Publication Year: 2006
Edition: 2nd Ed.
Authors/Editor: David S. Smith MD
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Field Guide to Bedside Diagnosis, second dition enables students and physicians to navigate from the patient's symptoms and presenting signs to the diagnosis.
The book covers 139 chief complaints and signs and is organized to parallel the diagnostic reasoning process: a differential overview of probable causes, a diagnostic approach for each differential, and the specific clinical findings that point to diagnosis.
A collection of 192 full-color illustrations show diagnostically important observable signs. This edition includes thoroughly updated diagnostic approaches and quick-access Evidence-Based Medicine Physical Diagnosis tables indicating sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios for findings.