Problem-Oriented Medical Diagnosis / Edition 7

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Now in its updated Seventh Edition, this popular Spiral(R) Manual is a step-by-step guide to the diagnostic workup of 75 of the most common clinical problems in internal medicine. The book focuses on the analysis of the presenting signs and symptoms, history, and physical examination and the appropriate use of laboratory and radiologic studies to reach a definitive diagnosis. Each chapter presents detailed information in an easy-to-follow outline format.Problem-Oriented Medical Diagnosis, Seventh Edition is the ideal "how-to" guide for residents, medical students, and nurse practitioners. It is also a valuable, time-saving memory aid for practicing physicians.Paperback edition available only in selected countries. Please check with your local representative or distributor.

"...defines 107 common clinical findings and then describes the diagnostic approach and recommended lab procedures that lead to a diagnosis."

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Table of Contents

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Edema 1
Fatigue 3
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 5
Fever of Unknown Origin 6
Unexplained Weight Loss 11
Anxiety States 14
Depression and Mania 16
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome 19
Sleep Disorders 23
Pruritus 27
Urticaria and Angioedema 32
Chest Pain 39
Venous Pressure 47
Jugular Venous Pulse 48
Arterial Pulse 51
Arterial Hypertension 53
Precordial Pulsations and Movements 61
Heart Sounds 64
Heart Murmurs 70
Cardiac Enlargement and the Cardiomyopathies 101
Palpitation and Disorders of the Heartbeat 111
Peripheral Vascular Disorders 124
Dyspnea 131
Wheezing 139
Cough 139
Hemoptysis 144
Cyanosis 146
Consolidation Collapse of the Lung 149
Acute Pulmonary Radiographic Abnormalities 150
The Solitary Pulmonary Nodule 152
Mediastinal Masses 156
Differential Diagnosis of Pleural Effusion 158
Abdominal Pain 163
Nausea and Vomiting 169
Heartburn (Pyrosis) 172
Dysphagia 173
Irritable Bowel Syndrome 175
Gastrointestinal Bleeding 177
Diarrhea 180
Constipation 187
Functional Bowel Disease 189
Gastrointestinal Gas Syndromes 190
Ascites 192
Hepatomegaly 195
Jaundice 196
Anemia 201
White Blood Cell Abnormalities 213
Bleeding and Clotting Disorders 228
Antiphospholipid Syndrome 242
Renal and Urinary Tract Disorders 243
Blood-Gas and pH Abnormalities 263
Clubbing 277
Peripheral Joint Arthritis 278
Myalgia 293
Painful Shoulder 298
Painful Hip 301
Painful Knee 304
Low Back Pain 309
Neck Pain and Selected Cervical Syndromes 318
Hyperglycemia 321
Hypoglycemia 324
Failure to Mature 329
Amenorrhea 332
Adrenocortical Hyperfunction 339
Adrenocortical Hypofunction (Insufficiency) 342
Obesity 346
Thyroid Enlargement 349
Hypercalcemia 352
Hypocalcemia 356
Hyperlipidemia 359
Coma 363
Delirium 368
Dementia 370
Headaches and Facial Pain 375
Syncope 378
Epilepsy (Seizures) 383
Dizziness and Vertigo 386
Weakness of Neuromuscular Origin 389
Selected Neurogenic Pain Syndromes 392
Spinal Fluid Findings in Disease 395
App Normal Values of Standard Laboratory and Function Tests 401
Subject Index 415
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2003

    A disappointing book

    This is my first book that introduced me to the art and the beauty of differential diagnosis. If it were 20 years ago, no book might be able to compete with this book and I would recommend this book to a person who have desided to be a internal medicine doctor. But at present, I don't. The latest version is 7th edition(printed in 2001), but most of the content is even the same as that in the 1st edition(printed 20 years or so). Many method of treatment and diagnosis weren't updated. Besides, there are so many printing errors(e.g. P205, 208, 213, 238, 322...and more). As for the appearance, the composition of the current 7th edition is not as good as the 6th edition. It is more difficult to find the topic that you are interested in.(e.g. in chap 7. renal, electrolyte, blood-gas, and acid-base problems, all the subtopics are mixed in a mass). There are too less tables and figures, and some content of the table are not organized. I hope much more tables, figures, and algorithms, organized and updated content will show in the next edition.

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