DeGowin's Diagnostic Examination, Ninth Edition / Edition 9 by Richard LeBlond, Donald Brown, Richard DeGowin | | 9780071478984 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
DeGowin's Diagnostic Examination, Ninth Edition / Edition 9

DeGowin's Diagnostic Examination, Ninth Edition / Edition 9

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by Richard LeBlond, Donald Brown, Richard DeGowin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071478981

ISBN-13: 9780071478984

Pub. Date: 10/27/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

The classic point-of-care guide to the undifferentiated patient -- completely revised and easier to navigate than ever!

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!

"DeGowin's is considered one of the first books on diagnosis, and the one most physicians trained in the last 40 years grew up with. With this edition, the

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The classic point-of-care guide to the undifferentiated patient -- completely revised and easier to navigate than ever!

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!

"DeGowin's is considered one of the first books on diagnosis, and the one most physicians trained in the last 40 years grew up with. With this edition, the authors continue the unparalleled tradition of providing a comprehensive, understandable way to approach a patient....DeGowin's is considered one of the first books on diagnosis, and the one most physicians trained in the last 40 years grew up with. With this edition, the authors continue the unparalleled tradition of providing a comprehensive, understandable way to approach a patient."--Doody's Review Service

Part physical examination primer, part differential diagnosis tool, DeGowin's Diagnostic Examination takes you a step beyond elementary physical diagnosis.

DeGowin's covers all physical examination techniques and procedures, but this highly practical point-of-care guide goes further, focusing on the meaning of signs and symptoms. It also shows you how to catalog clinical findings resulting from the physical examination--and order them into a differential diagnosis.

FEATURES

    All the essentials of the diagnosis exam procedure and patient record preparation - in one ultra-handy reference
  • Top-to-bottom coverage of differential diagnosis, organized by systems, signs, and syndromes
  • High-yield overviews of each organ/region/system, followed by the definition of key presenting signs and their possible origins
  • NEW! Updated content includes the latest developments in evidence-based physical examination, along with references to the popular JAMA series “The Rational Clinical Examination”
  • NEW! 24 full-color illustrations
  • NEW! Full-text download for your mobile device

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071478984
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
10/27/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
944
Sales rank:
793,551
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Quick-Find Guidexv
Prefacelix
Introduction and User's Guidelxiii
Part IThe Diagnostic Framework
1.Diagnosis1
A.The Varieties of Medical Examinations3
B.The Diagnostic Examination4
2.History Taking and the Medical Record17
A.Outline of the Medical Record17
B.Procedure for Taking the History18
C.Completion of the Medical Record21
D.The Oral Presentation34
E.Inpatient Progress Notes, Discharge Summaries and Clinic Notes35
F.The Patient's Medical Record35
G.Electronic Medical Records37
3.The Screening Physical Examination: Methods and Procedure39
A.Methods for Physical Examination40
1.Inspection40
2.Palpation41
3.Percussion43
4.Auscultation45
B.Procedure for the Screening Physical Examination48
Part IIThe Diagnostic Examination
4.Vital Signs, Anthropometric Data and Pain59
A.Vital Signs59
1.Body Temperature59
2.The Pulse Rate, Volume and Rhythm67
3.Respirations: Respiratory Rate and Pattern79
4.Blood Pressure and Pulse Pressure81
B.Anthropometric Measurements89
1.Height89
2.Weight91
3.Body-Mass Index93
C.Pain Assessment95
5.Non-Regional Systems and Diseases99
A.Constitutional Symptoms99
B.The Immune System102
C.The Lymphatic System104
D.The Hematopoietic System and Hemostasis115
E.The Endocrine System121
6.The Skin and Nails129
A.Physiology129
B.Functional Anatomy130
C.Physical Examination of the Skin and Nails134
D.Skin and Nail Symptoms136
E.Skin and Nail Signs136
F.Common Skin Disorders and Syndromes169
7.The Head and Neck191
A.Major Systems and their Physiology191
B.Superficial Anatomy192
C.Physical Examination of the Head and Neck208
D.Head and Neck Symptoms229
E.Head and Neck Signs235
F.Head and Neck Syndromes316
8.The Chest: Chest Wall, Pulmonary, and Cardiovascular Systems; the Breasts339
Section 1The Chest Wall, Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Systems339
A.Major Systems and their Physiology339
B.Superficial Anatomy347
C.Physical Examination of the Chest351
D.Chest Symptoms373
E.Chest Signs380
F.Chest Syndromes444
Section 2The Breast495
A.Physiology495
B.Superficial Anatomy496
C.Physical Examination of the Breast497
D.Breast Symptoms500
E.Breast Signs500
F.Breast Syndromes503
9.The Abdomen, Perineum, Anus, and Rectosigmoid509
A.Major Systems and their Physiology510
B.Superficial Anatomy512
C.Physical Examination of the Abdomen, Perineum, and Rectum514
D.Abdominal Symptoms529
E.Abdominal, Perineal, Anal, and Rectal Signs539
F.Abdominal, Perineal, Anal, and Rectal Syndromes560
10.The Urinary System609
A.Major Systems and their Physiology609
B.Superficial Anatomy609
C.Physical Examination of the Urinary Tract610
D.Urinary Symptoms610
E.Urinary Signs612
F.Urinary Syndromes616
11.The Female Genitalia and Reproductive System623
A.Overview of Female Reproductive Physiology623
B.Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System624
C.Physical Examination of the Female Genitalia and Reproductive System626
D.Female Genital and Reproductive Symptoms626
E.Female Genital and Reproductive System Signs632
F.Female Genital and Reproductive System Syndromes643
12.The Male Genitalia and Reproductive System649
A.Overview of Male Reproductive Physiology649
B.Anatomy of the Male Reproductive System649
C.Physical Examination of the Male Genitalia and Reproductive System653
D.Male Genital and Reproductive Symptoms657
E.Male Genital and Reproductive System Signs658
F.Male Genital and Reproductive System Syndromes671
13.The Spine and Extremities: The Musculoskeletal and Soft Tissue Exam675
A.Major Systems and Their Physiology675
B.Superficial Anatomy676
C.Physical Examination of the Spine and Extremities689
D.Musculoskeletal and Soft Tissue Symptoms709
E.Musculoskeletal and Soft Tissue Signs714
F.Musculoskeletal and Soft Tissue Syndromes773
14.The Neurologic Exam797
A.Overview of the Major Neurologic System Components and Their Physiology798
B.Superficial Anatomy of the Nervous System799
C.The Neurologic Examination799
D.Neurologic Symptoms828
E.Neurologic Signs831
F.Neurologic Syndromes850
15.The Mental Status, Psychiatric, and Social Evaluations881
Section 1The Mental Status and Psychiatric Evaluations882
A.The Mental Status Evaluation882
B.Psychiatric Symptoms and Signs884
C.Psychiatric Syndromes889
Section 2The Social Evaluation897
A.Evaluation of Social Function and Risk897
B.Common Social Syndromes and Problems898
Part IIIPreoperative Evaluation
16.The Preoperative Evaluation903
A.The History903
B.The Physical Examination907
C.Laboratory Tests908
D.Summative Risk Assessment910
Part IVUse of the Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging
17.Principles of Diagnostic Testing915
Section 1Principles of Laboratory Testing915
A.Disease Present or Absent916
B.Test Positive or Negative916
C.Probability and Odds917
Section 2Principles of Diagnostic Imaging930
18.Common Diagnostic Tests934
A.Blood Chemistries934
B.Hematologic Data954
C.Urinalysis962
D.Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)965
E.Serous Body Fluids966
Index969

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