Evidence Based Physical Diagnosis

Author: Steven McGee
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323508711
Release Date: 2016-12-31
Genre: Medical

Fully updated from cover to cover, incorporating over 200 new studies on the evidence-based approach to diagnosis, the 4th Edition of Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis remains your go-to resource for guidance on interpreting physical signs, enabling you to determine the most appropriate physical finding to confirm a diagnosis. Internationally renowned author Dr. Steven McGee puts the most current evidence at your fingertips, allowing you to quickly compare all physical signs for a given diagnosis, understand their significance, and then select the most accurate ones. Includes a unique evidence-based calculator online that enables you to easily determine probability using likelihood ratios. Features a reader-friendly outline format, including dozens of "EBM boxes" and accompanying "EBM ruler" illustrations. Provides new evidence on the scientific value of many physical findings, including Cheyne-Stokes respirations, subclavian stenosis, fever of unknown origin, porto-pulmonary hypertension, localization of stroke, and many more. NEW Key Teaching Points at the beginning of every chapter, ideal for teachers of bedside medicine.

Musculoskeletal Physical Examination

Author: Gerard A. Malanga
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323428354
Release Date: 2016-07-27
Genre: Medical

From an interdisciplinary author team now including orthopedic surgeons, PM&R specialists, and primary care and sports medicine experts, the second edition of Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach educates physicians on how to give the most thorough physical examinations by understanding the "why" behind each type of exam. In-depth coverage of today's newest tests and techniques keeps you current in practice, and a new section titled "Author’s Preferred Approach" guides you through difficult areas of examination. Provides complete coverage of every musculoskeletal physical examination. Easy-to-use tables summarize and compare the evidence for specificity and sensitivity of each test for each condition. Utilizes over 200 illustrations to clearly depict each test. Includes in-depth coverage of today's newest tests, including the Thessaly test, Milking test, and Bear hug test. Distinguished author team now includes orthopedic surgeons, PM&R specialists, and primary care sports medicine experts. New section titled "Author’s Preferred Approach" guides readers through difficult areas of examination. Thorough updates and revisions made throughout each chapter keep you current in the field. Full-color figures enhance visual clarity.

Clinical Examination

Author: Nicholas J Talley
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729581479
Release Date: 2013-12-09
Genre: Medical

A bestselling title for over 25 years, the updated seventh edition of Talley and O’Connor’s Clinical Examination is an essential read for all student clinicians. Fully updated with the latest clinical data, including specially commissioned research, Clinical Examination addresses the core principles and clinical skills that underpin diagnosis for safe, effective medical practice. Clinical Examination: A systematic guide to physical diagnosis, 7th edition breaks down each body system into a logical framework focusing on the history, clinical examination and correlation between physical signs and disease for each system. Helping students to navigate from first impressions through to the end of consultation, the text provides a patient-centred, evidence-based approach, making it the definitive resource for anyone embarking upon a medical career. Building on the strengths of previous editions, Clinical Examination 7th edition, also includes via Student Consult: OSCE based scenario videos to assist with examination preparation ECG case studies Imaging library (X-Rays, MRIs and CT Scans) Please note Student Consult access is only available with purchase of a print copy. Also available for separate purchase to enrich your learning experience: An interactive enhanced eBook containing all content from this edition plus 4 additional chapters covering history and examination of Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Neonatology and Paediatrics, OSCE videos, ECG case studies, an imaging library and MCQs. Purchase can be made via Inkling (www.inkling.com) A standard eBook containing content from the print edition plus 4 additional chapters covering history and examination of Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Neonatology and Paediatrics. Please note that Student Consult access is NOT available with an eBook purchase. Building on the strengths of previous editions, Clinical Examination 7th edition, also includes via Student Consult: OSCE based scenario videos to assist with examination preparation ECG case studies Imaging library (X-Rays, MRIs and CT Scans) Please note Student Consult access is only available with purchase of a print copy. Also available for separate purchase to enrich your learning experience: An interactive enhanced eBook containing all content from this edition plus 4 additional chapters covering history and examination of Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Neonatology and Paediatrics, OSCE videos, ECG case studies, an imaging library and MCQs. Purchase can be made via Inkling (www.inkling.com) A standard eBook containing content from the print edition plus 4 additional chapters covering history and examination of Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Neonatology and Paediatrics. Please note that Student Consult access is NOT available with an eBook purchase.

