Symptom to Diagnosis, An Evidence Based Guide Second Edition / Edition 2

Symptom to Diagnosis, An Evidence Based Guide Second Edition / Edition 2

by Scott Stern, Adam Cifu, Diane Altkorn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071496130

ISBN-13: 9780071496131

Pub. Date: 09/16/2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

An engaging case-based approach to learning the diagnostic process in internal medicine

"All clinicians caring for patients, from medical students to residents and attending physicians, are the intended audience. The book is well written for all levels, and the authors are well-respected educators and experts in the field. 3 Stars."—Doody's Review Service

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Overview

An engaging case-based approach to learning the diagnostic process in internal medicine

"All clinicians caring for patients, from medical students to residents and attending physicians, are the intended audience. The book is well written for all levels, and the authors are well-respected educators and experts in the field. 3 Stars."—Doody's Review Service

Symptom to Diagnosis teaches you an evidence-based, step-by-step process for evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients based on their clinical complaints. By applying this process you will be able to recognize specific diseases and prescribe the most effective therapy.

Each chapter is built around a common patient complaint that illustrates essential concepts and provides insight into the process by which the differential diagnosis is identified.

Coverage for each disease includes:

  • Textbook Presentation: offers a concise statement of the common or classic presentation of the particular disease
  • Disease Highlights: covers the most pertinent epidemiologic and pathophysiologic information for the disease
  • Evidence-Based Diagnosis: reviews the accuracy of the history, physical exam, laboratory and radiologic tests for the disease. In this unique section, the author points out the findings that help you “rule in” or “rule out” the various diseases.
  • Treatment: details the basics of therapy for the disease discussed

Filled with algorithms, summary tables, and questions that direct evaluation, Symptom to Diagnosis is a true must read before your first clinical encounter.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071496131
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
09/16/2009
Series:
LANGE Clinical Medicine Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. The Diagnostic Process

2. Screening & Health Maintenance

3. Abdominal Pain

4. Acid-Base Abnormalities

5. AIDS/HIV Infection

6. Anemia

7. Back Pain

8. Chest Pain

9. Cough, Fever, and Respiratory Infections

10. Delirium and Dementia

11. Diabetes

12. Diarrhea, Acute

13. Dizziness

14. Dyspnea

15. Edema

16. Fatigue

17. Gastrointestinal Bleeding

18. Headache

19. Hypercalcemia

20. Hypertension

21. Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia

22. Jaundice and Abnormal Liver Enzymes

23. Joint Pain

24. Rashes

25. Renal Failure, Acute

26. Syncope

27. Weight Loss, Involuntary

28. Wheezing and stridor

Index

Color Insert appears between pages 404 and 405

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