Symptom to Diagnosis an Evidence Based Guide, Fourth Edition (Paperback)

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Symptom to Diagnosis an Evidence Based Guide, Fourth Edition (Paperback)

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This book is a tremendous asset for students and residents learning to develop their diagnostic skills. It can also be useful as a refresher for established clinicians when the more common diagnoses are not the cause of a patient's complaints.
--Doody's Review

An engaging case-based approach to learning the diagnostic process in internal medicine

Doody's Core Titles for 2021

Symptom to Diagnosis, Fourth Edition teaches an evidence-based, step-by-step process for evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients based on their clinical complaints. By applying this process clinicians will be able to recognize specific diseases and prescribe the most effective therapy.

Each chapter is built around a common patient complaint that illustrates essential concepts and provides insight into the process by which the differential diagnosis is identified. As the case progresses, clinical reasoning is explained in detail. The differential diagnosis for that particular case is summarized in tables that highlight the clinical clues and important tests for the leading diagnostic hypothesis and alternative diagnostic hypotheses. As the chapter progresses, the pertinent diseases are reviewed. Just as in real life, the case unfolds in a stepwise fashion as tests are performed and diagnoses are confirmed or refuted.

Completely updated to reflect the latest research in clinical medicine, this fourth edition is enhanced by algorithms, summary tables, questions that direct evaluation, and an examination of recently developed diagnostic tools and guidelines. Clinical pearls are featured in every chapter. Coverage for each disease includes: Textbook Presentation, Disease Highlights, Evidence-Based Diagnosis, and Treatment.


Scott D. C. Stern, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine, Co-Director, Junior Clerkship in Medicine, Clinical Director of Clinical Pathophysiology and Therapeutics, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.Adam S. Cifu, MD, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Co-Director, Junior Clerkship in Medicine, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.Diane Altkorn, MD, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Senior Student Clerkships in Medicine, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

Product Details ISBN: 9781260121117
ISBN-10: 1260121119
Publisher: McGraw Hill / Medical
Publication Date: November 21st, 2019
Pages: 624
Language: English