Symptom to Diagnosis An Evidence Based Guide, Third Edition (Lange Medical Books)


Symptom to Diagnosis An Evidence Based Guide, Third Edition (Lange Medical Books) Author Scott Stern
ISBN-10 0071803440
ISBN-13 9780071803441
Year 2014-10-28
Pages 592
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
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Learn the diagnostic process in internal medicine with this engaging case based approach 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 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 The third edition is enhanced by the addition of five new chapters Bleeding Disorders Dysuria Hematuria Hypotension and Sore Throat as 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 symptoms encountered in clinical medicine

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