The Patient History: Evidence-Based Approach: Evidence-Based Approach [NOOK Book]

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The definitive evidence-based introduction to patient history-taking



NOW IN FULL COLOR



For medical students and other health professions students, an accurate differential diagnosis starts with The ...

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The Patient History: Evidence-Based Approach: Evidence-Based Approach

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Overview

The definitive evidence-based introduction to patient history-taking



NOW IN FULL COLOR



For medical students and other health professions students, an accurate differential diagnosis starts with The Patient History. The ideal companion to major textbooks on the physical examination, this trusted guide is widely acclaimed for its skill-building, and evidence based approach to the medical history.



Now in full color, The Patient History defines best practices for the patient interview, explaining how to effectively elicit information from the patient in order to generate an accurate differential diagnosis. The second edition features all-new chapters, case scenarios, and a wealth of diagnostic algorithms. Introductory chapters articulate the fundamental principles of medical interviewing. The book employs a rigorous evidenced-based approach, reviewing and highlighting relevant citations from the literature throughout each chapter.



Features



  • NEW! Case scenarios introduce each chapter and place history-taking principles in clinical context

  • NEW! Self-assessment multiple choice Q&A conclude each chapter—an ideal review for students seeking to assess their retention of chapter material

  • NEW! Full-color presentation

  • Essential chapter on red eye, pruritus, and hair loss

  • Symptom-based chapters covering 59 common symptoms and clinical presentations

  • Diagnostic approach section after each chapter featuring color algorithms and several multiple-choice questions

  • Hundreds of practical, high-yield questions to guide the history, ranging from basic queries to those appropriate for more experienced clinicians

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This book focuses on teaching students and new clinicians how to hone their interviewing techniques and obtain a historical background for a patient's symptoms and complaints. It is an update of a 2005 book.
Purpose: The title explains the purpose well, i.e. how to integrate the current evidence into interview techniques to develop a reasonable differential diagnosis leading to the best choice of ancillary testing to come to a diagnosis. The time-honored questions and ways to develop a differential have not always stood up in light of the evidence. This book goes a long way in bringing the practice of medicine up to date, particularly with the vast choices of diagnostic modalities.
Audience: This is a tremendous help to new students and clinicians, but it is also a great resource for established clinicians to upgrade their practice. The authors and contributors are established academic practitioners who are leaders in their fields.
Features: The book is divided into traditional organ systems and symptoms. While it doesn't cover every symptom or complaint, the book remains focused on what can be viewed as worthwhile, based on the clinical research. Each chapter includes a scenario, a brief introduction, definitions of terms, focused questions, algorithms, and excellent photomicrographs.
Assessment: This is a superb book, well worth the cost to help young clinicians understand what the symptoms mean and where to proceed in developing a working differential diagnosis.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071804202
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 6/13/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 738
  • File size: 45 MB
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Meet the Author

Author Profiles


Mark Henderson MD


Director of the Residency Program


University of California-Davis School of Medicine





Gerald Smetana MD


Associate Professor of Medicine


Harvard Medical School





Lawrence Tierney, MD


Professor of Medicine


University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine

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Table of Contents

SECTION I INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS
SECTION II GENERAL SYMPTOMS
SECTION III HEAD, EYES, EARS, NOSE, AND THROAT
SECTION IV DERMATOLOGY
SECTION V RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
SECTION VI CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
SECTION VII GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM
SECTION VIII GENITOURINARY SYSTEM
SECTION IX WOMEN’S HEALTH
SECTION X MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
SECTION XI NEUROLOGY
SECTION XII PSYCHIATRY
SECTION XIII COMMUNICATING THE HISTORY
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