Evidence based Physical Diagnosis

Evidence based Physical Diagnosis
Author: Steven R. McGee
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 719
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1437722075
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence based Physical Diagnosis Book Excerpt:

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 criteria. 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, Schamroth's 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. Increase diagnostic confidence with McGee!

Evidence based Physical Diagnosis

Evidence based Physical Diagnosis
Author: Steven R. McGee
Publsiher: W B Saunders Company
Total Pages: 910
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence based Physical Diagnosis Book Excerpt:

Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis is an up-to-date, one-of-a-kind guide to the clinical significance of the physical examination, with emphasis on a critical review of the accuracy of traditional physical signs. Unique Diagnostic Accuracy tables compare physical signs to contemporary diagnostic tools (such as clinical imaging and laboratory testing), and identify which traditional findings are accurate and thus relevant to today's clinicians. The book's easy-to-use outline format concisely summarizes each physical sign's historical origin, definition, pathophysiology, and clinical significance. In addition, more than 2,200 references make it a valuable aid and authoritative reference for clinicians at all levels of practice. Easy-to-use Diagnostic Accuracy tables help clinicians quickly determine which physical signs are diagnostically accurate and which have little clinical value. More than 2,200 references ensure that the information is up-to-date, accurate, and relevant to today's clinician. Quick-reference, outline format assists clinicians in easily finding specific information on each physical sign's historical origin, definition and bedside technique, pathophysiology, and diagnostic accuracy. Problem-based focus allows the reader to quickly identify which physical signs best diagnose specific signs Concise, authoritative explanations for the pathogenesis of physical signs Chapter on reliability of physical signs demonstrates that inter-observer agreement for physical signs is equivalent to that observed with more modern diagnostic tools -- a fascinating look at a judgment counter to the prevailing view.

Evidence Based Physical Diagnosis E Book

Evidence Based Physical Diagnosis E Book
Author: Steven McGee
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2021-07-08
ISBN: 0323754848
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence Based Physical Diagnosis E Book Book Excerpt:

Evidence-based insights into physical signs have evolved and progressed greatly over the past few years, further defining how physical findings identify disease, solve clinical problems, and forecast patient outcomes. Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis, 5th Edition, is an up-to-date, authoritative resource for guidance on interpreting physical signs, enabling you to determine the most appropriate physical finding to confirm a diagnosis. Incorporating more than 200 new studies, this definitive text helps you glean the most from what you hear, see, and feel at the bedside—information that, combined with modern technologic testing, will grant clinicians the keys to outstanding patient care. Emphasizes the most important physical signs needed to determine the underlying condition or disease. Internationally renowned author Dr. Steven McGee shows readers how to pare down the multiple tests needed to confirm a diagnosis, saving both the physician and patient time and money. Features a reader-friendly outline format, including dozens of "EBM boxes" and accompanying "EBM ruler" illustrations. Contains thorough updates from cover to cover, including new evidence on the scientific value of the Romberg test (spinal stenosis); oximeter paradoxus (cardiac tamponade); platypnea (liver disease); pupil size in red eye (acute glaucoma); hum test (hearing loss); and many more. Begins each chapter with a list of Key Teaching Points, intended for readers desiring quick summaries and for teachers constructing concise bedside lessons. Features a unique evidence-based calculator online that enables you to easily determine probability using likelihood ratios.

Evidence Based Physical Examination

Evidence Based Physical Examination
Author: Kate Sustersic Gawlik, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAANP,Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN,Alice M. Teall, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAANP
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2020-01-27
ISBN: 0826164544
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence Based Physical Examination Book Excerpt:

