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Macleod's clinical diagnosis

Author: Alan Japp; Colin Robertson; Iain Hennessey; John Macleod
Publisher: London : Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2013.
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Macleod's Clinical Diagnosis is an innovative new book complementing its companion sister textbook, the internationally-respected Macleod's Clinical Examination. It is a practical manual of clinical assessment that describes how common presenting problems are evaluated and diagnosed in modern clinical practice. This book will be an invaluable resource for senior medical students and junior doctors as they attempt to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Japp, Alan.
Macleod's Clinical Diagnosis.
London : Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Japp; Colin Robertson; Iain Hennessey; John Macleod
ISBN: 9780702051227 0702051225 9780702035432 0702035432
OCLC Number: 882777781
Notes: Further assessment of chronic confusion.
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations
Contents: Front cover; Macleod's Clinical Diagnosis; Copyright page; Preface; Acknowledgements; Figure sources; Contributors; Table of Contents; Abbreviations; 1 Principles of clinical assessment; 1 What's in a diagnosis?; From differential diagnosis to final diagnosis; Probability and risk; Special situations; Medically unexplained symptoms; Treatment before diagnosis; The patient who comes with a diagnosis; 2 Assessing patients:; Introduction; Rapid assessment of the sick patient; Routine assessment of the stable patient: The full clinical assessment; The history; The clinical examination. Additional stepsBasic investigations; Approach to the frail, elderly patient; Specific tips for assessment of the elderly/frail patient; Inspection; 3 The diagnostic process; Diagnostic methods; Pattern recognition; Probability analysis; A different approach: Tailored diagnostic guides; How to use the diagnostic guides; 2 Assessment of common presenting problems; 4 Abdominal pain; Acute abdominal pain; Key questions; What are the characteristics of the pain?; Is there a systemic inflammatory response?; Chronic/episodic abdominal pain; Gastroduodenal disorders; Gallstones; Pancreatic pain. Mesenteric ischaemiaInflammatory bowel disease; Colon cancer; Functional disorders; Renal tract disorders; Gynaecological conditions; Other diagnostic possibilities; 5 Breast lump; Breast cancer; Breast abscess; Fibroadenoma; Fibrocystic change; Fat necrosis; Other causes; Male breast disease; 6 Chest pain; Acute chest pain; Acute coronary syndromes (ACS); Aortic dissection; Pulmonary embolism; Acute pericarditis; Gastro-oesophageal disorders; Pneumothorax; Pneumonia; Musculoskeletal problems; Anxiety; Other causes; Intermittent chest pain; Angina pectoris; Gastro-oesophageal disorders. Musculoskeletal disordersAsthma; Anxiety; Further assessment of NSTEMI/unstable angina; Step 1 Identify critically unwell patients; Step 2 Consider all potential factors contributing to myocardial ischaemia; Step 3 Identify high-risk patients; Step 4 Use cardiac biomarkers to differentiate unstable angina from NSTEMI; Further assessment of suspected angina; Step 1 Consider unstable angina and structural heart disease; Step 2 Confirm or refute the diagnosis; Step 3 Assess symptom severity and risk; 7 Coma and altered consciousness; Metabolic causes; Drugs/toxins; CNS causes; Organ failure. 8 Confusion:Delirium; Drugs; Metabolic/physiological disturbance; Infection; Intracranial causes; Other causes; Dementia/chronic cognitive impairment; Common causes; 'Reversible' causes; Other causes; Disorders that may mimic confusion; Illicit drug use or poisoning; Prescribed medication; Acute alcohol intoxication; Alcohol withdrawal; Wernicke's encephalopathy; Further assessment of hyponatraemia; Step 1 Confirm true hyponatraemia; Step 2 Estimate the rate of Na+ decline; Step 3 Assess volume status; Step 4 If cause unclear, measure urine sodium and osmolality.
Other Titles: Clinical diagnosis
Responsibility: edited by Alan G. Japp, Colin Robertson ; associate editor, Iain Hennessey.

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