More than 550 important signs and symptoms are just one click away. Now professionals can recognize signs and symptoms, put them in context with associated findings, and link them to their most probable cause--on the spot in the office, on rounds, and on student rotations. More than 300 major signs and symptoms each lists: description and level of urgency, emergency interventions, guidelines for history and physical examination, common medical causes with their associated findings, other causes (such as drugs, herbal medicines, procedures, tests, and surgeries), special considerations, and pediatric and geriatric pointers. Illustrations of signs and process, when applicable, and summary descriptions of 250 less familiar, accessory, and nonspecific signs and symptoms are also included.
Stephen R. Donaldson made his publishing debut in 1977 with the bestselling Thomas Covenant trilogy. Recipient of the prestigious John W. Campbell Award, he is the author of twenty novels. Mr. Donaldson lives in New Mexico.