Textbook of Physical Diagnosis Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Textbook of Physical Diagnosis Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition


Despite 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.
  • Discussions of special considerations emphasize cultural differences that may affect your approach to patients ... guide you through assessment of nutritional status ... and inform you of things to look for and remember when examining children, pregnant women, older patients, and acutely ill patients.
  • Pathophysiology explanations help you understand the causes of the symptoms you encounter.
  • Abundant color photographs capture the real appearance of various diseases.
  • Coverage of complementary and alternative medicine alerts you to the clinical implications of these increasingly popular modalities.
  • An appendix on examination of the Spanish-speaking patient provides translations for commonly used medical phrases and questions is available on www.studentconsult.com
  • Over 3 hours of video on DVD demonstrate the complete physical exam of an adult male patient, the breast and pelvic exam of an adult female patient, and the examination of pediatric and geriatric patients.
  • Student Consult access lets you reference the complete contents of the book online, anywhere you go ... perform quick searches ... and add your own notes and bookmarks.
  • A new chapter on the focused physical exam prepares you for the USMLE Step 2 CS and OSCEs.
Section I The Art of Interviewing

Chapter 1 The Interviewer’s Questions

Chapter 2 The Patient’s Responses

Chapter 3 Caring for Patients in a Culturally Diverse Society

Chapter 4 Understanding Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Chapter 5 Assessment of Nutritional Status

Chapter 6 Putting the History Together

Section II The Science of the Physical Examination

Chapter 7 The Physical Examination

Chapter 8 The Skin

Chapter 9 The Head and Neck

Chapter 10 The Eye

Chapter 11 The Ear and Nose

Chapter 12 The Oral Cavity and Pharynx

Chapter 13 The Chest

Chapter 14 The Heart

Chapter 15 The Peripheral Vascular System

Chapter 16 The Breast

Chapter 17 The Abdomen

Chapter 18 Male Genitalia and Hernias

Chapter 19 Female Genitalia

Chapter 20 The Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 21 The Nervous System

Chapter 22 Putting the Examination Together

Section III Evaluation of Specific Patients

Chapter 23 The Pregnant Patient

Chapter 24 The Pediatric Patient

Chapter 25 The Geriatric Patient

Chapter 26 The Acutely Ill Patient

Section IV Putting the Data to Work

Chapter 27 Diagnostic Reasoning in Physical Diagnosis

Chapter 28 The Clinical Record

Chapter 29 Focusing on the Focused History and Physical Examination


Appendix A Commonly Abused Drugs

Appendix B Signs and Symptoms in Deficiency States

Appendix C Conversion Tables
Mark H. Swartz, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine, State University of New York (SUNY), Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, New York; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York; Professor of Medical Sciences, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, New York; Director, C3NY--Clinical Competence Center of New York, New York, New York


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