Syndrome based Approach to Diagnosis

Author: Efim Benenson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447147332
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Many young, inexperienced doctors, have difficultly pinpointing a diagnosis: Is it a condition to which certain diseases could belong, or a disease definable in line with certain criteria? How can I apply my basic knowledge of diseases to a real patient? How can I find the correct diagnosis for a disease that I am seeing for the very first time? The traditional diagnostic pathways conveyed by current methods of teaching, from visual identification of the disease, knowledge of diseases, understanding of symptoms or patterns to diagnosis, leave certain diagnostic questions unanswered, especially on first experience of such a clinical pattern. Syndrome-based Approach to Diagnosis: A Practical Guide offers lecturers an alternative training concept in their teaching, which provides students with a model for self-study as well as the educational tools for learning how to think in clinical terms.

Consultations in Infectious Disease

Author: Daniel Caplivski
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 019973500X
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This book of illustrative cases provides a cross-sectional view of the growing challenges that face the infectious diseases consultant.

The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology

Author: Mike R. Schoenberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387769783
Format: PDF
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From translating the patient’s medical records and test results to providing recommendations, the neuropsychological evaluation incorporates the science and practice of neuropsychology, neurology, and psychological sciences. The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology brings the practice and study of neuropsychology into concise step-by-step focus—without skimping on scientific quality. This one-of-a-kind assessment reference complements standard textbooks by outlining signs, symptoms, and complaints according to neuropsychological domain (such as memory, language, or executive function), with descriptions of possible deficits involved, inpatient and outpatient assessment methods, and possible etiologies. Additional chapters offer a more traditional approach to evaluation, discussing specific neurological disorders and diseases in terms of their clinical features, neuroanatomical correlates, and assessment and treatment considerations. Chapters in psychometrics provide for initial understanding of brain-behavior interpretation as well as more advanced principals for neuropsychology practice including new diagnostic concepts and analysis of change in performance over time. For the trainee, beginning clinician or seasoned expert, this user-friendly presentation incorporating ‘quick reference guides’ throughout which will add to the practice armentarium of beginning and seasoned clinicians alike. Key features of The Black Book of Neuropsychology: Concise framework for understanding the neuropsychological referral. Symptoms/syndromes presented in a handy outline format, with dozens of charts and tables. Review of basic neurobehavioral examination procedure. Attention to professional issues, including advances in psychometrics and diagnoses, including tables for reliable change for many commonly used tests. Special “Writing Reports like You Mean It” section and guidelines for answering referral questions. Includes appendices of practical information, including neuropsychological formulary. The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology is an indispensable resource for the range of practitioners and scientists interested in brain-behavior relationships. Particular emphasis is provided for trainees in neuropsychology and neuropsychologists. However, the easy to use format and concise presentation is likely to be of particular value to interns, residents, and fellows studying neurology, neurological surgery, psychiatry, and nurses. Finally, teachers of neuropsychological and neurological assessment may also find this book useful as a classroom text. "There is no other book in the field that covers the scope of material that is inside this comprehensive text. The work might be best summed up as being a clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral residency in a book, with the most up to date information available, so that it is also an indispensible book for practicing neuropsychologists in addition to students and residents...There is really no book like this available today. It skillfully brings together the most important foundationsof clinical neuropsychology with the 'nuts and bolts' of every facet of assessment. It also reminds the more weathered neuropsychologists among us of the essential value of neuropsychological assessment...the impact of the disease on the patient’s cognitive functioning and behavior may only be objectively quantified through a neuropsychological assessment." Arch Clin Neuropsychol (2011) first published online June 13, 2011 Read the full review acn.oxfordjournals.org

Practical Guide to Chronic Pain Syndromes

Author: Gary W. Jay
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420080466
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Clinically oriented and evidence-based, Practical Guide to Chronic Pain Syndromes supplies pain specialists, neurologists, and anesthesiologists with the latest critical advances in pain management. Key features include: Sections clearly organized by specific pain syndromes Chapters with basic structural templates for fast-referencing Two supplemental sections offering in-depth discussions of medications and other treatment options Treatment recommendations for an array of syndromes, including headache/facial pain and soft-tissue, neuropathic, rheumatological, abdominal, urological, low back, and cancer-related pain The book delivers a swift and accurate diagnosis aide for the treatment of pain syndromes and the creation of treatment plans for chronic pain patients.

Clinician s Guide to Diagnosis

Author: Samir P. Desai
Publisher: Lexi-Comp Incorporated
ISBN:
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Experience is the best teacher when it comes to patient care. This guide is designed to mimic the thought processes of a seasoned clinician, linking a patient's symptoms to diagnosis through a series of logical steps.

