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3.0 out of 5 stars I would get it anyway, 7 Jun. 2011
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This review is from: Revision Notes for MCEM Part A (Oxford Specialty Training: Revision Texts) (Paperback)
This is a nice book in the sense this is how my own revision book should have looked like. It has all the knowledge you should know as a succinct list and it is true to the basic sciences as listed by the college. There are also some good diagrams in it. However, I could not find a section on statistics and there were some rather glaring mistakes (I presume publication errors). Some of the mistakes include getting the concentrations of cations and anions in intracellular and extracellular compartments the wrong way round, and also stating hypokalaemia as a feature of Addison's disease. I was not sure how to feed this back to the authors, but you have to be careful that you are not assimilating the wrong information. I would use it to dip in and help remind yourself of subjects that you once knew but have forgotten (i.e. as the revision book it was intended to be). I would take it as a plus point if you can spot the errors too, as this obviously means you do have some knowledge.
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Initial post: 27 Mar 2012 17:58:48 BDT
On page 480 of the book it states HYPERkalaemia is a symptom of Addison's disease, not hypokalaemia as the comment suggests.
However the table columns on page 225 indeed do need the column headings swapped.
All your comments and corrections are gratefully received.
Many thanks
Mark

In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2012 15:24:16 BDT
N Blundell says:
Hi Mark,

There are quite a few errors in what is otherwise a god-send of a book for anyone revising MCEM A. How do we let you know?

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 13:24:55 BDT
Thanks for your message, I'd really like to know about errors.
You can either email Oxford themselves, or myself directly.
If you mail me personally I'll give you my email address, or alternatively post me yours and I'll send you a message.

Mark

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2012 10:43:50 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 14:18:43 GMT
S. G. Lavan says:
Any chance of a second edition out soon, with the errors corrected? Dont really want to be second guessing a book if I buy it.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 17:02:56 GMT
There is a second edition coming, but you will have to ask Oxford about when.
After scouring colleagues / friends and the web I've corrected every error I could find (and there actually wasn't that many of them).
If you spot any more let me know and I'll update as appropriate.
Thanks
Mark

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 19:56:21 GMT
S. G. Lavan says:
Thank you.
Does that mean that the corrections have been made to this edition? (the error picked up) If purchasing this edition from amazon, will the book be without the errors you have corrected, please? If not is there a website with the corrections, please.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2013 12:27:53 GMT
s khan says:
Hello, I passed the part A with your book, however on page 333 under Addison's disease it does state hypokalaemia as a main feature. However I am sure you have spotted it. Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2013 16:22:39 GMT
Hi

Congratulations, and I'm glad the book helped you pass MCEM Part A!
Thanks for pointing out the error on page 333 - I will have this corrected.

Mark
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