Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis (Google eBook)

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Mar 19, 2012 - Medical - 736 pages
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Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis helps you choose the diagnostic approaches that have been proven most effective! Dr. Steven McGee puts the most current evidence at your fingertips, equipping you to easily select the best test for diagnosing a given condition and understand the diagnostic significance and accuracy of your findings. A remarkably easy-to-reference organization makes it simple to find the answers you need.

  • Quickly review the history, pathogenesis, examination technique, and interpretation of physical findings for all areas of the body thanks to a very reader-friendly outline format, including more than 90 "EBM boxes" and accompanying "EBM ruler" illustrations.
  • Get expert advice from Dr. Steven McGee, an internationally respected authority in physical examination and assessment, pain management, and education in general internal medicine.
  • See exactly which studies document the significance of various findings thanks to thousands of up-to-date references.
  • Apply the latest knowledge on hot topics such as the value of physical examination in taking care of the ICU patient, accurately diagnosing the etiology of systolic murmurs, diagnosing osteoarthritis and acute vertigo in the dizzy patient, diagnosing hemorrhagic stroke, and diagnosing pleural effusions.
  • Implement the most current evidence-based approaches for evaluating stance and gait, Schamroth’s sign (for clubbing), dementia, prediction of falls, hepatopulmonary syndrome, atrial fibrillation, relative bradycardia, tourniquet test (for dengue infections), acute stroke, and pleural effusion.
  • Assess the pretest probability of disease, given particular signs or symptoms, with new at-a-glance tables.
  • Make effective decisions thanks to updated content throughout, including new EBM boxes covering over 250 recent studies on physical diagnosis-ensuring that all diagnostic information (i.e., sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios) is up to date.
  

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User Review  - corrado - Borders

Pros: compilation of the evidence supporting physical examination signs in medicine Cons: not as comprehensive as I would like but the evidence is obviously limited finally adding medical evidence to physical diagnosis. A great book to use on the teaching wards Read full review

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User Review  - Travis - Goodreads

Very interesting, but very dense. I haven't finished it, but I use it as a reference. Read full review

Contents

UNDERSTANDING THE EVIDENCE
7
GENERALAPPEARANCEOF THE PATIENT
41
VITAL SIGNS
94
HEAD AND NECK
160
THE LUNGS
228
SELECTED PULMONARY DISORDERS
270
THE HEART
292
SELECTED CARDIAC DISORDERS
371
ABDOMEN
424
EXTREMITIES
457
NEUROLOGIC EXAMINATION
511
SELECTED NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS
617
EXAMINATION IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
644
Appendix Likelihood Ratios Confidence Intervals and Pretest Probability
651
Index
697
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