ISBN : 9780198766537
With major advances in technology there are thousands of clinical and laboratory tests available, forming a key part of the diagnostic process in the highly complex field of modern medicine. This handbook provides a patient-orientated approach to investigation, with a comprehensive review of specialty-related tests. Written in the Oxford Handbook style, this book features references and up-to-date website links for extra clinical detail. This new edition has been revised to include the most recent developments in investigatory tests, with clear step-by-step instructions and updated illustrations to provide greater clarifying background to the text. Written by an experienced team of active clinicians, this is invaluable for junior doctors as a quick reference, as well as senior medical students preparing for examinations.
1: The Patient; 1 Drew Provan: Symptoms & signs; 2: Investigations; 2 Colin Dayan: Endocrinology & metabolism; 3 Vanessa Fogo and Drew Provan: Haematology; 4 Gavin Spickett: Immunology & allergy; 5 Prof Brian Angus: Infectious & tropical diseases; 6 Andrew R. Houghton: Cardiology; 7 Emma Greig: Gastroenterology; 8 Joanna Brown: Respiratory medicine; 9 Martyn Bracewell: Neurology; 10 Charlie Tomson and Sarah McLoskey: Renal medicine; 11 Alison Jones: Poisoning & overdose; 12 Suzanne Lane: Rheumatology; 13 Tanya Chawla: Radiology; 14 Jim Ballinger and Gopinath Gnanasegaran: Nuclear medicine