Macleod's Clinical Diagnosis by Alan G JappMacleod's Clinical Diagnosis by Alan G Japp

Macleod's Clinical Diagnosis

byAlan G Japp, Colin Robertson, Rohana J. Wright

Paperback | January 30, 2018

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Macleod's Clinical Diagnosis demonstrates how to apply the core clinical skills learned from the companion textbook Macleod's Clinical Examination to maximum advantage. Charting the course from routine work-up to diagnosis, this book presents a modern and realistic approach to clinical assessment and explains how to integrate information obtained from the history, examination, bedside tests and specialised investigations.

  • The first sectionPrinciples of clinical assessment examines different approaches to diagnosis, reviews the fundamental elements necessary for accurate patient assessment, provides a helpful template for a routine workup' and describes how to adapt the assessment to fit the clinical context.

  • The second core section of the bookAssessment of common presenting problems contains a series of diagnostic guides' that lead the reader, step-by-step through the major presenting problems in medicine and surgery, explaining how to recognise red flag features, eliminate life-threatening conditons and generate a logical differential diagnosis.

This book has been praised as an invaluable resource for senior medical students and junior doctors as they attempt to make the difficult transition from mastering basic clinical skills to assessing patients in the real world of clinical medicine.

Title:Macleod's Clinical DiagnosisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 30, 2018Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0702069612

ISBN - 13:9780702069611

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Principles of clinical assessment

What's in a diagnosis?

Assessing patients: a practical guide

The diagnostic process

Part 2 Assessment of common presenting problems

Abdominal pain

Breast lump

Chest pain

Coma and altered consciousness

Confusion: delirium and dementia







GI haemorrhage haemorrhage: haematemesis and rectal bleeding





Joint swelling

Leg swelling

Limb weakness

Low back pain

Mobility problems: falls and immobility

Nausea and vomiting


Rash: acute generalised skin eruption

Red eye

Scrotal swelling


Transient loss of consciousness: syncope and seizures

Urinary incontinence

Vaginal bleeding

Weight loss