Clinical Problems in General Medicine and Surgery

Clinical Problems in General Medicine and Surgery

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By (author) Peter G. Devitt, By (author) Juliet Barker, By (author) Jonathan D. Mitchell, By (author) Christian Hamilton-Craig

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  • Publisher: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 234mm x 22mm | 739g
  • Publication date: 25 September 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0443073236
  • ISBN 13: 9780443073236
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 100 ills.
  • Sales rank: 94,992

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"Clinical Problems in Medicine and Surgery" provides a comprehensive selection of important medical and surgical scenarios. The reader is taken through 66 case histories step by step and is asked to interpret a broad range of medical data. Most of the clinical problems are accompanied by illustrations, which include cardiographs, radiographs, clinical and pathological photographs. In addition to detailed questions and answers, a commentary is provided that highlights the important issues of each case, as well as a guide to further topics of study.

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"I approached this book, when asked to review it, with some scepticism. The idea of putting together the clinical experience of surgical and medical senior registrars and younger consultants was a good one, but how could it be converted into a worthwhile book, and what would this mean to those who read it?However, the more I read the more impressed I became. The authors have chosen a series of very important acute problems which are likely to be met at some stage by all those working in hospitals. They have conveyed an excellent sense of the clinical picture, giving a reality to the information that is conveyed subsequently. The book is said to be aimed at medical students but the essential information and patterns of thought will certainly be relevant to and appropriate for all practicing doctors who have to deal with acute problems.The authors have appreciated that probably the most difficult thing for clinical students to learn is not the facts relating to pathophysiology but the appropriate pattern of clinical thought, in which history, physical examination and the appropriate use of organ imaging and laboratory data must be combined in the differential diagnosis and integration of problems. They recognise that differential diagnosis must be related to management decisions and identify those situations where emergency management must take precedence over definitive pathophysiological diagnosis in the early stages.The book will be of value to graduate, undergraduate and continuing medical education students if used as a trigger to stimulate appropriate patterns of clinical thought." "J R Lawrence," Medical Journal of Australiawelcome departure from the traditional stodgy medical textbook using the case history approach. Of definite appeal to junior hospital medical staff but General Practitioners should find plenty here to interest them." "Dr JM Sager," Medix-UK, July 2003is the second edition of a popular revision tool aimed primarily at medical students and those in the early stages of their medical careers. I would strongly recommend this book to those approaching finals, particularly with the advent of the OSCE." "Dan O'Carroll, Alexandra Hospital, Redditch," Hospital Medicine, January 2004

Table of contents

Difficulties with postoperative fluid balance in a 65-year-old man A middle-aged man with postoperative fever Postoperative hypotension Postoperative confusion Swelling in the neck in a 58-year-old man A 26-year-old man with a swelling below the ear Swelling in the neck A young man with acute scrotal pain A scrotal swelling in a 19-year-old man A 46-year-old woman with a breast lump A skin lesion in a 73-year-old man A 27-year-old man with burns Dysphagia in a middle-aged woman Vomiting and collapse in an elderly woman A 77-year-old man with vomiting Weight loss in a middle-aged woman Abdominal pain in a young woman A man with acute upper abdominal pain A woman with acute upper abdominal pain A 67-year-old woman with acute lower abdominal pain A 49-year-old man with abdominal pain and vomiting Jaundice in an older woman A young man with profuse diarrhoea Rectal bleeding in a 65-year-old woman A 42-year-old man with haematuria A 70-year-old man with a painful hip Acute back pain in a 75-year-old man A 59-year-old man with calf pain Acute leg pain in a 73-year-old woman A 68-year-old woman with a leg ulcer A 38-year-old man involved in a car crash Lower limb trauma in a young man A 48-year-old man with chest pain Severe epigastric pain in a middle-aged man Breathlessness in a diabetic woman Breathlessness in a 37-year-old woman Collapse in a 63-year-old man A 62-year-old man with breathlessness and yellow sputum Persistent cough in a young woman Fever, cough and breathlessness in a middle-aged man Breathlessness and weight loss in a 58-year-old woman A 63-year-old woman with breathlessness on exertion Acute breathlessness in a 21-year-old woman Haematemesis in a 40-year-old man A young woman with jaundice A 34-year-old man with abdominal discomfort Postoperative oliguria in an elderly woman A 40-year-old man with lethargy and hypertension A 35-year-old woman with hypertension Intellectual deterioration in an elderly woman A young man with depressed conscious state and seizures A middle-aged man with sudden visual loss A young man in a coma A 31-year-old woman with vertigo Headache in a middle-aged woman Back pain in a 50-year-old woman A woman with a lump in the neck Severe dehydration in a young woman A 22-year-old woman with palpitations and anxiety A 21-year-old woman with fever, lethargy and painful joints A collapsed, breathless woman Management of a young man who is HIV positive Back and leg pain in a middle-aged man Acute respiratory failure in a 68-year-old man A young woman with lower abdominal pain A young woman with abnormal vaginal bleeding Index