The Complete Patient History

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9780070356146: The Complete Patient History

Thoroughly updated, this text is designed to teach and reinforce the proper practice of problem-centered history taking. After a brief review of the steps in history taking, the book then discusses the entire patient by organ system, suggesting questions and analyzing potential responses in a decision-tree format. Each chapter includes characteristic physical signs and laboratory results. Features new material on alcoholism, sexual history taking to include female sexual dysfunction and assessing the risk for AIDS, and impotence.

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Highlighting the medical history as the core art of patient care, this book provides the tools to achieve clinical excellence

• Explores the techniques of patient-centered and doctor-centered interviewing

• Presents the differential diagnosis, interview framework, alarm symptoms, focused questions with likelihood ratios, prognosis, and clinical pearls for each symptom

• Integrates historical data with the epidemiology, prevalence, and prognosis of the most common conditions

A comprehensive and inspiring introduction to the timeless art of history-taking, The Patient History presents the fundamental principles that guide this process and enable health care professionals to establish the differential diagnosis for a given symptom.

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• Offers a patient-centered approach to the medical history by emphasizing symptoms rather than diseases

• Applies principles of evidence-based medicine to the clinical history

• Illustrates the history-taking process through the discussion of 60 common clinical symptoms, such as dizziness, weight loss, dyspnea, chest pain, nausea and vomiting, low back pain, memory loss, and anxiety

• Includes diagnostic approach algorithms to summarize important concepts

• Focuses on actual questions for use in daily practice

• Provides tips for effective interviewing

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About the Author:

Author Profiles
Mark C. Henderson MD
Associate Dean for Admissions
Professor of Medicine
University of California-Davis School of Medicine

Gerald Smetana MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Lawrence Tierney, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine

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