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This popular title in the at a Glance series focuses on the core elements of history taking and examination. It makes an ideal companion to clinical attachments and assists in building the fundamental skills required for Finals and for future medical practice. History and Examination at a Glance covers examination of each of the main body systems, as well as key presentations and conditions, listing main points to look for and highlighting symptoms and findings that may be key to diagnosis. This edition features:
  • Easy to read style with succinct text and full colour illustrations
  • The latest evidence-based information to provide scientific rationale for methods used
  • Coverage of new topics, including the history and examination of patients with osteoporosis and HIV/AIDS
  • A new self-assessment framework for measuring performance in history and examination skills

History and Examination at a Glance will appeal to all medical students as a companion throughout their clinical years, and as an essential revision aid for Final Examinations.

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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: Everyone in the practice of medicine faces the problem of getting accustomed to facing a patient for the first time and having to obtain a history and perform a physical examination, then putting it together in a differential diagnosis. This book makes the early efforts much simpler. This updates the first edition published in 2003.
Purpose: While everyone in medicine must develop the skills to elicit a reasonable history and physical examination, it is a skill set that takes time and exposure to many patients. The author makes a great observation — that medical students have difficulty understanding that they cannot ask every patient the same questions. This book goes far in helping students understand how to tailor their interview according to the patient's responses to the initial inquiries. Although this is written in a definite British manner of speech, it is of great utility for American students. The authors have developed a highly credible and easy to read book.
Audience: One may assume that the value of this book would be limited to medical students, but that is incorrect. The book has many simple pictures that students can use as an overview, but these also have great utility in explaining diagnoses to the patient. The pictures of the cardiac valvulopathies are tremendously useful as patient explanation aids. The author clearly understands how to teach.
Features: The book begins with a section about how to approach a patient. It is clearly written and while it states what some might consider the obvious, the author makes a valid point with its inclusion. The main portion of each section is dominated by a color rendition of the affected organ system, with accompanying symptoms/historical items, and physical examination points. Where appropriate, there are tables for differential diagnoses. The index is complete and useful. There are not many references, consistent with the purpose of the monograph, but the ones that are included are pertinent. At the end, there is a helpful self-assessment that students may use to critique their own performance.
Assessment: Beginners start here. This is an extremely useful book for beginning medical, nursing, or ancillary health professional students. The author has provided an excellent contribution to medical education.
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“It makes an ideal companion to clinical attachments and assists in building the fundamental skills required for Finals and for future medical practice.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405155182
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: At a Glance Series , #35
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 8.66 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Gleadle Oxford Kidney Unit, The Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK
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Table of Contents


List of abbreviations.

Part 1 Taking a history.

1 Relationship with patient.

2 History of presenting complaint.

3 Past medical history, drugs and allergies.

4 Family and social history.

5 Functional enquiry.

Part 2 History and examination of the systems.

6 Is the patient ill?.

7 Principles of examination.

8 The cardiovascular system.

9 The respiratory system.

10 The gastrointestinal system.

11 The male genitourinary system.

12 Gynaecological history and examination.

13 Breast examination.

14 Obstetric history and examination.

15 The nervous system.

16 The musculoskeletal system.

17 Skin.

18 The visual system.

19 Examination of the ears, nose, mouth, throat, thyroid and neck.

20 Examination of urine.

21 The psychiatric assessment.

22 Examination of the legs.

23 General examination.

24 Presenting a history and examination.

Part 3 Presentations.

25 Chest pain.

26 Abdominal pain.

27 Headache.

28 Vomiting, diarrhoea and change in bowel habit.

29 Gastrointestinal haemorrhage.

30 Indigestion and dysphagia.

31 Weight loss.

32 Fatigue.

33 The unconscious patient.

34 The intensive care unit patient.

35 Back pain.

36 Hypertension.

37 Swollen legs.

38 Jaundice.

39 Postoperative fever.

40 Suspected meningitis.

41 Anaemia.

42 Lymphadenopathy.

43 Cough.

44 Confusion.

45 Lump.

46 Breast lump.

47 Palpitations/arrhythmias.

48 Joint problems.

49 Red eye.

50 Dizziness.

51 Breathlessness.

52 Dysuria and haematuria.

53 Attempted suicide.

54 Immunosuppressed patients.

55 Diagnosing death.

56 Shock.

57 Trauma.

58 Alcohol-related problems.

59 Collapse.

Part 4 Conditions.


60 Myocardial infarction and angina.

61 Hypovolaemia.

62 Heart failure.

63 Mitral stenosis.

64 Mitral regurgitation.

65 Aortic stenosis.

66 Aortic regurgitation.

67 Tricuspid regurgitation.

68 Pulmonary stenosis.

69 Congenital heart disease.

70 Aortic dissection.

71 Aortic aneurysm.

72 Infective endocarditis.

73 Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis.

74 Prosthetic cardiac valves.

75 Peripheral vascular disease.


76 Diabetes mellitus.

77 Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

78 Addison’s disease and Cushing’s syndrome.

79 Hypopituitarism.

80 Acromegaly.

Nephrology and urology.

81 Renal failure.

82 Polycystic kidney disease.

83 Nephrotic syndrome.

84 Urinary symptoms.

85 Testicular lumps.


86 Chronic liver disease.

87 Inflammatory bowel disease.

88 Splenomegaly/hepatosplenomegaly.

89 Acute abdomen.

90 Pancreatitis.

91 Abdominal mass.

92 Appendicitis.


93 Asthma.

94 Pneumonia.

95 Pleural effusion.

96 Fibrosing alveolitis, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis and sarcoidosis.

97 Carcinoma of the lung.

98 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

99 Pneumothorax.

100 Tuberculosis.


101 Stroke.

102 Parkinson’s disease.

103 Motor neurone disease.

104 Multiple sclerosis.

105 Peripheral neuropathy.

106 Carpal tunnel syndrome.

107 Myotonic dystrophy and muscular dystrophy.

108 Myaesthenia gravis.

109 Cerebellar disorders.

110 Dementia.


111 Rheumatoid arthritis.

112 Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

113 Gout and Paget’s disease.

114 Ankylosing spondylitis.


115 Systemic lupus erythematosus and vasculitis.

116 Malignant disease.

117 Scleroderma.

118 AIDS and HIV.

Appendix: A self-assessment framework of communication skills in history and examination.


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