ISBN: 9780323278737
Page Count: 928
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $106.00

Textbook of Physical Diagnosis Pageburst E-Book on Kno, 6th Edition

by Mark H. Swartz, MD, FACP
Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study
ISBN: 9780323278737
Page Count: 928
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $106.00
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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
    • 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
    • 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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