Mechanisms of Clinical Signs, 3rd Edition

Authors :
Mark Dennis & William Talbot Bowen & Lucy Cho
Pathophysiology – what is the cause? Clinical significance – what does it mean? Diagnosis and treatment – what is the predictive value? These are questions that all clinicians should continue to ask themselves from the very beginning of medic ...view more
Pathophysiology – what is the cause?

Clinical significance – what does it mean?

Diagnosis and treatment – what is the predictive value?

These are questions that all clinicians should continue to ask themselves from the very beginning of medical training and throughout a lifetime of practice.

Organised by body system, Mechanisms of Clinical Signs 3e describes the underlying pathway, differential diagnoses and value of the clinical signs seen during physical examination.

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Pathophysiology – what is the cause?

Clinical significance – what does it mean?

Diagnosis and treatment – what is the predictive value?

These are questions that all clinicians should continue to ask themselves from the very beginning of medical training and throughout a lifetime of practice.

Organised by body system, Mechanisms of Clinical Signs 3e describes the underlying pathway, differential diagnoses and value of the clinical signs seen during physical examination.


Key Features
  • Alphabetical listing of clinical signs
  • Index by sign and conditions for easy reference
  • Additional flow diagrams
  • Clinical Pearls highlighting important clinical signs
  • Summary of the evidence
  • Access to chapter-based MCQs

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  • Clinical videos and audio of key signs
  • Case-based MCQs
  • An Enhanced eBook. The enhanced eBook allows the end user to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Author Information
By Mark Dennis, MBBS (Honours), Medical Registrar, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia; William Talbot Bowen, MBBS, MD, Resident, Division of Emergency Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans (LSUHSC), New Orleans, Louisiana and Lucy Cho, MBBS, MIPH, BA (University of Sydney), Emergency Registrar, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia