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Medicine: A Competency-Based Companion

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Complete, yet concise, Medicine: A Competency-Based Companion provides the core information you need to think like an experienced clinician during your medical rotation. This handy, pocket-sized medical reference book hones in on the must-know differential diagnoses of the common medical presentations and guides you through the most up-to-date and effective approaches to treatment, equipping you to excel.


Medical Students

Paperback, 832 Pages

Published: May 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-5351-4


  • Section I Introduction

    Chapter 1 How to Study this Book

    Chapter 2 The Competencies

    Chapter 3 Tips for the Medicine Clerkship

    Section II Ambulatory Internal Medicine

    Chapter 4 Tips for Learning on the Ambulatory Clerkship

    Chapter 5 Preventive Medicine

    Chapter 6 Common Symptoms in Ambulatory Internal Medicine

    Chapter 7 The Complex Patient

    Section III Cardiovascular Diseases

    Chapter 8 Chest Pain

    Chapter 9 Congestive Heart Failure

    Chapter 10 Palpitations and Arrhythmias

    Chapter 11 Hypertension

    Section IV Pulmonary Diseases

    Chapter 12 Dyspnea

    Chapter 13 Cough

    Chapter 14 Hemoptysis

    Chapter 15 Pulmonary Nodule

    Section V Renal Diseases and Electrolyte Disorders

    Chapter 16 Acute Kidney Injury

    Chapter 17 Edema

    Chapter 18 Acid-Base Disorders

    Chapter 19 Abnormal Electrolytes

    Chapter 20 Hematuria

    Chapter 21 Dysuria

    Chapter 22 Renal Mass

    Section VI Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases

    Chapter 23 Abdominal Pain

    Chapter 24 Nausea and Vomiting

    Chapter 25 Esophageal Dysphagia

    Chapter 26 Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    Chapter 27 Constipation

    Chapter 28 Diarrhea

    Chapter 29 Jaundice

    Section VII Hematologic Diseases

    Chapter 30 Elevated Blood Counts

    Chapter 31 Pancytopenia

    Chapter 32 Excessive Bleeding or Clotting

    Chapter 33 Lymphadenopathy and Splenomegaly

    Section VIII Oncologic Diseases

    Chapter 34 Breast Mass

    Chapter 35 Prostate Mass

    Chapter 36 Testicular Mass

    Chapter 37 Neck Mass

    Chapter 38 Pigmented Skin Lesions

    Chapter 39 Incidentally Discovered Mass Lesions

    Chapter 40 Oncologic Emergencies

    Chapter 41 Paraneoplastic Syndromes

    Section IX Endocrine Diseases

    Chapter 42 Polyuria and Polydipsia

    Chapter 43 Hypoglycemia

    Chapter 44 Weight Gain and Obesity

    Chapter 45 Weight Loss

    Chapter 46 Amenorrhea

    Chapter 47 Fragility Fracture

    Section X Rheumatologic Diseases

    Chapter 48 Acute Joint Pain

    Chapter 49 Chronic Joint Pain

    Section XI Infectious Diseases

    Chapter 50 Rash

    Chapter 51 Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

    Chapter 52 Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

    Chapter 53 Genital Ulcers

    Chapter 54 Vaginitis and Urethritis

    Chapter 55 Fever in the Hospitalized Patient

    Section XII Neurologic Diseases

    Chapter 56 Altered Mental Status

    Chapter 57 Dementia

    Chapter 58 Seizures

    Chapter 59 Abnormal Movements

    Chapter 60 Headache

    Chapter 61 Dizziness and Vertigo

    Chapter 62 Weakness

    Section XIII Appendices

    Appendix 1 How to Interpret a Chest Radiograph

    Appendix 2 How to Interpret an Electrocardiogram


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