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Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis

Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis - 2nd edition

Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9781416028987

ISBN10: 1416028986

Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis by Steven R. McGee - ISBN 9781416028987
Edition: 2ND 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
International: No
Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis by Steven R. McGee - ISBN 9781416028987

ISBN13: 9781416028987

ISBN10: 1416028986

Edition: 2ND 07

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Diagnose with confidence knowing that your patient assessments are backed by scientific evidence! This is the only clinical reference that takes an evidence-based approach to the physical examination. Best of all it does so in a remarkably easy-to-reference manner - making it simple to find the available scientific evidence concerning the diagnostic significance and accuracy of your examination findings. This 2nd Edition has been updated to reflect the latest advances in the science of physical examination and expanded to include many new topics. Plus it now includes downloadable PDA allowing you to carry and search the book's most essential content on your handheld device! The result is an even more indispensable diagnostic tool.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part One: Understanding the Evidence
1 Diagnostic Accuracy of Physical Findings
2 Using the Tables in this Book
3 Reliability of Physical Findings

Part Two: General Appearance and Selected Medical Disorders
4 Stance and Gait
5 Jaundice and Cirrhosis
6 Cyanosis
7 Anemia
8 Hypovolemia
9 Protein-Energy Malnutrition and Weight Loss
10 Obesity
11 Cushings Syndrome
12 Lymphadenopathy

Part Three: Vital Signs
13 Pulse Rate and Contour
14 Abnormalities of Pulse Rhythm
15 Blood Pressure
16 Temperature
17 Respiratory Rate and Abnormal Breathing Patterns
18 Pulse Oximetry
19 Prognosis in Various Medical Conditions

Part Four: Head and Neck
20 The Pupils
21 Diabetic Retinopathy
22 Hearing
23 The Thyroid and Its Disorders
24 Meninges

Part Five: The Lungs
25 Inspection of the Chest
26 Palpation and Percussion of the Chest
27 Auscultation of the Lungs
28 Ancillary Tests

Part Six: Selected Pulmonary Disorders
29 Pneumonia
30 Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
31 Pulmonary Embolism

Part Seven: The Heart
32 Inspection of the Neck Veins
33 Percussion of the Heart
34 Palpation of the Heart
35 Auscultation of the Heart: General Principles
36 The First and Second Heart Sounds
37 The Third and Fourth Heart Sounds
38 Miscellaneous Heart Sounds
39 Heart Murmurs: General Principles

Part Eight: Selected Cardiac Disorders
40 Aortic Stenosis
41 Aortic Regurgitation
42 Miscellaneous Heart Murmurs
43 Coronary Artery Disease
44 Disorders of the Pericardium
45 Congestive Heart Failure

Part Nine: Abdomen
46 Inspection of the Abdomen
47 Palpation and Percussion of the Abdomen
48 Abdominal Pain and Tenderness
49 Auscultation of the Abdomen

Part Ten: Extremities
50 Peripheral Vascular Disease
51 The Diabetic Foot
52 Edema and Deep Vein Thrombosis
53 Selected Musculoskeletal Disorders

Part Eleven: Neurologic Examination
54 Visual Field Testing
55 Cranial Nerves
56 Examination of the Motor System: Approach to Weakness
57 Examination of the Sensory System
58 Examination of the Reflexes
59 Disorders of the Nerve Roots Plexi and Peripheral Nerves
60 Coordination and Cerebellar Testing
61 Examination of Hysterial Neurologic Disorders

Part Twelve: Selected Neurologic Disorders
62 Diplopia
63 Dementia and Mental Status Examination
64 Coma
65 Parkinsons Disease

Part Thirteen: Likelihood Ratios and their Confident Intervals
66 Likelihood Ratios and their Confidence Intervals* (* This is a giant Table that displays the confidence intervals for all likelihood ratios presented in the entire book a key feature of the book and a really handy tool!) Index