Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis

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Overview

Written by leading American practitioners, the Oxford American Handbooks of Medicine each offer a pocket-sized overview of an entire specialty, featuring instant access to guidance on the conditions that are most likely to be encountered. Precise and prescriptive, the handbooks offer up-to-date advice on examination, investigations, common procedures, and in-patient care. These books will be invaluable resources for residents and students, as well as a useful reference for practitioners.

The Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis provides concise, practical assistance in interpreting a patient's symptoms, enabling students and clinicians to arrive at a confident diagnosis. Organized by body system, the Handbook describes the findings that can emerge at each stage of the assessment process. The main differential diagnoses for each finding are given along with evidence that would indicate the diagnosis is correct plus information on further confirmatory tests. Signs and symptoms are presented in at-a-glance tabular format. Imaging studies and EKGs of common clinical problems are provided.

Why choose the Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis?

The design....
The Handbook uses a unique flexicover design that's durable and practical. Compact, light, and fits in your pocket! Also has quick reference tabs, four-color presentation, and bookmark ribbons to help provide fast answers.

The interior layout....
The Handbook is a quick reference in a small, innovative package. With one to two topics per page, it provides easy access and the emergency sections are in red to stand out. Icons throughout aid quick reference.

The information....
The Handbook succinctly covers all the essential topics in a one or two-page spread format with colored headings that break up the text and provide a logical structure for readers of all levels. Common clinical questions are answered clearly and extensively.

The history....
Oxford University Press is known around the world for excellence, tradition, and innovation. These handbooks are among the best selling in the world.

The price....
You get an extremely useful tool at a great value!

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This handy and concise aide-memoire essentially presents symptoms and diagnoses, providing differential diagnosis possibilities and the tests to make the diagnosis. It assumes readers have a basic knowledge of the language and physiology, but its strength is helping clinicians remember to include the "zebras" in their differential, as well as be able to exclude them when appropriate.
Purpose: The stated purpose is to explain how to use a history, physical examination, and preliminary test to form a diagnosis. The authors have done very well, while keeping the information concise.
Audience: The book is valuable for every level of clinician, from student through attending. The authors are recognized experts.
Features: The tabular format is a tremendous strength, making all the pertinent information readily apparent. There are no references, nor would they be expected in this type of book, but the index is uniquely helpful. Another nice touch is an extensive section in the beginning explaining how to use the book and a section called the "Transparent Diagnosis." Some areas could use photographs, such as the sections on "Terry's lines" on the fingernails and the anterior uveitis. However, the book assumes readers are fairly familiar with these.
Assessment: I can only rave about this small, incredibly useful book that easily fits in a lab coat pocket and has a library worth of information. It is a very worthwhile addition to every clinician's library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195369472
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/10/2009
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 1,406,855
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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