Key Features

  • A one-volume text giving candidates complete preparation for the PACES exam within one portable volume
  • 250 cases organised into the 5 stations of the PACES exam – respiratory and abdominal system, history taking, cardiovascular and nervous system, communication and ethics and skin, locomotion, eyes and endocrine systems
  • Engaging question-and-answer approach at the end of each case – excellent preparation for the exam
  • Boxed tips highlight vital information – helps identify what is most important to remember

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

STATION 1 RESPIRATORY AND ABDOMINAL SYSTEM

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Examination of the respiratory system

Cases

1.1 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
1.2 Consolidation
1.3 Dullness at the lung base
1.4 Pneumonia
1.5 Lung cancer
1.6 Pancoast’s syndrome
1.7 Superior vena cava obstruction
1.8 Collapse/pneumonectomy/lobectomy
1.9 Bronchiectasis
1.10 Cystic fibrosis
1.11 Kartagener’s syndrome
1.12 Tuberculosis
1.13 Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and diffuse parenchymal lung disease

1.14 Rheumatoid lung

1.15 Extrinsic allergic alveolitis

1.16 Asbestos-related lung disease and pneumoconiosis

1.17 Pulmonary sarcoidosis
1.18 Pulmonary hypertension
1.19 Cor pulmonale
1.20 Pulmonary embolism
1.21 Pleural effusion
1.22 Pleural rub
1.23 Pneumothorax
1.24 Obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome

1.25 Lung transplant

ABDOMINAL SYSTEM

Examination of the abdominal system

Cases

1.26 Chronic liver disease
1.27 Jaundice
1.28 Ascites
1.29 Alcoholic liver disease
1.30 Viral hepatitis
1.31 Autoimmune hepatitis
1.32 Primary biliary cirrhosis
1.33 Hereditary haemochromatosis
1.34 Wilson’s disease
1.35 Hepatomegaly
1.36 Splenomegaly

1.37 Hepatosplenomegaly
1.38 Felty’s syndrome
1.39 Abdominal mass
1.40 Crohn’s disease
1.41 Ulcerative colitis
1.42 Carcinoid syndrome
1.43 Enteric and urinary stomas
1.44 Chronic myeloid leukaemia
1.45 Polycythaemia vera, myeloproliferative disorders and myelodysplasia
1.46 Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
1.47 Lymphadenopathy and lymphoma
1.48 Polycystic kidney disease
1.49 Nephrotic syndrome
1.50 Renal transplant

STATION 2: HISTORY-TAKING SKILLS

Introduction to hist

Details

No. of pages:
832
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702054662