100 Cases for Medical Data Interpretation

100 Cases for Medical Data Interpretation

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Features

  • Covers the four areas of clinical data on which students will be routinely examined
  • Divided into specialty-based sections to enable targeted revision both during clinical studies and prior to the final exam
  • Designed for study and when revising, with a full rationale for identifying the correct answer
  • Formatted in a clear, consistent, and authoritative manner from an author team that understands the needs of the medical student

Summary

Data interpretation questions based on clinical cases are a popular means of testing medical students both during undergraduate studies and as an element of finals examinations. Written by a small team of authors with extensive teaching experience, 100 Cases in Medical Data Interpretation provides invaluable guidance from lecturers who understand from personal experience that detailed and accurate explanations are the key to successful revision.

This book presents 100 cases arranged by specialty area—radiology, clinical chemistry, haematology and cardiology—as well as a random section of miscellaneous cases. Questions accompanying each case prompt the reader to consider how the data presented might be correctly understood. A clear discussion of how the correct answer was reached, with boxed highlights and bullet lists of key points, makes this book an excellent learning aid during all stages of clinical studies, and particularly while preparing for medical finals.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Clinical chemistry
Case 1: Elderly woman with history of vomiting
Case 2: An elderly man with shortness of breath
Case 3: A woman with headache
Case 4: An elderly man with a cough
Case 5: A woman with abdominal pain
Case 6: A depressed elderly man
Case 7: A teenager with headache and vomiting
Case 8: A man with severe vomiting
Case 9: A man found semi-conscious
Case 10: Young woman with aspirin overdose
Case 11: Asthmatic male with cough
Case 12: A man with renal failure
Case 13: Teenager with colicky pain
Case 14: Man with diabetes mellitus
Case 15: Elderly man with dysuria
Case 16: Middle-aged woman with tiredness
Case 17: Middle-aged man with shortness of breath
Case 18: Elderly woman admitted following a fall
Case 19: Elderly man with nocturia
Case 20: Man with severe headaches
Case 21: An elderly confused woman
Case 22: Middle-aged woman feeling tired
Case 23: Woman with polycystic ovary syndrome
Case 24: Man with painful knees
Section 2: Radiology
Case 25: Woman with abdominal pain
Case 26: A woman with cough and weight loss
Case 27: Middle-aged woman with difficulty in swallowing
Case 28: Young man with chest pain
Case 29: Young woman with loss of vision
Case 30: Middle-aged man with shortness of breath
Case 31: An elderly woman with weight loss
Case 32: An elderly woman with shortness of breath
Case 33: An elderly woman with diabetes
Case 34: Middle-aged woman with a cough
Case 35: Man with a bloody cough
Case 36: Middle-aged man with a cough
Case 37: Elderly man with headache
Case 38: Elderly man with pain in the hip
Case 39: Woman with headache and vomiting
Case 40: Elderly woman with epigastric pain
Case 41: Elderly man with shortness of breath
Case 42: Woman with abdominal pain
Case 43: Middle-aged woman with swelling in hands and feet
Case 44: Middle-aged man with confusion
Case 45: Elderly woman with upper limb weakness
Case 46: Nasogastric feeding on the stroke unit
Section 3: Haematology
Case 47: Elderly woman with constipation
Case 48: A young woman with profound fatigue
Case 49: A middle-aged man with lethargy
Case 50: Teenager with chest pain
Case 51: An elderly woman with light-headedness
Case 52: An elderly woman with anaemia
Case 53: Middle-aged woman with anaemia
Case 54: A confused elderly woman
Case 55: Elderly woman with bruising
Case 56: Elderly man with hip pain
Case 57: A teenager with unexplained bruises
Case 58: A teenager with panic attacks
Case 59: An elderly man with nose bleeds
Case 60: A teenager with a swollen knee
Case 61: Woman with heavy period
Case 62: Young woman with leg pain and swelling
Case 63: Elderly woman with fever and lethargy
Case 64: Woman with emergency hip repair
Case 65: Middle-aged woman with right-sided weakness
Case 66: Middle-aged man with increasing tiredness
Case 68: Middle-aged man with cellulitis
Section 4: Cardiology
Case 69: Elderly man with palpitations
Case 70: Elderly man with chest pain
Case 71: Middle-aged man with syncope
Case 72: Middle-aged woman with chest pain
Case 73: Middle-aged man with light headedness
Case 74: Young woman with palpitations
Case 75: Elderly woman with chest pain
Case 76: Elderly man with syncope
Case 77: Middle-aged woman with chest pain
Case 78: Young woman with syncope
Case 79: Middle-aged man with abdominal pain
Case 80: Elderly man with palpitations
Case 81: Elderly woman with fever and weight loss
Case 82: Young man with shortness of breath
Case 83: Young man undergoing army medical
Case 84: Woman with increasing shortness of breath
Case 85: Elderly man with atrial fibrillation
Case 86: Elderly man with kidney disease
Case 87: Young man with central chest pain
Case 88: Young man with palpitations
Section 5: Miscellaneous
Case 89: Elderly woman with COPD
Case 90: Elderly man with increasing confusion
Case 91: Elderly man with respiratory distress
Case 92: Young woman with cough
Case 93: Elderly man with progressive leg swelling
Case 94: Woman suspected of attempted suicide
Case 95: Man with chest pain and weight loss
Case 96: Young woman with pain in her legs and back
Case 97: Middle-aged man with severe headache
Case 98: Middle-aged man with epigastric pain
Case 99: Elderly woman with fever and mild confusion
Case 100: Elderly woman admitted following a fall

Editor Bio(s)

Dr David C Howlett FRCP FRCR, Consultant Radiologist, East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust; Honorary Reader, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK

Dr Nicola Gainsborough, Consultant Physician, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust; Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK

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