The Rational Clinical Examination Evidence Based Clinical Diagnosis

Author: David Simel
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071590315
Release Date: 2008-04-30
Genre: Medical

The ultimate guide to the evidence-based clinical encounter "This book is an excellent source of supported evidence that provides useful and clinically relevant information for the busy practitioner, student, resident, or educator who wants to hone skills of physical diagnosis. It provides a tool to improve patient care by using the history and physical examination items that have the most reliability and efficiency."--Annals of Internal Medicine "The evidence-based examination techniques put forth by Rational Clinical Examination is the sort that can be brought to bear on a daily basis – to save time, increase confidence in medical decisions, and help decrease unnecessary testing for conditions that do not require absolute diagnostic certainty. In the end, the whole of this book is greater than its parts and can serve as a worthy companion to a traditional manual of physical examination."--Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC)Proceedings 5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "Physical diagnosis has been taught to every medical student but this evidence-based approach now shows us why, presenting one of medicine's most basic tenets in a new and challenging light. The format is extraordinary, taking previously published material and updating the pertinent evidence since the initial publication, affirming or questioning or refining the conclusions drawn from the data. "This is a book for everyone who has studied medicine and found themselves doubting what they have been taught over the years, not that they have been deluded, but that medical traditions have been unquestionably believed because there was no evidence to believe otherwise. The authors have uncovered the truth. "This extraordinary, one-of-a-kind book is a valuable addition to every medical library."--Doody's Review Service Completely updated with new literature analyses, here is a uniquely practical, clinically relevant approach to the use of evidence in the content of physical examination. Going far beyond the scope of traditional physical examination texts, this invaluable resource compiles and presents the evidence-based meanings of signs, symptoms, and results from physical examination maneuvers and other diagnostic studies. Page after page, you'll find a focus on actual clinical questions and presentations, making it an incomparably practical resource that you'll turn to again and again. Importantly, the high-yield content of The Rational Clinical Examination is significantly expanded and updated from the original JAMA articles, much of it published here for the first time. It all adds up to a definitive, ready-to-use clinical exam sourcebook that no student or clinician should be without. FEATURES Packed with updated, new, and previously unpublished information from the original JAMA articles Standardized template for every issue covered, including: Case Presentation; Why the Issue Is Clinically Important; Research and Statistical Methods Used to Find the Evidence Presented; The Sensitivity and Specificity of Each Key Result; Resolution of the Case Presentation; and the Clinical Bottom Line Completely updated with all-new literature searches and appraisals supplementing each chapter Full-color format with dynamic clinical illustrations and images Real-world focus on a specific clinical question in each chapter, reflecting the way clinicians approach the practice of evidence-based medicine More than 50 complete chapters on common and challenging clinical questions and patient presentations Also available: JAMAevidence.com, a new interactive database for the best practice of evidence based medicine

Physical Diagnosis Secrets

Author: Salvatore Mangione
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323112116
Release Date: 2012-04-21
Genre: Medical

