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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for med school revision
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...
Published on 10 Feb 2007 by Clair Melville

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Cross referencing leaves a lot to be desired. More of a quick reminder lookup for someone already very familiar with medicine.
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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
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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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Dr. E. C. Pooley "edpooley" (Leicester, UK) - See all my reviews
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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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2 of 2 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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7 of 8 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Really excellent for med school clinical years, 6 April 2013
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 24 Feb 2013
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars good book, 23 May 2014
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easy to follow and understand, very good for quick reference. I used this to help me while on placements during my nurse training.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clinical hand book, 11 May 2014
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Good condition and got delivered on time. Very nicely packed. Very satisfied and in time for my GP block. And of course very handy book I carry it all the time.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Print too small, 25 Feb 2014
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Mr. R. G. A. Thomas "RussT" (North Yorkshire) - See all my reviews
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Cross referencing leaves a lot to be desired. More of a quick reminder lookup for someone already very familiar with medicine.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff., 2 Feb 2013
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Exactly as it says on the tin, great reference tool and a handy size for carrying around. Service & delivery good and condition (important with used books) was as stated. Very pleased, these books are expensive new.
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