Macleod's Clinical Examination
HIGHLY COMMENDED IN THE MEDICINE CATEGORY IN THE BMA 2006 MEDICAL BOOK COMPETITION!talk with a patienttake the history from the patientexamine a patientformulate your findings into differential diagnoses and rank these in order of probabilityuse investigations to support or refute your differential diagnosis.
The 11th Edition of this famous medical textbook, first published in 1964, has been extensively rewritten and expanded by a new team of 3 editors and 22 authors who are all active clinicians and experts in their specialist fields.
Macleod's Clinical Examination describes the practical skills every clinician must acquire and develop in order to evolve diagnostic procedures and management strategies and plans. Its main purpose is to document and explain how to:
The book has three sections:
Section One details the principles of history taking, general examination and the external features of disease.
Section Two comprises the systems chapters which are laid out in the same order.A brief introduction setting the sceneDefinitions and common symptomsThe History, what questions to ask and how to follow them upThe Clinical Examination, what and how to examineInvestigations:those done at the patient's side (near-patient tests)laboratory investigationsinvasive investigations including X-raysAll chapters include sample OSCE stations and summaries of key points emphasising good practiceSection Three is entirely new and relates to the patient as a whole; the first outlines the examination of the neonate, preschool and primary school child, while the second covers the approach to the critically ill patient. Both chapters emphasize an integrated and structured approach to these patients.This new edition of Macleod's Clinical Examination is the most comprehensive yet covering aspects of history taking and physical signs in every system including examination of the Critically Ill Patient.It should be of value to:Medical students training to be effective doctors.Established doctors studying for postgraduate examinations including MRCP (UK) PACES.General Practitioners wishing to update their skills in all aspects of clinical examination.Nurse practitioners
both in primary and secondary care involved in patient assessment.
- This is a book at the heart of learning how to be a good doctor; invaluable for students starting clinical medicine as well as for more senior students and junior doctors, reminding them of the procedures involved in clerking a patient.
- This text provides a clear description of the fundamental skills of patient evaluation and examination, answering the cunning questions which arise from this.
- Starts with a general overview section on history taking and the general examination that provide the framework on which to hang the detail.
- The systematic examination section documents clearly the relevant history, examination and special investigations as well as giving advice on their significance.
- The final section covers the specialized areas relating to young children and the critically-ill patient..
- In full colour throughout and highly illustrated.
- Closely linked to its sister publication, Davidson's Principles & Practice of
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