This popular reference presents essential knowledge on physical diagnosis and health assessment in a practical and engaging question-and-answer format. A wealth of high-quality illustrations guide you through the first and most important of challenges involved in diagnosing any patient: performing the history and physical exam. Assessment techniques are highlighted and weighted based on their clinical importance. This detailed, highly focused and practical guide will equip you with the skills you need to confidently evaluate your patients! The proven question-and-answer format of the highly acclaimed Secrets Series® makes it easy to master all of the most important "need-to-know" information on physical diagnosis. Chapters are arranged by body system for practical, easy retrieval of key information. Author pearls, tips, memory aids, and "secrets" provide concise answers to the common questions encountered in everyday practice. The "Top 100" Secrets of History Taking and Physical Examination are conveniently listed in one place for quick review. A new chapter on interpreting presenting symptoms and physical findings to facilitate diagnosis. Key Points boxes in each chapter place essential information at your fingertips. 100 new line drawings clarify key concepts. The Secrets Heart and Lung Sounds Workshop—both in CD-ROM and online format—is available for purchase with the book, and through Student Consult online access, and features audio clips from actual patients, along with Dr. Mangione's commentary and a 32-page downloadable manual, to help you obtain the maximum diagnostic benefit from listening to heart and lung sounds. STUDENT CONSULT access allows you to view the complete contents of the book online, anywhere you go...perform quick searches...and add your own notes and bookmarks.

Evidence Based Medicine for PDAs A Guide for Practice

Author: Allan Platt
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449684808
Release Date: 2012-01-18
Genre: Medical

Evidence-Based Medicine for PDAs: A Guide for Practice is the first text to give medical practitioners and students the practical basics of PDAs and evidence-based medicine applications necessary for excellent, cost effective patient care. Offered in a clear and applicable format, this book covers information on the latest treatments, necessary equipment, basic software, reducing medical errors, and medical coding. Health care providers can review diagnoses, read about the latest therapy, check for harmful drug interactions, and obtain preventative information, even between patient examinations. Organized by an instructional case-based approach with an accompanying demonstration CD-ROM, this guide provides an interactive visual and auditory experience to accomodate all types of learners. A great resource to help medical educators, students and practicing clinicians integrate EBM into their daily patient care in a practical way.

Urogynecology Evidence Based Clinical Practice

Author: Kate Moore
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781447142904
Release Date: 2012-10-06
Genre: Medical

Urogynecology: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice 2nd Edition is a fully revised and updated text providing an evidence based approach to the treatment of urinary incontinence and prolapse. This updated version incorporates new evidence in the areas of continence procedures, prolapse management, mesh usage and complications; in addition to new insights into Sacral Nerve Stimulation for refractory detrusor overactivity. Written by a leading expert in the field, Urogynecology: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice 2nd Edition is a handy how-to guide, valuable for the junior registrar assigned to work in a urogynecology department, as well as for those with no previous formal urogynecological training who wish to know more about the subject.

Mechanisms of Clinical Signs

Author: Mark Dennis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729580755
Release Date: 2012-01-27
Genre: Medical

The first consolidated textbook explaining the mechanism of clinical signs commonly seen in medicine. Mechanisms of Clinical Signs is the first consolidated text of its kind; designed to help medical students and junior doctors understand the pathophysiological mechanisms behind clinical signs. Unlike existing clinical examination textbooks which are predominantly organised by disease systems and states, Mechanisms of Clinical Signs is arranged by body system; bridging the gap between identifying clinical signs and understanding the causes behind them. Presented in a useful handbook style, Mechanisms of Clinical Signs discusses the evidence base and clinical value of each clinical sign to assist with interpretation. Examples are plentiful and include such signs as distinctive tremors in a Parkinson’s disease patient and red hands on a patient with liver disease. As well as being an easy-to-follow reference for clinical signs seen on the ward, Mechanisms of Clinical Signs is an excellent study aid – particularly useful for those preparing for ‘Viva’ or ‘OSCE’ practical stations. The ability to accurately identify and interpret clinical signs of disease upon examination is a vital first step in correct diagnosis and treatment. Mechanisms of Clinical Signs is therefore an essential textbook for medical students and new practitioners. Online StudentConsult resources accompany Mechanisms of Clinical Signs upon purchase. • first consolidated text explaining the mechanism of clinical signs commonly seen in medicine • easy reference guide for clinical signs seen on the ward or during examinations • a resource for those preparing for “Viva” or “OSCE” practical stations where students see patients and are asked specific questions relating to the clinical examination • organised by body system it reviews the common clinical signs seen in diseases by the main system or specialty of medicine in a convenient handbook style • each chapter contains all the clinical signs, a description of the sign, the disease/s in which the sign appears and an explanation as to the mechanism • evidence base and clinical value of the sign is discussed to assist interpretation • Online Student Consult resources accompany the text

