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Completely revised by new authors, this Fifth Edition presents 100 patient cases designed specifically to prepare students for clinical vignettes on the USMLE Step 1. Each case proceeds from chief complaint through diagnostic workup and treatment and includes buzzwords in history taking, physical examination, laboratory tests, imaging, and pathology.
This edition's cases give greater emphasis to pathogenesis, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, management, and complications and include radiologic images, photographs, tables, and algorithms. A new two-page format encourages students to read the case presentation and formulate an initial diagnosis before turning the page for the answer. The book ends with twenty all-new board-format questions and answers.
PPT DESCRIPTION The all-new Fifth Edition of this Underground Clinical Vignettes volume is a quick study tool for USMLE Step 1 and shelf exams. Each one-page clinical vignette mimics an actual presenting case and follows a standard template covering History, Physical Examination, Labs, Imaging, Treatment, and Discussion. An answer key is provided at the end for self-testing, and 20 board-format questions, with full explanations of right and wrong answers, appear at the end of the book. This edition features all new cases, questions, and answers and enhanced coverage of differential diagnoses. The improved format includes boxes emphasizing high-yield facts, pearls, and mnemonics. A new two-page spread layout allows easier self-testing.