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100 Cases for Medical Data Interpretation

1st Edition

Edited by David Howlett, Nicola Gainsborough

CRC Press

494 pages | 95 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Editors

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine