Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Dec 31, 2016 - Medical - 736 pages
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Fully updated from cover to cover, incorporating over 200 new studies on the evidence-based approach to diagnosis, the 4th Edition of Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis remains your go-to resource for guidance on interpreting physical signs, enabling you to determine the most appropriate physical finding to confirm a diagnosis. Internationally renowned author Dr. Steven McGee puts the most current evidence at your fingertips, allowing you to quickly compare all physical signs for a given diagnosis, understand their significance, and then select the most accurate ones.

  • Includes a unique evidence-based calculator online that enables you to easily determine probability using likelihood ratios.
  • Features a reader-friendly outline format, including dozens of "EBM boxes" and accompanying "EBM ruler" illustrations.
  • Provides new evidence on the scientific value of many physical findings, including Cheyne-Stokes respirations, subclavian stenosis, fever of unknown origin, porto-pulmonary hypertension, localization of stroke, and many more.
  • NEW Key Teaching Points at the beginning of every chapter, ideal for teachers of bedside medicine.
 

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Contents

1 INTRODUCTION
1
2 UNDERSTANDINGTHE EVIDENCE
5
3 GENERAL APPEARANCEOF THE PATIENT
39
4 VITAL SIGNS
95
5 HEAD AND NECK
161
6 THE LUNGS
239
7 SELECTED PULMONARYDISORDERS
279
8 THE HEART
301
10 ABDOMEN
429
11 EXTREMITIES
461
12 NEUROLOGICEXAMINATION
515
13 SELECTED NEUROLOGICDISORDERS
619
14 EXAMINATION IN THEINTENSIVE CARE UNIT
645
Likelihood Ratios ConfidenceIntervals and PreTestProbability
653
INDEX
705
IBC
741

9 SELECTED CARDIACDISORDERS
379

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