The Patient History: Evidence-Based Approach: Evidence-Based Approach

Paperback | December 16, 2004

byLawrence Tierney, Mark Henderson, Maurice Kraytman

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Carefully teaches students the steps in history taking, the most important part of the clinical examination!

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"This is a well organized and comprehensive book that teaches a systematic approach to the establishment of a differential diagnosis by maximizing the information that can be collected and developed from a patient's history....This book is ideal for medical students, housestaff, and any clinicians dedicated to refining their skills in this area....Students will find this book very useful in guiding them through the common presenting symptoms that bring patients to medical attention. By systematically reviewing the information attained to formulate a differential diagnosis, taking into account prevalence data, associated causes, likelihood ratios of alarm symptoms and such, students will cultivate the discipline helping them to perform at the highest level."--Doody's Review Service

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  • Offers a patient-centered approach to the medical history by emphasizing symptoms rather than diseases
  • Applies principles of evidence-based medicine to the clinical history
  • Illustrates the history-taking process through the discussion of 60 common clinical symptoms, such as dizziness, weight loss, dyspnea, chest pain, nausea and vomiting, low back pain, memory loss, and anxiety
  • Includes diagnostic approach algorithms to summarize important concepts
  • Focuses on actual questions for use in daily practice
  • Provides tips for effective interviewing

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Carefully teaches students the steps in history taking, the most important part of the clinical examination!5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!"This is a well organized and comprehensive book that teaches a systematic approach to the establishment of a differential diagnosis by maximizing the information that can be collected and developed from a p...

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Highlighting the medical history as the core art of patient care, this book provides the tools to achieve clinical excellence• Explores the techniques of patient-centered and doctor-centered interviewing• Presents the differential diagnosis, interview framework, alarm symptoms, focused questions with likelihood ratios, prognosis, and c...

Mark Henderson, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Administration, Unversity of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA Lawrence M. Tierney, MD Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Associate Chief of Medical Services, Veterans Affairs Medical Center Kraytman, Maurice, M.D.,...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:450 pages, 9.3 × 7.3 × 0.87 inPublished:December 16, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0071402608

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Table of Contents

Why the history is important

EBM terminology

Doctor-Centered interviewing

Patient-Centered interviewing

Communication styles

Dizziness

Fatigue

Fever

Headache

Insomnia

Lymphadenopathy

Night Sweats

Weakness

Weight Gain

Weight loss

Ear Pain

Hearing loss

Sore Throat

Tinnitus

Rash

Cough

Dyspnea

Hemoptysis

Chest Pain

Edema

Palpitations

Syncope

Acute Abdominal Pain

Constipation

Diarrhea

Dyspepsia

Dysphagia

GI bleeding

Jaundice

Nausea and vomiting

Anorectal Pain

Dysuria

Flank pain

Hematuria

Impotence

Urinary incontinence

Amenorrhea

Breast Complaints

Pelvic pain

Vaginitis

Vaginal Bleeding

Neck pain

Shoulder pain

Arm Pain

Back pain

Hip and thigh pain

Knee pain

Foot and ankle pain

Confusion

Diplopia

Gait disturbance

Memory Loss

Tremor

Anxiety

Depressed Mood