Data interpretation questions based on clinical cases are a popular means of testing medical students both during undergraduate studies and as an element of finals examinations. Written by a small team of authors with extensive teaching experience, 100 Cases in Medical Data Interpretation provides invaluable guidance from lecturers who understand from personal experience that detailed and accurate explanations are the key to successful revision. This book presents 100 cases arranged by specialty area-radiology, clinical chemistry, haematology and cardiology-as well as a random section of miscellaneous cases. Questions accompanying each case prompt the reader to consider how the data presented might be correctly understood. A clear discussion of how the correct answer was reached, with boxed highlights and bullet lists of key points, makes this book an excellent learning aid during all stages of clinical studies, and particularly while preparing for medical finals.
Dr David C Howlett FRCP FRCR, Consultant Radiologist, East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust; Honorary Reader, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK Dr Nicola Gainsborough, Consultant Physician, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust; Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK
Section 1: Clinical chemistry Case 1: Elderly woman with history of vomiting Case 2: An elderly man with shortness of breath Case 3: A woman with headache Case 4: An elderly man with a cough Case 5: A woman with abdominal pain Case 6: A depressed elderly man Case 7: A teenager with headache and vomiting Case 8: A man with severe vomiting Case 9: A man found semi-conscious Case 10: Young woman with aspirin overdose Case 11: Asthmatic male with cough Case 12: A man with renal failure Case 13: Teenager with colicky pain Case 14: Man with diabetes mellitus Case 15: Elderly man with dysuria Case 16: Middle-aged woman with tiredness Case 17: Middle-aged man with shortness of breath Case 18: Elderly woman admitted following a fall Case 19: Elderly man with nocturia Case 20: Man with severe headaches Case 21: An elderly confused woman Case 22: Middle-aged woman feeling tired Case 23: Woman with polycystic ovary syndrome Case 24: Man with painful knees Section 2: Radiology Case 25: Woman with abdominal pain Case 26: A woman with cough and weight loss Case 27: Middle-aged woman with difficulty in swallowing Case 28: Young man with chest pain Case 29: Young woman with loss of vision Case 30: Middle-aged man with shortness of breath Case 31: An elderly woman with weight loss Case 32: An elderly woman with shortness of breath Case 33: An elderly woman with diabetes Case 34: Middle-aged woman with a cough Case 35: Man with a bloody cough Case 36: Middle-aged man with a cough Case 37: Elderly man with headache Case 38: Elderly man with pain in the hip Case 39: Woman with headache and vomiting Case 40: Elderly woman with epigastric pain Case 41: Elderly man with shortness of breath Case 42: Woman with abdominal pain Case 43: Middle-aged woman with swelling in hands and feet Case 44: Middle-aged man with confusion Case 45: Elderly woman with upper limb weakness Case 46: Nasogastric feeding on the stroke unit Section 3: Haematology Case 47: Elderly woman with constipation Case 48: A young woman with profound fatigue Case 49: A middle-aged man with lethargy Case 50: Teenager with chest pain Case 51: An elderly woman with light-headedness Case 52: An elderly woman with anaemia Case 53: Middle-aged woman with anaemia Case 54: A confused elderly woman Case 55: Elderly woman with bruising Case 56: Elderly man with hip pain Case 57: A teenager with unexplained bruises Case 58: A teenager with panic attacks Case 59: An elderly man with nose bleeds Case 60: A teenager with a swollen knee Case 61: Woman with heavy period Case 62: Young woman with leg pain and swelling Case 63: Elderly woman with fever and lethargy Case 64: Woman with emergency hip repair Case 65: Middle-aged woman with right-sided weakness Case 66: Middle-aged man with increasing tiredness Case 68: Middle-aged man with cellulitis Section 4: Cardiology Case 69: Elderly man with palpitations Case 70: Elderly man with chest pain Case 71: Middle-aged man with syncope Case 72: Middle-aged woman with chest pain Case 73: Middle-aged man with light headedness Case 74: Young woman with palpitations Case 75: Elderly woman with chest pain Case 76: Elderly man with syncope Case 77: Middle-aged woman with chest pain Case 78: Young woman with syncope Case 79: Middle-aged man with abdominal pain Case 80: Elderly man with palpitations Case 81: Elderly woman with fever and weight loss Case 82: Young man with shortness of breath Case 83: Young man undergoing army medical Case 84: Woman with increasing shortness of breath Case 85: Elderly man with atrial fibrillation Case 86: Elderly man with kidney disease Case 87: Young man with central chest pain Case 88: Young man with palpitations Section 5: Miscellaneous Case 89: Elderly woman with COPD Case 90: Elderly man with increasing confusion Case 91: Elderly man with respiratory distress Case 92: Young woman with cough Case 93: Elderly man with progressive leg swelling Case 94: Woman suspected of attempted suicide Case 95: Man with chest pain and weight loss Case 96: Young woman with pain in her legs and back Case 97: Middle-aged man with severe headache Case 98: Middle-aged man with epigastric pain Case 99: Elderly woman with fever and mild confusion Case 100: Elderly woman admitted following a fall
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