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Churchill's Pocketbook of Differential Diagnosis, 4th Edition

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Making a correct diagnosis is one of the key aspects of every medical student's and junior doctor's clinical training, and problem-based learning is now widely used to focus on the causes behind the presentation of a clinical feature. The Fourth Edition of this best-selling book is packed full of information to help the reader move from a presenting problem to an accurate diagnosis.

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New to This Edition

    • Eighty colour photographs of key clinical presentations have been added to assist symptom recognition.
    • Two new chapters on Hypotension and Photophobia.

Key Features

    • This Fourth Edition covers 127 common presenting problems in both medicine and surgery in a consistent format.
    • 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.

Author Information

    By Andrew T Raftery, BSc MBChB(Hons) MD FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Ed) , Clinical Anatomist, Honorary Teaching Fellow, Hull York Medical School; Formerly Consultant Surgeon, Sheffield Kidney Institute, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield; Member (formerly Chairman), Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons of England; Formerly Member of Panel of Examiners, Intercollegiate Speciality Board in General Surgery; Formerly Member of Council, Royal College of Surgeons of England; Formerly Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University of Sheffield, UK; Eric KS Lim, MB ChB MD MSc FRCS(C-Th), Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital, London; Senior Lecturer, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK and Andrew J K Östör, MB BS FRACP, Consultant Rheumatologist and Associate Lecturer, Addenbrooke’s Hospital; Director, Rheumatology Clinical Research Unit, School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

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  • Paperback
  • 632 Pages
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-5402-0
  • Copyright: 2014