Oxford Handbook of General Practice 4e and Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis 3e

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 5/3/2016
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Two titles from the bestselling Oxford Handbook series are now available in this great value pack.

Fully revised to reflect the new changes to the GP contract and the GP curriculum, this fourth edition of the Oxford Handbook of General Practice is a practical guide to all aspects of general practice; from vital clinical information, to valuable practical guidance from experienced GPs. This is the essential guide for all those working in general practice.

Comprehensively covering everything a doctor needs to work in, or manage a GP practice, this handbook ensures readers are always up-to-date with the latest guidelines, the most recent protocols, and cutting-edge clinical information. With concise, bullet-point information the chapters are now colour-coded to ensure the reader can find vital emergency or clinical information without delay. Fully illustrated, and packed with even more figures, diagrams, management boxes, and tables to improve ease-of-reference, the reader will always have the vital information they need at their fingertips.

Now revised for its third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis provides a concise and practical summary of the reasoning processes behind clear and confident diagnosis. The handbook is set out systematically with symptoms and signs through each specialty, and includes a detailed description of the basis of logical evidence-based differential diagnosis.

This new edition has been updated with clearer diagrams and brand new images. Including rarer diagnoses alongside the common conditions, and vital information about longer-term management alongside the initial treatments, this handbook will ensure your excellence and confidence no matter what signs and symptoms your patient presents with. Providing practical help when dealing with problems outside your area of expertise or with unforeseen situations, you can be sure that this handbook will be your perfect companion to clear and confident diagnoses throughout your medical career.

Author Biography

Chantal Simon, General Practitioner and Executive Editor of InnocAiT, Banks and Bearwood Medical Practice, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK,,Hazel Everitt, Southampton University, UK, Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care,Francoise van Dorp, Brentford, Essex, UK, General Practitioner,Matthew Burke, GP Registrar, Flansham Park Health Centre, Bognor Regis, UK,Huw Llewelyn, Formerly Consultant Physician; Honorary Departmental Fellow, Kings College Hospital, London; Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion, UK,Hock Aun Ang, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine; Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Penang Medical College; Seberang Jaya Hospital, Penang, Malaysia,Keir Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Medicine; Honorary Consultant Physician, Swansea University; Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, UK,Anees Al-Abdullah, Meddygfa Minafon, Kidweli, Carmarthenshire, UK, Meddygfa Minafon, Kidweli, Carmarthenshire, UK

Chantal Simon is a General Practitioner at Banks and Bearwood Medical Practice, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK and the Executive Editor of InnovAiT.

Hazel Everitt is a Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care at Southampton University, UK

Francoise van Dorp is a General Practitioner in Brentford, Essex, UK. Having studied at Grenoble University, St. John's College, Cambridge, and St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, she has worked as a General Practitioner Registrar across a range of specialties, including palliative care, acute general psychiatry and paediatrics.

Matt Burkes is a GP Registrar at Flansham Park Health Centre, Bognor Regis, UK. Prior to moving into General Practice he was a Research Fellow at the School of Psychology, University of Reading. He has a wide range of clinical interest, including paediatrics, psychiatry dermatology, minor surgery and joint injection.

Huw Llewelyn qualified in Medicine at the University of Wales in 1970. In 1975 he became senior registrar and lecturer in medicine and endocrinology at St Bartholomew's Hospital London. In 1979 he was appointed Consultant Physician at King's College Hospital London. His MD was sponsored by the Nobel Laureate Sir James Black FRS and describes new theorems in probability theory that allow tests to be designed and assessed in a systematic way for differential diagnosis and identify patients who probably respond (or do not respond) to specific treatments. His clinical and teaching experience is based on work in university teaching hospitals in inner cities, rural district general hospitals and general practice.

Hock Aun Ang is a medical graduate from University College Cork, Ireland. After jobs in various medical specialties in the UK, he pursued Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Liverpool) and MSc in Infectious Diseases (University of London). Currently, as a Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at Seberang Jaya Hospital in Penang, Malaysia, he is actively involved in the supervision of clinical specialists, medical officers and house officers, and the teaching of medical students from Penang Medical College.

Keir Lewis qualified from Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals with honours and a First Class Intercalated BSc in Psychology. After various jobs in London, he completed his specialist training in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine in Wales with an MD in Sleep Disordered Breathing. He is Director of Research and Development in Hywel Dda University Health Board and Associate Professor at the University of Swansea, where his current research interests include COPD and Smoking Cessation.

Annes Al-Abdulla graduated from Baghdad University Medical School in 1977. He came to the UK in 1983 and started training in Chemical Pathology in 1985 first at Kings College London then at the Middlesex and University College, London Medical Schools. His last post was a lecturer and senior registrar in chemical pathology. During this period he obtained two master degrees from London University in General and Clinical Biochemistry and finished the examinations for the membership of the Royal College of Pathology, which was awarded in 1990. After this he decided to move into general practice and after a couple of years he was able to get a job as a full time general practitioner in Carmarthenshire. In 2000 he was awarded the fellowship of the Royal College of Pathology. Currently in addition to his job as a GP, he regularly covers for the absence of the local Chemical Pathologist and participates in two hospital diabetic clinics as a diabetes specialist.

Table of Contents

Oxford Handbook of General Practice
1. What is General Practice
2. Contracts
3. Practice management
4. Education, monitoring, and research
5. Consulting and certification
6. Prescribing
7. Minor surgery
8. Healthy living
9. Chronic disease management and elderly care
10. Cardiology and vascular disease
11. Respiratory medicine
12. Endocrinology
13. Gastrointestinal medicine
14. Renal medicine and urology
15. Musculoskeletal problems
16. Neurology
17. Dermatology
18. Infectious diseases
19. Haematology and immunology
20. Breast disease
21. Gynaecology
22. Sexual health and contraception
23. Pregnancy
24. Child health
25. Ear, nose, and throat
26. Ophthalmology
27. Mental health
28. Cancer and palliative care
29. Emergencies in general practice
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis
1. The diagnostic process
2. Interpreting the history and examination
3. General and endocrine symptoms and physical signs
4. Skin symptoms and physical signs
5. Cardiovascular symptoms and physical signs
6. Respiratory symptoms and physical signs
7. Gastrointestinal symptoms and physical signs
8. Urological and gynaecological symptoms and physical signs
9. Joint, limb, and back symptoms and physical signs
10. Psychiatric and neurological symptoms and physical signs
11. Laboratory tests
12. Chest x-rays
13. Making the diagnostic process evidence-based

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