9780071463898

Symptom to Diagnosis

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071463898

  • ISBN10:

    0071463895

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/6/2005
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
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Summary

Unlike most internal medicine textbooks that focus on specific diseases, this book utilizes a symptom-based approach to diagnosis and treatment Each chapter is built around patient cases that illustrate essential concepts Handy diagnosis tables and treatment decision-making flow charts and algorithms reinforce the step-by-step process that leads from symptom to diagnosis

Author Biography

Scott D.C. Stern, MD, FACP - Pritzker School of Medicine

Diane Altkorn, MD - Pritzker School of Medicine

Adam Cifu, MD - University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

Table of Contents

Preface vii
1. The Diagnostic Process
1(8)
2. Abdominal Pain
9(23)
3. Acid-Base Abnormalities
32(18)
4. Anemia
50(17)
5. Back Pain
67(15)
6. Chest Pain
82(23)
7. Cough, Fever, and Respiratory Infections
105(21)
8. Delirium and Dementia
126(16)
9. Diarrhea, Acute
142(16)
10. Dizziness 158(18)
11. Dyspnea 176(19)
12. Edema 195(19)
13. Fatigue 214(8)
14. Gastrointestinal Bleeding 222(16)
15. Headache 238(24)
16. Hypercalcemia 262(11)
17. Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia 273(20)
18. Jaundice and Abnormal Liver Enzymes 293(19)
19. Joint Pain 312(27)
20. Renal Failure, Acute 339(13)
21. Syncope 352(22)
22. Unintentional Weight Loss 374(28)
23. Wheezing and Stridor 402(23)
Index 425

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