The first book to teach physical assessment techniques based on evidence and clinical relevance. Grounded in an empirical approach to history-taking and physical assessment techniques, this text for healthcare clinicians and students focuses on patient well-being and health promotion. It is based on an analysis of current evidence, up-to-date guidelines, and best-practice recommendations. It underscores the evidence, acceptability, and clinical relevance behind physical assessment techniques. Evidence-Based Physical Examination offers the unique perspective of teaching both a holistic and a scientific approach to assessment. Chapters are consistently structured for ease of use and include anatomy and physiology, key history questions and considerations, physical examination, laboratory considerations, imaging considerations, evidence-based practice recommendations, and differential diagnoses related to normal and abnormal findings. Case studies, clinical pearls, and key takeaways aid retention, while abundant illustrations, photographic images, and videos demonstrate history-taking and assessment techniques. Instructor resources include PowerPoint slides, a test bank with multiple-choice questions and essay questions, and an image bank. This is the physical assessment text of the future. Key Features: Delivers the evidence, acceptability, and clinical relevance behind history-taking and assessment techniques Eschews “traditional” techniques that do not demonstrate evidence-based reliability Focuses on the most current clinical guidelines and recommendations from resources such as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Focuses on the use of modern technology for assessment Aids retention through case studies, clinical pearls, and key takeaways Demonstrates techniques with abundant illustrations, photographic images, and videos Includes robust instructor resources: PowerPoint slides, a test bank with multiple-choice questions and essay questions, and an image bank Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers

Evidence Based Physical Examination Handbook

Evidence Based Physical Examination Handbook
Author: Kate Sustersic Gawlik, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAANP,Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN,Alice M. Teall, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAANP
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-01-15
ISBN: 0826164668
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence Based Physical Examination Handbook Book Excerpt:

Provides succinct evidence-based guidance on the assessment of patients across the life span and development of sound clinical reasoning A companion to the groundbreaking Evidence-Based Physical Examination: Best Practices for Health and Well-Being, this portable, full-color, richly illustrated handbook prepares you for practice in any clinical setting. A high-yield guide with only the most essential information for assessment of patients across the life span, it includes key questions and considerations for the patient history, a step-by-step guide to physical examination, tips for interpreting assessment findings, differential diagnoses, and coverage of special populations. Other useful features include Red Flag and Evidence-Based Considerations boxes, quick-reference tables, and sample documentation. The Evidence-Based Physical Examination set of products provide all of the information you need to develop sound clinical judgement—access the handbook on the go or at point of care and refer to the comprehensive textbook for in-depth review. Key Features: Provides succinct, evidence-based guidance on the history-taking and physical examination of patients across the life span Strengthens advanced assessment and clinical-reasoning skills in preparation for clinical rotations and practice Includes tips for interpreting assessment findings, Red Flag and Evidence-Based Considerations boxes, and sample documentation Highlights essential information with quick-reference tables Features abundant illustrations and images

The Rational Clinical Examination Evidence Based Clinical Diagnosis

The Rational Clinical Examination  Evidence Based Clinical Diagnosis
Author: David Simel,Drummond Rennie
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Prof Med/Tech
Total Pages: 732
Release: 2008-08-25
ISBN: 0071590307
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rational Clinical Examination Evidence Based Clinical Diagnosis Book Excerpt:

