Rapid Medicine / Edition 2

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This pocket reference and revision guide is a must for all medical students and junior doctors preparing for major exams in clinical medicine or needing a rapid reminder of essential facts during a clinical attachment. Now thoroughly updated, this new edition combines the first editions of Rapid Medicine and Rapid Differential Diagnosis and contains reference to over 200 common medical conditions and diseases and 350 signs and symptoms encountered on a daily basis on the wards, in clinics and in exams.

This concise, no-nonsense reference is presented in an A-Z format for easy access to information, and includes a thematic index with conditions sorted by speciality making it an ideal companion in any clinical situation.

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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 U.K. book uses a bulleted format to present the essentials of internal medicine. The previous version was published in 2003.
Purpose: The preface outlines the authors' goal to provide a book encompassing core medical conditions in an easily accessible format. This the authors have done well. They focus on presenting symptoms rather than discussing a confirmed diagnosis, which makes this book particularly useful.
Audience: The audience is primarily those in medical training, but I found the book useful as a quick reference of essential facts.
Features: Using a traditional organization, the book is divided by organ systems followed by specific diagnoses. For each diagnosis, bulleted statements cover definition, etiology, typical historical presentations, findings on physical examination, how the diagnosis is made, first-line management, and, finally, common complications. With this format, the authors do assume a certain level of medical knowledge and there are no references.
Assessment: As the title implies, this is a useful reference as a memory jogger. It lays out the basics that every person in medical training must keep in mind. I highly recommend this as a desk reference for primary care clinicians.
From the Publisher
“This concise, no-nonsense reference is presented in anA-Z format for easy access to information, and includes a thematicindex with conditions sorted by speciality making it an idealcompanion in any clinical situation.”  (Kingbook73'sMedical Ebook and Video Collection, 15 September 2014)

"As the title implies, this is a useful reference as a memoryjogger. It lays out the basics that every person in medicaltraining must keep in mind. I highly recommend this as a deskreference for primary care clinicians." (Doody's, 26 August 2011)

"This book is just fantastic. While doing specialist rotationsin my fourth year, I've found it more useful, in some ways, thanthe Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, a book that we use on adaily basis in the hospital." (Times Higher Education, 24 February2011)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405183239
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/19/2010
  • Series: Rapid Series , #13
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Amir H. Sam: Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes andMetabolism, Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial College London 

James T. H. Teo: Charing Cross Hospital, London

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Table of Contents

Preface, vii

List of abbreviations, ix

Medical Conditions

Cardiology, 3

Respiratory, 35

Gastroenterology, 65

Hepatology, 97

Nephrology, 121

Rheumatology, 135

Neurology, 153

Endocrinology, 193

Infectious diseases, 233

Haematology, 255

Dermatology, 295

Ophthalmology, 309

Miscellaneous, 315

Shorter Topics

Differential Diagnoses

Topic Index, 449

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