Churchill's Pocketbook of Differential Diagnosis

Churchill's Pocketbook of Differential Diagnosis

by Andrew T Raftery, Eric KS Lim, Andrew J K Östör
     
 

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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

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"I LOVE this book! I think it's one of the best books I own and it will be one of the three books that I'll squeeze into my luggage to take on my elective with me."

"It is broken down by significant signs or symptoms, such as dyspnoea and gives the differential diagnoses, divided into logical sections. It then explains how to take a history and investigate in order to narrow down the diagnosis."

"This book provides a fantastic basis for revision."

"It provides the absolute basics, and information on how to get started in investigating causes without getting bogged down in irrelevant details."

4th year Medical Student, Dundee University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780702054044
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences UK
Publication date:
03/18/2014
Series:
Churchill Pocketbooks
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
1,142,497
File size:
3 MB

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