Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis by Huw LlewelynOxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis by Huw Llewelyn

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis

byHuw Llewelyn, Hock Aun Ang, Keir E. Lewis

Paperback | March 23, 2009

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The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis is the first and only book so far to describe the differential diagnostic thought process so that it can be learnt logically and systematically. It also shows how to justify subjective diagnostic impressions clearly and logically in an evidence-basedway. It provides the differential diagnosis of each symptom, physical sign and initial test result. The book uses pattern recognition tables which enable the reader to scan the page to see which diagnostic application would apply best to a patients findingsor case history. The book is aimed atmedical students and others who wish to improve their diagnostic skills. It describes how to justify diagnoses and management decisions verbally or in writing and clarifies what evidence is needed to do so from research, and its statistical features. It provides senior doctors with a framework andexamples to help teach trainees and students to approach diagnostic problems in a logical way and to justify their opinions. It provides all doctors with practical help when dealing with problems outside their immediate field of expertise, especially general practitioners and those faced withunforeseen situations.
Huw Llewelyn qualified in Medicine at the University of Wales in 1970. In 1975 he became senior registrar and lecturer in medicine and endocrinology at St Bartholomew's Hospital London. In 1979 he was appointed Consultant Physician at King's College Hospital London. His MD was sponsored by the Nobel Laureate Sir James Black FRS and...
Title:Oxford Handbook of Clinical DiagnosisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:824 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 1.18 inPublished:March 23, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199232962

ISBN - 13:9780199232963


Table of Contents

1. The diagnostic process2. Interpreting the history and examination3. General and endocrine symptoms and physical signs4. Skin symptoms and physical signs5. Cardiovascular symptoms and physical signs6. Respiratory symptoms and physical signs7. Gastrointestinal symptoms and physical signs8. Urological and gynaecological symptoms and physical signs9. Joint, limb and back symptoms and physical signs10. Psychiatric and neurological symptoms and physical signs11. Laboratory tests12. Radiology13. Appendix Making the diagnostic process evidence-based