John Murtagh's General Practice
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The reference GPs rely on when practical experience counts.
John Murtaghs General Practice is widely recognized as the most influential publication for general practice and primary health care. Now in its fifth edition, this gold standard reference comprehensively covers the entire spectrum of general practice.



Key Features


*three new chapters covering infections of the central nervous system, refugee health and colloquial expressions in medicine


*expanded coverage with two chapters on travel medicine and tropical medicine and the returned traveler


*expanded coverage with two chapters on menopause and osteoporosis


*an increased focus on evidenced-based medicine


*updated and peer reviewed to reflect the latest medical developments


*insightful coverage of conditions that clinicians see, and often struggle with, in daily practice


*with over 80 new photographs and illustrations, there are now more than 800 full-colour visual references



Praise for John Murtagh


You only need to look at how he writes his books to see that he is a great educator and a wonderful general practitioner who teaches in a very practical, intelligent and focused way, Michael Kidd, in Australian Doctor 2005 (as President of the RACGP)



Murtaghs textbooks and his teaching are equally legendary. General Practice, Patient Education and Practice Tips have sold more than 50,000 copies excluding nine language translations and several English reprints in India. John Murtagh was in the top 10 of Australian Doctors 50 most influential people in general practice 2005.



General Practice was described as the authoritative source for both established GPs and those starting out; the book has a place in just about every GP surgery in the country.



The renowned John Murtagh is Emeritus Professor in General Practice at Monash University; Professorial Fellow of General Practice at the University of Melbourne; Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Notre Dame and Guest Professor at Peking University Health Science Centre, Beijing.



This new edition benefits from the contributions of Dr Jill Rosenblatt as a second medical author and editor. Dr Rosenblatt is a General Practitioner and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Primary Health Care at Monash University whose wealth of rural and urban experience adds a new level of authority to this respected work.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1535 pages
  • 211 x 262 x 56mm | 2,938g
  • McGraw-Hill Education / Australia
  • Australia
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • ill
  • 0070285381
  • 9780070285385
  • 22,217

Table of contents

Part 1 The basis of general practice
1 The nature and content of general practice


2 The family


3 Consulting skills


4 Communication skills


5 Counselling skills


6 Difficult, demanding and angry patients


7 Health promotion and patient education


8 The elderly patient


9 Prevention in general practice


10 Nutrition in health and illness


11 Palliative care


12 Pain and its management


13 Research and evidence-based medicine


14 Travel medicine


15 Tropical medicine and the returned traveller


16 Laboratory investigations


17 Inspection as a clinical skill


18 A safe diagnostic strategy


19 Genetic conditions


Part 2 Diagnostic perspective in general practice
20 Depression


21 Diabetes mellitus: diagnosis


22 Drug problems


23 Anaemia


24 Thyroid and other endocrine disorders


25 Spinal dysfunction


26 Urinary tract infection


27 Malignant disease


28 HIV/AIDS-could it be HIV?


29 Baffling viral and protozoal infections


30 Baffling bacterial infections


31 Infections of the central nervous system


32 Chronic kidney failure


33 Connective tissue disease and the vasculitides


34 Neurological dilemmas


Part 3 Problem solving in general practice
35 Abdominal pain


36 Arthritis


37 Anorectal disorders


38 Thoracic back pain


39 Low back pain


40 Bruising and bleeding


41 Chest pain


42 Constipation


43 Cough


44 Deafness and hearing loss


45 Diarrhoea


46 The disturbed patient


47 Dizziness/vertigo


48 Dyspepsia (indigestion)


49 Dysphagia


50 Dyspnoea


51 The painful ear


52 The red and tender eye


53 Pain in the face


54 Fever and chills


55 Faints, fits and funny turns


56 Haematemesis and melaena


57 Headache


58 Hoarseness


59 Jaundice


60 Nasal disorders


61 Nausea and vomiting


62 Neck lumps


63 Neck pain


64 Shoulder pain


65 Pain in the arm and hand


66 Hip, buttock and groin pain


67 Pain in the leg


68 The painful knee


69 Pain in the foot and ankle


70 Walking difficulty and leg swelling


71 Palpitations


72 Sleep disorders


73 Sore mouth and tongue


74 Sore throat


75 Tiredness/fatigue


76 The unconscious patient


77 Urinary disorders


78 Visual failure


79 Weight gain


80 Weight loss


Part 4 Child and adolescent health
81 An approach to the child


82 Specific problems of children


83 Surgical problems in children


84 Common childhood infectious diseases (including skin eruptions)


85 Behaviour disorders in children


86 Child abuse


87 Emergencies in children


88 Adolescent health


Part 5 Womens health
89 Cervical cancer and Pap smears


90 Family planning


91 Breast pain (mastalgia)


92 Lumps in the breast


93 Abnormal uterine bleeding


94 Lower abdominal and pelvic pain in women


95 Premenstrual syndrome


96 The menopause


97 Osteoporosis


98 Vaginal discharge


99 Vulvar disorders


100 Domestic violence and sexual assault


101 Basic antenatal care


102 Infections in pregnancy


103 High-risk pregnancy


104 Postnatal care


Part 6 Men's health
105 Mens health: an overview


106 Scrotal pain


107 Inguinoscrotal lumps


108 Disorders of the penis


109 Disorders of the prostate


Part 7 Sexually related problems
110 The subfertile couple


111 Sexual health


112 Sexually transmitted infections


Part 8 Problems of the skin
113 A diagnostic and management approach to skin problems


114 Pruritus


115 Common skin problems


116 Acute skin eruptions


117 Skin ulcers


118 Common lumps and bumps


119 Pigmented skin lesions


120 Hair disorders


121 Nail disorders


Part 9 Chronic disorders: continuing management
122 Alcohol problems


123 Allergic disorders including hay fever


124 Anxiety disorders


125 Asthma


126 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


127 Epilepsy


128 Hypertension


129 Dyslipidaemia


130 Diabetes mellitus: management


131 Chronic heart failure


Part 10 Accident and emergency medicine
132 Emergency care


133 The doctors bag and other emergency equipment


134 Stroke and transient ischaemic attacks


135 Thrombosis and thromboembolism


136 Common skin wounds and foreign bodies


137 Common fractures and dislocations


138 Common sporting injuries


Part 11 Health of specific groups
139 The health of Indigenous peoples


140 Refugee health


141 Catchy metaphors, similes and colloquial expressions in medicine


Appendix


Index
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About John Murtagh

About the Authors


The renowned John Murtagh is Emeritus Professor in General Practice at Monash University; Professorial Fellow of General Practice at the University of Melbourne; Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Notre Dame and Guest Professor at Peking University Health Science Centre, Beijing.



This new edition benefits from the contributions of Dr Jill Rosenblatt as a second medical author and editor. Dr Rosenblatt is a General Practitioner and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Primary Health Care at Monash University whose wealth of rural and urban experience adds a new level of authority to this respected work.
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