Signs and Symptoms in Family Practice, 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 while doing rotations or prepping for the boards.
The most convenient and easy-to-use clinical manual available for outpatient medicine and family practice
Family Medicine, Sixth Edition is the ultimate at-a-glance guide to the diagnosis and treatment of common primary care problems. The book spans the full scope of ambulatory medicine, and is organized according to the flow of patient care and starting with insights into signs and symptoms, followed by expert disease management recommendations.
The information is presented in a manner that enables readers to quickly formulate a list of possible diagnosis, perform a cost-effective diagnostic work up, and prescribe therapy. The principles of clinical decision making and effective evidence-based management strategies are woven throughout.
The book is completely revised for the sixth edition.
Access up-to-date diagnostic and treatment information on more than 700 common medical conditions with Ferris Clinical Advisor 2017! Boasting the popular "5 books in 1" format, it provides quick guidance on diseases and disorders, differential diagnoses, medical algorithms, laboratory tests, and clinical practice guidelines, while supplemental electronic content equips you with additional topics, images, tables, and much more.
New to this edition
Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience gives you access to all of the text, more than 90 e-onlytopics, algorithms, additional imagesand tables, EBM boxes, and fully updatedpatient teaching guides. Links between each section connect you from one topic to the relevant material associated with it.
Diseases and Disorders section features more than 300 new figures and tables, as well as 20 new topics including: cyclic vomiting syndrome, travelers diarrhea, chronic pruritus, post-herpetic neuralgia, enteropathic arthritis, and hoarding disorder.
Differential Diagnosis section highlights 50 new topics, including: alcohol-related seizures, dysentery and inflammatory enterocolitis, hair loss, cystic and solid pancreatic lesions, and COPD decompensation.
New algorithms offer important diagnostic information on 19 added conditions, includingallergic reaction to vaccines, cardiac arrest, occupational asthma, urinary tract infection, and vertigo and dizziness.
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By Fred F. Ferri, MD, FACP, Clinical Professor, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
This ninth edition of the Textbook of Family Medicine, edited by Drs. Robert E. Rakel and David P. Rakel, remains your #1 choice for complete guidance on the principles of family medicine, primary care in the community, and all aspects of clinical practice. Ideal for both residents and practicing physicians, this medical reference book includes evidence-based, practical information to optimize patient care and prepare you for the ABFM exam. A clean, quick-reference layout makes it easy for you to put information to work immediately in your practice.