Jun 262015

This quick-reference pocket book is written for primary care practitioners who face diagnostic problems in brief office visits. It offers evidence-based guidelines on which key questions to ask and what data to obtain in order to provide sound diagnoses of common adult problems. More than 140 chapters in eighteen sections cover mental health problems, symptoms and signs in each organ system, laboratory abnormalities, and radiologic abnormalities.

This edition has been thoroughly updated by new editors. New chapters cover corneal foreign body, hematuria, brain natriuretic peptide in congestive heart failure, and D-dimer. The format includes more quick-scanning bullets and tables.

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Jun 182015

Clinical Examination: With STUDENT CONSULT Access, 4e (Paperback)

By (author): Owen Epstein MB BCh FRCP, G. David Perkin BA MB FRCP
BA MB FRCP, John Cookson MD FRCP, Ian S. Watt BSc MB ChB MPH FFPH, Roby Rakhit BSc MD FRCP, Andrew W. Robins MB MSc MRCP FRCHCH, Graham A. W. Hornett BA MA MB BChir FRCGP

The fourth edition of Clinical Examination provides a clear, practical and above all, superbly illustrated guide to all aspects of history taking and patient examination. Designed to be accessible both to medical students just starting their clinical attachments and to more experienced readers, the clear writing style, the innovative use of clinical photographs and the explanatory illustrations combine to explain and clarify the concepts and skills necessary to take a history and perform an examination. The text is organised by body system, with each chapter structured the same way: firstly, underlying structure and function; secondly, signs, symptoms and abnormalities; thirdly, patient examination.
  • The anatomy & physiology coverage 'sets the scene' and refreshes students' memory on the science they studied earlier in their course
  • The signs & symptoms sections serve as a mini-textbook of medicine by highlighting most important diseases associated with each body system
  • The history-taking and examination sections alert students to general principles and particular considerations relevant to interacting with patients
  • Eight different types of boxes classify information on key aspects of the text: differential diagnosis; emergency topics; examination of the elderly; questions to ask; areas for review; risk factors; symptoms and signs; and ‘red flag’ issues
  • Nearly 1000 illustrations, including over 500 photographs of physical signs as they present in real life
  • Colour diagrams illustrate underlying structure and function as well as demonstrating examination techniques
  • Now available on Student Consult with full online access to the text and illustrations
  • An expanded author team includes representatives from primary care to reflect the changes in the teaching environment for clinical skills
  • A new first chapter focuses more strongly on communication skills and ethics
  • New ‘red flag’ highlight important symptoms and signs requiring urgent attention
  • Online access to the text and illustrations on Student Consult for the first time
  • A revised text design givers the text a fresh feel and aids navigation through the book
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Jun 042015

There's no getting away from the fact that finals are tricky. Becoming a confident House Officer involves not only medicine, surgery and psychiatry, but also communication, ethics, and practical skills. Get Through Clinical Finals: A Toolkit for OSCEs is intended to help identify these areas, to show the reader how to avoid the common pitfalls and, by combining such information, how to successfully mind that gap.

Forming part of the best selling and well respected 'Get Through' series, this book aims to provide medical students with practical advice on how to revise and pass their OSCEs (Observed Structured Clinical Examinations). Featuring numerous practice scenarios in all the major specialties, Get Through Clinical Finals contains the information that finalists are expected to know but are rarely taught. Written by recently qualified doctors, this is the ideal toolkit in the run up to clinical finals.
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May 292015

OSCEs for Medical Finals (Paperback)

By (author): Hamed Khan, Iqbal Khan, Akhil Gupta, Nazmul Hussain, Sathiji Nageshwaran

OSCEs for Medical Finals has been written by doctors from a variety of specialties with extensive experience of medical education and of organising and examining OSCEs.

The book and website package consists of the most common OSCE scenarios encountered in medical finals, together with checklists, similar to OSCE mark schemes, that cover all of the key learning points students need to succeed. Each topic checklist contains comprehensive exam-focussed advice on how to maximise performance together with a range of insider's tips' on OSCE strategy and common OSCE pitfalls.

