Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis helps you choose the
diagnostic approaches that have been proven most effective Dr.
Steven McGee puts the most current evidence at your fingertips,
equipping you to easily select the best test for diagnosing a given
condition and understand the diagnostic significance and accuracy
of your findings. A remarkably easy-to-reference organization makes
it simple to find the answers you need; and full-text online access
at www.expertconsult.com lets you quickly reference the book from
any computer or mobile device. Quickly review the history,
pathogenesis, examination technique, and interpretation of physical
findings for all areas of the body thanks to a very reader-friendly
outline format, including more than 90 EBM boxes and accompanying
EBM ruler illustrations.
Get expert advice from Dr. Steven McGee, an internationally
respected authority in physical examination and assessment, pain
management, and education in general internal medicine.
See exactly which studies document the significance of various
findings thanks to thousands of up-to-date references. Access the
complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com, plus a
downloadable image collection and an evidence-based calculator that
helps you determine probability ratios based on the evidence
Apply the latest knowledge on hot topics such as the value of
physical examination in taking care of the ICU patient, accurately
diagnosing the etiology of systolic murmurs, diagnosing
osteoarthritis and acute vertigo in the dizzy patient, diagnosing
hemorrhagic stroke, and diagnosing pleural effusions.
Implement the most current evidence-based approaches for
evaluating stance and gait, SchamrothOCOs sign (for clubbing),
dementia, prediction of falls, hepatopulmonary syndrome, atrial
fibrillation, relative bradycardia, tourniquet test (for dengue
infections), acute stroke, and pleural effusion.
Assess the pretest probability of disease, given particular
signs or symptoms, with new at-a-glance tables.
Make effective decisions thanks to updated content throughout,
including new EBM boxes covering over 250 recent studies on
physical diagnosis-ensuring that all diagnostic information (i.e.,
sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios) is up to date.
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