Symptom to Diagnosis An Evidence Based Guide, Third Edition / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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 chaptersBleeding Disorders, Dysuria, Hematuria, Hypotension, and Sore Throatas 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.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing|
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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
7. Back Pain
8. Bleeding disorders
9. Cancers, Common
10. Chest Pain
11. Cough, Fever, and Respiratory Infections
12. Delirium and Dementia
14. Diarrhea, Acute
20. Gastrointestinal Bleeding
25. Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia
27. Jaundice and Abnormal Liver Enzymes
28. Joint Pain
29. Renal Failure, Acute
30. Sore throat
32. Unintentional Weight Loss
34. Wheezing and Stridor