Category: Books

The forty-first edition gives over 5000 definitions and descriptions of medical terms and concepts accompanied by appendices on important subjects such as Health Economics, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Common Medical Tests and an address list of support and professional organisations. All material has been checked and updated with new and substantially revised entries on: abortion, anaesthetics, assisted conception, breast screening, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME), clinical guidelines, clinical trials, evidence-based medicine, general practice, Gulf War syndrome, menopause, psychosomatic medicine.
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Medicine Recall - 4th EditionWritten primarily for third- and fourth-year medical students in clerkships, Medicine Recall, Fourth Edition covers the core specialty areas within internal medicine: cardiology, pulmonology, nephrology, gastroenterology, hematology, oncology, infectious disease, endocrinology, allergy and immunology, rheumatology, neurology, and dermatology. The book is written in the rapid-fire Recall Series question-and-answer format, with the question on the left side of the page and the answer on the right. Mnemonics are interspersed throughout. Each chapter is written by faculty, students, and fellows and emphasizes diagnosis and treatment.
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Textbook of Physical Diagnosis; History and ExaminationDespite the advanced technologies at our disposal today, a complete health history and physical examination remain the most crucial diagnostic tools in any healthcare practitioner’s arsenal. And no one teaches these all-important skills better than Mark H. Swartz, MD, FACP. For nearly two decades, Dr. Swartz’s textbook has shown readers how to derive the maximum diagnostic information from interviewing and examining patients. Using a compassionate, humanistic approach, Dr. Swartz explores how cultural differences can influence communication, diet, family relationships, and health practices and beliefs, and demonstrates that your interpersonal awareness is just as essential in physical diagnosis as your level of technical skill. In this 6th Edition, a new chapter on the focused physical exam prepares you for the USMLE Step 2 CS and the OSCE. Over 3 hours of video on DVD demonstrate how to examine adult male and female patients as well as pediatric and geriatric patients. Plus you can access the complete contents of the book online at www.studentconsult.com.
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Hutchison’s Clinical Methods, first published over a century ago, is the classic textbook on clinical examination. It provides an outstanding source of learning and reference for undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors. It seeks to teach an integrated approach to clinical practice, so that new methods and investigations are grafted onto established patterns of clinical practice, rather than added on as something extra. The text is organised so that both system-related and problem-oriented chapters are included. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of the doctor-patient relationship, the essential skills needed for clinical examination, and for planning the appropriate choice of investigations in diagnosis and management.

  • Provides a comprehensive account of the traditional methods of patient history-taking and examination but updated with a full account of the role of modern investigative techniques.
  • A book for students of all ages and all degrees of experience.
  • The most comprehensive account of clinical methods on the market.
  • Contents re-ordered into five sections: *The approach to the patient * General assessment * Basic systems * Clinical specialties * Ethics
  • New editor joins the textbook – Dr Michael Glynn
  • Completely new text presentation and page design
  • All line drawings redrawn for improved clarity
  • New chapters on: * Nutritional assessment * Diabetes and other metabolic disorders * Intensive care unit * Pain * The face, mouth, jaws and neck

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The Washington Manual of SurgeryRevised and updated by residents and faculty of one of the world’s top surgical training programs, The Washington Manual of Surgery, Sixth Edition provides concise guidelines and algorithms for diagnosis and management of surgical diseases. The book’s pocket size and user-friendly outline format ensure fast access to information.

This edition incorporates evidence-based medicine into each chapter, so readers can fully understand the reasoning behind the recommendations. Minimally invasive techniques, including endovascular, are incorporated into all relevant anatomical site and disease chapters. Coverage of vascular disease has been reorganized into three chapters: cerebrovascular disease, thoracoabdominal vascular disease, and peripheral vascular disease.
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Understanding Biostatistics looks at the fundamentals of biostatistics, using elementary statistics and explores the nature of statistical tests, the tests that produces the p-values and basic aspects of clinical trials.

The concept of distribution functions are discussed, including the Guassian distribution and its importance in biostatistics. The book also looks at problems of estimating parameters in statistical models and looks at the similarities between different models. The author does not set out to provide the definitive text on biostatistics, but rather to provide a guide to the concepts involved and their application in everyday work.
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History and Examination at a GlanceThis popular title in the “at a Glance” series focuses on the core elements of history taking and examination. It makes an ideal companion to clinical attachments and assists in building the fundamental skills required for Finals and for future medical practice. History and Examination at a Glance covers examination of each of the main body systems, as well as key presentations and conditions, listing main points to look for and highlighting symptoms and findings that may be key to diagnosis. This edition features:

  • Easy to read style with succinct text and full colour illustrations
  • The latest evidence-based information to provide scientific rationale for methods used
  • Coverage of new topics, including the history and examination of patients with osteoporosis and HIV/AIDS
  • A new self-assessment framework for measuring performance in history and examination skills

History and Examination at a Glance will appeal to all medical students as a companion throughout their clinical years, and as an essential revision aid for Final Examinations.
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Surgical Recall

Now in its Sixth Edition, Surgical Recall is a rapid-fire question-and-answer review for surgical clerkship students and third or fourth year medical students needing surgery review for the USMLE. Written in concise question-and-answer format—double-column, question on the left, answer on the right—Surgical Recall addresses both general surgery and surgical sub-specialties. Students on rotation, or being PIMPed, can quickly refer to Surgical Recall for accurate and on-the-spot answers. The book includes survival tactics and tips for success on the boards and wards as well as key information for the new person in the surgical suite.
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Principles of Anatomy and PhysiologyThe thirteenth edition of the phenomenally successful Principles of Anatomy and Physiology continues to set the standard for the discipline. The authors maintained a superb balance between structure and function and continue to emphasize the correlations between normal physiology and pathophysiology, normal anatomy and pathology, and homeostasis and homeostatic imbalances. The acclaimed illustration program continues to be refined and is unsurpassed in the market. The thirteenth edition is fully integrated with a host of innovative electronic media, including WileyPlus 5.0 (access purchased separately.) No other text and package offers a teaching and learning environment as rich and complete.
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