Common Medical Diagnoses: An Algorithmic Approach

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Saunders Elsevier, 2006 - Medical - 242 pages
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Your time is short. The faster you can accurately diagnose each patient, the more people you can help every day. This resource enables you to reach a positive diagnosis quickly and confidently! For any set of symptoms, straightforward algorithms guide you from a complete list of differential diagnoses through the appropriate clinical and laboratory tests to a definitive identification. Since this book is organized by body system and by presenting sign-rather than by specific diagnosis-it's easy to look up the guidance you need for each patient. Plus, page references to widely used medical texts make additional information simple to find. Inside this 4th Edition, you'll find several completely new algorithms, plus comprehensive updates throughout that reflect the very latest diagnostic approaches.

  • Saves you time with clear, concise algorithms for diagnosing common medical disorders
  • Emphasizes the most cost-effective diagnostic options.
  • Focuses on the most common medical diagnoses.
  • Presents information by system, presenting signs/symptoms and lab results, consistent with the way a disorder is diagnosed in practice.
  • Provides easy reference to major texts for further reading on treatment information.

  • Includes new Algorithms on heart failure and diagnostic testing to keep you current.
  • Updates each algorithm with the most current clinical practice guidelines.
  • Incorporates new, more colourful images.

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