Key Features

  • Quickly review the history, pathogenesis, examination technique, and interpretation of physical findings for all areas of the body thanks to a very reader-friendly outline format, including more than 90 "EBM boxes" and accompanying "EBM ruler" illustrations.
  • Get expert advice from Dr. Steven McGee, an internationally respected authority in physical examination and assessment, pain management, and education in general internal medicine.
  • See exactly which studies document the significance of various findings thanks to thousands of up-to-date references.

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 Reliability of Physical Findings

PART 3 GENERAL APPEARANCE OF THE PATIENT
5 Mental Status Examination
6 Stance and Gait
7 Jaundice
8 Cyanosis
9 Anemia
10 Hypovolemia
11 Protein–Energy Malnutrition and Weight Loss
12 Obesity
13 Cushing Syndrome

PART 4 VITAL SIGNS
14 Pulse Rate and Contour
15 Abnormalities of Pulse Rhythm
16 Blood Pressure
17 Temperature
18 Respiratory Rate and Abnormal Breathing Patterns
19 Pulse Oximetry

PART 5 HEAD AND NECK
20 The Pupils
21 Diabetic Retinopathy
22 Hearing
23 Thyroid and Its Disorders
24 Meninges
25 Peripheral Lymphadenopathy

PART 6 THE LUNGS
26 Inspection of the Chest
27 Palpation and Percussion of the Chest
28 Auscultation of the Lungs
29 Ancillary Tests

PART 7 SELECTED PULMONARY DISORDERS
30 Pneumonia
31 Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
32 Pulmonary Embolism
33 Pleural Effusion
 
PART 8 THE HEART
34 Inspection of the Neck Veins
35 Percussion of the Heart
36 Palpation of the Heart
37 Auscultation of the Heart: General Principles
38 The First and Second Heart Sounds
39 The Third and Fourth Heart Sounds
40 Miscellaneous Heart Sounds
41 Heart Murmurs: General Principles

PART 9 SELECTED CARDIAC DISORDERS
42 Aortic Stenosis
43 Aortic Regurgitation
44 Miscellaneous Heart Murmurs
45 Disorders of the Pericardium
46 Congestive Heart Failure
47 Coronary Artery Disease
 
PART 10 ABDOMEN
48 Inspection of the Abdomen
49 Palpation and Percussion of the Abdomen
50 Abdominal Pain and Tenderness
51 Auscultation of the Abdomen

PART 11 EXTREMITIES
52 Peripheral Vascular Disease

Details

No. of pages:
736
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781437722079
Electronic ISBN:
9780323247764

About the author

Steven McGee

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA