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Overview

This is a book of self-assessment questions based on the current medical literature, with full references to recent papers and full explanatory answers. The questions are based on research papers and reflect the increasing importance of basic science in clinical medicine. The book contains useful appendices to assist candidates in their exam preparation. For the Second Edition the format of the questions will be a mixture of true/false multiple-choice questions, best of five questions and viva-style questions, thus making the book suitable not just for the new format of the MRCP Part 1 exam but also for the PACES clinical exam.

• An outline format helps readers find information quickly.

• "Hints and Tips" boxes offer advice on how to remember key content.

• Features page tabs for quick navigation.

• A wealth of 2-color illustrations bring the material to life.

• Authored by house officers who have inside knowledge of exactly what information is needed on a day-to-day basis.

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"A neat little book...fact filled...a compact and focused format"Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London and stimulating. Very instructive makes revision for the MRCP easy and interesting ...An absolutely excellent book...Very up to date medical information good for keeping abreast of the recent medical developments"Readers comments on Update for the MRCP
forbidding review of everything new and obscure in medicine is the new Beynon essential reading for those who want to get the MRCP first time."Reader s comment on Amazon.co.uk:
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443073335
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/17/2003
  • Series: MRCP Study Guides Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Clinical Lecturer in Ageing and Health, Section of Ageing and Health, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, and Royal Victoria Hospital, Dundee, UK

Department of Cardiology, Papworth Hospital, Cambridgeshire, UK

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Table of Contents

Endocrinology
Acromegaly
Thizolidinediones in diabetes
Type 1 diabetes
Thyroid function tests
Autoimmune polyendocrinopathy
Obesity
Diabetes therapy
Hypertension in diabetes
Hypercortisolaemia
The Barker hypothesis

Respiratory
Asthma
Bronchial carcinoma
Non-invasive ventilation
Inflammation and asthma
Obstructive sleep apnoea
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Primary pulmonary hypertension
Community-acquired pneumonia
Tuberculosis
Pulmonary embolism

Dermatology
Psoriasis
Pigmented lesions
Management of psoriasis
Eczema
Pruritus
Chronic venous ulceration

Clinical pharmacology
Angiotensin II receptor blockers
Botulinum toxin
Leptin
Potassium
Cocaine use
Endothelial function
Endothelin
Complementary medicine
Drugs and surgery
Drugs of abuse
Bupropion
Oxidative stress and antioxidants
COX II inhibitors
Hypertension
Acute mountain sickness

Psychiatry
Alcohol dependency
St John's wort
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Delirium
Nicotine addiction
Psychosis
Lithium toxicity
Psychiatric drugs and weight gain
Depression in older people
Dementia

Miscellaneous
Visual impairment in older people
Thyroid eye disease
Sexually transmitted diseases
Driving and the DVLA

Infectious diseases
Antibiotic resistance
Influenza
Lyme disease
The systemic inflammatory response syndrome
Microbes, cancer and chronic diseases
Severe sepsis and protein C
Viral infections in pregnancy
Infection in the homeless and intravenous drug users
Anthrax
Arboviruses
Meningococcal disease

Gastroenterology
Helicobacter pylori
Pancreatic cancer
Microsatellite instability in colorectal cancer
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
Genetics of inflammatory bowel disease
Screening for colorectal cancer
Oesophageal cancer
Crohn's disease
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
Hepatitis C virus

Nephrology
Diabetic nephropathy
Renal stones
Anaemia in chronic renal failure
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
Renal vasculitis
Treatment of early diabetic nephropathy
Transplant failure
Transplant immunosuppression
Membranous glomerulonephritis
Renal cell carcinoma

Genetics
Proteomics
DNA microarrays
The cell cycle

Immunology
Intravenous immune globulin
Monoclonal antibodies
Pathogenesis of autoimmune disease
Immunotherapy for cancer
Regulatory T cells
Vaccine development

Cardiology
Aldosterone receptor blockade
Cardiac resynchronisation therapy
Statin therapy
Clopidogrel
Asymptomatic aortic stenosis
Exercise training in chronic heart failure
Treatment of ventricular tachycardia
Drug-eluting stents
Driving following loss of consciousness
Vitamin E in arterial disease
Genetics of dilated cardiomyopathy

Rheumatology
Rheumatoid arthritis
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
Myositis
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Glucosamine
Ankylosing spondylitis
Gout
Temporal arteritis
Pseudogout
Reactive arthritis

Epidemiology
Confounding
Observational studies
Homocysteine and ischaemic heart disease

Neurology
Paraneoplastic syndromes
Inflammatory neuropathies
Subarachnoid haemorrhage
Epileptic seizures
Genetics of neurological disease
Multiple sclerosis
Emergency neurology
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Parkinson's disease
Reversible causes of dementia

Haematology
Blood transfusion
Haemolytic-uraemic syndrome/thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
Deep venous thrombosis
Thalassaemias
Stem cell transplantation

Molecular biology
Biofilms
Apoptosis
Oxidative phosphorylation
Selenium
Angiogenesis
Mechanisms of bone turnover
Biology of the senses
Channelopathies
Antimicrobial peptides
Molecular biology of hypoxia
Hypocretin/orexin

Oncology
Therapy for malignant gliomas
Estrogen and breast cancer
Hypercalcaemia of malignancy
Non-small cell lung cancer
Second malignancy after chemotherapy and radiotherapy

References
List of Abbreviations
Index

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