Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine, by Paul M. Paulman, MD et al, provides a unique evidence-based approach to diagnosis based on presenting signs. Focusing on the most common diagnoses observed in a medical practice, the book helps you "think horses, not zebras." A rating system for the sensitivity and specificity of the signs, symptoms, and diagnostic tests aids in the development of a focused and accurate differential diagnosis. This handy, take-along guide is ideal for quick reference at the bedside or a refresher while prepping for the boards.
Confidently diagnose and treat common illnesses and conditions using an evidence-based, systematic approach. A unique ratings system indicates how frequently various symptoms and signs are associated with a particular diagnosis.
Easily find what you need with consistently organized chapters and an at-a-glance bulleted format.
"Think horses, not zebras" with a focus on the most frequently encountered diagnoses.
Rule out the most serious possibilities quickly with differential diagnoses listed in descending order of severity.
Review symptoms, signs, suggested work-up, and patient disposition for each diagnosis.
By Paul M. Paulman, MD, Professor and Predoctoral, Department of Family Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE; Audrey Paulman, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE; Jeffrey D. Harrison, MD, Professor and Program Director, Department of Family Medicine, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
; Laeth S. Nasir, MD, Professor; Chairman of the Department of Family, Creighton University School of Medicine; Family Medicine Physician , Creighton Medical Associates, Omaha, Nebraska
; Sarah K. Bryan, BA, Sharing Coordinator, Department of Family Medicine, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska and Dean S. Collier, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Omaha, Nebraska
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