The ultimate guide to the evidence-based clinical encounter In the tradition of the famous "Users' Guides to
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Table of contents :
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?
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?
13. Does the Clinical Examination Predict Airflow Limitation?
Update: Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease
14. Does This Patient Have 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
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?
20. Does This Patient Have a Family History of Cancer?
Update: Family History of Cancer
21. Does This Patient Have a Goiter?
22. Does This Patient Have Hepatomegaly?
23. Does This Patient Have Hypertension?
24. Is This Adult Patient Hypovolemic?
Update: Hypovolemia, Adult
25. Is This Child Dehydrated?
Update: Hypovolemia, Child
26. Does This Patient Have 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?
30. Does This Adult Patient Have Acute Meningitis?
Update: Meningitis, Adult
31. Is This Woman Perimenopausal?
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?
37. Does This Child Have Acute Otitis Media?
Update: Otitis Media, Child
38. Does This Patient Have Parkinson Disease?
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?
46. Does This Patient Have Splenomegaly?
47. Does This Patient Have Strep Throat?
Update: Streptococcal Pharyngitis
48. Is This Patient Having a 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?
53. Does This Dizzy Patient Have a Serious Form of Vertigo?
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