Symptom Sorter

Author: Keith Hopcroft
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1846194539
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Life would be much simpler for GPs if patients presented with diagnoses. Unfortunately, patients instead present with symptoms that are frequently vague, sometimes multiple and often obscure. Most clinical texts adopt a diagnosis rather than a symptom based approach. Across its four editions, Symptom Sorter has redressed this balance, becoming an essential reference book in primary care. Covering over 100 of the symptoms most commonly found in primary care, this latest, fully updated edition features new entries including failure to thrive and febrile children, anxiety, hip and knee pain, and mouth lumps and marks, all explored through the 'red flags', 'top tips' and 'ready reckoner' format for sorting symptoms that has made previous editions so popular and respected. All general practitioners, especially GP trainers, GP registrars, young principals, nurse practitioners and A&E nurses will find this book an invaluable reference. From reviews of previous editions: 'Essential for all GPs, trainers and registrars. Great value and a superb practical book. Five stars!' DOCTOR 'This is the one book I would like to take into the consulting room.' LONDON CALLING 'If you have this book in your room, and you consult it every day, my guess is that you will do at least one thing better every day, and, maybe many more. If that is not a recommedation for a book, then I don't know what is.' WORK BASED LEARNING IN PRIMARY CARE 'A classic general practice book.' FAMILY MEDICINE 'A very useful reference tool. Very user friendly and informative. A valuable asset for any practice library. It is one of the most well used books on my shelf.' BEDS AND HERTS FACULTY NEWS ________________________________ Highly Commended - BMA Medical Book Awards 2004 (Second Edition) Commended - BMA Medical Book Awards 2008 (Third Edition)

Signs And Symptoms In Family Medicine

Author: Paul M. Paulman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323049818
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Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine, by Paul M. Paulman, MD et al, provides a unique evidence-based approach to diagnosis based on presenting signs. Focusing on the most common diagnoses observed in a medical practice, the book helps you "think horses, not zebras." A rating system for the sensitivity and specificity of the signs, symptoms, and diagnostic tests aids in the development of a focused and accurate differential diagnosis. This handy, take-along guide is ideal for quick reference at the bedside or a refresher while prepping for the boards. Confidently diagnose and treat common illnesses and conditions using an evidence-based, systematic approach. A unique ratings system indicates how frequently various symptoms and signs are associated with a particular diagnosis. Easily find what you need with consistently organized chapters and an at-a-glance bulleted format. "Think horses, not zebras" with a focus on the most frequently encountered diagnoses. Rule out the most serious possibilities quickly with differential diagnoses listed in descending order of severity. Review symptoms, signs, suggested work-up, and patient disposition for each diagnosis. Patients present with symptoms, not diagnoses

The Minor Illness Manual

Author: Gina Johnson
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857756968
Size: 35.65 MB
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The Third Edition of The Minor Illness Manual is fully revised, expanded and updated providing research-based protocols to enable nurses to manage a wide range of conditions based on up-to-date research. It outlines basic relevant clinical skills, cautions alert limitations of safe practice and defines the need for further referral. The simple, clear and easy to use format is perfect for primary healthcare teams, including practice nurses, nurse practitioners, general practitioners, health visitors, midwives, school nurses and practice receptionists. The Minor Illness Manual is also available as an open learning resource.

Differential Diagnosis In Dermatology

Author: Richard Ashton
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1857756606
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Written for primary care physicians, this reference describes the symptoms of skin disorders, illustrates their appearance in color photographs, and provides algorithms for diagnosis. The British dermatologists cover erythematous rashes on the face and trunk, mouth ulcers, problems in the hairy scalp, and lesions on the lower legs, hands, and feet.

Csa Book Mrcgp Csa Symptom Solver

Author: Muhammed Akunjee
Publisher: Clinical Prep
ISBN: 0992766117
Size: 51.98 MB
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CSA Book Description This CSA book has been written to include over 120 common symptoms that patients can present with and may come up in your RCGP CSA exams. For each symptom a comprehensive consultation framework has been included to guide you through the best approach in dealing with the complaint. This CSA Book This CSA book guides the GP registrar to ask relevant questions within the consultations such as eliciting relevant past medical history, social history etc. The CSA framework then guides you to which examinations would be relevant and what investigations should be requested in your CSA exam. The final part of the chapter then advises about possible differential diagnoses and evidence based ways of management these. We have also written in this CSA book clear explanation briefs that you can use to explain the pertinent diagnoses to the patient in a jargon free manner. This CSA book has been specifically written to save you hours of time researching before your examinations and hopefully will become your core companion to ease you through the CSA exams and into your future as a fully fledged General Practitioner.