Designed to provide enough coverage for those students who want to gain as many marks as possible in their OSCEs, and not just a book which will ensure students scrape a pass', the book is fully supported by a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/khan/osces, containing: * OSCE checklists from the book * A survey of doctors and students of which OSCEs have a high chance of appearing in finals in each UK medical school

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May 292015

OSCEs at a Glance (Paperback)

By (author): Adrian Blundell, Richard Harrison

Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, OSCEs at a Glance 2nd Edition is both a revision guide and a comprehensive introduction to objective structured clinical examinations for medical students. Fully revised to suit the current curriculum, and written with student feedback and experiences in mind, this full-colour textbook contains brand new and comprehensively indexed chapters which include 32 new OSCE stations, covering distinct areas of specialisation as well as broader practical and communication skills covered in the exams. This new edition of OSCEs at a Glance is also supported by a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/osces containing downloadable OSCE checklists - perfect for testing knowledge in the run-up to exams.

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May 202015

Neurological Clinical Examination: A Concise Guide (Paperback)

By (author): John Morris, Joseph Jankovic

This book and extensive video library provide a practical guide to the clinical neurological examination, an essential tool in the diagnosis of common and unusual neurological conditions encountered in the outpatient clinic and hospital ward.

  • Each chapter covers a different condition and uses a step-by-step approach selecting those aspects of the clinical examination that are most likely to lead you to the correct diagnosis
  • Over 100 video clips accessible via QR codes in the book illustrate a wide range of neurological signs
  • The text is heavily illustrated with clear diagrams
  • Tables are used to list the various causes of particular signs
  • Key features of the neurological examination which help in reaching the correct conclusion are listed as Tips

Primary care physicians, neurologists, and trainees preparing for certifying examinations will find this book an invaluable learning companion and essential tool for the diagnosis of neurological disorders.

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May 072015

Systematic Evidence Reviews to Answer Health Care Questions is your most effective, A-to-Z guide to conducting thorough, comprehensive systematic reviews.
By breaking down topics and essential steps, this volume teaches you how to form key questions, select evidence, and perform illuminating review not just in predictable circumstances, but when basic rules don’t apply—honing your ability to think critically and solve problems. You’ll learn how to define a review’s purpose and scope, develop research questions, build a team, and even manage your project to maximize efficacy. If you’re looking to refine your approach to systematic reviews, don’t just catalog and collect; use this powerful text to evaluate, synthesize, and deliver results that will help shape the health care industry.

  • Presented in standard format throughout to allow for more practical, easy to read approach
  • Provides useful instruction on how to conduct a high-quality systematic review that meets the recent standards of the Institute of Medicine
  • Accessible, concise information about the state-of-the-art methods of systematic review, from key question formulation to assessing the quality of included studies and reporting results
  • Illustrated throughout with real-world examples from systematic reviews that have been used to inform practice guidelines and health policy
Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to:
  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • A powerful search that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future

