Textbook of Physical Diagnosis: History and Examination With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 7

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Derive the maximum diagnostic information from interviewing and examining patients with Textbook of Physical Diagnosis. Employing a compassionate, humanistic approach, Dr. Swartz explores how cultural differences can influence communication, diet, family relationships, and health practices and beliefs, and demonstrates that your interpersonal awareness is just as essential in physical diagnosis as your level of technical skill. This medical reference book features numerous high-quality color images, an easy-to-use design, and detailed descriptions of exam techniques, making it an essential guide for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

• Learn about special considerations
related to patient’s unique situations, such as cultural differences, nutritional status, and overall health, which may affect your approach to their treatment.
Understand the causes of the symptoms you encounter with Pathophysiology explanations.
Easily review illustrated components with abundant color photographs capturing the true appearance of various diseases.
Access coverage of complementary and alternative medicine so you can be alerted to the clinical implications of these increasingly popular modalities.

• Provide the best medical care through the art of interviewing and physical examination
with the most recent coverage of relevant physical diagnosis standards and tests, as well as detailed discussions of key exam techniques.
Reference information on-the-go. Several chapters have been moved online, resulting in a more portable and concise print edition that focuses on core material.
View examination techniques and clinical presentations more clearly than ever before with help from high-quality color images, over 900 photographs, and line art supplementing the detailed text.
Stream more than 6 hours of in-depth video, review online-only chapters, and reference the entire contents online at Student Consult.
Gain in-context access to online videos using your smartphone by scanning accompanying QR codes located throughout the text, covering step-by-step key aspects of the physical examination for adults, newborns, toddlers, as well as important interviewing scenarios.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is an outstanding introductory text for anyone beginning to learn how to conduct a patient interview and perform a physical diagnosis. While there have been numerous books on this topic, and some that have been available for generations, this clearly is one of the very best currently available.

With a limited budget, this is the one book that is worth the price, considering the companion website with the added illustrations. It is an absolute must for every medical library and a tremendous addition for the experienced clinician. Weighted Numerical Score: 100 - 5 Stars!" - Doody's Reviews

"If, as it has been said, a picture is worth a thousand words, this text is worth at least a quarter of a million."

- JAMA, September 2009

Reviewed by Linda Pinsky, MD

University of Washington

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This seventh edition of a book on patient diagnosis is a major rewrite of previous editions, incorporating much of the literature on evidence-based physical examination.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive book detailing the proper way to interview a patient to elicit and symptoms and past medical history and to perform a physical examination that helps develop a differential diagnosis. This is an excellent book supporting this investigation.
Audience: Clearly, this book focuses on learners, whether they are medical students, nursing students, or students of any of the ancillary disciplines.
Features: A significant portion of the book is dedicated to interviewing the patient and includes discussions about the use of interpreters and the possible responses from patients. The physical examination section is organized into the traditional organ system approach. Each chapter has a subsection on the clinicopathological correlations, which gives this book a unique advantage over others. The graphics are extraordinarily well presented in full color. The full text is available on the Inkling website and is simple to use on both a laptop and a smartphone. This web-based version has additional chapters on diversity, complementary and alternative medicine and the assessment of nutritional status.
Assessment: This is an extremely valuable, updated edition of a previously very helpful and informative book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323221481
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/10/2014
  • Edition description: Student
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 848
  • Sales rank: 269,621
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I The Art of Interviewing

Chapter 1 The Interviewer’s Questions

Chapter 2 The Patient’s Responses

Chapter 3 Caring for Patients in a Culturally Diverse Society

Chapter 4 Understanding Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Chapter 5 Assessment of Nutritional Status

Chapter 6 Putting the History Together

Section II The Science of the Physical Examination

Chapter 7 The Physical Examination

Chapter 8 The Skin

Chapter 9 The Head and Neck

Chapter 10 The Eye

Chapter 11 The Ear and Nose

Chapter 12 The Oral Cavity and Pharynx

Chapter 13 The Chest

Chapter 14 The Heart

Chapter 15 The Peripheral Vascular System

Chapter 16 The Breast

Chapter 17 The Abdomen

Chapter 18 Male Genitalia and Hernias

Chapter 19 Female Genitalia

Chapter 20 The Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 21 The Nervous System

Chapter 22 Putting the Examination Together

Section III Evaluation of Specific Patients

Chapter 23 The Pregnant Patient

Chapter 24 The Pediatric Patient

Chapter 25 The Geriatric Patient

Chapter 26 The Acutely Ill Patient

Section IV Putting the Data to Work

Chapter 27 Diagnostic Reasoning in Physical Diagnosis

Chapter 28 The Clinical Record

Chapter 29 Focusing on the Focused History and Physical Examination


Appendix A Commonly Abused Drugs

Appendix B Signs and Symptoms in Deficiency States

Appendix C Conversion Tables

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