Differential Diagnosis & Treatment In Primary Care

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Item#: 9781496374950
Edition 06
Author Collins, R Douglas
Cover Paperback

Advance your differential diagnostic skills!

Short Description
For more than three decades,Differential Diagnosis and Treatment in Primary Carehas helped primary care practitioners to systematically approach the differential diagnosis of the symptoms and signs they see in practice. Organized into categories such as pain, mass, bloody discharge, non-bloody discharge, functional changes, and abnormal laboratory results, this bestselling clinical reference helps you apply your basis science knowledge to consider all of the possible causes of each symptom, and then take the appropriate steps to determine which one is most likely.Apply the latest knowledgedue to comprehensive updates throughout the text, including new signs and symptoms, new and expanded case histories, updated diagnostic tests, and more.Interact with patients more effectivelywith a new section on bedside manner, andget therapeutic guidancefrom a new section on the treatment of common diseases.Know what to look forthanks to abundant anatomical drawings that highlight relevant features in each body area.Develop your diagnostic skillswith cases and clinical questions for each sign or symptom, as well as the framework for thinking through those questions to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis.Select the appropriate diagnostic procedures and laboratory teststo include in the workup.Recognize when to refer a patient to a specialistwith a special section on this topic.