Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780199679867

Huw Llewelyn; Hock Aun Ang; Keir E. Lewis; Anees Al-Abdullah
688 ページ
Other format
107 x 181 mm
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Fully revised for its third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis provides a concise and practical summary of the reasoning processes behind clear and confident diagnosis. The handbook is set out systematically with symptoms and signs through each specialty, and includes a detailed description of the basis of logical evidence-based differential diagnosis. This new edition has been updated with more straightforward diagrams as well as brand new images to help aid understanding. Including rarer diagnoses alongside common conditions, and vital information about longer-term management alongside the initial treatments, this handbook will ensure your excellence and confidence no matter what signs and symptoms your patient presents with. Providing practical help when dealing with problems outside your area of expertise or with unforeseen situations, you can be sure that this handbook will be the reader's perfect companion to sharp and self-assured diagnoses throughout their medical career.


1. The diagnostic process
2. Interpreting the history and examination
3. General and endocrine symptoms and physical signs
4. Skin symptoms and physical signs
5. Cardiovascular symptoms and physical signs
6. Respiratory symptoms and physical signs
7. Gastrointestinal symptoms and physical signs
8. Urological and gynaecological symptoms and physical signs
9. Joint, limb, and back symptoms and physical signs
10. Psychiatric and neurological symptoms and physical signs
11. Laboratory tests
12. Chest x-rays
13. Making the diagnostic process evidence-based


Huw Llewelyn qualified in Medicine at the University of Wales in 1970. In 1975 he became senior registrar and lecturer in medicine and endocrinology at St Bartholomew's Hospital London. In 1979 he was appointed Consultant Physician at King's College Hospital London. His MD was sponsored by the Nobel Laureate Sir James Black FRS and describes new theorems in probability theory that allow tests to be designed and assessed in a systematic way for differential diagnosis and identify patients who probably respond (or do not respond) to specific treatments. His clinical and teaching experience is based on work in university teaching hospitals in inner cities, rural district general hospitals and general practice. ; Hock Aun Ang is a medical graduate from University College Cork, Ireland. After jobs in various medical specialties in the UK, he pursued Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Liverpool) and MSc in Infectious Diseases (University of London). Currently, as a Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at Seberang Jaya Hospital in Penang, Malaysia, he is actively involved in the supervision of clinical specialists, medical officers and house officers, and the teaching of medical students from Penang Medical College. ; Keir Lewis qualified from Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals with honours and a First Class Intercalated BSc in Psychology. After various jobs in London, he completed his specialist training in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine in Wales with an MD in Sleep Disordered Breathing. He is Director of Research and Development in Hywel Dda University Health Board and Associate Professor at the University of Swansea, where his current research interests include COPD and Smoking Cessation. ; Annes Al-Abdulla graduated from Baghdad University Medical School in 1977. He came to the UK in 1983 and started training in Chemical Pathology in 1985 first at Kings College London then at the Middlesex and University College, London Medical Schools. His last post was a lecturer and senior registrar in chemical pathology. During this period he obtained two master degrees from London University in General and Clinical Biochemistry and finished the examinations for the membership of the Royal College of Pathology, which was awarded in 1990. After this he decided to move into general practice and after a couple of years he was able to get a job as a full time general practitioner in Carmarthenshire. In 2000 he was awarded the fellowship of the Royal College of Pathology. Currently in addition to his job as a GP, he regularly covers for the absence of the local Chemical Pathologist and participates in two hospital diabetic clinics as a diabetes specialist.