Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis

Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis

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Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis helps you choose the diagnostic approaches that have been proven most effective! Dr. Steven McGee puts the most current evidence at your fingertips, equipping you to easily select the best test for diagnosing a given condition and understand the diagnostic significance and accuracy of your findings. A remarkably easy-to-reference organization makes it simple to find the answers you need. Quickly review the history, pathogenesis, examination technique, and interpretation of physical findings for all areas of the body thanks to a very reader-friendly outline format, including more than 90 qEBM boxesq and accompanying qEBM rulerq illustrations. Get expert advice from Dr. Steven McGee, an internationally respected authority in physical examination and assessment, pain management, and education in general internal medicine. See exactly which studies document the significance of various findings thanks to thousands of up-to-date references. Apply the latest knowledge on hot topics such as the value of physical examination in taking care of the ICU patient, accurately diagnosing the etiology of systolic murmurs, diagnosing osteoarthritis and acute vertigo in the dizzy patient, diagnosing hemorrhagic stroke, and diagnosing pleural effusions. Implement the most current evidence-based approaches for evaluating stance and gait, Schamrotha€™s sign (for clubbing), dementia, prediction of falls, hepatopulmonary syndrome, atrial fibrillation, relative bradycardia, tourniquet test (for dengue infections), acute stroke, and pleural effusion. Assess the pretest probability of disease, given particular signs or symptoms, with new at-a-glance tables. Make effective decisions thanks to updated content throughout, including new EBM boxes covering over 250 recent studies on physical diagnosis-ensuring that all diagnostic information (i.e., sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios) is up to date.2007;176(1):69. 7. Harvey WP, Stapleton ... Audibility of the fourth heart sound: relationship to presence of disease and examiner experience. Arch Intern Med. 1987 ... Mechanical correlates of the third heart sound. ... Determinants of atrial ( S4) and ventricular (S3) gallop sounds in primary myocardial disease. N EnglJ Med.

Title:Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis
Author:Steven McGee
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2012-03-19


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