Evidence-based Physical Diagnosis
Diagnose with confidence, knowing that your patient assessments are backed by scientific evidence! This is the only clinical reference that takes an evidence-based approach to the physical examination. Best of all, it does so in a remarkably easy-to-reference manner - making it simple to find the available scientific evidence concerning the diagnostic significance and accuracy of your examination findings. This 2nd Edition has been updated to reflect the latest advances in the science of physical examination, and expanded to include many new topics.
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Diagnostic Accuracy of Physical Findings
Using the Tables in This Book
Reliability of Physical Findings
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abdominal abnormal acute anisocoria Ann Intern aortic regurgitation aortic stenosis apex apical impulse Arch Intern argues arterial atrial auscultation auscultatory beat bedside breath sounds cardiac Cardiol carotid causes Chapter chronic Clin CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE clinician crackles cuff Cushing's syndrome cyanosis Detecting diagnosis Diagnostic standard diastolic dilated disorders early diastolic EBM Box elevated Engl fever finding absent finding present gait goiter heart failure heart sound Horner's syndrome hypertension hypothyroidism increase JAMA jugular Korotkoff Korotkoff sounds left ventricular likelihood ratio LR liver LR if finding maneuver measurements mitral regurgitation mitral stenosis mitral valve movement muscle myocardial infarction neck veins negative LR normal obstructive palpable palpation patients percussion pericardial physical signs pneumonia positive LR Predicting Present Absent pulmonary embolism pulse pulsus paradoxus pupil pupillary Ratio if Finding respiration respiratory sensitivity sternal stethoscope supraclavicular systolic blood pressure systolic murmurs tachycardia thyroid tricuspid regurgitation Valsalva venous pressure ventricle