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General Practice: Clinical Cases Uncovered, eTextbook

ISBN: 978-1-4443-9296-8
208 pages
September 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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Rehearse for life in clinical practice with this easy-to-use and unique series, which combines cases drawn from real-life experiences with a refreshing approach to presentations as you would see them in day-to-day situations.

Get the most from clinical practice, with Clinical Cases Uncovered

With more than 30 cases to work through, General Practice: Clinical Cases Uncovered is perfect for medical students and junior doctors to get to grips with what to expect from Primary Care in the UK. Presented in a narrative style with questions and patient background, everything from a chest infection to panic attacks can be investigated in these real-life situations.

This is the ideal resource for exam preparation or attachments and provides up-to-date and concise information when students need it most.

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Table of Contents


How to use this book.

Part 1 Basics.

Setting the context.

Approach to the patient.

Clinical overview.

Part 2 Cases.

Case 1 A 40-year-old female smoker with a chest infection, 14.

Case 2 A 9-year-old asthmatic child.

Case 3 A 27-year-old woman with a headache.

Case 4 A 76-year-old man who has been in hospital.

Case 5 A 23-year-old man with a red eye.

Case 6 A 5-year-old child with earache.

Case 7 A 20-year-old woman with a sore throat.

Case 8 A 35-year-old man with back pain.

Case 9 A 62-year-old woman with a painful shoulder.

Case 10 A 35-year-old woman with knee pain.

Case 11 A 78-year-old male with rash on trunk.

Case 12 A 2-year-old boy with a rash.

Case 13 A 17-year-old man with rash and fever.

Case 14 A 46-year-old man with indigestion.

Case 15 An 8-year-old child with abdominal pain.

Case 16 A 26-year-old man with abdominal pain.

Case 17 A 78-year-old woman with bruising.

Case 18 A 38-year-old man with high blood pressure.

Case 19 An 80-year-old woman with funny turns.

Case 20 A 43-year-old man with ‘weakness’.

Case 21 A 23-year-old woman with panic attacks.

Case 22 A 24-year-old woman who feels abnormally tired.

Case 23 A 54-year-old woman with urinary frequency and hot sweats.

Case 24 A 19-year-old woman with vaginal discharge.

Case 25 A 34-year-old woman with 'funny periods'.

Case 26 A 15-year-old girl with a problem.

Case 27 A 27-year-old pregnant woman with backache and anaemia.

Case 28 A 42-year-old man with erectile dysfunction.

Case 29 A 64-year-old man with prostatism.

Case 30 An 82-year-old man with a cough.

Case 31 A 44-year-old man who wants a 'check-up'.

Case 32 A 49-year-old woman who feels exhausted.

Case 33 A 62-year-old woman who is breathless.

Case 34 A 10-year-old girl with abdominal pain and recurrent vaginal discharge.

Case 35 A 26-year-old woman with lower abdominal pain.

Case 36 A 17-year-old girl requesting contraception.

Part 3 Self-assessment.





Appendix: Additional information, schedules and normal values.

Index of cases by diagnosis.


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Author Information

Emma Storr, Academic Unit of Primary Care, University of Leeds

Gail Nicholls, Academic Unit of Primary Care, University of Leeds

Martha Leigh, General Practitioner, Wapping Health Centre and GP Trainer, London Deanery

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The Wiley Advantage

  • An excellent companion to this increasingly important area of the curriculum for all medical students
  • Covers a broad range of real cases likely to present in primary care
  • Offers excellent insight into the variety and day to day life of a General Practitioner
  • Includes self-assessment to challenge students' knowledge
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?There is a casual narrative style that is contemporary and compelling.? (Journal of Primary Healthcare, June 2009)

?This thoughtful book for general practitioners has many reminders of how to approach patients on an everyday basis.? (Doody's Reviews, May 2009)

'If students ask me what they should read to prepare for their written exams I will point to this book...an excellent mix of cases that mirror true life...demonstrates well how GPs have to negotiate with and respond to the needs of carers as well as their patients...an extremely useful resource.'
—Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Bristol

'The range of cases covered is excellent...the self-assessment is very good and covers a wide range of topics.'
—Final Year Student, King's College London

'The book guides you through decision-making steps regarding diagnosis and treatment in the individual cases...the different formats of questions are good...very accurate and comprehensive.'
—Medical Student, University of East Anglia “

There is a casual narrative style that is contemporary and compelling.” (Journal of Primary Healthcare, June 2009)

“This thoughtful book for general practitioners has many reminders of how to approach patients on an everyday basis.” (Doody's Reviews, May 2009)

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