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Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis and Oxford Handbook of Clinical Surgery


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Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis 1: The diagnostic process 2: Interpreting the history and examination 3: General and endocrine symptoms and physical signs 4: Skin symptoms and physical signs 5: Cardiovascular symptoms and physical signs 6: Respiratory symptoms and physical signs 7: Gastrointestinal symptoms and physical signs 8: Urological and gynaecological symptoms and physical signs 9: Joint, limb, and back symptoms and physical signs 10: Psychiatric and neurological symptoms and physical signs 11: Laboratory tests 12: Chest X-rays 13: Making the diagnostic process evidence-based Oxford Handbook of Clinical Surgery 1: Good surgical practice 2: Principles of surgery 3: Surgical pathology 4: Practical procedures 5: Head and neck surgery 6: Breast and endocrine surgery 7: Upper gastrointestinal surgery 8: Liver, pancreatic, and biliary surgery 9: Abdominal wall 10: Urology 11: Colorectal surgery 12: Paediatric surgery 13: Paediatric orthopaedic surgery 14: Major trauma 15: Orthopaedic surgery 16: Plastic surgery 17: Cardiothoracic surgery 18: Peripheral vascular disease 19: Transplantation 20: Surgery in tropical diseases 21: Common surgical procedures 22: Eponymous terms and rarities

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Huw Llewelyn qualified in Medicine at the University of Wales in 1970. In 1975 he became senior registrar and lecturer in medicine and endocrinology at St Bartholomew's Hospital London. In 1979 he was appointed Consultant Physician at King's College Hospital London. His MD was sponsored by the Nobel Laureate Sir James Black FRS and describes new theorems in probability theory that allow tests to be designed and assessed in a systematic way for differential diagnosis and identify patients who probably respond (or do not respond) to specific treatments. His clinical and teaching experience is based on work in university teaching hospitals in inner cities, rural district general hospitals and general practice. He is currently adapting the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis so that it can be used by trainee doctors at Kettering General Hospital to write sophisticated electronic discharge and handover summaries that explain medical reasoning to patients and students. Hock Aun Ang is a medical graduate from University College Cork, Ireland. After jobs in various medical specialties in the UK, he pursued a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Liverpool) and MSc in Infectious Diseases (University of London). Currently, as a Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at Seberang Jaya Hospital in Penang, Malaysia, he is actively involved in the supervision of clinical specialists, medical officers, and house officers, and the teaching of medical students from Penang Medical College. Keir Lewis qualified from Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and after various jobs in North and East London, he completed his specialist training in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine in Wales. He has a First Class Intercalated BSc in Psychology and his current research interests include Sleep-Disordered Breathing (in which he did his MD Thesis) and Smoking Cessation. Annes Al-Abdulla graduated from Baghdad University Medical School in 1977. He came to the UK in 1983 and started training in Chemical Pathology in 1985 first at Kings College London then at the Middlesex and University College, London Medical Schools. His last post was a lecturer and senior registrar in chemical pathology. During this period he obtained two master degrees from London University in General and Clinical Biochemistry and finished the examinations for membership of the Royal College of Pathology, which was awarded in 1990. After this he decided to move into general practice and after a couple of years he was able to get a job as a full time general practitioner in Carmarthenshire. In 2000 he was awarded the fellowship of the Royal College of Pathology. Currently in addition to his job as a GP, he regularly covers for the absence of the local Chemical Pathologist and participates in two hospital diabetic clinics as a diabetes specialist. Greg McLatchie is a Consultant Surgeon in Hartlepool NHS Trust, and Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Sunderland. He has previously been the director of the National Sports Medicine Institute. Neil Borley trained at Guy's Hospital Medical School, Cambridge, Canterbury and Oxford. He is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon with an interest in the education and training of undergraduate and postgraduate students of basic sciences and surgery. He is also an examiner in surgery. Joanna Chikwe is the inaugural chairman of the newly established Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mount Sinai St. Luke's. She is Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and serves as Program Director of the Thoracic Surgery Residents and Advanced Fellowship Programs for the Mount Sinai Health System. She specialises in minimally invasive cardiac surgery techniques.


`Review from previous edition Review from previous edition It is pitched perfectly for the student studying for undergraduate clinical exams and for the general practice specialist training knowledge test. It would also serve as a helpful aide memoir for doctors dealing with a patient presenting with a problem outside their speciality.' British Journal of Hospital Medicine `The idea is brilliant -- take symptoms, signs, and examination findings, and suggest the most likely diagnosis. Then discuss how best to confirm it...once again OUP have come up trumps with another fine addition to the handbook family.' Dr Jeremy Sagar, Univadis `Whether you use its easy layout and concise size as a quick reference on wards or as a key text on those differential diagnosis questions in your private study, this book aims to help you come to terms with one of the hardest skills known to medical students.' Steve Knight, Year 4 Intercalating Student, `...not only does this book provide clearly headed pages of presenting complaints together with lists of their possible differentials - its layout is specifically designed in such a way to make you consistently mimic that used by clinicians on wards everyday...The usefulness of this book to your clinical years, combined with your OHCM, shouldn't be underestimated' Steve Knight, Fourth Year Intercalating student, `a beneficial addition to any medical ward either at the nurses' station or in the doctors' office...would recommend this book for consultation at ward level.' AS Fitzpatrick, Marchall Riley `This is a nice memory aid for new clinicians as well as a refresher for clinicians who have been in the practice of medicine for a long time.' Doody's Notes `Review from previous edition Review from previous edition In short it's a little surgical gem.' Glasgow University Medical Journal `[It] perfectly summarises surgery in all its glory... a concise and appropriate text for students and doctors alike... the 'Practical Hints and Procedures' is pure genius... I highly recommend this handbook for anyone embarking on a surgical rotation.' GKT Surgical Society Website June 2003 `This book... is destined to enter the hearts, mind and pockets of medical students, housemen, junior surgical trainees and a myriad of other healthcare professionals... forms part of the essential kit for anyone who employs the art and science of surgery to improve the quality of life of their patients.' GKT Surgical Society Website June 2003 `It goes the extra mile to provide enough up-to-date information to satisfy even the most hair-splitting consultant. I found it an indespensable assistant on the wards.' Priya Sastry `A must for all foundation year doctors and SHOs in surgery ...This book has an excellent layout' Dr Amjad Choudry `The third edition...represents an excellent consensus of specialists and surgical registrars attuned to what is happening and what is new.' Occupational Medicine `...succeeds as an efficient study companion...perfect for last-minute cramming.' ICSM Gazette `...provides a succinct surgical guide for junior residents and medical students...the book is a needed addition to the surgical literature.' Doody's Notes `I found it friendly and easy to find any source of information in a systematic order. I would recommend it for junior doctors and final year medical students.' BMA Book Awards 2014. Highly Commended

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