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Fully revised for its third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis provides a concise and practical summary of the reasoning processes behind clear and confident diagnosis. The handbook is set out systematically with symptoms and signs through each specialty, and includes a detailed description of the basis of logical evidence-based differential diagnosis. This new edition has been updated with more straightforward diagrams as well as brand new images to help aid understanding. Including rarer diagnoses alongside common conditions, and vital information about longer-term management alongside the initial treatments, this handbook will ensure your excellence and confidence no matter what signs and symptoms your patient presents with. Providing practical help when dealing with problems outside your area of expertise or with unforeseen situations, you can be sure that this handbook will be the reader's perfect companion to sharp and self-assured diagnoses throughout their medical career. Provides practical help when dealing with problems outside your field of expertise, and with unforeseen situations Describes the reasoning processes used to arrive at diagnosis and how to explain a rationale to colleagues, patients, and relatives Aids in developing essential skills for all medical professionals New to this edition Includes vital information on initial and longer-term treatments after diagnosis Provides rarer diagnoses alongside common presenting problems Additional images now included to aid understanding Huw Llewelyn, Formerly Consultant Physician; Honorary Departmental Fellow, Kings College Hospital, London; Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion, UK, Hock Aun Ang, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine; Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Penang Medical College; Seberang Jaya Hospital, Penang, Malaysia, Keir Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Medicine; Honorary Consultant Physician, Swansea University; Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, UK, and Anees Al-Abdullah, General Practitioner, Meddygfa Minafon, Kidweli, Carmarthenshire, UK Review(s) from previous edition "It is pitched perfectly for the student studying for undergraduate clinical exams and for the general practice specialist training knowledge test. It would also serve as a helpful aide memoir for doctors dealing with a patient presenting with a problem outside their speciality. - British Journal of Hospital Medicine "The idea is brilliant — take symptoms, signs, and examination findings, and suggest the most likely diagnosis. Then discuss how best to confirm it...once again OUP have come up trumps with another fine addition to the handbook family." - Dr Jeremy Sagar, Univadis "Whether you use its easy layout and concise size as a quick reference on wards or as a key text on those differential diagnosis questions in your private study, this book aims to help you come to terms with one of the hardest skills known to medical students." - Steve Knight, Year 4 Intercalating Student, Leicesterscrubs.com "...not only does this book provide clearly headed pages of presenting complaints together with lists of their possible differentials - its layout is specifically designed in such a way to make you consistently mimic that used by clinicians on wards everyday...The usefulness of this book to your clinical years, combined with your OHCM, shouldn't be underestimated" - Steve Knight, Fourth Year Intercalating student, Leicesterscrubs.com "a beneficial addition to any medical ward either at the nurses' station or in the doctors' office...would recommend this book for consultation at ward level." - AS Fitzpatrick, Marchall Riley CONTENTS 1: The diagnostic process 2: Interpreting the history and examination 3: General and endocrine symptoms and physical signs 4: Skin symptoms and physical signs 5: Cardiovascular symptoms and physical signs 6: Respiratory symptoms and physical signs 7: Gastrointestinal symptoms and physical signs 8: Urological and gynaecological symptoms and physical signs 9: Joint, limb, and back symptoms and physical signs 10: Psychiatric and neurological symptoms and physical signs 11: Laboratory tests 12: Chest x-rays 13: Making the diagnostic process evidence-based
Oxford University Press
30 september 2014
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