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Title Handbook of clinical diagnostics / Xue-Hong Wan, Rui Zeng, editors
Published Singapore : Springer, [2020]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
Contents Fever -- Headache -- Edema -- Obesity -- Emaciation.-Anemia -- Mucocutaneous hemorrhage -- Cough and expectoration -- Hemoptysis -- Chest pain -- Dyspnea -- Cyanosis -- Palpitation -- Nausea and vomiting -- Dysphagia -- Dispepsia -- Abdominal pain -- Hematemesis -- Hematochezia -- Diarrhea -- Constipation -- Jaundice -- Hematuria -- Frequency, urgency and dysuria -- Oliguria, anuria, polyuria -- Urinary incontinence -- Dysuria -- Low back pain -- Arthralgia -- Vertigo -- Syncope -- Tic and convulsion -- Disturbance of consciousness -- Affective disorders
Summary The book covers basic theories, basic knowledge and basic skills on clinical diagnosis, basic requirements for doctors' ethical conduct, clinical reasoning and documentation of medical records during the process of making a diagnosis. It consists of seven chapters. Part 1 'Symptoms' explains the causes, mechanism, clinical manifestations and history taking of symptoms of every system, underling the process in which students familiarize themselves with clinical manifestations and learn history taking. Part 2 'History Taking' focuses on the significance, content, methods and techniques of history taking and introduces special approaches for history taking under unusual conditions. Part 3 'Physical Examination' illustrates the importance and basic procedures of physical examination, content and methods used to examine organs and systems, and signs and their clinical significance. This chapter also discusses basic requirements and content for both general physical examination and specific physical examination. Part 4 'Supplementary Examination' introduces commonly used clinical supplementary examination procedures including electronic cardiography (ECG), blood gases and acid-base balance and endoscopy. Part 5 'Common Clinical Diagnosis Techniques' details indications, contraindications and operation essentials of common diagnosis and operation skills such as thoracentesis, abdominal paracentesis, lumbar puncture and bone marrow puncture. Part 6 'Diagnostic Process and Clinical Reasoning' emphasizes professionalism in the process of diagnosis and explains diagnostic procedures and basic principles and approaches of clinical reasoning. A vocabulary index is included for easy reference at the end of the book. This book is compiled by authors of 14 Chinese medical schools and universities, whose years of experience in clinical diagnostics, rich overseas learning and working experiences. This book is included in the first round of English textbooks series for clinical medicine major of China's higher medical colleges; and is among "13th Five-Year" planning textbooks of National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China. It is a co-publication book with People's Medical Publishing House (PMPH)
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 18, 2019)
Subject Diagnosis -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Signs and Symptoms
Genre/Form handbooks.
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks and manuals.
Guides et manuels.
Form Electronic book
Author Wan, Xue-Hong, editor
Zeng, Rui, editor
ISBN 9789811376771