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Case-based Medical Physiology

ISBN: 978-1-4051-2061-6
176 pages
November 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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Case Based Medical Physiology is a new text book using nearly 20 patient cases to illustrate the role of normal and disordered physiology in medicine. It is aimed at medical students in all years and at junior doctors preparing for specialist qualification.

Each case is thoroughly discussed through the use of patient histories, physical examination, investigations and management of common conditions where disordered physiology is involved. Over 60 illustrations reinforce an understanding of basic physiological mechanisms.

A problem-based learning approach is used which includes Question and Answer sections and a final Case Review.

Case Based Medical Physiology is designed as a resource for medical students and junior doctors to be used as a revision aid prior to examinations and OSCEs.

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Chapter 1: NECK INJURY FROM A SWIMMING ACCIDENT.

Chapter 2: INTERMITTENT VOMITING.

Chapter 3: HIGH PRESSURE AT SEA.

Chapter 4: BREATHING DIFFICULTIES AFTER INSECT STING AND AIR TRAVEL.

Chapter 5: INFERTILITY IN A FEMALE ATHLETE.

Chapter 6: SORE THROAT AND BLOATING.

Chapter 7: TIGHT SHOES AND DISTURBED NIGHTS.

Chapter 8: SHORTNESS OF BREATH IN A SMOKER.

Chapter 9: CHEST PAIN ON EXERCISE.

Chapter 10: TIREDNESS AND FAILURE TO MATURE.

Chapter 11: A STAB WOUND TO THE CHEST.

Chapter 12: “I HAVE GONE YELLOW!”.

Chapter 13: A SERIES OF ‘FUNNY TURNS’.

Chapter 14: FOUR WEEKS AT HIGH ALTITUDE.

Chapter 15: TWO CASES OF CHRONIC FATIGUE.

Chapter 16: A FOOTBALLER’S PAINFUL KNEE.

Chapter 17: A MARATHON IN THE TROPICS.

Chapter 18: CRASH TRAUMA AND BLOOD LOSS.

Chapter 19: WEAKNESS, WEIGHT GAIN AND BRUISING

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Professor Christopher Bell- Department of Physiology, University of Dublin, Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College, Dublin.

Professor Cecil Kidd- Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Aberdeen.

Professor Trefor Morgan- Department of Physiology, University of Melbourne.

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Brand new series with patient cases designed to promote learning and understanding of significant diseases

· 25 cases cover all organ systems of the body

· Analyses specific presentations, in terms of the underlying biology

· The reader is given a history and is provided with relevant clinical data

· Self-assessment questions and further information allows a final diagnosis to be reached

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"(Case-Based Medical Physiology) would encourage students in the health sciences to review and apply their understanding of the underlying physiology and basic anatomy of a number of common clinical situations. The progressive nature of the narratives and the well-placed questions should encourage students to develop a systematic approach to understanding basic mechanisms in health and disease. It would make an excellent guide for independent group discussion and study."

Proceedings of the Australian Physiological Society 2006 37:51

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