Long Cases in Clinical Medicine

Long Cases in Clinical Medicine

1st Edition - November 6, 2017

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  • Author: H. Sarker

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This book contains the art of history taking, examination procedure, and approach to the patient and every step to reach the diagnosis. It also contains essential knowledge to face the discussion during examination.

Key Features

Q&A format in bullet points makes it easy to read and follow

• Causes of signs/symptoms highlighted in box

• Common presentations of condition/disease listed in box

• Differential diagnosis with pictures if available/appropriate

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    1.           Introduction to long cases

    2.           General and systemic physical examination

    3.           Pearls for approaching long cases

    Respiratory system

    4.           Bronchial asthma

    5.           COPD

    6.           Cor pulmonale

    7.           Consolidation/Pneumonia

    8.           Pleural effusion

    9.           Pulmonary tuberculosis

    10.        Bronchial carcinoma

    11.        Bronchiectasis

    12.        Interstitial lung disease


    13.        Congestive cardiac failure

    14.        Hypertension

    15.        Ischemic heart disease—stable angina

    16.        Acute coronary syndrome

    17.        Mitral stenosis

    18.        Multiple valvular heart disease

    19.        TOF(Tetralogy of Fallot)/Eisenmenger’s Syndrome

    20.        Infective endocarditis


    21.        Chronic liver disease

    22.        Acute viral hepatitis

    23.        Liver abscess

    24.        Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

    25.        Primary biliary cirrhosis

    26.        Peptic ulcer disease

    27.        Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

    28.        Carcinoma Head of the Pancreas (obstructive jaundice)

    29.        Abdominal Tuberculosis

    30.        Haemochromatosis

    31.        Wilson’s Disease


    32.        Acute glomerulonephritis

    33.        Nephrotic syndrome

    34.        Chronic renal failure

    35.        PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)

    36.        Renal Transplantation


    37.        Iron deficiency anemia

    38.        Thalassemia

    39.        Lymphoma

    40.        Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)

    41.        Aplastic anemia

    42.        Multiple myeloma

    43.        Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)

    Endocrine system

    44.        Diabetes mellitus

    45.        Thyrotoxicosis

    46.        Hypothyroidism

    47.        Cushing’s Syndrome

    48.        Addison’s Disease

    49.        Acromegaly


    50.        Rheumatoid arthritis

    51.        Systemic lupus erythromatosus (SLE)

    52.        Monoarthritis - reactive arthritis

    53.        Ankylosing spondylitis

    54.        Systemic Sclerosis

    55.        Dermatomyositis

    Nervous system

    56.        Spastic paraparesis-Pott’s disease

    57.        Flaccid paraplegia-GBS

    58.        Motor neuron disease (MND)

    59.        Multiple sclerosis

    60.        Parkinsonism

    61.        Cerebrovascular disease (Hemiplegia)

    62.        Subarachnoid haemorrhage

    63.        Peripheral Neuropathy


    64.        Tubercular lymphadenitis

    65.        Kala azar

    66.        Pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO)

    Bonus online cases (mixed presentations)

    1.     Hemiplegia with mitral stenosis with atrial fibrillation

    2.     Congestive cardiac failure with deep vein thrombosis

    3.     Stable angina with COPD

    4.     Cardiovascular disease with diabetes mellitus and peripheral neuropathy

    5.     Hypothyroidism with carpal tunnel syndrome

    6.     Chronic kidney disease with diabetes mellitus and hypertension

    7.     Rheumatoid arthritis with interstitial lung disease

    8.     Subarachnoid haemorrhage with polycystic kidney disease

    9.     Hereditary haemolytic anaemia with diabetes mellitus

    10.  Spastic paraparesis with anaemia.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 406
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier India 2017
  • Published: November 6, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier India

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