Evidence-Based Diagnosis in Primary Care book cover

Evidence-Based Diagnosis in Primary Care

Practical Solutions to Common Problems

This book has been prepared by professionals working in the UK and sets out the principles and practice of EBM in primary care diagnosis. Giving guidance on over 100 symptoms and disorders, the book illustrates the fundamental issues: that the value of a history, examination and investigation depends on the patient's prior probability of disease and on the setting and expertise of the doctor. Many chapters feature "red flags" - elements of the history or examination that should alert us to the possibility of serious disease, which are vital for general practice.

Audience
General practitioners (family doctors, or primary care physicians) worldwide

Paperback, 528 Pages

Published: March 2008

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-4910-0

Reviews

  • "This book is a great leap forward in being able to encourage the use of evidence within the primary care consultation for any and every GP...This is the ideal companion to the working GP that allows for evidenced based decisions within the daily workload."
    BMA Book Awards 2009 - judges comments

Contents

  • Part I. Symptoms
    Altered bowel habit
    Bleeding in early pregnancy
    Breast problems
    A cardiac murmur
    Chest pain
    Constipation
    Convulsions in adults
    Cough
    Deafness
    Delirium
    Diarrhoea
    Dizziness
    Dyspepsia
    Dyspnoea
    Dysuria and other acute urinary symptoms in men
    Dysuria, nocturia, frequency and urgency in women
    Erectile dysfunction
    Fatigue
    Fertility problems
    Haematuria
    Haemoptysis
    Headache
    Heartburn
    Insomnia
    Intermittent claudication
    Lower urinary tract symptoms in men (LUTS)
    A lump in the neck
    Memory loss and dementia
    Menorrhagia
    Neck pain
    Pain and tingling in the arm and hand
    Pain in the face
    Palpitations
    A pigmented skin lesion
    Pleuritic chest pain
    Rectal bleeding
    Rhinorrhoea
    Sleepiness
    The swollen leg
    Syncope
    Tinnitus
    Tremor
    Vaginal discharge
    Weight loss

    Part 2. Disorders
    Acute coronary syndrome
    Acute respiratory infections
    Alcohol misuse
    Anaemia
    Anxiety disorders
    Asthma
    Benzodiazepine dependence
    Chronic fatigue syndrome
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Coeliac disease in adults
    Colorectal carcinoma
    Depressive illness
    Diabetes
    Eating disorders
    Fibromyalgia
    Food allergy
    Heart failure
    Hypertension
    Hyperthyroidism
    Hypothyroidism
    Irritable bowel syndrome
    Lung cancer
    Meningitis
    Obstructive sleep apnoea
    Palliative care
    Penicillin allergy
    Pericarditis
    Pneumothorax
    Postnatal depression
    Prostate cancer
    Pulmonary embolism
    Restless legs syndrome
    Stable angina
    Thrombophilia

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