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Red Flags: A Guide to Identifying Serious Pathology of the Spine
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RED FLAGS: A GUIDE TO IDENTIFYING SERIOUS PATHOLOGY OF THE SPINE

PAPERBACK BY GREENHALGH, SUE; SELFE, JAMES; GIFFORD, LOUIS

£28.99

ISBN
9780443101403
IMPRINT
CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
 
 
EDITION
PUBLISHER
ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
228 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
22 FEB 2006

DESCRIPTION

Serious pathology accounts for only 1% of back pain in the general population, however, if you work within musculoskeletal medicine, at some stage, you will see a patient with serious pathology. Red Flags is the essential guide to correctly identifying and acting on warning signs when a therapist becomes suspicious of serious pathology in a patient presenting with back pain. This handy pocketbook offers practical strategies for developing clinical reasoning so that therapists are able to distinguish between Red Flags and Red Herrings along the patient journey, and have greater confidence in their diagnosis.Drawing on their years of experience and personal case studies, Greenhalgh and Selfe, present a truly innovative guide. They introduce:a hierarchy of Red Flagsan 'Index of Suspicion'thoughts on Red Herringsa model of 3D thinkingthe consideration of conditional probabilitiesLog-on to http://evolve.elsevier.com/Greehalgh/redflags to gain free access to a downloadable wall chart of the Red Flag Hierarchy and the authors' Physiotherapy journal articlesThe book's small, portable size makes it ideal for reference in any practice setting.Presents information in an accessible, at-a-glance format.The unique red flag hierarchy assists with clinical reasoning.Index of Suspicion highlights the most likely conditions indicated by specific red flags.Discussion of 3D thinking encourages clinicians to look beyond immediate symptoms to find the underlying cause of a problem.Discussion of red herrings describes how to approach indicators that may mislead a diagnosis.Information on the concept of conditional probabilities helps practitioners make informed clinical decisions.

CONTENTS

1. Red Flags2. Clinical Reasoning3. Subjective Examination: Age, Previous Medical History and Lifestyle Questions4. Subjective Examination: Questions about the Current Episode and Pain5. Objective Examination6. Conclusion