Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis
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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History taking skills and imagination
Physical examination skills and leads
Gl and GU symptoms
General examination physical signs
Respiratory physical signs
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abdominal pain abnormal Acute anaemia artery barium bilateral bilirubin biopsy bleeding blood bowel carcinoma cardiac cause cervical chest pain chronic clinical colonoscopy Confirmed cough cranial nerve lesions CT or MRI CT scan CXR showing diabetes diagnoses and typical diarrhoea differential diagnoses dilated dipstick disease drug history dysphagia echocardiogram examination facial fever findings finger fluid haematuria haemorrhage headache heart hepatitis hepatomegaly histology hypertension infarction infection jaundice joint liver liver function tests localised lung lymphadenopathy Management OHCM Mangement OHCS mass motor neurone movement MRI scan appearance muscle neck nephropathy nerve conduction studies neurological node nodule normal obstruction oedema oesophagogastroscopy OHCS onset opacity past medical history patient pelvic percussion peripheral pleural posterior pulmonary pulse rectal reflexes renal response rheumatoid factor sensation serum signs sputum stenosis Suggested swelling symptoms syndrome tenderness thyroid trauma treatment tumour typical outline evidence ulcers ultrasound scan unilateral upper urine viral vomiting weight loss X-ray