Oxford Case Histories in Gastroenterology and Hepatology Ebook PDF download
Case histories have always had an important role in medical education, but most published material has been directed at undergraduates or residents. The Oxford Case Histories series aims to provide more complex case-based learn- ing for clinicians in specialist training and consultants, with a view to aiding preparation for entry and exit-level specialty examinations or revalidation. Each case book follows the same format with approximately 50 cases, each comprising a brief clinical history and investigations, followed by questions on differential diagnosis and management, and detailed answers with discussion. All cases are peer-reviewed by Oxford consultants in the relevant specialty. At the end of each book, cases are listed by mode of presentation, aetiology and diagnosis. contains a series of cases that we have encountered in Oxford Gastroenterology practice.
One purpose is to assist re-validation. Another is to provide a resource of real cases in preparation for specialist exams. A further purpose is more general, being educational for physicians in general internal or emergency medicine, or indeed gastroenterologists, since the cases are often advanced and sometimes challenging.
All 50 cases include a series of questions, to which we have given detailed, evidence-based answers, although it is the nature of evidence-based practice that clinical judgment is also necessary. We have expressed our views, and hope that you generally agree! We have specifically chosen cases to cover dif- ferent areas within gastroenterology and hepatology. Included in this selection are acute cases where rapid diagnosis and treatment are crucial, as well as chronic disorders that require strategic thinking, and of course, the manage- ment dilemmas of daily practice.