Symptom to Diagnosis An Evidence Based Guide 4th Edition
Symptom to Diagnosis An Evidence Based Guide Fourth Edition:
“This book is a tremendous asset for students and residents learning to develop their diagnostic skills. It can also be useful as a refresher for established clinicians when the more common diagnoses are not the cause of a patient’s complaints.”
An engaging case-based approach to learning the diagnostic process in internal medicine
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Symptom to Diagnosis, Fourth Edition teaches an evidence-based, step-by-step process for evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients based on their clinical complaints. By applying this process clinicians will be able to recognize specific diseases and prescribe the most effective therapy.
Each chapter is built around a common patient complaint that illustrates essential concepts and provides insight into the process by which the differential diagnosis is identified. 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 tests for 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.
Completely updated to reflect the latest research in clinical medicine, this fourth edition is enhanced by algorithms, summary tables, questions that direct evaluation, and an examination of recently developed diagnostic tools and guidelines. Clinical pearls are featured in every chapter. Coverage for each disease includes: Textbook Presentation, Disease Highlights, Evidence-Based Diagnosis, and Treatment.
∗ eText ISBN: 1260121127, 978-1260121124, 9781260121124
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1. Diagnostic Process
2. Screening and Health Maintenance
3. Abdominal Pain
4. Acid-Base Abnormalities
5. AIDS/HIV Infection
7. Back Pain
8. Bleeding Disorders
9. Chest Pain
10. Cough, Fever, and Respiratory Infections
11. Delirium and Dementia
13. Diarrhea, Acute
19. GI Bleeding
24. Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia
26. Jaundice and Abnormal Liver Enzymes
27. Joint Pain
28. Kidney Injury, Acute
30. Sore Throat
32. Unintentional Weight Loss
33. Wheezing and Stridor