General Medicine and Surgery

Medical student revision guide

Rebecca Richardson, Ricky Ellis

Price: £29.99, $44.99, €35.99

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: December 29, 2022

Pages: 320 pages

ISBN: 9781914961182 Related titles: ,

Description

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.

Index of conditions; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 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 (increased RBC production); 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
Section 1: Nervous system structure & function
Areas of the brain, Vision; Spinal cord tracts
Section 2: Nervous system investigations
Lumbar puncture; Imaging with CT & MRI
Section 3: Acute neurological disease
Acute spinal problems; Neuromuscular emergencies; Acute hydrocephalus; Cortical venous sinus thrombosis; Neuro-oncology; CNS infection; Brain abscess
Section 4: 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
Breast conditions

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
Section 1: Musculoskeletal conditions
Bone & joint infection; Musculoskeletal malignancy; Diseases of the bone; Osteoarthritis
Section 2: Trauma
Primary survey; Secondary survey; Head injuries; Spinal cord injury; Chest injuries; Major haemorrhage; Burns
Section 3: Fractures
General fracture principles; Common paediatric fractures

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