Each topic includes a list of all potential causes of the condition, colour coded to indicate common, occasional or rare causes. Important geographical variations are also highlighted.
Two sections cover the differential diagnosis of biochemical and haematological disorders which provide a ready check when reviewing abnormal results
The text includes a targeted guide to the relevant general and specific follow-up investigations which should be carried out as appropriate.
At the end of each topic a box highlights important learning points, or indicates symptom and signs suggestive of significant pathology which require urgent action.Eighty colour photographs of key clinical presentations have been added to assist symptom recognition.
Two new chapters on Hypotension and Photophobia.
In covering the applied basic science the books explains the application and clinical relevance of the three sciences
The text is written in an appropriate bullet-point style to allow easy reading and rapid exam preparation
The contents concentrate on the recurring common themes of the examination, thus helping direct appropriate learning and focussing on the specific impoartnta areas of knowledge
The book is illustrated with line drawings which are clearly annotated to aid learning.
In this Second Edition, chapters have been updated and sections expanded to cover topics which are particularly relevant to examinations. The microbiology chapter has been rewritten, and the section on skin healing has also been extensively rewritten to include a section on burns, skin grafting and the anatomy of flaps. Each chapter has new OSCE scenario questions added to bring together the basic science and its clinical application in OSCE examinations.
The book provides comprehensive coverage of general surgery but in addition covers the basic needs of the medical student and those in the early years of postgraduate training as far as the surgical specialities are concerned.Presented in portable small format in two colours with line drawings and radiological images. The text is succinct and clearly structured with extensive use of headings to guide the reader. Covers all the major surgical specialties. Contains outlines of common operations such as appendicectomy and thyroidectomy. Contains an introductory chapter on consent, medicolegal issues, statistics and clinical audit. Contains a checklist of emergency situations for quick reference. The text has been extensively re-written by a team of senior specialist surgical registrars or newly appointed consultants. Over 50 new illustrations of line drawings are included as well as updated radiological images. New hints and tips sections have been added.
The thoroughly updated text for this new edition includes new sections on practical procedures, ENT, gynaecology, audit, evidence-based medicine, clinical governance and medicolegal issues.