Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis

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Written by leading American practitioners, the Oxford American Handbooks of Medicine each offer a pocket-sized overview of an entire specialty, featuring instant access to guidance on the conditions that are most likely to be encountered. Precise and prescriptive, the handbooks offer up-to-date advice on examination, investigations, common procedures, and in-patient care. These books will be invaluable resources for residents and students, as well as a useful reference for practitioners. The Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis provides concise, practical assistance in interpreting a patient's symptoms, enabling students and clinicians to arrive at a confident diagnosis. Organized by body system, the Handbook describes the findings that can emerge at each stage of the assessment process. The main differential diagnoses for each finding are given along with evidence that would indicate the diagnosis is correct plus information on further confirmatory tests. Signs and symptoms are presented in at-a-glance tabular format. Imaging studies and EKGs of common clinical problems are provided. Why choose the Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis? The design.... The Handbook uses a unique flexicover design that's durable and practical. Compact, light, and fits in your pocket! Also has quick reference tabs, four-color presentation, and bookmark ribbons to help provide fast answers. The interior layout.... The Handbook is a quick reference in a small, innovative package. With one to two topics per page, it provides easy access and the emergency sections are in red to stand out. Icons throughout aid quick reference. The information.... The Handbook succinctly covers all the essential topics in a one or two-page spread format with colored headings that break up the text and provide a logical structure for readers of all levels. Common clinical questions are answered clearly and extensively. The history.... Oxford University Press is known around the world for excellence, tradition, and innovation. These handbooks are among the best selling in the world. The price.... You get an extremely useful tool at a great value!
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Oxford University Press
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Published on
Sep 10, 2009
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Pages
528
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ISBN
9780190451455
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Diagnosis
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Written by leading American practitioners, the Oxford American Handbooks of Medicine each offer a pocket-sized overview of an entire specialty, featuring instant access to guidance on the conditions that are most likely to be encountered. Precise and prescriptive, the handbooks offer up-to-date advice on examination, investigations, common procedures, and in-patient care. These books will be invaluable resources for residents and students, as well as a useful reference for practitioners. The Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis provides concise, practical assistance in interpreting a patient's symptoms, enabling students and clinicians to arrive at a confident diagnosis. Organized by body system, the Handbook describes the findings that can emerge at each stage of the assessment process. The main differential diagnoses for each finding are given along with evidence that would indicate the diagnosis is correct plus information on further confirmatory tests. Signs and symptoms are presented in at-a-glance tabular format. Imaging studies and EKGs of common clinical problems are provided. Why choose the Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis? The design.... The Handbook uses a unique flexicover design that's durable and practical. Compact, light, and fits in your pocket! Also has quick reference tabs, four-color presentation, and bookmark ribbons to help provide fast answers. The interior layout.... The Handbook is a quick reference in a small, innovative package. With one to two topics per page, it provides easy access and the emergency sections are in red to stand out. Icons throughout aid quick reference. The information.... The Handbook succinctly covers all the essential topics in a one or two-page spread format with colored headings that break up the text and provide a logical structure for readers of all levels. Common clinical questions are answered clearly and extensively. The history.... Oxford University Press is known around the world for excellence, tradition, and innovation. These handbooks are among the best selling in the world. The price.... You get an extremely useful tool at a great value!
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