The Washington Manual Outpatient Medicine Survival Guide

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Written by Washington University house staff and faculty, this pocket-sized survival guide provides all the essential information that every intern needs from Day 1 in the outpatient clinic. The book covers the most common diseases and situations encountered in an outpatient setting and includes sections on key history and physical examination findings, and red flags to look for. Content includes algorithms, common calls and complaints, key points on most common problems, essentials of "what not to miss" and "when to refer/call for help," and "what to tell the patient."

The Washington ManualĀ® Outpatient Medicine Survival Guide is also available electronically for handheld computers. See PDA listing for details.

The Washington ManualĀ® is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.

Written by Washington University house staff and faculty, this pocket-sized survival guide provides all the essential information that every intern needs from Day 1 in the outpatient clinic. The book covers the most common diseases and situations encountered in an outpatient setting and includes sections on key history and physical examination findings, and red flags to look for. Content includes algorithms, common calls and complaints, key points on most common problems, essentials of "what not to miss" and "when to refer/call for help," and "what to tell the patient." The Washington Manual(R) Outpatient Medicine Survival Guide is also available electronically for handheld computers. See PDA listing for details. The Washington Manual(R) is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.

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Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
Chairman's Note
Series Preface
Preface
Key to Abbreviations
1 Keys to Survival 1
2 Approach to the Outpatient Setting 2
3 Tools of the Trade 7
4 Telephone Triage 11
5 Test Interpretation 15
6 Useful Formulae 24
7 Health Maintenance and Preventive Medicine 28
8 Cardiology 46
9 Dermatology 79
10 Endocrinology 93
11 Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases 114
12 Geriatrics 129
13 Gastroenterology 140
14 Hematology 159
15 Infectious Diseases 166
16 Men's Health 187
17 Neurology 194
18 Ophthalmology 205
19 Orthopedics 211
20 Psychiatry 235
21 Pulmonary 241
22 Renal Diseases 268
23 Women's Health 282
24 Miscellaneous Subjects 301
25 Procedures 328
App. A: Patient Data Tracking Form 334
Index 335
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