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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

This valuable clinical reference alerts practitioners to potentially serious indicators of pathology in their patients, such as cancer, tuberculosis (TB), or other conditions. With a fresh approach to the subject, it presents an hierarchy of red flags, an index of suspicion, discussion of red herrings, 3D thinking, and conditional probabilities intended to assist with clinical reasoning. It's an ideal, on-the-spot resource for anyone involved in the care of patients with musculoskeletal conditions.The 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