Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation by Drew Provan

Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

EditorDrew Provan

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Modern medicine is highly complex and investigations are a key part of the diagnostic process. With major advances in technology there are thousands of clinical and laboratory tests available. This book provides a patient-oriented approach to investigation. The first chapter describes keysymptoms and signs along with tests that may be of value in reaching a diagnosis. The remainder of the book is specialty-centred and provides a comprehensive review of all available tests within a given subject. The aim is of the book is to provide a more rational method of investigation and preventover-investigation which is expensive for the hospital and unpleasant for the patient. It emphasises which tests are of value, when tests are not likely to be helpful, along with pitfalls in the interpretation of results. This new editoon has been updated throughout to incorporate currentinvestigations and management of disease. Chapters on rheumatology, radiology, and renal medicine have been extensively revised. With contributions from active clinicians who are engaged in medical practice, the book will be of value to senior medical students facing finals examinations, and juniordoctors who are responsible for ordering tests on their patients.

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Drew Provan is on the editorial boards of The British Journal of Haematology, Blood Reviews and the US web-based journal Bloodline.
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Title:Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory InvestigationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1024 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.03 inPublished:August 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199233713

ISBN - 13:9780199233717

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Table of Contents

1. Symptoms and signs2. Dr Colin Dayan: Endocrinology and metabolism3. Dr Drew Provan: Haematology4. Dr Gavin Spickett: Immunology5. Dr Brian Angus: Infectious and tropical diseases6. Dr David Gray: Cardiology7. Dr Emma Greig: Gastroenterology8. Dr Joanna Brown: Respiratory medicine9. Dr Martin Bracewell: Neurology10. Dr Charlie Tomson and Dr James Moriarty: Renal medicine11. Dr Alison Jones: Poisoning and overdose12. Dr Kuntal Chakravarty and Dr Suzanne Lane: Rheumatology13. Dr Ken Tung and Dr Tanya Chawla: Radiology14. Dr James Ballinger: Nuclear medicine15. Dr Drew Provan: Normal ranges