Oxford Cases In Medicine & Surgery

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Item#: 9780198716228
Edition 02
Author Farne Et Al
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Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery, second edition, teaches students a logical step-by-step diagnostic approach to common patient presentations. This approach mirrors that used by successful clinicians on the wards, challenging students with questions at each stage of a case (history-taking,
examination, investigation, management). In tackling these questions, students understand how to critically analyse information and learn to integrate their existing knowledge to a real-life scenario from start to finish.

Each chapter focuses on a common presenting symptom (e.g. chest pain). By starting with a symptom, mirroring real life settings, students learn to draw on their knowledge of different physiological systems - for example, cardiology, respiratory, gastroenterology - at the same time. All the major
presenting symptoms in general medicine and surgery are covered, together with a
oad range of pathologies.

This book is an essential resource for all medicine students, and provides a modern, well-rounded introduction to life on the wards. Ideal for those starting out in clinical medicine and an ideal refresher for those revising for OSCEs and finals.

Table of Contents
1. Headache
2. Confusion
3. Blackout
4. Neck lump
5. Haematemesis
6. Dysphagia
7. Cough
8. Haemoptysis
9. Chest pain
10. Shortness of
11. Breast lump
12. Epigastric pain
13. Nausea and vomiting
14. Jaundice
15. Right upper quadrant (RUQ) pain
16. Right iliac fossa (RIF) pain
17. Left iliac fossa (LIF) pain
18. Flank pain
19. Constipation
20. Diarrhoea
21. Rectal bleeding
22. Poor urinary output
23. Polyuria
24. Groin lump
25. Scrotal mass
26. Limb weakness
27. Acute joint pain
28. Swollen calf
29. Leg ulcer

Review Quotes
Review from previous edition: \"This is a wonderful book! It uses case histories to guide through all major medical and surgical scenarios, giving an initial presenting complaint and then working enough each case giving differentials, explaining why each is more likely, before going on to
thoroughly describe what investigations are needed and why. It is a very fun and realistic book. I thoroughly, thoroughly recommend it to all medical students - and the sooner in you training the better.\"

--Caroline Rance, 5th Year Medical Student, Southampton Medical School

"This book is welcome
eak to many of the other medical/surgical text books, a light, entertaining read but still packed with lots of useful tips and information. Unlike other books it gets you to start thinking, it has an excellent layout with a large number of cases accompanying each
chapter to help put your knowledge into practice. The viva questions highlight extra important and interesting facts, helping to expand knowledge without merely repeating what can be found in other text books. A saving grace when revision starts to drag - I could pick up this book, work through a
chapter or just dip into a couple of cases and would always learn something new or be lead to think about something in a different way. This book is actually fun to read - can't say that about many others!!"