For more than forty years, the single-best guide for learning how to become a master clinical diagnostician
Much more than a text describing how to perform a history and physical examination, DeGowin's Diagnostic Examination is unmatched in its ability to help you logically assess symptoms and physical signs to facilitate development of reasonable, testable diagnostic hypotheses.
Part physical examination primer, part differential diagnosis guide, DeGowin's:
- Describes how to obtain a complete history and perform a thorough physical examination
- Links symptoms and signs with the pathophysiology of disease
- Presents a symptom, sign, anatomy, and physiology-based approach to differential diagnosis
- Facilitates efficient cost-effective diagnostic testing using focused differential diagnoses
Organized as a practical bedside guide to assist diagnosis, DeGowin's is valuable as a quick reference at the point-of-care or as a text to study the principles and practice of history taking and physical examination.
Table of Contents
1. Diagnosis 2. History Taking and the Medical Record 3. The Screening Physical Exam 4. Vital Signs, Anthropometric Data, and Pain 5. Non-Regional Systems and Diseases 6. The Skin and Nails 7. The Head and Neck 8. The Chest 9. The Abdomen, Perineum, Anus, Rectosigmoid 10. Urinary System 11. Female System 12. Male System 13. Spine, Pelvis, Extremities 14. Neurologic Exam 15. Mental Status, Social Evaluations 16. Preoperative Evaluation 17. Diagnostic Screening 18. Lab Tests
Richard LeBlond, MD (Iowa City, Iowa) runs the Primary Care
Clinic at the University of Iowa and is Professor of Medicine. He is nationally
known for his expert diagnostic skills.
Donald Brown, MD (Iowa City, Iowa) is Professor of Medicine at the University of Iowa.
Manish Suneja, MD (Iowa City, Iowa) is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.
Joseph F. Szot, MD (Iowa City, Iowa) is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.