Cope's Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen

ISBN-10: 0195097599
ISBN-13: 9780195097597
Edition: 19th 1996 (Revised)
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Description: Unparalleled in demonstrating the art of clinical diagnosis, this classic text has been used by several generations of medical students and house staff since its original publication seventy years ago. Thoroughly revised by one of America's most  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.50
Edition: 19th
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/29/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Unparalleled in demonstrating the art of clinical diagnosis, this classic text has been used by several generations of medical students and house staff since its original publication seventy years ago. Thoroughly revised by one of America's most distinguished gastrointestinal surgeons, it combines the enduring principles of prompt, accurate diagnosis of the acute abdomen with many fresh observations culled from Silen's own experience. Retained from Cope's original work are his emphasis on clinical diagnosis by direct examination, his highly readable style of writing, and the book's overall structure. New to this edition is a concise chapter on the acute abdomen in AIDS. In recent years there has been a misdirected emphasis on the use of invasive and non-invasive tests rather than clinical evaluation of individuals with acute abdominal pain. These tests are no substitute for an adequate history and physical examination as well as in-depth knowledge of the natural history of disease. More effectively than any other volume, this book redresses that balance, helping students and clinicians gain facility in clinical diagnosis and management of acute abdominal pain.

The Principles of Diagnosis in Acute Abdominal Disease
Method of Diagnosis: The History
Method of Diagnosis: The Examination of the Patient
Method of Diagnosis: The Grouping of Symptoms and Signs
Laboratory and Radiologic Tests
Appendicitis
The Differential Diagnosis of Appendicitis
Perforation of a Gastric or Duodenal Ulcer and Acute Pancreatitis
Cholecystitis and Other Causes of Acute Pain in the Upper Right Quadrant of the Abdomen
Acute Abdominal Lesions Arising in the Left Hypochondrium
The Colics
Acute Intestinal Obstruction
Intussusception and Other Causes of Obstruction
The Early Diagnosis of Strangulated and Obstructed Hernias
Acute Abdominal Symptoms Due to Vascular Lesions
Acute Abdominal Symptoms in Women
Early Ectopic Gestation
Acute Abdominal Disease with Genito-Urinary Symptoms
The Diagnosis of Acute Peritonitis
The Early Diagnosis of Abdominal Injuries
The Postoperative Abdomen
The Acute Abdomen in the Tropics
Diseases Which May Simulate the Acute Abdomen
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