers82
Coma84
Constipation86
Convulsions88
Cough90
Cramps, Menstrual92
Cramps, Muscular93
Crepitus95
Cyanosis96
Deafness98
Delayed Puberty100
Delirium102
Delusions104
Dementia105
Depression107
Diaphoresis109
Diarrhea, Acute111
Diarrhea, Chronic113
Difficulty Urinating115
Diplopia117
Dizziness119
Drop Attacks122
Dwarfism123
Dysarthria125
Dysmenorrhea127
Dyspareunia128
Dysphagia129
Dyspnea131
Dysuria133
Ear Discharge135
Earache136
Edema, Generalized138
Edema, Localized140
Enophthalmos141
Enuresis142
Epiphora144
Epistaxis145
Euphoria146
Exophthalmos148
Extremity Pain, Lower Extremity149
Extremity Pain, Upper Extremity151
Eye Pain153
Face Pain154
Facial Flushing156
Facial Mass157
Facial Paralysis158
Facial Swelling160
Facies, Abnormal162
Failure to Thrive163
Fatigue165
Femoral Mass or Swelling167
Fever, Acute168
Fever, Chronic171
Flank Mass173
Flank Pain175
Flatulence176
Foot and Toe Pain178
Foot Deformities179
Foot Ulceration180
Forehead Enlargement182
Frequency of Urination183
Frigidity185
Gait Disturbances186
Gangrene188
Gigantism190
Girdle Pain191
Glycosuria192
Gynecomastia193
Halitosis195
Hallucinations197
Head Mass or Swelling199
Headache200
Heartburn203
Heel Pain204
Hematemesis206
Hematuria208
Hemianopsia210
Hemiparesis/Hemiplegia212
Hemoptysis214
Hemorrhoids216
Hepatomegaly217
Hiccups219
Hip Pain221
Hirsutism223
Hoarseness225
Horner's Syndrome227
Hyperactive Reflexes229
Hypercalcemia231
Hypercholesterolemia232
Hyperglycemia233
Hyperkalemia234
Hyperkinesis235
Hypernatremia236
Hyperpigmentation237
Hypersomnia238
Hypertension240
Hypertriglyceridemia242
Hypoactive Reflexes245
Hypoalbuminemia247
Hypocalcemia248
Hypochondriasis249
Hypoglycemia250
Hypokalemia252
Hyponatremia253
Hypotension, Chronic254
Hypothermia256
Hypoxemia258
Impotence260
Incontinence of Feces262
Incontinence of Urine264
Indigestion266
Infertility, Female268
Infertility, Male270
Inguinal Swelling271
Insomnia272
Intracranial or Cervical Bruit274
Jaundice275
Jaw Pain277
Jaw Swelling278
Joint Pain279
Joint Swelling281
Knee Pain283
Knee Swelling285
Kyphosis287
Lactic Dehydrogenase Elevation288
Leg Ulceration290
Leucocytosis292
Leucopenia293
Lip Pain295
Lip Swelling296
Lordosis297
Lymphadenopathy298
Melena300
Memory Loss302
Menorrhagia304
Mental Retardation306
Meteorism308
Metrorrhagia309
Monoplegia311
Mouth Pigmentation313
Muscular Atrophy314
Musculoskeletal Pain, Generalized316
Nail Abnormalities318
Nasal Discharge320
Nasal Obstruction322
Nausea and Vomiting324
Neck Pain326
Neck Stiffness328
Neck Swelling330
Nightmares332
Nocturia333
Nose, Regurgitation of Food Through334
Nystagmus336
Obesity, Pathologic338
Odor340
Opisthotonus341
Orthopnea343
Pain in the Penis344
Palpitations346
Papilledema348
Paresthesias of the Lower Extremity350
Paresthesias of the Upper Extremity352
Pathologic Reflexes354
Pelvic Mass356
Pelvic Pain358
Penile Sores360
Perineum Pain361
Periorbital Edema362
Peristalsis, Visible364
Photophobia365
Pneumaturia367
Polycythemia368
Polydipsia369
Polyphagia371
Polyuria372
Popliteal Swelling374
Precocious Puberty376
Precordial Thrill378
Premenstrual Tension379
Priapism380
Proteinuria381
Pruritus Ani383
Pruritus, Generalized384
Pruritus, Vulvae386
Ptosis387
Ptyalism389
Pulsatile Swelling391
Pulse Irregularity392
Pulses, Unequal394
Pupil Abnormalities396
Purpura and Abnormal Bleeding398
Pyuria400
Rales401
Rash - Distribution403
Rash - Morphology405
Raynaud's Phenomena407
Rectal Bleeding409
Rectal Discharge411
Rectal Mass412
Rectal Pain414
Regurgitation, Esophageal416
Respiration Abnormalities417
Restless Leg Syndrome418
Risus Sardonicus419
Scalp Tenderness420
Scoliosis421
Scotoma423
Scrotal Swelling424
Sensory Loss426
Shoulder Pain430
Skin Thickening432
Sleep Apnea433
Sleepwalking434
Sneezing435
Snoring436
Sore Throat437
Spasticity439
Speech Abnormalities440
Splenomegaly, Acute or Subacute441
Splenomegaly, Chronic443
Squint445
Steatorrhea446
Strangury448
Stress Incontinence449
Stretch Marks (Striae)450
Stridor451
Stupor453
Succussion Sounds456
Syncope456
Tachycardia458
Taste Abnormalities460
Testicular Atrophy462
Testicular Pain464
Testicular Swelling465
Thirst467
Thrombocytopenia468
Thyroid Enlargement469
Tinnitus471
Tongue Mass or Swelling473
Tongue Pain474
Tongue Ulcers475
Tooth and Gum Abnormalities476
Tremor477
Trismus479
Uremia480
Urethral Discharge481
Urine Color Changes482
Vaginal Discharge483
Varicose Veins485
Vulval or Vaginal Mass486
Vulval or Vaginal Ulcerations487
Weight Loss488
Wheezing490
Index491

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