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May 042015

SECTION 1: TRAUMATOLOGY, 1. TraumaA Modern International Epidemic, 2. Know Your Skeletal System, 3. General Principles of Fractures and Dislocations, 4. Complications of Fractures, 5. Emergency Care of the Injured, 6. Fracture Treatment Methods: Then, Now and Future, 7. Recent Advances in Fracture Treatment, 8. Fracture Healing Methods 9. Soft Tissue Injuries, 10. Fractures in Special Situations, SECTION 2: REGIONAL TRAUMATOLOGY, 11. Injuries Around the Shoulder, 12. Injuries of the Arm, 13. Injuries Around the Elbow, 14. Injuries of the Forearm, 15. Injuries to the Wrist, 16. Hand Injuries, 17. Dislocations and Fracture Dislocations of the Hip Joint, 18. Fracture Femur, 19. Injuries of the Knee, 20. Fracture of Tibia and Fibula, 21. Injuries of the Ankle, 22. Injuries of the Foot, 23. Pelvic Injuries, Rib and Coccyx Injuries, 24. Injuries of the Spine, 25. Peripheral Nerve Injuries, SECTION 3: NONTRAUMATIC ORTHOPEDIC DISORDERS, 26. Approach to Orthopedic Disorders, 27. Deformities and their Management, 28. Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders, 29. Regional Conditions of the Neck, 30. Regional Conditions of the Upper Limb, 31. Regional Conditions of the Spine, 32. Regional Conditions of the Lower Limb, 33. Disorders of the Hand, SECTION 4: COMMON BACK PROBLEMS, 34. Low Backache and Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI), SECTION 5: GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS, 35. Congenital Disorders, 36. Developmental Disorders, 37. Metabolic Disorders, 38. Osteomyelitis, 39. Skeletal Tuberculosis, 40. Disorders of Joints (Arthritis), 41. Rheumatic Diseases, 42. Neuromuscular Disorders, 43. Bone Neoplasias, SECTION 6: GERIATRIC ORTHOPEDICS, 44. Distal Forearm Fractures, 45. Fracture Neck of Femur, 46. Osteoporosis, 47. Osteoarthritis, 48. Cervical Disk Syndromes, 49. Lumbar Disk Disease and Canal Stenosis, SECTION 7: COMMON SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, 50. Common Surgeries of the Humerus, 51. Common Forearm Surgeries, 52. Common Hip Surgeries, 53. Common Surgery of the Femur, 54. Common Surgery of the Patella, 55. Common Surgery of the Tibia, 56. Turcos One Stage Posteromedial Release for CTEV, 57. Common Surgery of the Spine, 58. Common Finger and Toe Surgery (Percutaneous Fixations), 59. External Fixation, SECTION 8: MISCELLANEOUS, 60. Amputations, 61. Prosthetics and Orthotics, 62. Sports Injuries, 63. Arthroscopy, 64. Standard Arthroscopy Portals, 65. 9-Point Diagnostic Knee Arthroscopy, 66. Arthroplasty, 67. Evidence Based Orthopedics.
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Apr 122015

Neurological Examination (Pocket Tutor) (Paperback)

By (author): John A. Goodfellow, Neel Burton

Titles in the Pocket Tutor series give practical guidance on subjects that medical students and foundation doctors need help with "on the go". Their highly affordable price represents great value for those rotating through modular courses or working on attachment. Topics reflect information needs stemming from today's integrated undergraduate & foundation courses: * Common investigations (ECG, Chest X-Ray, etc) * Clinical skills (patient examination, etc) * Important and/or complex specialties in which students receive comparatively little dedicated training (psychiatry, ophthalmology) Key Points * Highly affordable price and convenient pocket size format - fits in back pocket! * An indispensable guide to the neurological examination, which students and junior doctors invariably regard as one of the most complicated and difficult parts of physical examination to master * Logical, sequential content: two introductory chapters focussing on general clinical skills, history taking and examination in neurology; then chapters which explain how best to approach the examination of specific systems or regions (cranial nerves, upper limbs, etc) each one opening with recap of relevant anatomy & physiology and closing with a handy summary; finally, chapters on the examination of stroke and unconscious patients, neurological screening, and how best to synthesise findings.
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Apr 122015

Clinical Examination (Pocket Tutor) (Paperback)

By (author): Peter Cartledge, Kathrine Cartledge, Andrew Lockey

Titles in the Pocket Tutor series give practical guidance on subjects that medical students and foundation doctors need help with "on the go", at a highly affordable price that puts them within reach of those rotating through modular courses or working on attachment. * Common investigations (ECG, imaging, etc) * Clinical skills (patient examination, etc.) * Clinical specialties that students perceive as too small to merit a textbook (psychiatry, renal medicine) Key Points * Practical, accessible guide to examining the patient, which remains the bedrock of diagnosis and clinical evaluation * Consistent chapter organisation: each body system chapter starts with relevant basic science, then highlights key signs before summarising examination technique * Lavishly illustrated with clinical photographs, summary tables and tips boxes
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