Algorithms in Differential Diagnosis: How to Approach Common Presenting Complaints in Adult Patients, for Medical Students and Junior Doctors
This is a book for medical students and first-year doctors who wish to learn how to approach a patient's symptoms, and sharpen their skills of clinical reasoning and diagnosis.
Fifty-four presenting symptoms are discussed, covering approaches and conditions across various medical and surgical disciplines. Each chapter sets out the thought process behind history, examination, and investigations for a symptom, providing a systematic and practical algorithm to distinguish one differential from another. The reader will gain not only a functional approach to patients' presenting complaints, but also learn how to better organize and apply medical knowledge in diagnostic reasoning.
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- Heart and Lungs
- Gut and Abdomen
- Kidneys and Urinary Tract
- Brain, Nerves and Senses
- Endocrine and General Physiological Disturbances
- Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues
- Joints and Muscles
- Female Genital Tract
Readership: Medical students and first-year doctors.ISBN: 9789813232921 (Hardcover), 9789811200557 (Softcover)
Cover Type: Hardcover, Softcover
Page Count: 500
Year Published: 2019