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ISBN: 9780323790086
Page Count: 180
Imprint: Elsevier
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A Medication Guide to Internal Medicine Tests and Procedures, E-Book

by Gregory J. Hughes, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP


ISBN: 9780323790086
Page Count: 180
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  • To be confirmed but will include the following types of tests and procedures:

    • Abdominal ultrasound
    • Ankle-brachial index
    • Atrial fibrillation ablation
    • Automated implantable cardioverter-defibrillator / permanent pacemaker
    • Biopsies – i.e., renal, liver, lung, bone marrow
    • Bladder scan
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Coronary artery bypass graft
    • Capsule endoscopy
    • …and approximately 50 others



    Foreword including:

    • Process of diagnosing
      • The steps (history, review of systems, physical exam, diagnostic tests/procedures)
      • Creating and revising a differential diagnosis

    • Nuances of tests: Bayesian probability, sensitivity, specificity, false positive, false negative, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, "ruling out" diagnoses
    • Etymology and word root origins
    • Periprocedural anticoagulation: basics, assessing risk, bridging

    Diagnostic Tests & Procedures

    • This portion is the bulk of the book and will contain approximately 60 tests/procedures, each in their own section/chapter. Each test/procedure is an individual section/chapter that will follow the format below.

    [Title of Procedure]


    • Description of name of the test
      • Etymology - where the name comes from (link to latin/greek roots)

    • What can the test tell you? / What circumstances would the test be performed?
    • What are the possible diagnoses or suspicions that result from this test?
    • Can the test tell you if there is a drug toxicity?

    How it is done

    • Who performs the test and in what setting?
    • Physically what does the test entail?
    • Are there medications used during or in preparation for the test?
    • Is the patient awake/asleep, does the patient need to prepare for it?
    • What is a normal test result or expectation?

    Drug implications

    • What to consider before the test?
    • What to consider after the test, pending various results (limited to most common or exceptional examples)?
    • What medications interfere with the test?
    • What medications are used in the test?


    • Citation list
  • Gregory J. Hughes, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
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