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Symptom to Diagnosis An Evidence Based Guide, Third Edition / Edition 3

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Symptom to Diagnosis An Evidence Based Guide, Third Edition / Edition 3

Learn the diagnostic process in internal medicine with this engaging, case-based approach

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Symptom to Diagnosis teaches you an evidence-based, step-by-step process for evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients based on their clinical complaints.By applying this process, you will be able to recognize specific diseases and prescribe the most effective therapy.

Each chapter addresses one common complaint and begins with a case and guidance on how to organize the differential diagnosis. As the case progresses, clinical reasoning is explained in detail. The differential diagnosis for that particular case is summarized in tables that highlight the clinical clues and important testsfor the leading diagnostic hypothesis and alternative diagnostic hypotheses. As the chapter progresses, the pertinent diseases are reviewed. Just as in real life, the case unfolds in a stepwise fashion as tests are performed and diagnoses are confirmed or refuted.

The third edition is enhanced by the addition of five new chapters—Bleeding Disorders, Dysuria, Hematuria, Hypotension, and Sore Throat—as well as a greater emphasis on how to master the process of working from patient level data (signs, symptoms, and laboratory tests). All chapters incorporate the latest research resulting in new and refined approaches to common symptomsencountered in clinical medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071803441
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Edition description: List
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 216,995
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Scott D. C. Stern, MD, FACP; Adam S. Cifu, MD, FACP; Diane Altkorn, MD, FACP ( Chicago, IL) are affiliated with University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

Table of Contents

1. The Diagnostic Process
2. Screening and Health Maintenance
3. Abdominal Pain
4. Acid-Base Abnormalities
5. Aids/HIV
6. Anemia
7. Back Pain
8. Bleeding disorders
9. Cancers, Common
10. Chest Pain
11. Cough, Fever, and Respiratory Infections
12. Delirium and Dementia
13. Diabetes
14. Diarrhea, Acute
15. Dizziness
16. Dyspnea
17. Dysuria
18. Edema
19. Fatigue
20. Gastrointestinal Bleeding
21. Headache
22. Hematuria
23. Hypercalcemia
24. Hypertension
25. Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia
26. Hypotension
27. Jaundice and Abnormal Liver Enzymes
28. Joint Pain
29. Renal Failure, Acute
30. Sore throat
31. Syncope
32. Unintentional Weight Loss
33. Weakness
34. Wheezing and Stridor

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