Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis

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Oxford University Press, 2006 - Medical - 702 pages
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The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis helps the reader to interpret symptoms, physical signs and initial test results and to allow students (or doctors not familiar with all aspects of medicine) to arrive at diagnoses logically and to explain their reasoning confidently. The book starts with a review of the techniques of history taking and examination, with hints on how to interpret the information and practical advice on the diagnostic process. The bulk of the book is divided by body system and describes the findings that can emerge at each stage of the assessmentprocess. The main differential diagnoses of significant findings are given as a starting point for the diagnostic reasoning process. With each diagnosis is listed the findings which suggests that the diagnosis might be present and the evidence which confirms the diagnosis. This unique book concentrates entirely on the diagnosis, referring readers to the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine and Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties for management information. It will also train readers to describe the diagnosis and reasoning behind it to a patient, relative, peer,or senior colleague.
 

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Contents

History taking skills and imagination
1
Physical examination skills and leads
27
Cardiorespiratory symptoms
63
Gl and GU symptoms
99
Neurological symptoms
181
Joint symptoms
201
General examination physical signs
229
Cardiovascular signs
321
Gl and GU signs
407
Psychiatric signs
491
Neurological signs
505
Pathology tests
593
Chest Xray appearances
631
Thinking about diagnosis
655
Index
687
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Respiratory physical signs
367

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Huw Llewelyn is at Formerly Honorary Consultant Physician, King's college Hospital, London, UK. Hock Aun Ang is at Clinical Lecturer, Penang Medical College (a partnership with RCSI and UCD in Dublin); Consultant Diabetologist and Endocrinologist, Penang, Malaysia.

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