Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine

1st Edition

A Literature-Based Approach


  • Paul Paulman
  • Jeffrey Harrison
  • Audrey Paulman
  • Laeth Nasir
  • Dean Collier
  • Key Features

    • Confidently diagnose and treat common illnesses and conditions using an evidence-based, systematic approach. A unique ratings system indicates how frequently various symptoms and signs are associated with a particular diagnosis.
    • Easily find what you need with consistently organized chapters and an at-a-glance bulleted format.
    • "Think horses, not zebras" with a focus on the most frequently encountered diagnoses.
    • Rule out the most serious possibilities quickly with differential diagnoses listed in descending order of severity.
    • Review symptoms, signs, suggested work-up, and patient disposition for each diagnosis.

    Table of Contents

    1. Abdominal Pain

    2. Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding

    3. Amenorrhea

    4. Anemia

    5. Anxiety

    6. Arthralgia

    7. Back Pain

    8. Behavioral Problems in Children

    9. Bleeding and Bruising

    10. Blood in Stool

    11. Breast Masses and Nipple Discharges

    12. Chest Pain

    13. Child Abuse

    14. Confusion

    15. Congestion

    16. Cough

    17. Depression

    18. Diarrhea

    19. Dizziness

    20. Earache

    21. Family Discord

    22. Fatigue

    23. Fever

    24. Headache

    25. Health Maintenance

    26. Heartburn

    27. Hypertension

    28. Jaundice

    29. Lower Extremity Pain and Swelling

    30. Lymphadenopathy

    31. Menopause

    32. Neck Pain

    33. Pelvic or Genital Pain

    34. Polyuria

    35. Rashes

    36. Seizures

    37. Sexual Dysfunction

    38. Shortness of Breath

    39. Sleep Disorders

    40. Sore Throat

    41. Substance Abuse

    42. Urinary Problems

    43. Vaginal Discharge

    44. Generalized Weakness

    45. Weight Change


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    About the editors

    Paul Paulman

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor and Predoctoral, Department of Family Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

    Jeffrey Harrison

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor and Program Director, Department of Family Medicine, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

    Audrey Paulman

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

    Laeth Nasir

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor; Chairman of the Department of Family, Creighton University School of Medicine; Family Medicine Physician , Creighton Medical Associates, Omaha, Nebraska

    Dean Collier

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Omaha, Nebraska