Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery

Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery

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Winner of the 2010 Richard Asher Prize for best undergraduate textbook Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery teaches students a hypothesis-driven, logical step-by-step diagnostic approach to 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 learn to integrate their existing knowledge and apply it 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, as doctors do in reality, 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 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. For SBAs and more visit the book's Online Resource Centre. "This is a wonderful book!
It uses cas histories to guide through all major medical and surgical scenarios, giving an initial presenting complaint and then working enough each case giving differentials, explaining why each is more likely, before going on to thoroughly describe what investigations are needed and why. It is a very fun and realistic book. I thoroughly, thoroughly recommend it to all medical students - and the sooner in you training the better." Caroline Rance, 5th Year Medical Student, Southampton Medical School
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Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 194 x 264 x 26mm | 1,239.98g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 65 line drawing and photos
  • 0199560528
  • 9780199560523
  • 21,367

About Hugo Farne

James Warbrick-Smith: BMBCh BA(Hons) DPhil; Junior Doctor; Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
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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. RUQ Pain ; 16. Right Iliac Fossa Pain ; 17. Left Iliac Fossa Pain ; 18. Flank pain ; 19. Constipation ; 20. Diarrhoea ; 21. Rectal bleeding ; 22. Poor urinary output ; 23. Polyuria ; 24. Groin lump ; 25. Scrotal mass ; 26. Acute limb weakness ; 27. Acute joint pain ; 28. Swollen calf ; 29. Leg ulcer
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"The perfect adjunct to any textbook of clinical medicine. In the months before finals it is as essential as the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine Oxford Cases is clearly presented and helpful for young doctors learning about diagnosis. Diagnosis is often a skill that new doctors find difficult. This well designed and logically organised book describes diagnostic reasoning in the assessment of patients presenting with 29 common symptoms, from headache to leg ulcer. As a GP who graduated in 1977 I also found the book helpful in reviewing my knowledge and learning about modern practical medicine. Dr Stephenson, King's College School of Medicine, and member of The Richard Asher Prize judging panel This book is not like the other boring textbooks out there, and really entices the readers to think and challenge themselves. This book has improved my history taking skills 10-fold. All my friends want to know what my secret is! Kamalpreet Singh Cheema, 4th year media at Leicester Medical School It basically mirrors bedside learning on the wards and is a fantastic tool, whether you are preparing for Phase 1 OSCEs, starting clinic rotation or preparing for your finals. The Murmur, The Brighton and Sussex Medical School Student Newspaper
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