Evidence Based Diagnosis in Primary Care

Author: Paul Glasziou
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702050848
Release Date: 2012-01-04
Genre: Medical

British Medical Association Book Awards 2009 - First Prize Winner, Primary Care Category Evidence-Based Diagnosis in Primary Care provides guidance on diagnosis in general practice, from the patient’s first presentation with a symptom to the final establishment of a diagnosis or referral for further investigation. The book is divided into two parts: • Symptoms; which details the steps necessary to reach a provisional diagnosis when a patient presents; and • Disorders; in which the more detailed assessment of that initial diagnosis is described. This is the first book to be written about diagnosis in primary care that attempts to base its guidance on the research evidence. Enough information is provided on each symptom, or condition, to decide on the pre-test probability of each possible disorder, and how the symptoms, signs and investigations alter those probabilities to allow a conclusion to be reached about the most likely diagnosis. Evidence-Based Diagnosis in Primary Care also explains the principles of evidence-based diagnosis – with special emphasis on the issues raised by attempting an evidence-based approach in primary care – and clearly demonstrates the power, and the difficulties, of an evidence-based approach. Many chapters also feature ‘red flags’ – elements of the history or examination that should alert the practitioner to the possibility of serious disease, which is vital for general practice.

Seidel s Guide to Physical Examination E Book

Author: Jane W. Ball
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323172080
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Medical

With a strong patient-centered approach to care and an author team comprised of nurses and physicians, Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination, 8th Edition, addresses teaching and learning health assessment in nursing, medical, and a wide variety of other health-care programs, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. This new edition offers an increased focus on evidence-based practice and improved readability, along with integrated lifespan content and numerous special features such as Clinical Pearls and Physical Variations, Functional Assessment, and Staying Well boxes. Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Examination boxes supply you with current data on the most effective techniques for delivering quality patient care. Clinical Pearls lend insights and clinical expertise to help you develop clinical judgment skills. Functional Assessment boxes present a more holistic approach to patient care that extends beyond the physical exam to patients’ functional ability. Staying Well boxes focus you on patient wellness and health promotion. Risk Factor boxes provide opportunities for patient teaching or genetic testing for a variety of conditions. Differential diagnosis content offers you an understanding of how disease presentations vary and specific information for how to make diagnoses from similar abnormal findings. Abnormal Findings tables equip you with a quick, illustrated reference that allows for comparisons of various abnormalities along with key symptoms and underlying pathophysiology. Sample Documentation boxes clarify appropriate professional language for the process of recording patient assessment data. NEW! Advance Practice Skills highlighted throughout text makes identification and reference easier for students. NEW! Updated content throughout provides you with cutting-edge research and a strong evidence-based approach to care. NEW! Vital Signs and Pain Assessment Chapter groups important, foundational tasks together for easy reference in one location. NEW! Improve readability ensures content remains clear, straightforward, and easy to understand. NEW! Updated illustrations and photographs enhances visual appeal and clarifies anatomic concepts and exam techniques.

Braunwald s Heart Disease

Author: Robert O. Bonow
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437727708
Release Date: 2011-02-25
Genre: Medical

