Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care

Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care

by R. Douglas Collins
     
 

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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…  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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Reviewer: Heather Huang, MD (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health)
Description: This new edition of a book designed to offer "a systematic approach to the differential diagnosis of symptoms and signs commonly seen by primary care physicians," updates information pertaining to diagnosis and testing. The previous edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: Generating a comprehensive differential diagnosis is the foundation of every physician's clinical decision-making skills. This book not only aids the clinician in generating a differential, it also relates it back to fundamental concepts such as anatomy and physiology.
Audience: Medical students, residents, and any clinicians who are involved in the diagnostic element of patient care are the intended audience.
Features: The book is organized into three sections covering history, physical examination, and special examination techniques; differential diagnosis of symptoms and signs; and diseases that are symptoms of other diseases. Each section is organized alphabetically for quick reference. The differential diagnosis is reviewed in a systematic way that follows basic principles, such as anatomy and physiology. In doing so, the book helps readers understand how the differential is generated. Detailed anatomic drawings accompany each differential list and provide valuable visual aids. Concise tables and figures summarize key points and provide an additional source of information. The book also comes with online access to a website that contains the fully searchable text and additional information.
Assessment: This is a wonderful book that provides a systematic approach and comprehensive listing of differential diagnoses for a number of symptoms and signs commonly seen by primary care physicians. It draws upon fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology to generate differentials. It is easy to search as it is organized alphabetically by symptoms, disease, etc. Suggestions for initial work-up are listed in an appendix at the end of the book. Anatomic drawings of pathology and concise tables accompany the text and offer a valuable supplement to the reading.
Reviewer: Heather Huang, MD (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health)
Description: This new edition of a book designed to offer "a systematic approach to the differential diagnosis of symptoms and signs commonly seen by primary care physicians," updates information pertaining to diagnosis and testing. The previous edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: Generating a comprehensive differential diagnosis is the foundation of every physician's clinical decision-making skills. This book not only aids the clinician in generating a differential, it also relates it back to fundamental concepts such as anatomy and physiology.
Audience: Medical students, residents, and any clinicians who are involved in the diagnostic element of patient care are the intended audience.
Features: The book is organized into three sections covering history, physical examination, and special examination techniques; differential diagnosis of symptoms and signs; and diseases that are symptoms of other diseases. Each section is organized alphabetically for quick reference. The differential diagnosis is reviewed in a systematic way that follows basic principles, such as anatomy and physiology. In doing so, the book helps readers understand how the differential is generated. Detailed anatomic drawings accompany each differential list and provide valuable visual aids. Concise tables and figures summarize key points and provide an additional source of information. The book also comes with online access to a website that contains the fully searchable text and additional information.
Assessment: This is a wonderful book that provides a systematic approach and comprehensive listing of differential diagnoses for a number of symptoms and signs commonly seen by primary care physicians. It draws upon fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology to generate differentials. It is easy to search as it is organized alphabetically by symptoms, disease, etc. Suggestions for initial work-up are listed in an appendix at the end of the book. Anatomic drawings of pathology and concise tables accompany the text and offer a valuable supplement to the reading.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451180275
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Health
Publication date:
01/19/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
608
File size:
34 MB
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