Random musings of a soon-to-be graduating resident. I'm wondering what everyone's thoughts are on disease classification and nosology.
Obviously, there is great (patient and Pharma) demand for new therapies for "existing" illnesses as defined in DSM-5, and a lot of financial and...
I am looking for books or materials that would list out a differential diagnosis based on individual symptoms and signs...much like
"Fenichel's Clinical Pediatric Neurology:A Signs and Symptoms Approach"
I already am aware of Bradley's and Victor Adams
any other recommendations?
Apart from the EKG, which is the best way to differentiate those two obviously, i've recently have seen a patient with pericarditis and he apparently felt more comfortable while sitting and leaning forward then laying down in bed, actually he didn't let us lay him down. On the other hand patient...
I have been taught that lymphoma cannot be picked up via blood tests, blood tests rather are used for prognosis, and tissue biopsy is required for diagnosis.
However why is this, as lymphoma is a proliferation of lymphocytes, shouldn't this show up as lymphocytosis in the complete blood...
We recently had a chance to diagnose standardized patients. This was the first time they had let us workup a patient and turn it into a diagnosis. I found it really exciting and realized that this is why I wanted to do medical school.
What are the best specialties or fields for...