Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
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- Oxford University Press, USA
"Modern medicine is highly complex and investigations are a key part of the diagnostic process. With major advances in technology there are thousands of clinical and laboratory tests available. The 'Oxford Handbook of Clinical & Laboratory Investigation' provides a patient-oriented approach to investigation where key symptoms and signs are described along with tests that may be of value in reaching a diagnosis. The remainder of the Handbook is specialty-centered and provides a comprehensive review of all available tests within a given subject. Contributors are all active clinicians who are engaged in medical practice, who appreciate the problems faced by junior doctors. The Handbook should also be of value to senior medical students, and who will soon be on the wards and responsible for ordering tests on their patients."
About the Author
Drew Provan, Honorary Reader in Autoimmune Haematology, Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Dr Provan is currently Honorary Reader in Autoimmune Haematology at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He studied molecular genetics at Leicester University before studying medicine. After junior medical posts in the UK, I undertook research at The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute from 1993-4 on an American Traveling fellowship awarded by the Medical Research Council.
As a general haematologist, his main area of interest within the field of haematology is immunohaematology which includes diseases such as autoimmune thrombocytopenia (ITP), neutropenia and haemolytic anaemia.
He has written several medical books including Molecular Haematology (Blackwell Science), Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology and Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, and the ABC of Clinical Haematology (BMJ books).
Table of Contents
|Symbols & abbreviations||xi|
|Introduction: Approach to investigations||xix|
|Part 1||The patient|
|1||Symptoms and signs||3|
|2||Endocrinology and metabolism||99|
|5||Infectious & tropical diseases||257|
|11||Poisoning and overdose||459|