Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery

Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery

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Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery, second edition, teaches students a hypothesis-driven, logical step-by-step approach to diagnosis when faced with each of 29 common patient presentations. This approach mirrors that used by successful clinicians on the wards, challenging students with questions at each stage of a case (history-taking, examination, investigation, management). In tackling these questions, students understand how to critically analyse
information and learn to integrate their existing knowledge to a real-life scenario from start to finish.

Each chapter focuses on a common presenting symptom (e.g. chest pain). By starting with a symptom, mirroring real life settings, students learn to draw on their knowledge of different physiological systems - for example, cardiology, respiratory, gastroenterology - at the same time. All the major presenting symptoms in general medicine and surgery (mapped to UK medical school curricula) are covered, together with a broad range of pathologies.

This book is an essential resource for all medicine students, and provides a modern, well-rounded introduction to life on the wards. Ideal for those starting out in clinical medicine and an ideal refresher for those revising for OSCEs and finals.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 197 x 246 x 23mm | 931g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0198716222
  • 9780198716228
  • 22,570

Table of contents

1. Headache ; 2. Confusion ; 3. Blackout ; 4. Neck lump ; 5. Haematemesis ; 6. Dysphagia ; 7. Cough ; 8. Haemoptysis ; 9. Chest pain ; 10. Shortness of breath ; 11. Breast lump ; 12. Epigastric pain ; 13. Nausea and vomiting ; 14. Jaundice ; 15. Right upper quadrant (RUQ) pain ; 16. Right iliac fossa (RIF) pain ; 17. Left iliac fossa (LIF) pain ; 18. Flank pain ; 19. Constipation ; 20. Diarrhoea ; 21. Rectal bleeding ; 22. Poor urinary output ; 23. Polyuria ; 24. Groin lump ; 25. Scrotal mass ; 26. Limb weakness ; 27. Acute joint pain ; 28. Swollen calf ; 29. Leg ulcer ; Appendix
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Instead of throwing you in the deep end filled with anxiety, as you would feel on a ward with an actual patient, Oxford Cases gives you mnemonics and walks you through all of the red flags you should be looking out for. * MedSaint, University of St Andrews * Every year, close to exams, students have no idea what to use as studying materials and scramble around for resources. The Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery might just come in handy. . . The answers are well presented with references to diagnostic guidelines, and also come with easily digestible mnemonics. * Liting Tong, Northwing Magazine - Sheffield University Medical Students' Magazine * Like the Matrix films, when I study medicine I wish that I could download medical knowledge into my memory. Until medical science invents such a device or google becomes implanted into our occipital lobes, I thoroughly recommend the Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery. * Tom Rock, BMA Medical Student Representative, University of Bristol; West of England Medical Journal * This is an outstanding teaching tool. The cases provoke much thought and there is a clear explanation of the "correct" answers and why other answers are not as correct. * Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, USA), Doody's Notes *
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About Hugo Farne

Hugo Farne, Specialist Registrar in Respiratory Medicine, London Deanery, Edward Norris-Cervetto, Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine, Oxford Deanery, James Warbrick-Smith, Specialist Registrar in Plastic Surgery, Wales Deanery
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