Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis

Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis

4th Edition - December 31, 2016

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  • Author: Steven McGee
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323392761
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323508711

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Fully updated from cover to cover, incorporating over 200 new studies on the evidence-based approach to diagnosis, the 4th Edition of Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis remains your go-to resource for guidance on interpreting physical signs, enabling you to determine the most appropriate physical finding to confirm a diagnosis. Internationally renowned author Dr. Steven McGee puts the most current evidence at your fingertips, allowing you to quickly compare all physical signs for a given diagnosis, understand their significance, and then select the most accurate ones.

Key Features

  • Includes a unique evidence-based calculator online that enables you to easily determine probability using likelihood ratios.
  • Features a reader-friendly outline format, including dozens of "EBM boxes" and accompanying "EBM ruler" illustrations.
  • Provides new evidence on the scientific value of many physical findings, including Cheyne-Stokes respirations, subclavian stenosis, fever of unknown origin, porto-pulmonary hypertension, localization of stroke, and many more.
  • Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, videos, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Table of Contents

  • Part 1 Introduction

    1 What Is Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis?

    Part 2 Understanding the Evidence

    2 Diagnostic Accuracy of Physical Findings

    3 Using the Tables in This Book

    4 Using the EBM calculator (Expert Consult)

    5 Reliability of Physical Findings

    Part 3 General Appearance of the Patient

    6 Mental Status Examination

    7 Stance and Gait

    8 Jaundice

    9 Cyanosis

    10 Anemia

    11 Hypovolemia

    12 Protein-Energy Malnutrition and Weight Loss

    13 Obesity

    14 Cushing Syndrome

    Part 4 Vital Signs

    15 Pulse Rate and Contour

    16 Abnormalties of Pulse Rhythm

    17 Blood Pressure

    18 Temperature

    19 Respiratory Rate and Abnormal Breathing Patterns

    20 Pulse Oximetry

    Part 5 Head and Neck

    21 The Pupils

    22 Diabetic Retinopathy

    23 The Red Eye

    24 Hearing

    25 Thyroid and Its Disorders

    26 Meninges

    27 Peripheral Lymphadenopathy

    Part 6 The Lungs

    28 Inspection of the Chest

    29 Palpation and Percussion of the Chest

    30 Auscultation of the Lungs

    31 Ancillary Tests

    Part 7 Selected Pulmonary Disordered

    32 Pneumonia

    33 Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

    34 Pulmonary Embolism

    35 Pleural Effusion

    Part 8 The Heart

    36 Inspection of the Neck Veins

    37 Percussion of the Heart

    38 Palpation of the Heart

    39 Auscultation of the Heart: General Principles

    40 The First and Second Heart Sounds

    41 The Third and Fourth Heart Sounds

    42 Miscellaneous Heart Sounds

    43 Heart Murmurs: General Principles

    Part 9 Selected Cardiac Disordered

    44 Aortic Stenosis

    45 Aortic Regurgitation

    46 Miscellaneous Heart Murmurs

    47 Disorders of the Pericardium

    48 Congestive Heart Failure

    49 Coronary Artery Disease

    Part 10 Abdomen

    50 Inspection of the Abdomen

    51 Palpation and Percussion of the Abdomen

    52 Abdominal Pain and Tenderness

    53 Auscultation of the Abdomen

    Part 11 Extremities

    54 Peripheral Vascular Disease

    55 The Diabetic Foot

    56 Edema and Deep Vein Thrombosis

    57 Examination of the Musculoskeletal System

    Part 12 Neurologic Examination

    58 Visual Field Testing

    59 Nerves of the Eye Muscles (III, IV, and VI): Approach to Diplopia

    60 Miscellaneous Cranial Nerves

    61 Examination of the Motor System: Approach to Weakness

    62 Examination of the Sensory System

    63 Examination of the Reflexes

    64 Disorders of the Nerve Roots, Plexuses, and Peripheral Nerves

    65 Coordination and Cerebellar Testing

    Part 13 Selected Neurologic Disordered

    66 Tremor and Parkinson Disease

    67 Hemorrhagic versus Ischemic Stroke

    68 Acute Vertigo and Imbalance

    69 Examination of Nonorganic Neurologic Disorders

    Part 14 Examination in the Intensive Care Unit

    70 Examination of Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

    Appendix 71 Likelihood Ratios, Confidence Intervals, and Pretest Probability

Product details

  • No. of pages: 736
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: December 31, 2016
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323392761
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323508711

About the Author

Steven McGee

Dr. McGee is an internationally known and respected expert in physical examination and assessment, pain management, and education in general internal medicine. One of the most senior physicians in the University of Washington and Seattle Veteran’s Administration Health Systems, Dr. McGee has more than 400 publications to his credit.

Affiliations and Expertise

Steven McGee, MD, Professor Emeritus, Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

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