9780323049818

Signs and Symptoms in Family Practice: A Literature-Based Approach in Family Medicine

  • ISBN 13:

    9780323049818

  • ISBN 10:

    0323049818

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 08/01/2011
  • Publisher: SAUNDERS W B CO

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Summary

Signs and Symptoms in Family Practice, by Paul M. Paulman, MD et al, provides a unique evidence-based approach to diagnosis based on presenting signs. Focusing on the most common diagnoses observed in a medical practice, the book helps you "think horses, not zebras." A rating system for the sensitivity and specificity of the signs, symptoms, and diagnostic tests aids in the development of a focused and accurate differential diagnosis. This handy, take-along guide is ideal for quick reference while doing rotations or prepping for the boards.Confidently diagnose and treat common illnesses and conditions using an evidence-based, systematic approach. A unique ratings system indicates how frequently various symptoms and signs are associated with a particular diagnosis.Easily find what you need with consistently organized chapters and an at-a-glance bulleted format. Think horses, not zebras" with a focus on the most frequently encountered diagnoses. Rule out the most serious possibilities quickly with differential diagnoses listed in descending order of severity. Review symptoms, signs, suggested work-up, and patient disposition for each diagnosis.Patients present with symptoms, not diagnoses

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