Evidence-Based Diagnosis in Primary Care

1st Edition

Practical Solutions to Common Problems

Authors:

  • Paul Glasziou
  • Andrew Polmear
  • Table of 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

    Details

    No. of pages:
    528
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2008
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Butterworth-Heinemann
    Print ISBN:
    9780750649100
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780702050848

    About the authors

    Paul Glasziou

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine

    Andrew Polmear

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Former Senior Research Fellow, Academic Unit of Primary Care, The Trafford Centre for Medical Education and Research, University of Sussex; former General Practitioner, Brighton and Hove, UK