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Rapid Differential Diagnosis

Amir H. Sam, Huw Beynon (Advisory Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-14675-3 October 2018 Wiley-Blackwell 128 Pages

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From Abdominal Pain and Bradycardia to Uveitis and White Cell Counts, this new pocket guide will provide rapid facts for use in everyday clinical practice.

Rapid Differential Diagnosis is the second title in the new Rapid series and is an ideal companion volume to Rapid Medicine. This handy new book covers the causes for over 350 signs, symptoms, and differentials for radiological, endocrine, haematological, and routine laboratory findings and ECG changes. There is also a thematic index where conditions are sorted by speciality to aid quick look-up.

Rapid Differential Diagnosis is authored by Amir H. Sam, a final year medical student from the Royal Free and University College Medical School, London. Dr Huw Beynon, a Consultant General Physician and Rheumatologist at the Royal Free, is the Editorial Advisor for the book. He has been a chief examiner for the MBBS and MRCP for many years.


List of Abbreviations.

Differential Diagnoses.

Published Reviews of the 1st Edition

" a good book to refer to if you are revising for finals as it has concise short entries which aid revision and retention of knowledge.Saying that, it would be a handy book to have on you whilst on clinical placements because its alphabetical organisation makes it easy to access information quickly." (5th Year Medical Student, Liverpool Medical School, Sphincter, December 2003)

" is a clear and concise whilst also being accurate and comprehensive...this book is an ideal 'ward round companion'...and its clear, succinct and memorable format would make it an excellent revision aid." (Medical Student, Guy's, King's, St. Thomas' Medical School, GKT Gazette, January 2004)

"It certainly is exhaustive and I would defy even the most determined interrogator to ask you a differential that this book could not answer." (Oxford Medical School Gazette, vol. 54 (1))

"A great book if you are a lover of lists and a handy reference for PBL style teaching...all in all a good book to have." (North Wing, Sheffield Medics Magazine, Winter 2004)

  • A-Z organization by symptom and sign allows easy access to information
  • Concise short entries to aid revision and retention of information
  • Extensive coverage of common signs, symptoms, radiological findings and routine laboratory test results
  • Companion volume to Rapid Medicine, which provides essential information on common conditions and diseases