Medical Secrets

Author: Mary P. Harward
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323063985
Size: 44.87 MB
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Rev. ed. of: Medical secrets / [edited by] Anthony J. Zollo, Jr. 4th ed. c2005.

Symptoms In The Pharmacy

Author: Alison Blenkinsopp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111859844X
Size: 61.74 MB
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A practical and evidence-based guide for student, pre-registration and qualified pharmacists Symptoms in the Pharmacy is an indispensable guide to the management of common symptoms seen in the pharmacy. With advice from an author team that includes both pharmacists and GPs, the book covers ailments which will be encountered in the pharmacy on a daily basis. Now in its sixth edition Symptoms in the Pharmacy has been fully revised to reflect the latest evidence and availability of new medicines. There are new sections and case studies for 'POM' to 'P' switches including chloramphenicol, sumatriptan, diclofenac, naproxen and amorolfine. This edition features colour photographs of skin conditions for the first time enabling the differentiation and diagnosis of common complaints. The public health and illness prevention content have been expanded to support this increasingly important aspect of the pharmacist’s work. The book is designed for quick and easy reference with separate chapters for each ailment. Each chapter incorporates a decision making framework in which the information necessary for treatment and suggestions on ‘when to refer’ is distilled into helpful summary boxes. At the end of each chapter there are example case studies providing the view of pharmacists, doctors and patients for most conditions covered. These easy-to-follow- chapters can be read cover to cover or turned to for quick reference. This useful guide should be kept close at hand for frequent consultation.

Macleod S Clinical Diagnosis E Book

Author: Alan G Japp
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702051225
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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 make the difficult transition from mastering basic clinical skills to assessing patients in the real world of clinical medicine. The format of the book is as follows: Part 1: The principles of clinical assessment: in addition to defining the scope and remit of the book this initial group of chapters invites readers to reconsider the overall aims of clinical assessment, the contribution that each element of the assessment can make to these aims and how the approach must be adapted to fit the clinical context. It also touches on diagnostic theory and explains some different approaches to diagnosis. Part 2: How to assess common presenting problems: this section forms the core of the book and consists of a series of ‘diagnostic guides’ covering the major presenting problems in medicine and surgery; these provide the reader with a system for how to use the tools of history-taking, physical examination and routine tests to arrive at a logical differential diagnosis. The guides also cover some limited ‘post-diagnosis information’ in the form of severity/prognostic indicators. A unique book allowing a reader to apply the skills of clinical examination in the formulation of a differential diagnosis and placing a patient’s symptoms in context. Takes a problem-based approach to diagnostic reasoning, reflecting both modern medical and current educational practices. Builds on the clinical skills outlined in the companion Macleod’s Clinical Examination textbook.

Instant Wisdom For Gps

Author: Keith Hopcroft
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351642928
Size: 41.99 MB
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This essential guide for GPs distils years of knowledge, experience, and key evidence into 25 easy-to-read chapters, each one covering a different speciality. Every consultant has pearls of wisdom they wish they could share with GPs: knowledge they have acquired from years of experience and evidence-based study, which could lead to better patient care and more efficient use of resources. Instant Wisdom for GPs gathers these pearls together, presenting ten bullet-point gems from each speciality, together with advice on overlooked or obscure diagnoses, guidance on how to distinguish tricky differentials, and tips on prescribing. Each of these 25 chapters is written by an expert with lengthy experience in his or her field: Cardiology Ophthalmology Gynaecology ENT Renal General Practice Orthopaedic Haematology Psychiatry Neurology Diabetes Urology Functional Symptoms Respiratory General Surgery Oncology Thyroid Disease Paediatrics Sexual Health Rheumatology Care of the Elderly Dermatology Palliative Care Allergy Gastroenterology From the author of the critically acclaimed Symptom Sorter.