Macleod's Clinical Diagnosis

Macleod's Clinical Diagnosis

Edited by Alan Japp, MBChB(Hons), BSc(Hons), MRCP, Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Research, University of Edinburgh, UK and Colin Robertson, BA(Hons) MBChB FRCP(Ed) FRCS(Ed) FSAScot, Professor of Accident and Emergency Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK


Part 1 Principles of clinical assessment

What?s in a diagnosis?

Assessing patients: a practical guide

The diagnostic process

Part 2 Assessment of common presenting problems

Abdominal pain

Breast lump

Chest pain

Coma and altered consciousness

Confusion: delirium and dementia

Diarrhoea

Dizziness

Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)

Dyspnoea

Fatigue

Fever

GI haemorrhage: haematemesis and rectal bleeding

Haematuria

Haemoptysis

Headache

Jaundice

Joint swelling

Leg swelling

Limb weakness

Low back pain

Mobility problems: falls and ?off legs?

Palpitation

Rash: acute generalised skin eruption

Scrotal swelling

Shock

Transient loss of consciousness: syncope and seizures

Index