The ultimate guide to the evidence-based clinical encounter "This book is an excellent source of supported evidence that provides useful and clinically relevant information for the busy practitioner, student, resident, or educator who wants to hone skills of physical diagnosis. It provides a tool to improve patient care by using the history and physical examination items that have the most reliability and efficiency."--Annals of Internal Medicine "There is a great deal to like about this book. It is focused on common clinical dilemmas and is well organized, and most chapters are a quick read....The evidence-based examination techniques put forth by Rational Clinical Examination the sort that can be brought to bear on a daily basis – to save time, increase confidence in medical decisions, and help decrease unnecessary testing for conditions that do not require absolute diagnostic certainty. In the end, the whole of this book is greater than its parts and can serve as a worthy companion to a traditional manual of physical examination."--Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC)Proceedings 5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "Physical diagnosis has been taught to every medical student but this evidence-based approach now shows us why, presenting one of medicine's most basic tenets in a new and challenging light. The format is extraordinary, taking previously published material and updating the pertinent evidence since the initial publication, affirming or questioning or refining the conclusions drawn from the data. "This is a book for everyone who has studied medicine and found themselves doubting what they have been taught over the years, not that they have been deluded, but that medical traditions have been unquestionably believed because there was no evidence to believe otherwise. The authors have uncovered the truth. " This extraordinary, one-of-a-kind book is a valuable addition to every medical library."--Doody's Review Service In the tradition of the famous Users' Guides to the Medical Literature, The JAMA series “The Rational Clinical Examination” was created to bring the principles of evidence-based medicine to the diagnostic process. Featuring specific clinical questions, numerous case examples, and precise summaries of available evidence, the RCE series was an instant hit. Now for the very first time in book form, completely updated with new literature analyses, here is a uniquely practical, clinically relevant approach to the use of evidence in the content of physical examination. Going far beyond the scope of traditional physical examination texts, this invaluable resource compiles and presents the evidence-based meanings of signs, symptoms, and results from physical examination maneuvers and other diagnostic studies. Page after page, you'll find a focus on actual clinical questions and presentations, making it an incomparably practical resource that you'll turn to again and again. Importantly, the high-yield content of The Rational Clinical Examination is significantly expanded and updated from the original JAMA articles, much of it published here for the first time. It all adds up to a definitive, ready-to-use clinical exam sourcebook that no student or clinician should be without. FEATURES All the expert perspectives on the application of evidence-based medicine principles-with all the authority of the pioneering JAMA series, The Rational Clinical Examination Packed with updated, new, and previously unpublished information from the original JAMA articles Standardized template for every issue covered, including: Case Presentation; Why the Issue Is Clinically Important; Research and Statistical Methods Used to Find the Evidence Presented; The Sensitivity and Specificity of Each Key Result; Resolution of the Case Presentation; and the Clinical Bottom Line Completely updated with all-new literature searches and appraisals supplementing each chapter Full-color format with dynamic clinical illustrations and images Real-world focus on a specific clinical question in each chapter, reflecting the way clinicians approach the practice of evidence-based medicine More than 50 complete chapters on common and challenging clinical questions and patient presentations Not-to-be-missed coverage of the principles of evidence-based medicine and physical diagnosis, with the concepts of specificity and sensitivity applied to the patient encounter Also available: JAMAevidence.com, a new interactive database for the best practice of evidence based medicine

Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

Bates  Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking
Author: Lynn S. Bickley,Peter G. Szilagyi,Barbara Bates
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 964
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0781780586
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking Book Excerpt:

Presents step-by-step instructions for physical examination techniques along with information on taking the patient history.

BATES Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

BATES    Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking
Author: Uzma Firdaus
Publsiher: Wolters kluwer india Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN: 9388313224
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BATES Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking Book Excerpt:

Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students in medicine and allied specialties

Textbook of Physical Diagnosis E Book

Textbook of Physical Diagnosis E Book
Author: Mark H. Swartz
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2020-02-03
ISBN: 0323674534
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Physical Diagnosis E Book Book Excerpt:

Mastering each aspect of the patient interview and physical exam is fundamental to medical education, resulting in more accurate diagnostic skills, more effective patient management, and better patient outcomes! Dr. Swartz’s Textbook of Physical Diagnosis is a highly respected reference in this critical area, offering a compassionate, humanistic approach to the art and science of interviewing and physical examination. From cover to cover, you’ll learn how your interpersonal awareness is just as important in physical diagnosis as your level of skill – and why clinical competence in this area is essential for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and all members of the healthcare profession. Explores how cultural differences can influence communication, diet, family relationships, and health practices and beliefs – which may affect your approach to a patient’s treatment. Features hundreds of high-quality color images, an easy-to-use design, and detailed descriptions of practical techniques throughout. Offers clear, easy-to-understand explanations of interviewing and examination techniques, clinical presentations, pathophysiology, complementary and alternative medicine, and physical diagnosis standards and tests. All chapters completely reviewed and revised. Features a new chapter on deconstructing racism and bias in clinical medicine. Provides expanded coverage of the musculoskeletal system with more specialty examinations of joints. Emphasizes precision, accuracy, and critical thinking in clinical assessment. Highlights clinical ethics and professionalism. Includes more than 6 hours of in-depth video, featuring step-by-step key aspects of the physical examination for adults, toddlers, and newborns, important interviewing scenarios, and audio of heart and lung sounds. Evolve Instructor site with an image and video collection is available to instructors through their Elsevier sales rep or via request at https://evolve.elsevier.com.

