The Common Symptom Guide, Sixth Edition by Mary C. LaBrecqueThe Common Symptom Guide, Sixth Edition by Mary C. LaBrecque

The Common Symptom Guide, Sixth Edition

byMary C. LaBrecque, B. Timothy Walsh, Harold Sox

Paperback | June 1, 2009

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Instantly diagnose 100 of the most commonly seen symptoms in adults and children!

"This is a book of lists to help inexperienced healthcare providers hone their skill at progressing from symptoms to a differential diagnosis to treatment decisions. This is a necessary step in a student's development and this book goes a long way in assisting in this process. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service

The Common Symptom Guide is the most trusted and easy-to-use reference for quickly and accurately evaluating and treating patients based on presenting symptoms. The Guide includes lists of pertinent questions, physical findings, and differential diagnosis for more than 100 of the most common adult and pediatric symptoms so you can instantly diagnose and treat the complaint.

Turn to The Common Symptom Guide forimportant guidelines on:

  • Patient and family history
  • Physical examination
  • Diagnostic considerations
  • Medications
  • Environmental history
    • Outstanding indexing and cross-referencing to help you quickly arrive at a diagnosis
    • Increased number of evidence-based medicine references
    • Updated medical information throughout
    • More references to key websites
    • Additional information on the author's website ( that provides valuable patient education material
John H. Wasson, M.D., Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire. He holds the Herman O. West Chair in Geriatrics. B. Timothy Walsh, M.D., W&J Ruane Professor of Pediatric Psychopharmacology in the Department of Psychiatry at the College of Physicians & Surgeons, C...
Title:The Common Symptom Guide, Sixth EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 8.2 × 4.8 × 0.6 inPublished:June 1, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071625690

ISBN - 13:9780071625692

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Table of Contents

The General Index

The Medications Section

The Directed Database Section

Physical Examination

Diagnostic Issues

Health Assessment

The Glossary

Monitoring Clinical Experiences