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Core Clinical Cases in Medicine and Medical Specialties

A problem-solving approach, 2nd Edition

By Steve Bain, Jeffrey W Stephens, Janesh K. Gupta

CRC Press

416 pages

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You've read your textbook and your course notes. Now you need to apply your knowledge to real-life clinical situations.

The problem-solving approach of Core Clinical Cases guides you to think of the patient as a whole, rather than as a sequence of unconnected symptoms. With its emphasis on everyday practice strongly linked to underlying theory, the series integrates your knowledge with the realities of managing clinical problems, and provides a basis for developing sound analytical and confident decision-making skills.

The core areas of undergraduate study are covered in a logical sequence of learning activities; the same questions are asked of each clinical case, followed by detailed explanatory answers. OSCE counselling cases, with related questions and answers, also feature in each section.

Key concepts and important information are highlighted, and the reader-friendly layout reflects exactly the type of question you will encounter, making these volumes the perfect revision aid for all types of case-based examination.

The Medicine and Medical Specialties volume, in which all medical subjects have been brought together in a single volume for this second edition, focuses on the following topics: diabetes, endocrinology, rheumatology, renal medicine, cardiology, care of elderly people, respiratory medicine, gastroenterology, haematology, oncology emergencies; neurology, infectious diseases, and dermatology.

Volumes in the Core Clinical Cases series remain absolutely invaluable in the run up to clinical, written, or OSCE examinations, and ideal course companions for all undergraduate medical students at various stages in their clinical training.

Table of Contents




Renal medicine


Care of elderly people

Respiratory medicine



Oncology emergencies


Infectious diseases


About the Authors

Steve Bain MA MD FRCP, Professor of Medicine (Diabetes), University of Wales, Swansea; Honorary Consultant Physician, Swansea NHS Trust, Singleton Hospital, Swansea, UK
Jeffrey Stephens, BSc MBBS PhD FRCP, Professor of Medicine (Diabetes and Metabolism), Institute of Life Sciences, Swansea University;Consultant Physician, Morriston Hospital, ABM University Health Board, Swansea;
Series editor: Janesh K Gupta MSC MD FRCOG Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham Women's Hospital, Birmingham, UK

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Subject Categories

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