Davidson's Essentials of Medicine

Davidson's Essentials of Medicine

3rd Edition - June 13, 2020

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  • Author: J. Alastair Innes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702078774
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702078750

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For over half a century Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine has informed and educated students, doctors and other health professionals all over the world, providing a comprehensive account of the practice of medicine. Davidson’s Essentials of Medicine provides the core content of the main textbook in a condensed format which will be invaluable whenever you are on the move – whether commuting, travelling between training sites, or on electives.

Key Features

  • This book provides a distillation of the core information required for clinical studies in medicine. While retaining the acclaimed readability of the main textbook it presents the key information in a format more appropriate for practical clinical work.

  • The scope of the contents was carefully selected by a team of junior doctors, emphasising only the topics that will be essential for clinical studies.

  • The text draws directly on the depth and breadth of experience of the Davidson’s authors and its International Advisory Board.

Table of Contents

  • Instructions for online access
  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Sir Stanley Davidson (1894–1981)
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contributors to Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, 23rd Edition
  • List of abbreviations
  • Picture credits
  • 1. Clinical decision making
  • The problem of diagnostic error
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Clinical skills and decision making
  • Use and interpretation of diagnostic tests
  • Dealing with uncertainty
  • Cognitive biases
  • Reducing errors in clinical decision making
  • Patient-centred evidence-based medicine and shared decision making
  • 2. Clinical therapeutics and prescribing
  • Principles of clinical pharmacology
  • Adverse outcomes of drug therapy
  • Drug regulation and management
  • Prescribing in practice
  • 3. Poisoning
  • General approach to the poisoned patient
  • Management of the poisoned patient
  • Poisoning by specific pharmaceutical agents
  • Drugs of misuse
  • Alcohol misuse and dependence
  • Chemicals and pesticides
  • Envenoming
  • 4. Acute medicine and critical illness
  • Acute medicine
  • Presenting problems in acute medicine
  • Identification and assessment of deterioration
  • Common presentations of deterioration
  • Disorders causing critical illness
  • Critical care medicine
  • Stabilisation and institution of organ support
  • Daily clinical management in intensive care
  • Complications and outcomes of critical illness
  • 5. Infectious disease
  • Principles of infectious disease
  • Clinical examination of patients with infectious disease
  • Detection of infection
  • Reservoirs of infection
  • Transmission of infection
  • Healthcare associated infections
  • Outbreak control
  • Immunisation
  • Presenting problems in infectious diseases
  • Viral infections
  • Prion diseases
  • Bacterial infections
  • Systemic bacterial infections
  • Gastrointestinal bacterial infections
  • Respiratory bacterial infections
  • Bacterial infections with neurological involvement
  • Mycobacterial infections
  • Rickettsial and related intracellular bacterial infections
  • Chlamydial infections
  • Protozoal infections
  • Intestinal nematodes
  • Fungal infections
  • Sexually transmitted bacterial infections
  • Sexually transmitted viral infections
  • HIV infection
  • Presenting problems in HIV infection
  • Management of HIV
  • 6. Clinical biochemistry and metabolic medicine
  • Biochemical investigations
  • Water and electrolyte homeostasis
  • Presenting problems in sodium and water balance
  • Water homeostasis
  • Potassium homeostasis
  • Acid-base homeostasis
  • Calcium homeostasis
  • Magnesium homeostasis
  • Phosphate homeostasis
  • Disorders of amino acid metabolism
  • Disorders of carbohydrate metabolism
  • Lipids and lipoprotein metabolism
  • Other biochemical disorders
  • The porphyrias
  • 7. Nephrology and urology
  • Measurement of renal function
  • Presenting problems in renal and urinary tract disease
  • Clinical examination of the kidney and urinary tract
  • Glomerular diseases
  • Tubulo-interstitial diseases
  • Genetic renal diseases
  • Renal vascular diseases
  • Renal involvement in systemic disorders
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Renal replacement therapy
  • Drugs and the kidney
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Diseases of the collecting system and ureters
  • Tumours of the kidney and urinary tract
  • Prostatic disease
  • 8. Cardiology
  • Presenting problems in cardiovascular disease
  • Clinical examination of the cardiovascular system
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Antiarrhythmic drugs
  • Nonpharmacological treatment of arrhythmias
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Hypertension
  • Diseases of the heart valves
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Diseases of the myocardium
  • Diseases of the pericardium
  • 9. Respiratory medicine
  • Presenting problems in respiratory disease
