Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care / Edition 5

Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care / Edition 5

by R. Douglas Collins
     
 

ISBN-10: 1451118252

ISBN-13: 9781451118254

Pub. Date: 10/03/2011

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


This text offers students, residents, and practitioners a systematic approach to differential diagnosis of symptoms and signs seen by primary care physicians. The text is organized by symptoms and signs and into categories—pain, mass, bloody discharge, non-bloody discharge, functional changes, and abnormal laboratory results—and shows readers how to…  See more details below

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This text offers students, residents, and practitioners a systematic approach to differential diagnosis of symptoms and signs seen by primary care physicians. The text is organized by symptoms and signs and into categories—pain, mass, bloody discharge, non-bloody discharge, functional changes, and abnormal laboratory results—and shows readers how to use their basic science knowledge to identify the possible causes of each symptom. The text provides information on the procedures and laboratory tests that need to be included in the workup.

Features Include:

  • Case presentations in quiz format
  • New Appendix C which includes Tips for a more Comprehensive History and Physical Examination and Special Examination Techniques for Common Symptoms
  • New section "Diseases within a Disease" (Stroke, Pneumonia, CHF, COPD, Cirrhosis, Peptic Ulcer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pericarditis,  Myocardopathy, UTI, Renal Calculus, Gall Stones, Hemorrhoids, Thrombophlebitis, Malabsorption Syndrome, Fractures, Diabetes)
  • Newer diagnostic tests such as Troponin for MI's and D-Dimer for Pulmonary Emboli
  • Solution site containing fully searchable text

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451118254
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
10/03/2011
Edition description:
Fifth
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
287,097
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

    A Abdominal Mass Abdominal Mass, Generalized Right Upper Quadrant Mass

    B Back Mass Skin Subcutaneous tissue and fascia

    C Cardiac Arrhythmias Cardiomegaly Cervical Bruit

    D Dandruff Decreased Respirations, Apnea, and Cheyne-Stokes Breathing Delayed Puberty

    E Earache Edema of the Extremities Elbow Pain

    F Face Mass Facial Pain Facial Paralysis

    G Gait Disturbances Gangrene Gigantism

    H Halitosis and Other Breath Odors Hallucinations Hand and Finger Pain

    I Impotence Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Fecal

    J Jaundice Jaw Pain Jaw Swelling

    K Knee Pain Knee Swelling Kyphosis

    L Leg Pain Leukocytosis Leukopenia

    M Memory Loss and Dementia Menstrual Cramps Meteorism

    N Nail Changes Nasal Discharge Nasal Mass or Swelling

    O Obesity Oral or Lingual Mass Orbital Discharge

    P Pallor of the Face, Nails, or Conjunctiva Palpitations Papilledema

    R Rash, General Rectal Bleeding Rectal Discharge

    S Scalp Tenderness Scoliosis Sensory Loss

    T Tachycardia Taste Abnormalities Testicular Atrophy

    U Unequal Pulses Uremia Urethral Discharge

    V Vaginal Bleeding Vaginal Discharge Visible Peristalsis

    W Walking Difficulties Weakness and Fatigue, Generalized Weight Loss

    Appendix A
  1. The Laboratory Workup of Disease
  2. Appendix B
  3. Answers to Questions from Case Presentations

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