Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine E-Book: Edition 22

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More than two million medical students, doctors and other health professionals from around the globe have owned a copy of Davidson?s Principles and Practice of Medicine since it was first published. Today?s readers rely on this beautifully illustrated text to provide up-to-date detail of contemporary medical practice, presented in a style that is concise and yet easy to read. Davidson?s provides the factual knowledge required to practise medicine, explaining it in the context of underlying principles, basic science and research evidence, and shows how to apply this knowledge to the management of patients who present with problems rather than specific diseases. The book has won numerous prizes including being highly commended in the British Medical Association book awards.

Davidson?s global perspective is enhanced by the input of an international team of authors and a distinguished International Advisory Board from 17 countries. Building on the foundations laid down by its original editor, Davidson?s remains one of the world?s leading and most respected textbooks of medicine.

The underlying principles of medicine are described concisely in the first part of the book, and the detailed practice of medicine within each sub-specialty is described in later system-based chapters.

Most chapters begin with a two-page overview of the important elements of the clinical examination, including a manikin to illustrate the key steps in the examination of the relevant system.

A practical, problem-based clinical approach is described in the ?Presenting Problems? sections, to complement the detailed descriptions of each disease.

The text is extensively illustrated, with over 1000 diagrams, clinical photographs, and radiology and pathology images.

1350 text boxes present information in a way suitable for revision, including 150 clinical evidence boxes summarising the results of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials and 65 ?In Old Age? boxes highlighting important aspects of medical practice in the older population.

A combined index and glossary of medical acronyms contains over 10 000 subject entries. The contents can also be searched comprehensively as part of the online access to the whole book on the StudentConsult platform.

Access over 500 self-testing questions with answers linked to the book?s content for further reading.

The text uses both SI and non-SI units to make it suitable for readers throughout the globe. A new chapter specifically on Stroke Disease recognises the emergence of Stroke Medicine as a distinct clinical and academic discipline.

A rationalisation of the 1350 boxes used throughout the book gives a simpler and clearer presentation of the various categories.

New ?In Adolescence? boxes recognise the fact that many chronic disorders begin in childhood and become the responsibility of physicians practising adult medicine. These boxes acknowledge the overlap ?transitional? phase and highlight the key points of importance when looking after young people.

The regular introduction of new authors and editors maintains the freshness of each new edition. On this occasion Dr Ian Penman has joined the editorial team and 18 new authors bring new experience and ideas to the content and presentation of the textbook.

An expanded International Advisory Board of 38 members includes new members from several different countries.

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Elsevier Health Sciences
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Published on
Dec 6, 2013
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Pages
1392
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ISBN
9780702051036
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Language
English
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Medical / Internal Medicine
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The ninth edition of this best-selling textbook of clinical medicine builds even further on its formidable, prize-winning formula of excellence, comprehensiveness and accessibility.

‘This book is stunning in its breadth and ease-of-use. It still remains the "gold standard", thorough guide to clinical medicine its forefathers were.’

BMA Medical Book Awards judges.

New to this edition:

2 new chapters: Global Health and Women’s Health.

25 new authors.

New online editor, Adam Feather, with a team of young doctors to augment the e-book which accompanies the print book with clinical tips, key learning points, drug tips, learning challenges, case studies and MCQs.

Full text redesign to incorporate:

New system overview diagrams for clinical chapters.

New coloured headings to help identify content relating to disease, management, investigations etc.

New icons to aid text navigation.

11 new members and a new co-editor, Senaka Rajapakse, of the International Advisory Board.

Edited by Kumar and Clark, clinicians and educators of world-renowned expertise.

Authors comprise consultants at the top of their fields, paired with younger doctors closer to the exam experience, to ensure authority and relevance.

Enhanced e-book accompanies the print book, for ease of transportation and use on the move.

International Advisory Board, led by Professor Janaka de Silva and Professor Senaka Rajapakse, providing guidance for global coverage from across the world.

Contributions to the e-book by members of the International Advisory Board to amplify areas of clinical importance in their parts of the world

This classic textbook sets out clearly and concisely how to evaluate symptoms and elicit relevant physical signs. It describes the practical skills which every clinician must acquire and develop in order to evolve diagnostic procedures and management strategies and plans. ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2006 and 2010 BMA Medical Book Competitions, this Thirteenth Edition contains over 500 clinical photographs and diagrams to illustrate the text, with new topics added to make the book even more comprehensive.

This Thirteenth Edition has four sections:

History taking and general examination.

System examination

covering symptoms and signs.

Examination in special situations

including babies & children and the critically ill.

How to pass an OSCE

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Included on the Student Consult site are the specially-recorded videos demonstrating many of the clinical examination routines described in the main text.

The book starts with a general overview section on history taking and the general examination that provide the framework on which to hang the detail.

The systematic examination section documents clearly the relevant history, examination and special investigations as well as giving advice on their significance.

The third section covers examination in specific situations and emphasises an integrated and structured approach to these patients.

A final section spells out how to demonstrate the techniques learned in the book in an OSCE.

Macleod’s is closely linked to its sister publication, Davidson’s Principles & Practice of Medicine, which complements the information in this text.

Available with full online access on Student Consult and ancillary videos demonstrating key clinical examination routines following the format laid out in the book.

There are two new chapters on examination in specific situations:

The frail elderly

The adult with fever

A new section explicitly spells out how to demonstrate the techniques learned in the book in an OSCE and other formative and summative examinations.

Over 50 new text boxes highlight the evidence-base for the examination techniques discussed.

An Advisory Board of students, junior doctors, and representatives from the nursing, ambulance, Primary Care and academic communities from six countries has made detailed comments and critically appraised the entire book.

The text has been substantially rewritten with more on medically unexplained symptoms in the History Taking chapter and extended coverage of diabetes mellitus in the Endocrine System chapter.

Integrated with the online text are clinical examination videos of trained professionals performing many of the examination routines described in the book with an accompanying commentary by the Editor, Professor Colin Robertson

Two new videos show how the Glasgow Coma Scale should be performed in clinical situations, demonstrating the correct techniques and also common pitfalls in using the GCS.

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