Covering all the clinical topics required of a modern curriculum for medical students, this book guides the reader from accurate assessment of symptoms through to a structured and clear understanding of medical disorders. Each subject is approached in a problem-orientated style, and with the diagnostic possibilities considered in relation to their probability, context and range of associated features. A clinical description is included for each condition, together with its epidemiology, pathology, investigation, management and outcome. Chapters are preceded by lists of the conditions covered and an indication of whether these are relatively uncommon or very uncommon. The contents describe a logical sequence, beginning with the impact of genes on health and ending with sections devoted to the elderly and the dying patient. Where symptoms and signs are shared by multiple illnesses, an extensive cross-referencing system allows the reader to reach across the spectrum of diseases.
Terence Gibson is a Consultant Physician at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals Foundation Trust, London, UK. John Rees is Professor of Medical Education at King's College London School of Medicine and a Consultant Physician at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals Foundation Trust, London, UK.
Preface; 1. The genetic basis of disease Charulata Deshpande and Shirley Hodgson; 2. Health promotion Alan Maryon-Davis; 3. Gastrointestinal Bijay Baburajan and Terry Wong; 4. Kidney James Pattison; 5. Cardiovascular Derek Hausenloy, Diana Gorog and Michael Marber; 6. Respiratory problems John Rees; 7. Ear, nose and throat Rachael Hornigold, Simon Hogan and Michael Gleeson; 8. Mental health Teifion Davies; 9. Neurological Katia Cikurel, Leone Ridsdale and Lina Nashef; 10. Eye Denise Mabey; 11. Rheumatic Terence Gibson; 12. Endocrine Jake Powrie; 13. Toxicology Alison Jones; 14. Genitourinary Andrew de Burgh Thomas and Jan Welch; 15. Fever and infection Nicholas M. Price; 16. Skin David McGibbon; 17. Haematology Stephen Schey; 18. The elderly patient Mark Kinirons; 19. The critically ill Richard Leach; 20. The dying patient Teresa Beynon.