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Pocket Tutor Clinical Examination PDF

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 First principles
1.1 The consultation 1
1.2 General principles of history taking 3
1.3 Forming a differential diagnosis 17
1.4 After the consultation 19
1.5 Evidence-based medicine 20
1.6 Ethicolegal considerations 22

Chapter 2 General principles of examination
2.1 General structure of examination 27
2.2 Preparation for the examination 28
2.3 Vital signs (observations) 29
2.4 Techniques for examination 35
2.5 General inspection 37
2.6 The hands 41
2.7 The neck 45
2.8 The face and mouth 48
2.9 Ear, nose and throat 49
2.10 The legs and feet 52
2.11 The skin and hair 52
2.12 Systems examination 53

Chapter 3 Cardiovascular system
3.1 System overview 57
3.2 Symptoms and signs 60
3.3 Examination of the cardiovascular system 65
3.4 Examination of the peripheral vascular system 79
3.5 Common investigations 82
3.6 System summary 82

Chapter 4 Respiratory system
4.1 System overview 85
4.2 Symptoms and signs 87
4.3 Examination of the respiratory system 93
4.4 Common investigations 101
4.5 System summary 102

Chapter 5 Gastrointestinal system
5.1 System overview 103
5.2 Symptoms and signs 106
5.3 Examination of the gastrointestinal system 112
5.4 Common investigations 125
5.5 System summary 126

Chapter 6 Genitourinary system
6.1 System overview 127
6.2 Symptoms and signs 128
6.3 Examination of the genitalia 131
6.4 Common investigations 135
6.5 System summary 135

Chapter 7 Female reproductive system
7.1 System overview 137
7.2 The breast consultation 139
7.3 Examination of the breast 142
7.4 The gynaecological consultation 145
7.5 The gynaecological examination 147
7.6 The obstetric consultation 152
7.7 The obstetric examination 152
7.8 Common investigations 157
7.9 System summary 157

Chapter 8 Neurological system
8.1 System overview 159
8.2 Symptoms and signs 162
8.3 Neurological examination 166
8.4 Examination of the peripheral nervous system 168
8.5 Higher mental function 191
8.6 Common investigations 194
8.7 System Summary 195

Chapter 9 Cranial nerves and ophthalmology
9.1 System overview 197
9.2 Symptoms and signs 199
9.3 Examination of the cranial nerves 202
9.4 Examination of the visual system 214
9.5 Common investigations 216
9.6 System summary 217

Chapter 10 Musculoskeletal system
10.1 System overview 219
10.2 Symptoms and signs 219
10.3 Examination of the musculoskeletal system 223
10.4 Common investigations 243
10.5 System summary 248

Chapter 11 Psychiatry
11.1 Symptoms and signs 249
11.2 The psychiatric assessment 251
11.3 Higher mental function 259
11.4 Common investigations 259
11.5 System summary 260

Chapter 12 Endocrine system
12.1 System overview 261
12.2 Symptoms and signs 262
12.3 Examination of the thyroid 267
12.4 Diabetes 270
12.5 Common investigations 272
12.6 System summary 273

Chapter 13 Paediatrics
13.1 Overview 275
13.2 Symptoms and signs 277
13.3 Examining a child 282
13.4 Development assessment 286
13.5 Examination of the newborn baby 289
13.6 Assessment of child mistreatment 292

Chapter 14 Elderly patients
14.1 Overview 293
14.2 Symptoms and signs 294
14.3 Examination 297
14.4 System summary 302

Chapter 15 Critically ill patients
15.1 Primary survey 305
15.2 Secondary survey 310
15.3 Early warning score systems 311
15.4 Adult advanced life support 311

Index 315


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