Braunwald’s Heart Disease remains your indispensable source for definitive, state-of-the-art answers on every aspect of contemporary cardiology. Edited by Drs. Robert O. Bonow, Douglas L. Mann, Douglas P. Zipes, and Peter Libby, this dynamic, multimedia reference helps you apply the most recent knowledge in molecular biology and genetics, imaging, pharmacology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and much more. Weekly updates online, personally selected by Dr. Braunwald, continuously keep you current on the most important new developments affecting your practice. Enhanced premium online content includes new dynamic cardiac imaging videos, heart sound recordings, and podcasts. With sweeping updates throughout, and contributions from a "who’s who" of global cardiology, Braunwald’s is the cornerstone of effective practice. Continuously access the most important new developments affecting your practice with weekly updates personally selected by Dr. Braunwald, including focused reviews, "hot off the press" commentaries, and late-breaking clinical trials. Practice with confidence and overcome your toughest challenges with advice from the top minds in cardiology today, who synthesize the entire state of current knowledge and summarize all of the most recent ACC/AHA practice guidelines. Locate the answers you need fast thanks to a user-friendly, full-color design with more than 1,200 color illustrations. Search the complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com. Stay on top of the latest advances in molecular imaging, intravascular ultrasound, cardiovascular regeneration and tissue engineering, device therapy for advanced heart failure, atrial fibrillation management, structural heart disease, Chagasic heart disease, ethics in cardiovascular medicine, the design and conduct of clinical trials, and many other timely topics. Hone your clinical skills with new dynamic cardiac imaging videos, heart sound recordings, and podcasts at www.expertconsult.com.

Clinical Naturopathy

Author: Jerome Sarris
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729579261
Release Date: 2010-07-29
Genre: Medical

A landmark guide to naturopathic practice in Australia – ideal for naturopaths, naturopathy students and Allied Health and medical practitioners Clinical Naturopathy: An evidence-based guide to practice details key treatment protocols and evidence-based complementary medicine interventions for use in naturopathic practice. This valuable naturopathy resource is authored by leading practitioners in the field. Its unique perspective combines clinical experience with evidence-based substantiation from rigorous medical research. Clinical Naturopathy explores key naturopathic treatments – including herbal treatments, nutritional and dietary treatments and lifestyle treatments – for common medical symptoms and conditions encountered in modern practice. Clinical Naturopathy: An evidence-based guide to practice outlines an introduction to case-taking methodology and naturopathic diagnostic techniques. It then details treatment protocols and naturopathic prescriptions to treat major health conditions within individual body systems. The textbook also offers special sections on naturopathic treatment throughout the life cycle, including paediatrics, pregnancy and aging, as well as complex health conditions like HIV, cancer and pain management. Comprehensive appendices provide additional clinically important material, such as reference levels for laboratory medical tests, nutrient food values and traditional Chinese medical diagnosis. This one-of-a-kind naturopathic reference makes essential reading for practitioners wishing to enhance practical application of their skills in a clinical setting, and advance their knowledge of evidence-based complementary medicine interventions. • addresses pre-clinical and clinical naturopathy subjects (from third year naturopathy to post-graduate level) • focuses on major medical conditions, and outlines naturopathic and integrative medical treatments • features case studies to contextualise theory into relevant clinical application • includes user-friendly clinical decision trees, tables and figures • is rigorously researched with over 4000 references

Symptom to Diagnosis

Author: Scott D. C. Stern
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071781312
Release Date: 2009-10-07
Genre: Medical

An engaging case-based approach to learning the diagnostic process in internal medicine "All clinicians caring for patients, from medical students to residents and attending physicians, are the intended audience. The book is well written for all levels, and the authors are well-respected educators and experts in the field. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service Symptom to Diagnosis teaches you an evidence-based, step-by-step process for evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients based on their clinical complaints. By applying this process you will be able to recognize specific diseases and prescribe the most effective therapy. Each chapter is built around a common patient complaint that illustrates essential concepts and provides insight into the process by which the differential diagnosis is identified. Coverage for each disease includes: Textbook Presentation: offers a concise statement of the common or classic presentation of the particular disease Disease Highlights: covers the most pertinent epidemiologic and pathophysiologic information for the disease Evidence-Based Diagnosis: reviews the accuracy of the history, physical exam, laboratory and radiologic tests for the disease. In this unique section, the author points out the findings that help you “rule in” or “rule out” the various diseases. Treatment: details the basics of therapy for the disease discussed Filled with algorithms, summary tables, and questions that direct evaluation, Symptom to Diagnosis is a true must read before your first clinical encounter.