Alarm Bells in Medicine: Danger Symptoms in Medicine, Surgery and Clinical Specialties

Alarm Bells in Medicine: Danger Symptoms in Medicine, Surgery and Clinical Specialties

Author(s): Nadeem Ali

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780727918192

Online ISBN: 9780470757352

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757352

About this Book

What's your worst nightmare as a doctor? Missing a life-threatening condition must be among the biggest fears for health professionals. But sometimes the clue to the diagnosis lies in just a single symptom.

Alarm Bells in Medicine brings you up to speed on recognising the symptoms of serious illnesses. Internationally renowned authors list the most crucial presenting symptoms in their own specialties that should ring the alarm bells for you. They provide clear information on diagnosis and action. Organised under the relevant specialties, the information is quick and easy to find.

Since patients disclose alarm symptoms in all clinical settings, this book is as relevant for consultants as it is for GPs, as useful for junior doctors as it is for medical students.

Special Features of this book:

  • Answers the express need of doctors to avoid making diagnostic errors
  • Each chapter is written by a leading expert in the field
  • Concise and easy to use

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 2

      Cardiology (pages 5–9)

      Muzahir Tayebjee and Gregory Lip

    3. Chapter 4

      Cardiothoracic Surgery (pages 15–19)

      Rose Anne Kenny, Andrew McLaren and Laurence Rubenstein

    4. Chapter 5

      Dermatology (pages 20–24)

      Emma Topham and Richard Staughton

    5. Chapter 6

      Endocrinology (pages 25–29)

      Petros Perros and Kamal Al-Shoumer

    6. Chapter 7

      ENT (pages 30–33)

      Adrian Drake-Lee and Peter-John Wormald

    7. Chapter 10

      Gynaecology (pages 44–58)

      Martin Noel FitzGibbon and Mark Roberts

    8. Chapter 11

      Haematology (pages 49–53)

      Graham Jackson and Patrick Kesteven

    9. Chapter 13

      HIV Medicine (pages 59–62)

      Richard Hillman and Simon Barton

    10. Chapter 14

      Immunology (pages 63–67)

      Gavin Spickett and Javier Carbone

    11. Chapter 16

      Neurology (pages 73–77)

      Andrew Larner, Graham Niepel and Cris Constantinescu

    12. Chapter 17

      Neurosurgery (pages 78–82)

      Stana Bojanic, Richard Kerr, Guy Wynne-Jones and Jonathan Wasserberg

    13. Chapter 18

      Obstetrics (pages 83–88)

      Chandrima Biswas, Christina Cotzias and Philip Steer

    14. Chapter 20

      Ophthalmology (pages 93–98)

      Nadeem Ali, Philip Griffiths and Scott Fraser

    15. Chapter 22

      Orthopaedics (pages 104–108)

      Farhan Ali, Mike Hayton and Gary Miller

    16. Chapter 23

      Paediatrics (pages 109–114)

      Martha Ford-Adams and Sue Hobbins

    17. Chapter 25

      Plastic Surgery (pages 119–123)

      Sarah Pape, Navin Singh and Paul Manson

    18. Chapter 29

      Rheumatology (pages 139–143)

      Paul Emery, Lory Siegel and Robert Sanders

    19. Chapter 32

      Urology (pages 153–157)

      Jeremy Crew and Bernard Bochner

    20. Chapter 33

      Vascular Surgery (pages 158–162)

      Gerard Stansby, Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam and Mohan Adiseshiah

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