Patient Encounters: The internal medicine work-up

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Brian T. Garibaldi
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010 - Medical - 445 pages
Patient Encounters: The Internal Medicine Work-Up provides practical, how-to guidance for medical students approaching patients for the first time in a new internal medicine rotation. This pocket-sized book covers most common conditions encountered in the internal medicine clerkship and focuses on the important stages or timelines in the patient encounter. The book identifies pertinent positives, negatives, and alert conditions in the history and physical examination; provides guidance on working up the patient, including appropriate diagnostic studies and procedures; explains the rationale behind clinical decision making; and provides diagnosis-based, evidence-based, high-yield, peer-reviewed journal references.
 

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Contents

Special Circumstances
416
Acute Pancreatitis 265
440
Introduction
465
Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding 301
482
Metabolic Acidosis 331
544
Preparing the Writeup and Presenting
624
Cardiology
636
Systolic Heart Failure 37
645
Hyperkalemia 346
659
Pulmonary Hypertension and Right
674
Syncope 120
691
Hypertensive Crisis 67
699
Pulmonology
720
Pulmonary Embolism 153
727
Endocarditis 234
791
HIVAIDS in Hospitalized Patients 251
824

Valvular Heart Disease 110
650

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