Published: 2006-03-22 | ISBN: 1582555109 | PDF + CHM | 928 pages | 66.43 MB
Thoroughly updated for the Fifth Edition, 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, special considerations, 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. New to this edition: signs and symptoms of emerging diseases, including avian influenza, blast lung injury, and metabolic syndrome; flowcharts that guide practitioners through assessment evaluation; and appendices on common laboratory test values and conducting a patient history.