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This is a notes-style summary of the diagnosis and management of key diseases in clinical medicine. The concise style is especially helpful to students with limited time available for exam preparation. The book is directly linked to Kumar & Clark Clinical Medicine, with page cross references to help the reader find additional information. Information is presented as bullet point lists and short summaries. There are also practice questions in various styles at the end of each chapter, with explanatory answers at the end of the book. Focuses on the most important medical specialities, including cardiology, neurology, GI, and respiratory medicine Introductory chapters give tips on preparing for exams and explanations of the types of questions that will be encountered Important background information on pharmacology, radiology and imaging and clinical investigations is covered in discrete chapters Uses a basic outline for explaining each disease - physical examination, investigations and management - summarised in a succinct and clear way A new chapter on OSCEs (Objectively Structured Clinical Examinations), in response to increasing use of OSCEs in medical student exams Examples of OSCE stations and advice on how to approach them included in all chapters Increased use of line diagrams and breakout boxes for the important topics X-ray images and CT scans added An additional section on the newer clinical assessment tools (e.g. miniCEX) MCQ questions re-written into 'best of five' and extended matching format More self-assessment questions in each chapter Oncology chapter expanded