  • Clinical examination of the respiratory system
  • Chest pain
  • Finger clubbing
  • Haemoptysis
  • The ‘incidental’ pulmonary nodule
  • Obstructive pulmonary diseases
  • Infections of the respiratory system
  • Respiratory diseases caused by fungi
  • Tumours of the bronchus and lung
  • Interstitial and infiltrative pulmonary diseases
  • Occupational and environmental lung disease
  • Pulmonary vascular disease
  • Diseases of the upper airway
  • Pleural disease
  • Diseases of the diaphragm
  • Deformities of the chest wall
  • 10. Endocrinology
  • Major endocrine functions and anatomy
  • Clinical examination in endocrine disease
  • Presenting problems in endocrine disease
  • The thyroid gland
  • The reproductive system
  • The parathyroid glands
  • The adrenal glands
  • The endocrine pancreas and GI tract
  • The hypothalamus and the pituitary gland
  • Diseases affecting multiple endocrine glands
  • 11. Diabetes mellitus
  • Functional anatomy and physiology
  • Clinical examination of the patient with diabetes
  • Presenting problems in diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetes emergencies
  • Management of diabetes
  • Management of diabetes in special situations
  • Complications of diabetes
  • 12. Gastroenterology
  • Presenting problems in gastrointestinal disease
  • Clinical examination of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Disorders of nutrition
  • Diseases of the mouth and salivary glands
  • Diseases of the oesophagus
  • Diseases of the stomach and duodenum
  • Diseases of the small intestine
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ischaemic gut injury
  • Disorders of the colon and rectum
  • Diseases of the peritoneal cavity
  • Diseases of the pancreas
  • 13. Hepatology
  • Clinical examination of the abdomen for liver and biliary disease
  • Presenting problems in liver disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Portal hypertension
  • Infections and the liver
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Autoimmune liver and biliary disease
  • Liver tumours
  • Drugs and the liver
  • Inherited liver diseases
  • Vascular liver diseases
  • Pregnancy and the liver
  • Liver transplantation
  • Cholestatic and biliary disease
  • 14. Haematology and transfusion medicine
  • Presenting problems in blood disease
  • Blood products and transfusion
  • Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • Anticoagulant and antithrombotic therapy
  • Anaemias
  • Haematological malignancies
  • Aplastic anaemias
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms
  • Bleeding disorders
  • 15. Rheumatology and bone disease
  • Presenting problems in musculoskeletal disease
  • Clinical examination of the musculoskeletal system
  • Principles of management of rheumatological disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Crystal-induced arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Autoimmune connective tissue disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Diseases of bone
  • 16. Neurology
  • Presenting problems in neurological disease
  • Clinical examination of the nervous system
  • Functional symptoms
  • Stroke
  • Headache syndromes
  • Epilepsy
  • Vestibular disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Neuro-inflammatory diseases
  • Paraneoplastic neurological disease
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Infections of the nervous system
  • Intracranial mass lesions and raised intracranial pressure
  • Disorders of the spine and spinal cord
  • Diseases of peripheral nerves
  • Disorders of the neuromuscular junction
  • Diseases of muscle
  • 17. Medical ophthalmology
  • Investigation of visual disorders
  • Presenting problems in ophthalmic disease
  • Specialist ophthalmological conditions
  • 18. Dermatology
  • Presenting problems in skin disease
  • Clinical examination in skin disease
  • Skin tumours
  • Common skin infections and infestations
  • Acne and rosacea
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis and other erythematous scaly eruptions
  • Lichenoid eruptions
  • Bullous diseases
  • Pigmentation disorders
  • Hair disorders
  • Nail disorders
  • Skin disease in general medicine
  • 19. Ageing and disease
  • Comprehensive geriatric assessment
  • Comprehensive geriatric assessment
  • Presenting problems in geriatric medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • 20. Oncology
  • The 10 hallmarks of cancer
  • Clinical examination of the cancer patient
  • Environmental and genetic determinants of cancer
  • Assessing and investigating a cancer patient
  • Presenting problems in oncology
  • Emergency complications of cancer
  • Metastatic disease
  • Therapeutics in oncology
  • Specific cancers
  • Multidisciplinary teams
  • 21. Laboratory reference ranges
  • Units
  • Laboratory reference ranges in adults
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 888
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: June 13, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702078774
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702078750

About the Author

J. Alastair Innes

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Physician, Respiratory Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh; Honorary Reader in Respiratory Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK

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