Signs and Symptoms in Pediatrics: Urgent and Emergent Care / Edition 1

Signs and Symptoms in Pediatrics: Urgent and Emergent Care / Edition 1

by Mark A. Davis, Karen D. Gruskin, Vincent W. Chiang, Shannon Manzi
     
 

ISBN-10: 032301898X

ISBN-13: 9780323018982

Pub. Date: 12/23/2004

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Patients present with symptoms, not diagnoses. That's why this book uses a symptom-based approach to help practitioners correctly identify the conditions encountered in practice. It encourages readers to consider not only the likeliest diagnosis for a given symptom, but also its other less common, but potentially life-threatening causes. A unique ratings system

Overview

Patients present with symptoms, not diagnoses. That's why this book uses a symptom-based approach to help practitioners correctly identify the conditions encountered in practice. It encourages readers to consider not only the likeliest diagnosis for a given symptom, but also its other less common, but potentially life-threatening causes. A unique ratings system indicates how commonly each symptom, sign, disease pattern, or diagnostic test result is associated with a particular diagnosis, according to the medical literature. The result is a highly efficient, evidence-based source of assistance in reaching fast, confident diagnoses.

• Covers everything from "Abdominal Pain" to "Weakness/Fatigue" using a quick-access alphabetical organization.
• Helps readers to consider not only the likeliest diagnosis for a given symptom, but also its other less common, but potentially life-threatening causes.
• LDiscusses symptoms, signs, workup, and treatment considerations for every diagnosis.
• Utilizes a unique ratings system to indicate how frequently various symptoms, signs, disease patterns, or diagnostic test results are associated with a particular diagnosis, according to the medical literature...to give readers a sense of how conclusive each piece of diagnostic evidence may be.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323018982
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/23/2004
Series:
Signs and Symptoms Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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