Macleod's Clinical Examination. Edition No. 14

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  • 400 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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This classic textbook aims to assist clinicians develop the consultation skills required to elicit a clear history, and the practical skills needed to detect clinical signs of disease. Where possible, the physical basis of clinical signs is explained to aid understanding. Formulation of a differential diagnosis from the information gained is introduced, and the logical initial investigations are included for each system.

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Section 1: Principles of clinical history and examination

- Managing clinical encounters with patients

- General aspects of history taking

- The value of initial observations

Section 2: System based examination

- The cardiovascular system

- The respiratory system

- The gastrointestinal system

- The nervous system

- The visual system

- The ear, nose & throat

- The endocrine system

- The reproductive system

- The renal system

- The musculoskeletal system

- The skin, hair and nails

Section 3: Applying history and examination skills in specific situations

- Babies and Children

- Patients with mental illness and learning disability

- The frail elderly

- Examining the deteriorating patient

- History and examination towards the end of life

Section 4: Putting History and Examination skills to Use

- Preparing for assessments of clinical skills

- Preparing for practice
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Innes, J. Alastair Consultant Physician, Respiratory Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh; Honorary Reader in Respiratory Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK..

Dover, Anna R Consultant in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine, Edinburgh Centre for Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh; Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, UK..

Fairhurst, Karen General Practice Principal, Mackenzie Medical Centre, Edinburgh; Clinical Senior Lecturer, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK..
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