Seidel s Guide to Physical Examination E Book

Seidel s Guide to Physical Examination   E Book
Author: Jane W. Ball,Joyce E. Dains,John A. Flynn,Barry S. Solomon,Rosalyn W. Stewart
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2014-03-25
ISBN: 0323172083
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seidel s Guide to Physical Examination E Book Book Excerpt:

With a strong patient-centered approach to care and an author team comprised of nurses and physicians, Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination, 8th Edition, addresses teaching and learning health assessment in nursing, medical, and a wide variety of other health-care programs, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. This new edition offers an increased focus on evidence-based practice and improved readability, along with integrated lifespan content and numerous special features such as Clinical Pearls and Physical Variations, Functional Assessment, and Staying Well boxes. Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Examination boxes supply you with current data on the most effective techniques for delivering quality patient care. Clinical Pearls lend insights and clinical expertise to help you develop clinical judgment skills. Functional Assessment boxes present a more holistic approach to patient care that extends beyond the physical exam to patients’ functional ability. Staying Well boxes focus you on patient wellness and health promotion. Risk Factor boxes provide opportunities for patient teaching or genetic testing for a variety of conditions. Differential diagnosis content offers you an understanding of how disease presentations vary and specific information for how to make diagnoses from similar abnormal findings. Abnormal Findings tables equip you with a quick, illustrated reference that allows for comparisons of various abnormalities along with key symptoms and underlying pathophysiology. Sample Documentation boxes clarify appropriate professional language for the process of recording patient assessment data. NEW! Advance Practice Skills highlighted throughout text makes identification and reference easier for students. NEW! Updated content throughout provides you with cutting-edge research and a strong evidence-based approach to care. NEW! Vital Signs and Pain Assessment Chapter groups important, foundational tasks together for easy reference in one location. NEW! Improve readability ensures content remains clear, straightforward, and easy to understand. NEW! Updated illustrations and photographs enhances visual appeal and clarifies anatomic concepts and exam techniques.

Clinical Examination

Clinical Examination
Author: Nicholas Joseph Talley,Simon O'Connor
Publsiher: Elsevier Australia
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0729539059
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Examination Book Excerpt:

The 6th edition continues to serve all medical students with a clear explanation of clinical examination.

Guide to Evidence Based Physical Therapy Practice

Guide to Evidence Based Physical Therapy Practice
Author: Dianne V. Jewell
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-10-07
ISBN: 1449666434
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to Evidence Based Physical Therapy Practice Book Excerpt:

Finally, a text designed specifically for physical therapists to facilitate evidence-based practice in both the classroom and in the clinic. Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice provides readers with the information and tools needed to appreciate the philosophy, history, and value of evidence-based practice, understand what constitutes evidence, search efficiently for applicable evidence in the literature, evaluate the findings in the literature, and integrate the evidence with clinical judgement and individual patient preferences and values. This unique handbook combines the best elements of multiple texts into a single accessible guide. Divided into four sections that break down the research process, this user-friendly text also includes key terms, learning objectives, exercises, diagrams, worksheets, and useful appendices. This text is perfect for both physical therapists and students!

Mosby s Guide to Physical Examination

Mosby s Guide to Physical Examination
Author: Henry M. Seidel
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 883
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0323055702
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mosby s Guide to Physical Examination Book Excerpt:

With a strong patient-centered approach to care and an author team comprised of nurses and physicians, Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination, 8th Edition, addresses teaching and learning health assessment in nursing, medical, and a wide variety of other health-care programs, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. This new edition offers an increased focus on evidence-based practice and improved readability, along with integrated lifespan content and numerous special features such as Clinical Pearls and Physical Variations, Functional Assessment, and Staying Well boxes. Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Examination boxes supply you with current data on the most effective techniques for delivering quality patient care. Clinical Pearls lend insights and clinical expertise to help you develop clinical judgment skills. Functional Assessment boxes present a more holistic approach to patient care that extends beyond the physical exam to patients' functional ability. Staying Well boxes focus you on patient wellness and health promotion. Risk Factor boxes provide opportunities for patient teaching or genetic testing for a variety of conditions. Differential diagnosis content offers you an understanding of how disease presentations vary and specific information for how to make diagnoses from similar abnormal findings. Abnormal Findings tables equip you with a quick, illustrated reference that allows for comparisons of various abnormalities along with key symptoms and underlying pathophysiology. Sample Documentation boxes clarify appropriate professional language for the process of recording patient assessment data. NEW! Advance Practice Skills highlighted throughout text makes identification and reference easier for students. NEW! Updated content throughout provides you with cutting-edge research and a strong evidence-based approach to care. NEW! Vital Signs and Pain Assessment Chapter groups important, foundational tasks together for easy reference in one location. NEW! Improve readability ensures content remains clear, straightforward, and easy to understand. NEW! Updated illustrations and photographs enhances visual appeal and clarifies anatomic concepts and exam techniques.

