Essential Medical Facts Every Clinician Should Know To Prevent Medical Errors, Pass Board Examinations and Provide Informed Patient Care /

Essential Medical Facts presents selected literature-based information clinicians need to know to provide informed patient care and avoid medical misadventures. Facts that can help make us better and safer clinicians include knowing the usefulness of palmar crease pallor in detecting anemia (not rel...

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Main Author: Taylor, Robert B. (Author,
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: Electronic eBook
Published: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2011.
Edition:1st ed. 2011.
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Table of Contents:
  • Medical facts, errors and this book
  • Challenging current medical misconceptions
  • Epidemiologic realities and gee-whiz facts
  • Disease prevention and screening
  • Risk factors and disease correlates
  • Practical clinical pearls
  • Laboratory testing, electrocardiography and imaging
  • Alarming symptoms and red flag findings
  • Therapeutic insights
  • Idiosyncratic and uncommon drug effects
  • Drug interactions and adventures in polypharmacy
  • Alcohol, nicotine and caffeine
  • Unforseen, counterintuitive and possibly prophetic findings
  • Some timeless truths about medical practice.