Handbook of Signs & Symptoms / Edition 4

by Lippincott

Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, this convenient, portable handbook is a comprehensive guide to the evaluation of more than 530 signs and symptoms. It has all the assessment information busy clinicians need in a single source. Each entry describes the sign or symptom and covers emergency interventions if needed, history and physical examination, medical and other causes with their associated signs and symptoms, and special considerations such as tests, monitoring, treatment, and gender and cultural issues. This edition identifies specific signs and symptoms caused by emerging diseases such as avian flu, monkeypox, respiratory syncytial virus, norovirus, metabolic syndrome, blast lung injury, Kawasaki disease, and popcorn lung disease. New information on patient teaching and obtaining a health history is included.

Thoroughly updated for its Third Edition, this handbook is a comprehensive guide to the evaluation of more than 500 signs and symptoms. Each entry describes the sign or symptom and covers emergency interventions if needed, history and physical examination, medical and other causes, and special considerations such as tests, monitoring, and treatment. This edition identifies specific signs and symptoms caused by herbal medicines, biologic weapons, and emerging diseases such as listeriosis and Rift Valley fever. New icons highlight gender and cultural differences in signs and symptoms.

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