Essentials of Medical Diagnosis and Treatment: Pocket Guide (A Lange medical book)

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9780071378260: Essentials of Medical Diagnosis and Treatment: Pocket Guide (A Lange medical book)

This stand-alone pocket guide is a portable version of our best-selling annually updated text of general medicine, CURRENT MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT. In a handy disease-per-page format, it provides core diagnostic and treatment information in bulleted lists for over 500 diseases and disorders encountered in the ambulatory and inpatient settings. It covers all common or important diagnoses in internal medicine. It also includes diagnoses in pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, urology, neurology, psychiatry, dermatology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and toxicology that are of relevance in the daily practice of internal medicine and family medicine. Based on the popular "Essentials of Diagnosis" feature of the Lange CURRENT series, each entry includes presenting symptoms and complaints, methods of confirming the diagnosis, and brief reference to recommended treatments. The goal is to provide the reader with reassurance that he or she is on the right track with a particular diagnosis and to provide basic treatment information.

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"Brief summaries of common diseases and their diagnoses and treatments are presented. Notable is the simplicity of the layout with the bulleted sentences. The pearls at the end of each subject are particularly helpful." "This is a very well written and concise summary of detailed common diseases. The bulleted format makes for quick and easy reading. This is a long-awaited second edition."

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Designed as a quick reference on the wards or in the clinic, ESSENTIALS OF DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT provides telegraphic information on the diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and treatment of more than 500 common or important diseases seen by internists and family physicians. Each disease is discussed in a single page as a series of bullet points, facilitating on-the-spot consultation. The goal is to provide readers with reassurance that they are on the right track with a diagnosis and general guidance when making decisions about treatment. A major new feature of the second edition is the addition of one clinical "pearl," written by Dr. Tierney, and one general reference for each disease. Two new chapters -- "Geriatrics" and "Genetics" -- have been added, as well. Other features: “Nutshell” information on diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and management of more than 500 diseases · One-disease-per-page format and bulleted lists for “at a glance” use· Covers ambulatory and inpatient medicine· Covers all of internal medicine, plus key specialties· Tabbed for quick access Can be used alone, or as a portable companion to CMDT

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