Clinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Dec 30, 2009 - Medical - 480 pages
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The sixth edition of Clinical Examination continues to serve all medical trainees with a clear explanation of history taking and clinical examination. Set out systematically, this best selling textbook has comprehensive coverage of the skills necessary for clinically evaluating patients. Thoroughly evidence based and referenced, in full colour with superior artwork and design, the book comes with free and complete access to Student Consult.

  • Student Consult - full online access
  • full colour with superior artwork and design
  • evidence-based
    • Coverage of ENT and Ophthalmology
    • Expanded history taking sections with new differential diagnosis tables
    • More anatomy content and illustrations
    • Expanded evidence based medicine references - the only physical examination trainees book with detailed references; new section on inter-observer variability and kappa values
    • New material on DVD includes OSCEs, ECGs and an imaging library.


    The book is written for the clinical skills subject of the medical curriculum. Medical schools teach this at varying stages, some introducing the subject in the beginning years (graduate medical schools years 1 & 2) and others at year 3 (traditional/hybrid curricula, usually 5 or 6 years). Specialty Colleges and RACP teach a clinical skills subject in the early part of basic training which takes place after PGY1 & 2.
     

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    Contents

    Correlation of physical signs and rheumatological disease
    The endocrine history
    The endocrine examination
    Questions to ask the patient with suspected hyperthyroidism
    Questions to ask the patient with suspected hypothyroidism
    Questions to ask the patient with suspected Cushings syndrome
    Questions to ask the patient with suspected hyperparathyroidism
    Questions to ask the patient with suspected hypocalcaemia

    Introductory questions
    The presenting principal symptom
    History of the presenting illness
    The systems review
    The past history
    The social and personal history
    The family history
    Systems review
    Skills in history taking
    Taking a good history
    The differential diagnosis
    Fundamental considerations when taking the history
    Personal history taking
    Crosscultural history taking
    The uncooperative or difficult patient and the history
    History taking for the maintenance of good health
    The elderly patient
    Evidencebased history taking and differential diagnosis
    The clinical assessment
    Concluding the interview
    First impressions
    Vital signs
    Facies
    Weight body habitus and posture
    Hydration
    The hands and nails
    Temperature
    Smell
    Preparing the patient for examination
    Evidencebased clinical examination
    The cardiovascular history
    Questions to ask the patient with palpitations
    Questions to ask about possible cardiovascular risk factors
    Questions to ask the patient with hypertension
    Examination anatomy
    The cardiovascular examination
    Correlation of physical signs and cardiovascular disease
    Questions to ask the patient with a heart murmur
    a systematic approach
    Summary
    The respiratory history
    Questions to ask the breathless patient
    The respiratory examination
    Correlation of physical signs and respiratory disease Table 519
    The chest Xray
    Summary
    The gastrointestinal history
    The gastrointestinal examination
    Rectal examination Figure 633
    Examination of the gastrointestinal contents
    Urinalysis
    Examination of the acute abdomen
    Correlation of physical signs and gastrointestinal disease
    Summary
    The genitourinary history
    Questions to ask the patient with renal failure or suspected renal disease
    Questions to ask the dialysis patient
    The genitourinary examination
    The urine
    Male genitalia
    Pelvic examination
    Summary
    The haematological history
    The haematological examination
    Examination of the peripheral blood film
    Correlation of physical signs and haematological disease
    Summary
    The rheumatological history
    Examination anatomy
    The rheumatological examination
    Questions to ask the diabetic patient
    Summary
    The neurological history
    Questions to ask the nonaphasic patient with a possible stroke or transient ischaemic attack
    Questions to ask the patient with a possible neurological problem
    Questions to ask the patient with headache
    Questions to ask the patient with syncope or dizziness
    The neurological examination
    Questions to ask the patient with muscle weakness
    Correlation of physical signs and neurological disease
    The unconscious patient
    Summary
    Obtaining the history
    The mental state examination
    The diagnosis
    The eyes
    The ears
    The nose
    The throat
    History
    Examination
    The dermatological history
    Questions to ask the patient with a rash
    Examination anatomy
    General principles of physical examination of the skin
    How to approach the clinical diagnosis of a lump
    Correlation of physical signs and skin disease
    Questions to ask the patient with a blistering eruption
    Questions to ask the patient with pustular lesions
    The nails
    Summary
    Pyrexia of unknown origin PUO
    General questions to ask the patient with a fever
    HIV infection and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome AIDS
    History
    Physical examination PE
    Problem list and plans
    Continuation notes
    Presentation
    The hands and arms
    The face
    The front of the neck
    The abdomen
    Completing the examination
    The history
    The examination
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