Physical Examination Procedures for Advanced Practitioners and Non Medical Prescribers

Physical Examination Procedures for Advanced Practitioners and Non Medical Prescribers
Author: Frederick J. Lanceley
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN: 1482231816
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Examination Procedures for Advanced Practitioners and Non Medical Prescribers Book Excerpt:

This revision and quick-reference guide provides evidence-based information on physical examination procedures for advanced nurses and independent prescribers. A step-by-step checklist for each body system is presented alongside a rationale to aid understanding and reinforce learning. Case studies help put the information into context and links to further discussion enable readers to determine which techniques to use as well as to justify the way they perform each examination.

Symptom to Diagnosis An Evidence Based Guide Third Edition

Symptom to Diagnosis An Evidence Based Guide  Third Edition
Author: Scott Stern,Adam Cifu,Diane Altkorn
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2014-11-22
ISBN: 0071803459
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Symptom to Diagnosis An Evidence Based Guide Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Learn the diagnostic process in internal medicine with this engaging, case-based approach Symptom to Diagnosis teaches you an evidence-based, step-by-step process for evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients based on their clinical complaints. By applying this process, you will be able to recognize specific diseases and prescribe the most effective therapy. Each chapter addresses one common complaint and begins with a case and guidance on how to organize the differential diagnosis. As the case progresses, clinical reasoning is explained in detail. The differential diagnosis for that particular case is summarized in tables that highlight the clinical clues and important tests for the leading diagnostic hypothesis and alternative diagnostic hypotheses. As the chapter progresses, the pertinent diseases are reviewed. Just as in real life, the case unfolds in a stepwise fashion as tests are performed and diagnoses are confirmed or refuted. The third edition is enhanced by the addition of five new chapters--Bleeding Disorders, Dysuria, Hematuria, Hypotension, and Sore Throat--as well as a greater emphasis on how to master the process of working from patient level data (signs, symptoms, and laboratory tests). All chapters incorporate the latest research resulting in new and refined approaches to common symptoms encountered in clinical medicine.

SAMT

SAMT
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SAMT Book Excerpt:

Orthopedic Physical Examination Tests Pearson New International Edition PDF eBook

Orthopedic Physical Examination Tests  Pearson New International Edition PDF eBook
Author: Chad E. Cook,Eric Hegedus
Publsiher: Pearson Higher Ed
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2013-10-03
ISBN: 1292052465
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orthopedic Physical Examination Tests Pearson New International Edition PDF eBook Book Excerpt:

For courses in orthopedics, physical therapy, athletic training, and physical examination, in programs for healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, athletic trainers, physician’s assistants, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. This is the field’s most comprehensive evidence-based guide to clinical tests for orthopedic physical examination. It presents complete explanations and photography visualizing all commonly used physical exam tests for all body regions, including both neurological screening tools and conventional tests. The quality of research supporting each test is assessed using the QUADAS quality instrument, which analyzes the extent to which bias may have influenced diagnostic values. Diagnostic values are reported wherever they exist, and summary “Utility” scores are provided for each test based on the authors’ interpretation of the research and their use of the tests in clinical practice. This edition adds 200 new tests, presents valuable clusters of tests, and contains two entirely new chapters: one on visceral assessment and medical screening, and another on temporomandibular examination.

