History and Examination at a Glance 3/e
- Gleadle J.
- Product type:
General & Internal Medicine
» Diagnosis & Treatment (General)
» Diagnosis (general)
General & Internal Medicine » General Practice » General Practice
- Publication date:
- January 2012
- € 34.90
This popular title in the at a Glance series focuses on the core elements of history taking and examination. It makes an ideal companion to clinical attachments and assists in building the fundamental skills required for Finals and for future medical practice. History and Examination at a Glance covers examination of each of the main body systems, as well as key presentations and conditions, listing main points to look for and highlighting symptoms and findings that may be key to diagnosis. This edition features:
- Easy to read style with succinct text and full colour illustrations
- The latest evidence–based information to provide scientific rationale for methods used
- Coverage of new topics, including the history and examination of patients with osteoporosis and HIV/AIDS
- A new self–assessment framework for measuring performance in history and examination skills
will appeal to all medical students as a companion throughout their clinical years, and as an essential revision aid for Final Examinations.
Table of Contents
List of abbreviations.
Part 1 Communication Skills.
Fundamental communication skills.
Communicating bad news.
Communicating with relatives.
Exploring sensitive issues.
History and examination in Clinical Exams.
Part 2 Taking a history.
Relationship with patient.
History of presenting complaint.
Past medical history, drugs and allergies.
Family and social history.
Part 3 History and examination of the systems.
Is the patient ill?
Principles of examination.
The cardiovascular system.
The respiratory system.
The gastrointestinal system.
The male genitourinary system.
Gynaecological history and examination.
Obstetric history and examination.
The nervous system.
The musculoskeletal system.
The visual system.
Examination of the ears, nose, mouth, throat, thyroid and neck.
Examination of urine.
The psychiatric assessment.
Examination of the legs.
Presenting a history and examination.
Part 4 Presentations.
Vomiting, diarrhoea and change in bowel habit.
Indigestion and dysphagia.
The unconscious patient.
The intensive care unit patient.
Dysuria and haematuria.
Part 5 Conditions.
Myocardial infarction and angina.
Congenital heart disease.
Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis.
Prosthetic cardiac valves.
Peripheral vascular disease.
Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
Addison’s disease and Cushing’s syndrome.
Nephrology and urology.
Polycystic kidney disease.
Chronic liver disease.
Inflammatory bowel disease.
Fibrosing alveolitis, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis and sarcoidosis.
Carcinoma of the lung.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Motor neurone disease.
Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Myotonic dystrophy and muscular dystrophy.
Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
Gout and Paget’s disease.
Systemic lupus erythematosus and vasculitis.
AIDS and HIV.
Appendix: A self–assessment framework of communication skills in history and examination.