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Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis (Oxford Handbooks Series) [Paperback]

Huw Llewelyn , Hock Aun Ang , Keir E Lewis , Anees Al-Abdullah
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16 Feb 2006 0192632493 978-0192632494 1
The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis helps the reader to interpret symptoms, physical signs and initial test results and to allow students (or doctors not familiar with all aspects of medicine) to arrive at diagnoses logically and to explain their reasoning confidently. The book starts with a review of the techniques of history taking and examination, with hints on how to interpret the information and practical advice on the diagnostic process. The bulk of the book is divided by body system and describes the findings that can emerge at each stage of the assessment process. The main differential diagnoses of significant findings are given as a starting point for the diagnostic reasoning process. With each diagnosis is listed the findings which suggests that the diagnosis might be present and the evidence which confirms the diagnosis. This unique book concentrates entirely on the diagnosis, referring readers to the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine and Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties for management information. It will also train readers to describe the diagnosis and reasoning behind it to a patient, relative, peer, or senior colleague.

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  • Paperback: 728 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 1 edition (16 Feb 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192632493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192632494
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 10.8 x 18.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 548,323 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Another reliable guide from the Oxford Handbooks series. It takes a symptom or physical finding and lists the possible differential diagnoses. It includes a summary of the investigations needed. It also refers the reader to the relevant pages in the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. This book could be used as a revision aid - it would provide a comprehensive list of diagnoses when taking histories on the ward. (Northwing)

The book tackles a minefield of signs and symptoms, putting them all together in an attempt to simplify a clinical problem...The approaches are easy to remember and non-intimidating...each system is then broken down into common symptoms, then signs. This is also excellent...[it] gives a good, clear, concise view of a very difficult and broad subject, and must have taken some time to put together...a good book to slot into your library. (British Journal of Hospital Medicine)

The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis is an excellent resource which can help students and junior doctors to hone their diagnostic skills. ... It teaches you how to pick out the important 'lead' features of a history and how to decipher the relevant from the irrelevant. ... this is a refreshingly different textbook with a clear layout and is easy to navigate. ... I would recommend it to all clinical students and junior doctors. (GKT Gazette)

I can't for the life of me work out why OUP hasn't come up with a book like this before. After all when you've taken the history and examined the patient you want to know the likeliest diagnosis and be able to justify it and that's exactly what this book does. ... Another first class compact but comprehensive book from OUP and particularly recommended to the student and junior doctor. (Dr JM Sager)

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As stated in the first chapter, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis(and all other books on differential diagnosis) are based on the personal experience of the authors, conventional teaching, and other books on differential diagnosis. The reader is advised to use it sensibly and to make amendments based on local teaching and experience. There is very little published evidence-based knowledge, if any, on the differential diagnoses of symptoms, signs and test results at present. The Appendix describes the set and probability theory of differential diagnosis and how such evidence should be sought in future. The OHCD aims to stimulate better understanding of the diagnostic process. Detailed review was undertaken before publication, including by a psychiatrist.

The OHCD also describes diagnoses that may well be rare but are not to be missed.

The reviewer is right about some issues; e.g. he is right about the `down' arrow for MCV being misprinted (it should have been up).

We appreciate feedback on the book and always correct errors where they have been identified.

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for med school revision 10 Feb 2007
I bought this book a week ago and my confidence in diagnosis has increased ten fold. Not only can you pick the symptom you think is most relavent and look up what could be causing it, you also get a list of conditions with associated features, and how the condition is confirmed.

In real terms when on for example A&E, you get a patient with difuse hair loss (I had no idea where to start on this one) and you get given options of cytotoxic drugs , iron deficiency, sever illness, hypogonadism and recent pregnancy. You would then see what the symptoms of each are, and how you would confirm each.

It made the situation of coming away from a patient totally confused much easier. I am also better at coming up with differentials now.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 22 Mar 2006
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This book is one of the most comprehensive I have read on clinical diagnosis and provides a checklist of discriminating criteria for many of the symptoms and signs encountered in clinical practice. My only criticism of this book, from the point of view of a finals student, is that it doesn't specifically list investigations that would be required when a patient has a list of 2 or 3 possible differentials after the history/examination, which are often asked in examinations. In this regard, "Differential Diagnosis" is a useful book to read alongside this one.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful with an excellent layout 20 Sep 2009
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As a medical student, this book has been of great use to me, both for learning and revising. It provides an invaluable starting point for anyone trying to work out what's wrong with a patient. This is something that students don't find easy. Additionally, it contains the differential diagnoses for uncommon signs or symptoms - something medical school doesn't give a lot of guidance on.

The layout is the real reason that this book's so useful. Each page is headed by a clinical sign or symptom, with possible causes listed below. Additionally, there is advice about how to investigate each sign/ symptom and how other signs/symptoms and the results of investigations can be used to rule out possible causes and form a logical, reasoned diagnosis. Furthermore, the introductory chapters titled 'The diagnostic process' and 'Interpreting the history and examination' provide useful hints and tips about forming a diagnosis.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 20 Aug 2013
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Fab book - really useful especially to test yourself on common conditions and their presentations. Good size and easy to use.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really excellent for med school clinical years 6 April 2013
By Tamaru
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Simple layout:
Sign or symptom
Initial investigations
Main differentials and typical outline evidence, further investigations and inital management.
Simple, comprehensive and trustworthy.

This is a very worthy addition to any med student's or clinician's library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 24 Feb 2013
By isbl
Very good. Worked out perfectly. No problems. Book in good shape. Trustable. Very good. Worked out perfectly. No problems. Book in good shape. Trustable.
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