Physical Diagnosis in Medicine

Physical Diagnosis in Medicine

1st Edition - January 1, 1973

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  • Authors: A E Davis, T D Bolin
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483280462

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Physical Diagnosis in Medicine covers the procedures for physical examination and for diagnosis of common causes of abnormal physical signs. This book is composed of eight chapters that also outline the physical signs encountered in common medical conditions. The opening chapters deal with the preliminary general appraisal of the patient for a number of important physical sign, appearance, behavior, and mental state. The rest of the book outlines the schematic approach allowing an overall assessment concerning conditions of the nervous, cardio-vascular, gastrointestinal, hemotopoietic, respiratory, and endocrine systems. The final chapter considers the procedures for examination of the joints. This book will prove useful to general medical practitioners.

Table of Contents

  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    PREFACE

    Chapter 1: PRELIMINARY APPRAISAL OF THE PATIENT

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    PALLOR AND PLETHORA

    CYANOSIS

    PIGMENTATION

    JAUNDICE

    SPOT DIAGNOSIS

    EXAMINATION OF THE HANDS

    Chapter 2: THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

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    APPEARANCE AND GENERAL BEHAVIOUR

    THE SKULL

    THE SPINE

    CRANIAL NERVES

    FIRST CRANIAL NERVE (OLFACTORY)

    SECOND CRANIAL NERVE (OPTIC NERVE)

    THE THIRD, FOURTH AND SIXTH CRANIAL NERVES

    THE THIRD CRANIAL NERVE (OCULOMOTOR)

    THE FOURTH CRANIAL NERVE (TROCHLEAR)

    THE SIXTH CRANIAL NERVE (ABDUCENS)

    THE FIFTH CRANIAL NERVE (TRIGEMINAL)

    THE SEVENTH CRANIAL NERVE (FACIAL)

    THE EIGHTH CRANIAL NERVE (ACOUSTIC)

    NINTH AND TENTH CRANIAL NERVES (GLOSSOPHARYNGEAL AND VAGUS)

    THE ELEVENTH CRANIAL NERVE (SPINAL-ACCESSORY)

    THE TWELFTH CRANIAL NERVE (HYPOGLOSSAL)

    EXAMINATION OF THE LIMBS AND TRUNK

    EXAMINATION OF THE LOWER LIMB

    NEUROLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS

    THE EXAMINATION OF THE UNCONSCIOUS PATIENT

    Chapter 3: THE CARDIO-VASCULAR SYSTEM

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    THE PULSE

    DETERMINATION OF THE BLOOD PRESSURE

    THE EXAMINATION OF THE PULSATIONS IN THE NECK

    EXAMINATION OF THE PRAECORDIUM

    CARDIAC LESIONS

    SIGNS OF CARDIAC FAILURE

    SIGNS OF BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS

    PERICARDIAL LESIONS

    Chapter 4: THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM

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    Examination of the lips

    Examination of the teeth, gums and buccal mucosa

    Examination of the tongue

    THE ABDOMEN

    AREA IDENTIFICATION OF OTHER ABDOMINAL SWELLINGS

    Chapter 5: THE HAEMOPOIETIC SYSTEM

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    ANAEMIA

    POLYCYTHAEMIA

    LYMPHADENOPATHY

    PURPURA

    SPLENOMEGALY AND HEPATOMEGALY

    Chapter 6: THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

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    Inspection

    Palpation

    Percussion

    Auscultation

    Inspection of the sputum

    CORRELATION OF THE PHYSICAL SIGNS WITH UNDERLYING PATHOLOGY

    Chapter 7: THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

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    Thyrotoxicosis

    Myxoedema

    Addison’s disease

    Cushing’s syndrome

    Acromegaly

    Hypopituitarism

    Hypoparathyroidism

    Chapter 8: EXAMINATION OF JOINTS

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    ARTHROPATHIES

    INDEX

Product details

  • No. of pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1973
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483280462

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A E Davis

T D Bolin

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