Differential Diagnosis in Internal Medicine: From Symptom to Diagnosis

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Thieme, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 1140 pages
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Proven quality, right up to dateA pragmatic approach to differential diagnosis gives rapid, reliable answers to these questions: Which diseases are likely? What causes them? What are the typical characteristics of these disorders? Do they correspond with the symptoms in question? How can the preliminary diagnosis be confirmed? Siegenthaler's new Differential Diagnosis in Internal Medicine guides the reader through the challenges of differential diagnosis across the spectrum of internal medicine.Practice-orientated learning
  • Identify and understand key symptoms
  • Consider the whole patient in selecting possible diseases
  • Evaluate, exclude or confirm possible diagnoses
  • Make the correct diagnosis using an appropriate diagnostic procedure
  • In experienced handsProfessor Walter Siegenthaler brings decades of international experience in clinical practice, teaching and writing on internal medicine to this new book. The book also benefits from close cooperation with the leaders of the specialist internal medicine departments at the University Hospital Zrich, and of other institutions and disciplines. The generalist and specialist aspects of internal medicine are thereby brought together to enhance the approach to the patient.Your guide to successful diagnosis!The book is directed at medical students, residents in most areas of medicine, practitioners of internal medicine, general practitioners, dermatologists, neurologists and rheumatologists and those involved with the basic subjects in medicine who wish to gain competence and knowledge in internal medicine.From Symptom to Diagnosis
  • Organized by functional system and symptom constellations
  • Covers all fields of internal medicine plus special treatment of subjects dermatology, neurology and rheumatology
  • Typical findings and signs for differentiation of all common, rare and even exotic diseases with pathophysiological background information
  • Nearly 1000 stunning figures and many instructive table-format overviews and differential diagnostic algorithms
  • Differential diagnostic evaluation of common laboratory test results, including step-by-step plans for further diagnosis
  • Learn by tracing the path from symptom to diagnosis, just as the physician encounters the situation in practice!
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    Contents

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    541
    Miliary Tuberculosis
    560
    Collagen Vascular Disease
    563
    Inflammation Parameters
    582
    Lung Cancer
    591
    Arrhythmias
    601
    Volume Overload
    607
    1
    636

    Fever and Swelling of the Face or Neck
    130
    Fever and Neurological Deficits
    136
    17
    159
    Infections in Immunocompromised Persons
    167
    Petechiae and Purpura
    175
    Vesicles and Pustules
    181
    6
    187
    Urticaria
    188
    Fever in Endocrine Disorders
    195
    Ulcers
    198
    1
    205
    Idiopathic and Symptomatic Trigeminal
    216
    Aortic Aneurysm
    219
    Pericarditis and Pericardial Effusion
    240
    8
    267
    Pain Originating from the Stomach and Small
    274
    116
    296
    1
    299
    4
    333
    Osteonecrosis
    355
    12
    364
    Bacterial Skin Infections
    377
    1315
    393
    14
    420
    Hodgkin Lymphoma
    437
    Clinical Approach
    466
    Disorders of the Head and Neck
    473
    Hemoptysis
    493
    Physical or Chemical Pneumonitis
    519
    Postprimary Pulmonary Tuberculosis
    539
    Differential Diagnosis of Heart Failure Due
    655
    Atrioventricular Septal Defect AVSD
    694
    Autoimmune Hepatitis
    761
    Isolated Nonhemolytic Hyperbilirubinemias
    771
    SpaceOccupying Liver Lesions
    795
    Diseases Without Abnormal Findings
    809
    Lymph Nodes
    824
    28
    828
    Renal Hypertension
    859
    Thyroid Gland
    863
    27
    876
    30
    892
    cellular Volume Contraction and Expansion
    899
    Regulation of Renal Acid Excretion
    916
    Disorders of Calcium Homeostasis
    930
    Disorders of Phosphate Homeostasis
    937
    Vertigo Impaired Consciousness
    949
    Cerebral Seizures and Epilepsy
    950
    Differential Diagnosis of Laboratory Test Results
    1012
    Selenium
    1016
    Follicle Stimulating Hormone FSH
    1040
    ProstateSpecific Antigen PSA Free Total
    1057
    162
    1074
    Cardiovascular System
    1075
    Disorders of Primary Hemostasis
    1076
    Cortisol
    1088
    Chest and Lungs
    1094
    Renin
    1098
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    formerly Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland

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