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Unlike most internal medicine textbooks that focus on specific diseases, this book utilizes a symptom-based approach to diagnosis and treatment Each chapter is built around patient cases that illustrate essential concepts Handy diagnosis tables and treatment decision-making flow charts and algorithms reinforce the step-by-step process that leads from symptom to diagnosis Key Features : Each chapter is built around patient cases that illustrate essential concepts Provides insight into the process by which the differential diagnosis is identified Evidence-based approach is emphasized through discussion of the sensitivities, specificities, and interpretation of diagnostic tests Promotes reasoned decision making about diagnosis and treatment Diagnostic and treatment algorithms included Reinforces the step-by-step process that leads from symptom to diagnosis About the Author : Scott D.C. Stern, MD, FACP - Pritzker School of Medicine Diane Altkorn, MD - Pritzker School of Medicine Adam Cifu, MD - University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine Table of Content : 1. The Diagnostic Process 2. Abdominal Pain 3. Acid-base Abnormalities 4. Anemia 5. Back Pain 6. Chest Pain 7. Cough, Fever, and Respiratory Problems 8. Delirium and Dementia 9. Diarrhea, Acute 10. Dizziness 11. Dyspnea 12. Edema 13. Fatigue 14. Gastrointestinal Bleeding 15. Headache 16. Hypercalcemia 17. Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia 18. Jaundice 19. Joint Pain 20. Renal Failure, Acute 21. Syncope 22. Weight Loss, Unintentional 23. Wheezing and Strido

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