cover image - Macleod's Clinical Examination,14th Edition
ISBN: 9780702069932
Page Count: 400
Imprint: Elsevier
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Macleod's Clinical Examination, 14th Edition

by J. Alastair Innes, BSc PhD FRCP Ed, Anna R Dover, PhD FRCP(Ed) and Karen Fairhurst, PhD FRCGP
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cover image - Macleod's Clinical Examination,14th Edition
ISBN: 9780702069932
Page Count: 400
Imprint: Elsevier
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This classic textbook aims to assist clinicians develop the consultation skills required to elicit a clear history, and the practical skills needed to detect clinical signs of disease. Where possible, the physical basis of clinical signs is explained to aid understanding. Formulation of a differential diagnosis from the information gained is introduced, and the logical initial investigations are included for each system.

    • The first part of the book addresses the general principles of good interaction with patients, from the basics of taking a history and examining, to the use of pattern recognition to identify spot diagnoses.
    • The second part documents the relevant history, examination and investigations for all the major body systems.
    • The third part illustrates the application of these skills to specific clinical situations.
    • The final part covers preparation for assessments of clinical skills and the use of these skills in everyday practice.
    • The book has accompanying videos demonstrating many of the key clinical examination routines as set out in the book.
    • A new editorial team has undertaken a substantial review of the book’s contents and with the help of many new authors has radically revised the order and approach of the text.
    • Several new chapters have been created including a chapter on patients with mental disorders; a chapter covering the approach to a deteriorating patient; a chapter on assessment of patients towards the end of life and two new chapters on applying the key clinical skills during assessments and in practice.
    • The structure of the text has been rationalised with careful use of boxes, tables and figures to set out the concepts for maximum clarity.
  • Section 1: Principles of clinical history and examination

    • Managing clinical encounters with patients
    • General aspects of history taking
    • The value of initial observations

    Section 2: System based examination

    • The cardiovascular system
    • The respiratory system
    • The gastrointestinal system
    • The nervous system
    • The visual system
    • The ear, nose & throat
    • The endocrine system
    • The reproductive system
    • The renal system
    • The musculoskeletal system
    • The skin, hair and nails

    Section 3: Applying history and examination skills in specific situations

    • Babies and Children
    • Patients with mental illness and learning disability
    • The frail elderly
    • Examining the deteriorating patient
    • History and examination towards the end of life

    Section 4: Putting History and Examination skills to Use

    • Preparing for assessments of clinical skills
    • Preparing for practice
  • J. Alastair Innes, BSc PhD FRCP Ed, Consultant Physician, Respiratory Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh; Honorary Reader in Respiratory Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK., Anna R Dover, PhD FRCP(Ed), Consultant in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine, Edinburgh Centre for Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh; Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, UK. and Karen Fairhurst, PhD FRCGP, General Practice Principal, Mackenzie Medical Centre, Edinburgh; Clinical Senior Lecturer, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK.
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