ISBN 9780781757317,Sapira's Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis

Sapira's Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis



Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9780781757317

ISBN-10 0781757312


Edition 3rd
Number of Pages 752 Pages
Language (English)

General science

The Third Edition of this comprehensive and invaluable textbook explores proven techniques for interviewing and physical examination - from the fundamentals to the most advanced levels. Methods are described in step-by-step detail, with clinical pearls and insightful vignettes, explanations of the physiologic significance of findings, and extensive discussions of evidence-based medicine.The highlights of this new edition include: additional history-taking questions regarding risk factors and discussion of legal issues affecting medical records; numerous first-hand accounts of cases that illustrate specific concepts and findings; chapters on the eye and the neurologic examination now feature a discussion of shaken baby syndrome; expanded content on the mouth and dental examination; coverage of recent findings in AIDS; greater discussion of multiple sclerosis; new thinking about techniques for cardiopulmonary resuscitation; expanded discussion of neural entrapment syndromes; red flags indicate where urgent action is required; plus more than 450 additional references from classic original descriptions up to the most current literature.Even with all of today's sophisticated laboratory and imaging technology, the most important information comes directly from the patient. The Third Edition of "Sapira's Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis" is your guide to gaining the most reliable information from your patients, developing a differential diagnosis and an efficient diagnostic strategy.