Professional Guide to Signs and Symptoms.
Professional Guide to Signs and Symptoms
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Publication Date: 2010
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781608310982

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Thoroughly updated and now in full color, the Sixth Edition of this comprehensive manual covers over 550 signs and symptoms. More than 300 of the most important signs and symptoms are organized alphabetically; each entry includes a description, emergency interventions (where appropriate), history and physical examination, causes, associated signs and symptoms, special considerations, pediatric pointers, geriatric pointers, and patient counseling. Over 500 illustrations, tables, and flowcharts are included. Appendices describe 250 less familiar signs and symptoms and provide English/Spanish translations of common signs and symptoms. This edition includes signs and symptoms of important emerging diseases.

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--NEW! Full-color interior
--NEW! Signs and symptoms of important emerging diseases
--NEW! Thorough review and update of all entries
--Alphabetical organization of signs and symptoms
--Appendix: 250 less familiar, accessory, or nonspecific signs and symptoms, arranged alphabetically
--Comprehensive coverage with more than 300 signs and symptoms, from such common disease indicators as fever and vomiting to less common ones as nystagmus and tracheal deviation
--Endpapers: English-Spanish translations of common signs and symptoms
--ICONS:
Cultural Cue: tips to a sign or symptom's differences among populations, such as how cultural beliefs and patient descriptions of pain can influence patient evaluation
Emergency Interventions: immediate response to signs and symptoms with life-, limb-, or organ-threatening implications
Examination Tip: techniques and other information to help the examiner elicit, pinpoint, or further characterize a sign or symptom
Gender Cue: tips on how an expected sign or symptom may appear differently, more or less predominant, or absent in women, such as chest pain in myocardial infarction
Herb Alert: highlight herbal medications that cause a specific sign or symptom
Patient Teaching Aid: instructions to photocopy for the patient, such as exercises for chronic low-back pain
Signs and Symptoms: charts that show clusters of associated signs and symptoms for a group of disorders to help differentiate causes.
--Standardized entry format: introduction, emergency interventions (if appropriate), history and physical examination, medical causes, other causes (drugs, herbal medicines, tests, surgery), special considerations, pediatric pointers, geriatric pointers, patient counseling

Edition: 6
ISBN/ISSN: 9781608310982Product Format: Hardbound
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 816
Pub Date: 2010
Weight: 2.85

Contributors and consultants

Foreword

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS (A-Z)

APPENDICES

Selected signs & symptoms

Potential agents of bioterrorism

Adverse effects associated with herbs

Obtaining a health history

Guide to laboratory test results

Selected references

Index

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