Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine: A Literature-Based Approach (Signs and Symptoms)

Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine: A Literature-Based Approach (Signs and Symptoms)


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Signs and Symptoms in Family Practice, by Paul M. Paulman, MD et al, provides a unique evidence-based approach to diagnosis based on presenting signs. Focusing on the most common diagnoses observed in a medical practice, the book helps you "think horses, not zebras." A rating system for the sensitivity and specificity of the signs, symptoms, and diagnostic tests aids in the development of a focused and accurate differential diagnosis. This handy, take-along guide is ideal for quick reference while doing rotations or prepping for the boards. Confidently diagnose and treat common illnesses and conditions using an evidence-based, systematic approach. A unique ratings system indicates how frequently various symptoms and signs are associated with a particular diagnosis. Easily find what you need with consistently organized chapters and an at-a-glance bulleted format. "Think horses, not zebras" with a focus on the most frequently encountered diagnoses. Rule out the most serious possibilities quickly with differential diagnoses listed in descending order of severity. Review symptoms, signs, suggested work-up, and patient disposition for each diagnosis. Patients present with symptoms, not diagnoses


1. Abdominal Pain 2. Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding 3. Amenorrhea 4. Anemia 5. Anxiety 6. Arthralgia 7. Back Pain 8. Behavioral Problems in Children 9. Bleeding and Bruising 10. Blood in Stool 11. Breast Masses and Nipple Discharges 12. Chest Pain 13. Child Abuse 14. Confusion 15. Congestion 16. Cough 17. Depression 18. Diarrhea 19. Dizziness 20. Earache 21. Family Discord 22. Fatigue 23. Fever 24. Headache 25. Health Maintenance 26. Heartburn 27. Hypertension 28. Jaundice 29. Lower Extremity Pain and Swelling 30. Lymphadenopathy 31. Menopause 32. Neck Pain 33. Pelvic or Genital Pain 34. Polyuria 35. Rashes 36. Seizures 37. Sexual Dysfunction 38. Shortness of Breath 39. Sleep Disorders 40. Sore Throat 41. Substance Abuse 42. Urinary Problems 43. Vaginal Discharge 44. Generalized Weakness 45. Weight Change

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  • ISBN13: 9780323049818
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 656
  • ID: 9780323049818
  • ISBN10: 0323049818

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