“I like the unique style … It is simple, engaging and easy to read, whatever your learning preferences (I particularly like the colour coding!). It also covers topics comprehensively, making it not only a great aide-memoire but also a very useful everyday book on the ward.” From the Foreword by Professor Farah Bhatti OBE, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
All the core knowledge you need at medical school in one place!
General Medicine and Surgery: Medical Student Revision Guide contains the core information you need on: Cardiology; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Hepato-pancreato-biliary; Haematology; Immunology & Allergy; Neurology; Renal; Respiratory; General surgical principles; The acute abdomen; Gastrointestinal surgery; The breast; Vascular surgery; Urology; Critical illness; Emergency presentations; Rheumatology; Trauma & orthopaedics.
Throughout medical school, and the years thereafter, a huge volume of knowledge must be acquired and retained, to achieve the standards expected of a safe and successful doctor. This is a mammoth task.
General Medicine and Surgery: Medical Student Revision Guide is designed to make accessing and remembering core knowledge as easy as possible:
- each topic is presented in a colourful, revision-ready note format, with extensive use of diagrams, tables and flowcharts
- key points are highlighted and core concepts summarised, making the information easier to digest, assimilate and memorise
- a consistent structure means you always have access to clinical presentation, investigations and management, risk factors and complications.
Every chapter has been peer-reviewed by a specialist in the field, to ensure it is accurate and reflects the most up-to-date guidelines.
In addition, these specialists have also used their own personal experience of studying for medical exams to ensure that the books focus on the most important conditions, concepts and vocabulary needed to pass finals.
General Medicine and Surgery: Medical Student Revision Guide is the perfect companion for your medicine degree, exam revision, medical finals and your early career as a foundation doctor.
Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; About the authors; Peer reviewers; General abbreviations; How to use this book
Chapter 1: Cardiology
Acute coronary syndrome; Chronic stable angina; Heart valve disease; Infective endocarditis; Congestive cardiac failure; Acute pulmonary oedema; Syncope; Atrial fibrillation; Miscellaneous cardiac onditions
Chapter 2: Endocrinology
Diabetes mellitus; Pituitary disorders; Adrenal disease; Thyroid disease; Parathyroid disease; Sodium imbalance
Chapter 3: Gastroenterology
Clinical nutrition; Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease; Peptic ulcer disease; Obesity; Gastro-intestinal haemorrhage; Dysphagia; Oesophageal cancer; Gastric cancer; Coeliac disease; Acute diarrhoea; Irritable bowel syndrome; Inflammatory bowel disease
Chapter 4: Hepato-pancreato-biliary
Hepatitis; Ascites; Liver neoplasms; Chronic pancreatitis; Haemochromatosis; The spleen; Jaundice; Gallbladder disease; Pancreatic neoplasms
Chapter 5: Haematology
Haematological lineage; Anaemia overview; Anaemia from reduced RBC production; Haemolytic anaemias; Thalassaemias; Sickle cell disease; Pancytopenia; Myeloproliferative disorders; Multiple myeloma; Leukaemia; Lymphoma; Haemostasis; Coagulation disorders; Investigating bleeding problems; Blood transfusion
Chapter 6: Immunology & Allergy
Allergic disorders; Autoimmune & immunodeficiency disorders
Chapter 7: Neurology
Nervous system structure & function
Areas of the brain, Vision; Spinal cord tracts
Nervous system investigations
Lumbar puncture; Imaging with CT & MRI
Acute neurological disease
Acute spinal problems; Neuromuscular emergencies; Acute hydrocephalus; Cortical venous sinus thrombosis; Neuro-oncology; CNS infection; Brain abscess
Long-term neurological conditions
Multiple sclerosis; Epilepsy; Neuropathies; Motor neurone disease; Myasthenia gravis; Myopathies; Essential tremor; Headaches
Chapter 8: Renal
Acute kidney injury (AKI); Chronic kidney disease (CKD); Glomerular disease; Urinary tract infection (UTI); Haematuria
Chapter 9: Respiratory
Respiratory failure; Pneumothorax; Pleural effusion; Pneumonia; Tuberculosis; Covid-19; Asthma; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Bronchiectasis; Sleep apnoea; Cystic fibrosis; Lung cancer; Sarcoidosis; Interstitial lung disease; Occupational lung disease
Chapter 10: General surgical principles
Wound healing; Post-operative care; Post-operative assessment; Fluid therapy
Chapter 11: The acute abdomen
General overview; Acute pancreatitis; Acute appendicitis; Meckel’s diverticulum; Diverticular disease; Gastrointestinal perforation; Intestinal obstruction; Hernias
Chapter 12: Gastrointestinal surgery
Perianal disease; Colorectal cancer; Anal cancer
Chapter 13: The breast
Chapter 14: Vascular surgery
Hypertension; Carotid artery disease; Aneurysms; Acute aortic syndromes; Chronic peripheral arterial disease; Acute limb ischaemia; Amputation; Vasospastic disorders; Thoracic outlet syndrome; Varicose veins; Leg ulcers; Venous thromboembolic disease; Lymphoedema
Chapter 15: Urology
Stone disease (nephrolithiasis); Urinary tract malignancy; Bladder outlet obstruction; Bladder trauma; Scrotal lumps; Testicular tumours; Conditions of the penis
Chapter 16: Critical illness
The critically ill patient; The semi-conscious/unconscious patient; Organ support
Chapter 17: Emergency presentations
Acid–base disorders; Electrolyte abnormalities; Overdoses; Seizures; Sepsis; Shock; Life-threatening arrhythmia; Cardiac arrest; Specific presentations
Chapter 18: Rheumatology
Regional periarticular pain; Neck & back pain; Peripheral nerve entrapment; Fibromyalgia; Crystal-associated arthritis; Rheumatoid arthritis; Seronegative spondyloarthritis; Multisystem connective tissue disease; Systemic vasculitis; Polymyalgia rheumatica; Miscellaneous musculoskeletal conditions
Chapter 19: Trauma & orthopaedics
Bone & joint infection; Musculoskeletal malignancy; Diseases of the bone; Osteoarthritis
Primary survey; Secondary survey; Head injuries; Spinal cord injury; Chest injuries; Major haemorrhage; Burns
General fracture principles; Common paediatric fractures
Figure acknowledgements; Index of conditions
No resources currently available for this title.