Professional guide to signs & symptoms.
4th ed.
Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2004.
viii, 884 p. : ill.
1582552894 (alk. paper), 9781582552897 (alk. paper)
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Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2004.
1582552894 (alk. paper)
9781582552897 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 838) and index.
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"Although the book obviously has a strong US bias, there is much within its pages to interest British GPs and junior hospital doctors. It's authoritative but easy to read style will ensure that nurses over here who wish to further their medical knowledge will find it indispensable as will medical students who are preparing for their final examinations. " - Dr JM Sager,, May 2004 .
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The Indispensable Authority for More than 550 Signs and Symptoms-Now Completely Updated Know the implications of virtually every patient sign and symptom. From fever and vomiting to tinnitus and tracheal deviation, Professional Guide to Signs and Symptoms, Fourth Edition, provides the "three I's" vital to your clinical practice: Identification, Interpretation, and Intervention! Identification * Description and incidence, history and examination guidelines * New! Red-flag findings for critical emerging diseases (SARS, listeriosis, Rift Valley fever, and more) plus biological weapons (such as anthrax, smallpox, and typhus) * Examination tip icon to elicit, pinpoint, or characterize a sign or symptom; Cultural cue and new Gender cue icons that clarify critical ethnic and gender variations in clinical presentation * Appendix of 250 less familiar, accessory, and nonspecific signs and symptoms, arranged alphabetically for fast access * English/Spanish translations of common signs and symptoms Interpretation * Medical causes and their associated findings; drugs, tests, procedures, and other causes; pediatric and geriatric pointers * Charts that help differentiate among a sign or symptom's multiple causes * Alternative alert icon that highlights herbal remedies as causes * New! Quick-consult charts on biological weapons and herbal medicines as causes of specific signs and symptoms Intervention * Emergency interventions icon for signs and symptoms with life-, limb-, or organ-threatening implications * Patient-counseling tips, special clinical considerations, and photocopiable patient-teaching handouts.
Main Description
Thoroughly reviewed and updated for the Fourth Edition, this comprehensive manual covers more than 550 signs and symptoms. More than 300 of the most important signs and symptoms are organized alphabetically; each entry includes an introduction with the definition, description, incidence, significance, and summary of causes; emergency interventions (where appropriate); history and physical examination; medical causes; other causes, such as drugs, herbal medicines, procedures and treatments; special considerations, including complications, comfort measures, and tests; pediatric pointers; geriatric pointers; and patient counseling. This manual includes more than 500 illustrations, tables, and flowcharts for quick access to information. An appendix of 250 less familiar, accessory, or nonspecific signs and symptoms is included, along with English/Spanish translations of common signs and symptoms. New to this edition: signs and symptoms of important emerging diseases, coverage of biologic weapons of mass infection, and gender differences in the appearance of signs and symptoms.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. v
Forewordp. vii
Signs and symptomsp. 1
Selected signs and symptomsp. 809
Potential agents of bioterrorismp. 834
Common signs and symptoms associated with herbsp. 836
Selected referencesp. 838
Indexp. 839
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