Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation / Edition 3

Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation / Edition 3

by Drew Provan
     
 

Modern medicine is highly complex and investigations are a key part of the diagnostic process. With major advances in technology there are thousands of clinical and laboratory tests available. This book provides a patient-oriented approach to investigation. The first chapter describes key symptoms and signs along with tests that may be of value in reaching a

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Overview

Modern medicine is highly complex and investigations are a key part of the diagnostic process. With major advances in technology there are thousands of clinical and laboratory tests available. This book provides a patient-oriented approach to investigation. The first chapter describes key symptoms and signs along with tests that may be of value in reaching a diagnosis. The remainder of the book is specialty-centred and provides a comprehensive review of all available tests within a given subject. The aim is of the book is to provide a more rational method of investigation and prevent over-investigation which is expensive for the hospital and unpleasant for the patient. It emphasises which tests are of value, when tests are not likely to be helpful, along with pitfalls in the interpretation of results. This new editoon has been updated throughout to incorporate current investigations and management of disease. Chapters on rheumatology, radiology, and renal medicine have been extensively revised. With contributions from active clinicians who are engaged in medical practice, the book will be of value to senior medical students facing finals examinations, and junior doctors who are responsible for ordering tests on their patients. Features
• An indispensable guide to investigative techniques written by an experienced team of active clinicians
• Revised throughout to reflect current investigations and management of disease
• Chapters on rheumatology, radiology, and renal disease have been extensively revised
• Extensively illustrated to aid understanding of the more complex investigations and interpretation of results
• Algorithms are used to enhance understanding by providing a logical flow of information
• Internet references are given throughout so readers can look up the latest developments
• Fully revised and updated throughout, in line with the latest medical management
• Chapters on rheumatology, radiology, and renal disease

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199233717
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Pages:
920
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Drew Provan is Senior Lecturer in Haematology, St Bartholomew's & The Royal London Hospital School of Medicine & Dentistry, London, UK Andrew Krentz is Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine, Southampton General Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, UK

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Symbols & abbreviations
Introduction: Approach to investigations
Pt. 1The patient
1Symptoms and signs3
Pt. 2Investigations
2Endocrinology and metabolism99
3Haematology165
4Immunology241
SInfectious & tropical diseases257
6Cardiology393
7Gastroenterology325
8Respiratory medicine355
9Neurology383
10Renal medicine423
11Poisoning and overdose459
12Rheumatology487
13Radiology495
14Nuclear medicine539
15Normal ranges583
Index585

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