Case Files Internal Medicine,(2017) 5th Edition PDF
Case Files Internal Medicine (2017) 5th Edition PDF Mastering the cognitive knowledge within a field such as internal medicine is a formidable task.
It is even more difficult to draw on that knowledge, procure and
filter through the clinical and laboratory data, develop a differential diagnosis, and, finally, to make a rational treatment plan. o gain these skills, the student learns best at the bedside, guided and instructed by experienced teachers, and inspired toward self-directed, diligent reading. Clearly, there is no replacement for education at the bedside. Unfortunately, clinical situations usually do not encompass the breadth of
Perhaps the best alternative is a carefully crafted patient case designed to stimulate the clinical approach and the decision-making process. In an attempt
to achieve that goal, we have constructed a collection of clinical vignettes to teach
diagnostic or therapeutic approaches relevant to internal medicine.
Most importantly, the explanations for the cases emphasize the mechanisms
and underlying principles, rather than merely rote questions and answers. his
book is organized for versatility: it allows the student “in a rush” to go quickly
through the scenarios and check the corresponding answers, and it allows the student who wants thought-provoking explanations to obtain them.
he answers are arranged from simple to complex: the bare answers, an analysis of the case, an
approach to the pertinent topic, a comprehension test at the end, clinical pearls for emphasis, and a list of references for further reading. he clinical vignettes are purposely placed in random order to simulate the way that real patients present to the practitioner.
A listing of cases is included in Section III to aid the student who desires to test his/ her knowledge of acertain area, or to review a topic, including basic definitions.
Finally, we intentionally did not use a multiple choice question
format in the case scenarios, because clues (or distractions) are not available in the real world.
Case Files Internal Medicine (2017) 5th Edition PDF