Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

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Edited by Drew Provan

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Part-work (fascículo) | 920 pages
  • Dimensions: 106mm x 180mm x 34mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 3 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199233713
  • ISBN 13: 9780199233717
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 195 black and white images, and 8 colour plates
  • Sales rank: 50,486

Product description

Modern medicine is highly complex and investigations are a key part of the diagnostic process. With major advances in technology there are thousands of clinical and laboratory tests available. This book provides a patient-oriented approach to investigation. The first chapter describes key symptoms and signs along with tests that may be of value in reaching a diagnosis. The remainder of the book is specialty-centred and provides a comprehensive review of all available tests within a given subject. The aim is of the book is to provide a more rational method of investigation and prevent over-investigation which is expensive for the hospital and unpleasant for the patient. It emphasises which tests are of value, when tests are not likely to be helpful, along with pitfalls in the interpretation of results. This new editoon has been updated throughout to incorporate current investigations and management of disease. Chapters on rheumatology, radiology, and renal medicine have been extensively revised. With contributions from active clinicians who are engaged in medical practice, the book will be of value to senior medical students facing finals examinations, and junior doctors who are responsible for ordering tests on their patients.

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Drew Provan is on the editorial boards of The British Journal of Haematology, Blood Reviews and the US web-based journal Bloodline.

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This should be a core text for any renal ward area Journal of Renal Nursing

Table of contents

1. Symptoms and signs ; 2. Endocrinology and metabolism ; 3. Haematology ; 4. Immunology ; 5. Infectious and tropical diseases ; 6. Cardiology ; 7. Gastroenterology ; 8. Respiratory medicine ; 9. Neurology ; 10. Renal medicine ; 11. Poisoning and overdose ; 12. Rheumatology ; 13. Radiology ; 14. Nuclear medicine ; 15. Normal ranges