Orthopaedic Clinical Examination

Orthopaedic Clinical Examination
Author: Joshua Cleland
Publsiher: Elsevier España
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9788445815960
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orthopaedic Clinical Examination Book Excerpt:

Designed as a handy, quick-reference guide, this book takes a uniquely visual, evidence-tables approach to make it easy for clinicians to locate relevant evidence of the diagnostic utility of commonly utilized tests and measures. It features 281 evidence-tables with essential information clinicians need to make appropriate decisions on clinical tests for their patients.

The Rational Clinical Examination Evidence Based Clinical Diagnosis

The Rational Clinical Examination  Evidence Based Clinical Diagnosis
Author: David Simel,Drummond Rennie
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 732
Release: 2008-04-30
ISBN: 9780071590310
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rational Clinical Examination Evidence Based Clinical Diagnosis Book Excerpt:

The ultimate guide to the evidence-based clinical encounter "This book is an excellent source of supported evidence that provides useful and clinically relevant information for the busy practitioner, student, resident, or educator who wants to hone skills of physical diagnosis. It provides a tool to improve patient care by using the history and physical examination items that have the most reliability and efficiency."--Annals of Internal Medicine "The evidence-based examination techniques put forth by Rational Clinical Examination is the sort that can be brought to bear on a daily basis – to save time, increase confidence in medical decisions, and help decrease unnecessary testing for conditions that do not require absolute diagnostic certainty. In the end, the whole of this book is greater than its parts and can serve as a worthy companion to a traditional manual of physical examination."--Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC)Proceedings 5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "Physical diagnosis has been taught to every medical student but this evidence-based approach now shows us why, presenting one of medicine's most basic tenets in a new and challenging light. The format is extraordinary, taking previously published material and updating the pertinent evidence since the initial publication, affirming or questioning or refining the conclusions drawn from the data. "This is a book for everyone who has studied medicine and found themselves doubting what they have been taught over the years, not that they have been deluded, but that medical traditions have been unquestionably believed because there was no evidence to believe otherwise. The authors have uncovered the truth. "This extraordinary, one-of-a-kind book is a valuable addition to every medical library."--Doody's Review Service Completely updated with new literature analyses, here is a uniquely practical, clinically relevant approach to the use of evidence in the content of physical examination. Going far beyond the scope of traditional physical examination texts, this invaluable resource compiles and presents the evidence-based meanings of signs, symptoms, and results from physical examination maneuvers and other diagnostic studies. Page after page, you'll find a focus on actual clinical questions and presentations, making it an incomparably practical resource that you'll turn to again and again. Importantly, the high-yield content of The Rational Clinical Examination is significantly expanded and updated from the original JAMA articles, much of it published here for the first time. It all adds up to a definitive, ready-to-use clinical exam sourcebook that no student or clinician should be without. FEATURES Packed with updated, new, and previously unpublished information from the original JAMA articles Standardized template for every issue covered, including: Case Presentation; Why the Issue Is Clinically Important; Research and Statistical Methods Used to Find the Evidence Presented; The Sensitivity and Specificity of Each Key Result; Resolution of the Case Presentation; and the Clinical Bottom Line Completely updated with all-new literature searches and appraisals supplementing each chapter Full-color format with dynamic clinical illustrations and images Real-world focus on a specific clinical question in each chapter, reflecting the way clinicians approach the practice of evidence-based medicine More than 50 complete chapters on common and challenging clinical questions and patient presentations Also available: JAMAevidence.com, a new interactive database for the best practice of evidence based medicine

Guide to Evidence based Physical Therapy Practice

Guide to Evidence based Physical Therapy Practice
Author: Dianne V. Jewell
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0763734438
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to Evidence based Physical Therapy Practice Book Excerpt:

Finally, a text designed specifically for physical therapists to facilitate evidence-based practice in both the classroom and in the clinic. Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice provides readers with the information and tools needed to appreciate the philosophy, history, and value of evidence-based practice, understand what constitutes evidence, search efficiently for applicable evidence in the literature, evaluate the findings in the literature, and integrate the evidence with clinical judgement and individual patient preferences and values. This unique handbook combines the best elements of multiple texts into a single accessible guide. Divided into four sections that break down the research process, this user-friendly text also includes key terms, learning objectives, exercises, diagrams, worksheets, and useful appendices. This text is perfect for both physical therapists and students!