Differential Diagnosis for Primary Care

2nd Edition

A handbook for healthcare professionals

Author:

  • Jennifer Jamison
    • Print ISBN 9780443102875

    Key Features

    • Provide a framework in which signs and symptoms commonly encountered in primary practice are differentially diagnosed
    • Flowcharts for each presenting complaint to aid in the formulation of working diagnosis
    • Provides a screening checklist which indicates clinical findings suggesting the need to refer
    • Division of information into sections to facilitate ready referral to information routinely used in clinical practice

    Table of Contents

    Part 1 The principles and purpose of diagnosis

    1.The principles of diagnosis: from black box to glass bowl; 2. The principles of drug therapy

    Part 2 The differential diagnosis of patients’complaints

    3.Introduction; 4. Abdominal pain; 5. Anorectal pain; 6. Anxiety; 7. Backache; 8. Blackouts; 9. Bleeding from the bowel; 10. Breathlessness; 11. Bruising and easy bleeding; 12. Chest pain; 13. Clubbing; 14. Confusion and confused behaviour; 15. Constipation; 16. Cough; 17.Cyanosis; 18. Deafness sand hearing impairment; 19. Depression; 20. Diarrhea; 21. Dizziness; 22. Dysphagia; 23. Dysuria; 24. Earache; 25. Facial pain; 26. Fatigue; 27. Fever (pyrexia); 28. Flushing; 29. Genital pain or discomfort; 30. Halitosis; 31. Headache; 32. Hematemesis; 33. Hematuria; 34. Hirsutism; 35. Impotence; 36. Indigestion; 37. Itch; 38. Jaundice; 39. Joint pain; 40. Limb pain; 41. Lump; 42. Menstrual problems; 43. Pallor; 44. Palpitations; 45. Period pains; 46. Pins and needles; 47. Rash; 48. Red eye; 49. Runny nose; 50.Sore throat; 51. Swollen ankles; 52. Tremor; 53. Ulcer; 54. Unsteadiness; 55. Urinary frequency; 56. Vaginal discharge; 57. Visual impairment; 58. Vomiting; 59. Weakness; 60. Weight problems; 61. Wheeze

    Part 3 Clinical conditions

    Glossary; Index

    Details

    No. of pages:
    672
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2007
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone
    Print ISBN:
    9780443102875

    About the author

    Jennifer Jamison

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Primary Care, Division of Health Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia