Handbook of Signs & Symptoms.
Handbook of Signs & Symptoms
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Publication Date: 2009
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781605470528

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Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, this convenient, portable handbook is a comprehensive guide to the evaluation of more than 530 signs and symptoms. It has all the assessment information busy clinicians need in a single source. Each entry describes the sign or symptom and covers emergency interventions if needed, history and physical examination, medical and other causes with their associated signs and symptoms, and special considerations such as tests, monitoring, treatment, and gender and cultural issues.This edition identifies specific signs and symptoms caused by emerging diseases such as avian flu, monkeypox, respiratory syncytial virus, norovirus, metabolic syndrome, blast lung injury, Kawasaki disease, and popcorn lung disease. New information on patient teaching and obtaining a health history is included.
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--NEW! New entries on several emerging diseeases including avian flu, monkeypox, respiratory syncytial virus, norovirus, metabolic syndrome, blast lung injury, Kawasaki disease, and popcorn lung disease.
--NEW! New information on obtaining a health history.
--NEW! New information on patient teaching in all appropriate entries.
--Charts that help differentiate among a sign or symptom's multiple causes by grouping associated findings
--Common causative diseases with associated assessment findings
--Cultural and gender cues that explain differences in sign and symptom presentation, detection, and interpretation
--Description, incidence, and history and assessment guidelines
--Emergency interventions for signs and symptoms with acute life-, limb-, or organ-threatening implications
--Examination tips to elicit, pinpoint, or characterize signs and symptoms
--More than 530 signs and symptoms in an A to Z format
--Reference tables on findings associated with bioterrorism and herbal medicines
--Special clinical considerations, including tips for assessing pediatric and geriatric patients
--Timesaving repetitive format for locating specific information quickly

Edition: 4
ISBN/ISSN: 9781605470528Product Format: Softbound
Trim Size: 5 x 8
Pages: 768
Pub Date: 2009
Weight: 1.45

Contributors and consultants

Foreword

Signs and symptoms (in alphabetical order)

Less common signs and symptoms

Potential agents of bioterrorism

Common signs and symptoms associated with herbs

Selected references

Obtaining a health history

Index

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