CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment Study Guide / Edition 1

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Case-based coverage of 80 must-know diseases and disorders

Add the expertise of CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment to your exam review!

Derived from CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, the world's most popular annual medical book, this unique study guide delivers case analysis of 80 of the most common topics in internal medicine. It provides

a comprehensive and well organized synopsis of each topic, making it an essential study partner for a variety of examinations, including the USMLE Step 2, medicine clerkship shelf exams, ABIM internal medicine boards and recertification exams, adult and family nurse practitioner certification examination, and physician assistant national certifying exam. For practitioners, this quick reference covers patient care for 80 of the clinical problems they are most likely to encounter in daily practice.

Each topic covered in CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment Study Guide is presented in a consistent, easy-to-read, in-depth manner that emphasizes problem solving. The topics were carefully selected based on their importance to the field of internal medicine and are designed to enhance your ability to think through a typical case in a logical, step-by-step fashion.

Each topic includes a typical patient presentation and:

  • Learning Objectives
  • Salient Features
  • Symptoms and Signs
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Laboratory, Radiology, and Procedural Findings
  • Treatment
  • Outcomes
  • When to Refer and When to Admit
  • PubMed references to the most current and pertinent MEDLINE articles

There is no easier or faster way to sharpen your understanding of key concepts in clinical reasoning and problem solving, and to brush up on essential clinical facts than this one-of-a-kind case-based review.


  • Skin Disorders
  • Pulmonary/Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
  • Heart/Hypertension/Lipid Disorders
  • Hematologic Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal/Liver/Pancreas Disorders
  • Gynecologic/Urologic Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Kidney/Electrolyte Disorders
  • Nervous System/Psychiatric Disorders
  • Endocrine/Metabolic Disorders
  • Infectious Disorders
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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This book describes 80 common internal medicine cases with discussions of the salient physical findings, diagnostic work-ups, treatments, possible complications, and prognosis.
Purpose: As a study guide, the purpose is to present these internal medicine cases in a bulleted synopsis format for easy review.
Audience: The stated audience includes those preparing for many standardized tests such as the USMLE, ABIM internal medicine boards, and physician assistant national certifying examinations.
Features: The book is divided into organ system sections with individual chapters on specific diagnoses. Although the book uses many tables to summarize the material, a significant shortcoming is the lack of any photos, particularly in the section on skin disorders. Each chapter includes relevant references.
Assessment: This is one of many available study guides, but the lack of photos makes this a bit less attractive.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071799775
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/13/2013
  • Series: LANGE CURRENT Series
  • Edition description: Study Guid
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 188,229
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Gene R. Quinn, MD is an Internal Medicine resident at UCSF School of Medicine in San Fransisco, CA. He graduated with his medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Washington and an M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Tulane University.

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

School of Medicine

University of California, San Francisco

Professor of Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine

Department of Medicine

University of California, San Francisco

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