Mechanisms of Clinical SignsBy
- Mark Dennis, MBBS (Honours) , Medical Registrar, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
- William Bowen, MBBS, MD, Resident, Division of Emergency Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans (LSUHSC), New Orleans, Louisiana
- Lucy Cho, MBBS, MIPH, BA (University of Sydney) , Emergency Registrar, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
The first consolidated textbook explaining the mechanism of clinical signs commonly seen in medicine.
Mechanisms of Clinical Signs is the first consolidated text of its kind; designed to help medical students and junior doctors understand the pathophysiological mechanisms behind clinical signs.
Unlike existing clinical examination textbooks which are predominantly organised by disease systems and states, Mechanisms of Clinical Signs is arranged by body system; bridging the gap between identifying clinical signs and understanding the causes behind them.
Presented in a useful handbook style, Mechanisms of Clinical Signs discusses the evidence base and clinical value of each clinical sign to assist with interpretation. Examples are plentiful and include such signs as distinctive tremors in a Parkinsons disease patient and red hands on a patient with liver disease.
As well as being an easy-to-follow reference for clinical signs seen on the ward, Mechanisms of Clinical Signs is an excellent study aid - particularly useful for those preparing for Viva or OSCE practical stations.
The ability to accurately identify and interpret clinical signs of disease upon examination is a vital first step in correct diagnosis and treatment. Mechanisms of Clinical Signs is therefore an essential textbook for medical students and new practitioners.
Online StudentConsult resources accompany Mechanisms of Clinical Signs upon purchase.
Undergraduate medical students
Paperback, 515 Pages
Published: December 2011
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Musculoskeletal signs
Chapter 2 Respiratory signsChapter 3 Cardiobvascular signs
Chapter 4 Haematological signsChapter 5 Neurological signs
Chapter 6 Gastrointestinal signsChapter 7 Endocrinology signs