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Pocket Essentials of Clinical Medicine, 4th Edition


This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. A pocketbook of clinical medicine based on Kumar and Clark's CLINICAL MEDICINE (and cross-referenced to it by page number). In addition to being a portable version of Kumar and Clark, this book offers added extras: e.g. exam questions, practical procedures, dictionary of terms, abbreviations, normal values and emergency boxes.

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • Derived from the latest sixth edition of Kumar & Clark's Clinical Medicine
    • New chapter on the special senses (ENT and Eyes)
    • PDA version available separately as a special pack sold with the printed version
    • All chapters made more uniform in the treatment of symptoms, signs, investigations and diseases
    • Ethics and communication chapter will be expanded to include record keeping, assisted suicide and other important issues
    • A new chapter/section will be added on Therapeutics to cover:
    • The practical use of drugs, including introductory notes on how to prescribe, writing a prescription, opiates management and other issues
    • A table of the most commonly used drugs, with information on dose and route; monitoring, interaction, contraindications
    • Palliative care, with specific information on drugs and other therapies used to control symmptons associated with pain control (e.g. intractable nausea)
    • Exam questions re-written in new style (best of five; 'n' from many; OSCEs/case-history based questions)

Key Features

    • pocket-sized clinical medicine text
    • succinct, readable style
    • includes numerous clear line drawings
    • medical emergency boxes (listed at the beginning of the book)
    • practical procedures chapter
    • exam questions and answers
    • normal values
    • abbreviations
    • full colour throughout
    • new chapters on Special Senses (eyes and ENT) and Therapeutics (drugs)
    • Expanded Ethics and Communication chapter

Published Reviews

    "This is a helpful pocket guide"
    Doody Enterprises, Inc.

Author Information

    By Anne Ballinger, MD, MRCP, Consultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician; and Stephen Patchett, MD, FRCPI, Consultant Physician/Gastroenterologist, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

Customer Reviews

Pocket Essentials of Clinical Medicine, 4th Edition
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  • Paperback
  • 1052 Pages
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2830-4
  • Copyright: 2007