Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
Oxford University Press
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- An indispensable guide to investigative techniques written by an experienced team of active clinicians
- Revised throughout to reflect current investigations and management of disease
- Chapters on rheumatology, radiology, and renal disease have been extensively revised
- Extensively illustrated to aid understanding of the more complex investigations and interpretation of results
- Algorithms are used to enhance understanding by providing a logical flow of information, investigation pathways, and X-ray, CT, and nuclear imaging figures
- Internet references are given throughout so readers can look up the latest developments
This app provides a patient-oriented approach to investigation. The first chapter describes key symptoms and signs along with tests that may be of value in reaching a diagnosis. The remainder of the chapters is specialty-centered and provides a comprehensive review of all available tests within a given subject. The aim is to provide a more rational method of investigation and prevent over-investigation which is expensive for the hospital and unpleasant for the patient. It emphasises which tests are of value, when tests are not likely to be helpful, along with pitfalls in the interpretation of results. This edition has been updated throughout to incorporate current investigations and management of disease. Chapters on rheumatology, radiology, and renal medicine have been extensively revised. With contributions from active clinicians who are engaged in medical practice, the information will be of value to senior medical students facing finals examinations, and junior doctors who are responsible for ordering tests on their patients
Readership: Senior medical students, junior hospital doctors, general practitioners, nurses and nurse practitioners.
Audience: This Oxford Handbook is intended for a UK audience as well as other areas which follow UK medical practice including Europe, Australia, the Middle East, India and East Asia.Author: Drew Provan