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 0071590315, 9780071590310

Table of contents :
Contents
Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. A Primer on the Precision and Accuracy of the Clinical Examination
Update: Primer on Precision and Accuracy
2. Does This Patient Have Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?
Update: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
3. Is Listening for Abdominal Bruits Useful in the Evaluation of Hypertension?
Update: Abdominal Bruits
4. Does This Patient Have an Alcohol Problem?
Update: Problem Alcohol Drinking
5. Does This Adult Patient Have Appendicitis?
Update: Appendicitis, Adult
6. Does This Patient Have Ascites?
Update: Ascites
7. What Can the Medical History and Physical Examination Tell Us About Low Back Pain?
Update: Low Back Pain
8. Does This Patient Have Breast Cancer?
Update: Breast Cancer
9. Does This Patient Have a Clinically Important Carotid Bruit?
Update: Carotid Bruit
10. Does This Patient Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Update: Carpal Tunnel
11. Does This Patient Have Abnormal Central Venous Pressure?
Update: Central Venous Pressure
12. Does This Patient Have Acute Cholecystitis?
Update: Cholecystitis
13. Does the Clinical Examination Predict Airflow Limitation?
Update: Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease
14. Does This Patient Have Clubbing?
Update: Clubbing
15. Is This Patient Taking the Treatment as Prescribed?
Update: Compliance and Medication Adherence
16(A). Can the Clinical Examination Diagnose Left-Sided Heart Failure in Adults?
16(B). Does This Dyspneic Patient in the Emergency Department Have Congestive Heart Failure?
Update: Congestive Heart Failure
17. Is This Patient Dead, Vegetative, or Severely Neurologically Impaired? Assessing Outcome for Comatose Survivors of Cardiac Arrest
Update: Death
18(A). Does This Patient Have Deep Vein Thrombosis? (1998)
18(B). Does This Patient Have Deep Vein Thrombosis? (2006)
Update: Deep Vein Thrombosis
19. Is This Patient Clinically Depressed?
Update: Depression
20. Does This Patient Have a Family History of Cancer?
Update: Family History of Cancer
21. Does This Patient Have a Goiter?
Update: Goiter
22. Does This Patient Have Hepatomegaly?
Update: Hepatomegaly
23. Does This Patient Have Hypertension?
Update: Hypertension
24. Is This Adult Patient Hypovolemic?
Update: Hypovolemia, Adult
25. Is This Child Dehydrated?
Update: Hypovolemia, Child
26. Does This Patient Have Influenza?
Update: Influenza
27. Does This Patient Have a Torn Meniscus or Ligament of the Knee?
Update: Knee Ligaments and Menisci
28. Is This Adult Patient Malnourished?
Update: Malnourishment, Adult
29. Does This Patient Have a Mole or a Melanoma?
Update: Melanoma
30. Does This Adult Patient Have Acute Meningitis?
Update: Meningitis, Adult
31. Is This Woman Perimenopausal?
Update: Menopause
32. Does This Patient Have Aortic Regurgitation?
Update: Murmur, Diastolic
33. Does This Patient Have an Abnormal Systolic Murmur?
Update: Murmur, Systolic
34. Does This Patient Have Myasthenia Gravis?
Update: Myasthenia Gravis
35. Is This Patient Having a Myocardial Infarction?
Update: Myocardial Infarction
36. Does This Woman Have Osteoporosis?
Update: Osteoporosis
37. Does This Child Have Acute Otitis Media?
Update: Otitis Media, Child
38. Does This Patient Have Parkinson Disease?
Update: Parkinsonism
39. Is This Patient Allergic to Penicillin?
Update: Penicillin Allergy
40. Does This Adult Patient Have Community-Acquired Pneumonia?
Update: Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Adult
41. Does This Infant Have Pneumonia?
Update: Pneumonia, Infant and Child
42. Is This Patient Pregnant?
Update: Early Pregnancy
43. Does This Patient Have Pulmonary Embolism?
Update: Pulmonary Embolus
44. Does This Patient Have an Instability of the Shoulder or a Labrum Lesion?
Update: Shoulder Instability
45. Does This Patient Have Sinusitis?
Update: Sinusitis
46. Does This Patient Have Splenomegaly?
Update: Splenomegaly
47. Does This Patient Have Strep Throat?
Update: Streptococcal Pharyngitis
48. Is This Patient Having a Stroke?
Update: Stroke
49. Does This Patient Have Temporal Arteritis?
Update: Temporal Arteritis
50. Does This Patient Have an Acute Thoracic Aortic Dissection?
Update: Thoracic Aortic Dissection
51. Does This Woman Have an Acute Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection?
Update: Urinary Tract Infection, Women
52. What Is Causing This Patient's Vaginal Symptoms?
Update: Vaginitis
53. Does This Dizzy Patient Have a Serious Form of Vertigo?
Update: Vertigo
Index
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