Clinical Examination

Clinical Examination : A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 195.58 x 259.08 x 33.02mm | 1,678.28g
  • Marrickville, NSW, Australia
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • Approx. 400 illustrations (400 in full color)
  • 0729541479
  • 9780729541473
  • 7,703

Table of contents

Section 1 The general principles of history-taking and examination Chapter 1 The general principles of history-taking Chapter 2 Advanced history -aking Chapter 3 The general principles of physical examination Section 2 The cardiovascular system Chapter 4 The cardiovascular history Chapter 5 The cardiac examination Chapter 6 The lower limb examination and peripheral vascular disease Chapter 7 Correlation of physical signs and cardiovascular disease Chapter 8 A summary of the cardiovascular examination and extending the cardiovascular examination Section 3 The respiratory system Chapter 9 The respiratory history Chapter 10 The respiratory examination Chapter 11 Correlation of physical signs and respiratory disease Chapter 12 A summary of the respiratory examination and extending the respiratory examination Section 4 The gastrointestinal system Chapter 13 The gastrointestinal history Chapter 14 The gastrointestinal examination Chapter 15 Correlation of physical signs and gastrointestinal disease Chapter 16 A summary of the gastrointestinal examination and extending the gastrointestinal examination Section 5 The genitourinary system Chapter 17 The genitourinary history Chapter 18 The genitourinary examination Chapter 19 The genitourinary tests and scans, summary of the renal examination Section 6 The haematological system Chapter 20 The haematological history Chapter 21 The haematological examination Chapter 22 A summary of the haematological examination and extending the haematological examination Section 7 The rheumatological system Chapter 23 The rheumatological history Chapter 24 The rheumatological examination Chapter 25 Correlation of physical signs and rheumatological disease Chapter 26 A summary of the rheumatological examination and extending the rheumatological examination Section 8 The endocrine system Chapter 27 The endocrine history Chapter 28 The endocrine examination Chapter 29 Correlation of physical signs and endocrine disease Chapter 30 A summary of the endocrine examination and extending the endocrine examination Section 9 The nervous system Chapter 31 The neurological history Chapter 32 The neurological examination: the cranial nerves Chapter 33 The neurological examination: speech and higher centres Chapter 34 The neurological examination: the peripheral nervous system Chapter 35 Correlation of physical signs and neurological syndromes and disease Chapter 36 A summary of the neurological examination and extending the neurological examination Chapter 37 The psychiatric history and mental health examination Section 10 Specialty examinations Chapter 38 The eyes, ears, nose and throat Chapter 39 The breasts Chapter 40 The skin, nails and lumps Chapter 41 A system for the infectious diseases examination Chapter 42 Assessment of the geriatric patient Chapter 43 The acutely ill patient Chapter 44 Assessment of death Appendix I Writing and presenting the history and physical examination Appendix II A suggested method for a rapid screening physical examination Appendix III The pre-anaesthetic medical examination (PAME) Index
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