Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323049818, 9780323081320

Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine

1st Edition

A Literature-Based Approach

Paperback ISBN: 9780323049818
eBook ISBN: 9780323081320
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 17th August 2011
Page Count: 656

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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


Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine, by Paul M. Paulman, MD et al, provides a unique evidence-based approach to diagnosis based on presenting signs. Focusing on the most common diagnoses observed in a medical practice, the book helps you "think horses, not zebras." A rating system for the sensitivity and specificity of the signs, symptoms, and diagnostic tests aids in the development of a focused and accurate differential diagnosis. This handy, take-along guide is ideal for quick reference at the bedside or a refresher while prepping for the boards.

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.


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