Decision Making in Medicine: An Algorithmic Approach by Stuart B. Mushlin MD, Harry L. Greene II MD

Decision Making in Medicine: An Algorithmic Approach by Stuart B. Mushlin MD, Harry L. Greene II MD

By Stuart B. Mushlin MD, Harry L. Greene II MD

This renowned reference enables diagnostic and healing choice making for a variety of universal and infrequently complicated difficulties confronted in outpatient and inpatient medication. accomplished algorithmic choice timber advisor you thru greater than 250 issues prepared via signal, symptom, challenge, or laboratory abnormality. The short textual content accompanying each one set of rules explains the most important steps of the choice making strategy, supplying you with the transparent, scientific guidance you must effectively deal with even your hardest cases.

  • An algorithmic layout makes it effortless to use the sensible, decision-making ways utilized by professional clinicians in day-by-day perform.
  • Comprehensive insurance of basic and inner medication is helping you effectively diagnose and deal with a whole diversity of ailments and problems relating to women’s future health, emergency medication, urology, behavioral drugs, pharmacology, and masses extra.
  • A desk of Contents prepared via organ process permits you to quick and simply 0 in at the info you would like.
  • More than a dozen new subject matters concentrate on the major illnesses and issues encountered in day-by-day perform.
  • Fully up-to-date choice bushes advisor you thru the newest diagnostic and administration guidance.

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This may not be as applicable to the elderly, in whom disease often presents in nonspecific ways and IWL is more prevalent. Although there are no data to support more aggressive testing in the elderly, it may be reasonable to focus more attention on the oral/dental, gastroenterologic, cognitive, and psychosocial contributions to IWL if the initial evaluation is unrevealing. E. Whether or not a diagnostic cause is confirmed, the patient with IWL should be followed closely because there is an association with higher mortality and lower health status regardless of specific cause.

Ruffin MT, Cohen M. Evaluation and management of fatigue. Am Fam Physician 1994;50:625. Wessely S, Chalder T, Hirsh S, et al. The prevalence and morbidity of chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome: a prospective primary care study. Am J Public Health 1997;87:1449. Whiting P, Bagnall AM, Sowden A, et al. Interventions for the treatment and management of chronic fatigue syndrome: a systematic review. JAMA 2001;286:1360. INVOLUNTARY WEIGHT LOSS Lynn Cleary, MD Involuntary weight loss (IWL) is defined as Ͼ5% loss of usual body weight within 6 months.

Sex and/or marital therapy should be considered for patients with significant relationship problems (as either a cause or a result of decreased libido). C. Erectile dysfunction, or impotence, can be classified as organic or psychogenic, although many men have a mixture of both. The presence of morning erections is highly specific for psychogenic impotence, although not very sensitive. There are a number of organic causes for erectile dysfunction, including endocrine, vascular, and neurologic disorders.

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