Medical Nutrition and Disease

Author: Lisa Hark, PhD, RD
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405186151
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written for medical, nursing and physician assistant students, residents, dietetic interns, and health professionals in practice, Medical Nutrition and Disease: A Case-Based Approach, 4th Edition, is a practical guide to the role of nutrition in everyday clinical practice. The new edition of this best-selling text has been updated by nationally recognized nutritionists and physicians who teach nutrition in medical schools and residency programs. Key features include: • 24 clinical cases simulating actual patient work-ups to reinforce the material • Updated multiple choice review questions which allow readers to test their knowledge and prepare for courses, certifying exams, and earn C.E. credits • Two new chapters: Vitamins and Minerals and Cancer Prevention • Four new cases: Bariatric Surgery, Metabolic Syndrome, Hypertension, and Sleep Apnea Moving from the fundamentals of nutrition assessment and vitamins to more specific chapters on pathophysiology of chronic diseases to oncology and nutrition support, this book teaches you how to diagnose and manage nutritional problems, integrate nutrition into your clinical practice, and answer patients’ most common questions. In addition, registered dieticians can earn 45 C.E. credits from the American Dietetic Association by successfully completing the multiple choice questions included in the book. Everything has been pre-approved, there are no additional fees.

Arias Practical Guide to High Risk Pregnancy and Delivery

Author: Fernando Arias
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 8131238768
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Thoroughly revised edition of this well-known text is prompted by the popularity of the previous edition among both students and practitioners. The revised edition has been endeavoured keeping the key objective of Dr Fernando Arias alive—to provide Obs & Gynae residents, fellows in Maternal–Fetal Medicine, obstetricians, general physicians and interested nurses and medical students with a source of practical information about complications of pregnancy. • Most of the chapters have been completely re-written. • A new chapter ‘Impact of Advances in Genetics on Prenatal Diagnosis’ has been added, which does justice to the enormous advances in the field of Prenatal Genetics in the recent years. • Our understanding of multiple pregnancies has increased considerably. A separate chapter on multiple pregnancy has been added given that multiple pregnancies are at high risk of developing problems and therefore require greater attention. • An entire section of intrapartum problems has been added, making this a comprehensive Obstetric text. • The editors have managed to persuade leaders in the field to write for this edition. The chapters are authored by researchers working on the coalface. Their first-hand experience, knowledge, wisdom and hard work are evident in this edition.

Hemophilia and Hemostasis

Author: Alice D. Ma
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118439309
Format: PDF, Mobi
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There is a general need amongst healthcare professionals forpractical advice on the management of patients with bleedingdisorders. This book is an essential resource for all those workingin the fields of coagulation, hemostasis and thrombosis. It coversthe major cases one might encounter in diagnosing, managing andtreating hemophilia and hemostasis. It provides a practical andinformative guide to the broad range of topics concerning bothbleeding and clotting disorders. The book is divided into major chapter sections dependingon the type of bleeding disorder it fits into. Each chapterincludes a brief overview of the disorder covering: history of thedisorder; molecular basis of the disorder; class presentation;genetics; current laboratory tests and monitoring. Cases associatedwith each disorder are presented alongside practical questions andanswers from a wide range of contributors. As practice can varyfrom center to center, controversial areas are clearly marked anddiscussed throughout. New to this edition: coverage of the newer techniques;newer treatment modalities; new oral anticoagulants; update onhemophilia management; more on ITP and greater coverage of newcases as suggested by reviewers.

Practical Guide to Neurogenetics E Book

Author: Thomas T. Warner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702038458
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This simple guide to neurogenetics demystifies the overwhelming amount of information on the subject so you can identify key clinical features and understand your management options. Reach relevant differential diagnoses and provide appropriate counseling to your patients using the symptom-based approach. By integrating genetic and neurological approaches to diagnoses, this book ensures that the neurological consequences of a genetic diagnosis and the genetic consequences of a neurological diagnosis are clear and explicit. Concise and portable, this book is ideal for easy reference in clinical use. Details the underlying basic science and clinical features of genetic disorders by taking a symptom-based approach to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the field. Focuses on the clinical application of neurogenetics to be of practical use to you in the clinic. Clarifies the neurological consequences of a genetic diagnosis and the genetic consequences of a neurological diagnosis by integrating genetic and neurological approaches to diagnoses. Discusses and evaluates necessary investigations so you know when to use them and when to refer. Highlights diagnostic and therapeutic tips so you can learn new concepts or refine your skills in practice. Refers to online sources, such as Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) and others, to help you supplement your knowledge.

Pain Management

Author: Richard S. Weiner
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420093193
Format: PDF, ePub
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This authoritative reference, the Sixth Edition of an internationally acclaimed bestseller, offers the most up-to-date information available on multidisciplinary pain diagnosis, treatment, and management. Pain Management: A Practical Guide for Clinicians is a compilation of literature written by members of The American Academy of Pain Management, the largest multidisciplinary society of pain management professionals in North America and the largest physician-based pain society in the United States. This unique reference covers both traditional and alternative approaches and discusses the pain of children as well as adult and geriatric patients. It includes approximately 60 new chapters and each chapter is written to allow the reader to read independently topics of interest and thus may be viewed as a self-contained study module. The collection of chapters allows an authoritative self-study on many of the pressing issues faced by pain practitioners. Regardless of your specialty or medical training or whether you are in a large hospital or a small clinic, if you work with patients in need of pain management, this complete reference is for you.