This book takes a unique approach to 'learning medicine' in a manner that places primary emphasis on recall. Drawing upon well-established psychological principles, it uses a broad range of strategies to maximize the ability of the reader to recollect large swathes of information at a later date. The result is an original and refreshing book in which no two pages are quite alike, and where facts are presented in a hierarchical fashion so that essential features of each condition or symptom can be grasped immediately, while finer points are given in more detailed reading.
Table of Contents
Cardiology. Chest pain. Cardiology examination. Murmurs. Aortic stenosis. Aortic regurgitation. Mitral. stenosis. Mitral regurgitation. ECG interpretation. Tachycardia. Atrial fibrillation. Ventricular. tachycardia. Bradycardia. Acute coronary syndromes. Myocardial infarction. Management of ACS. Shock. Hypertension. Heart failure. Cardiology treatments. Rheumatic fever. Infective endocarditis. Pericardial disease. Myocarditis. Myxoma. Cardiomyopathy. Congenital heart disease. Respiratory Medicine. Respiratory examination. Clubbing. Cyanosis. Respiratory failure. Respiratory function tests. Chest X-ray patterns. Pneumonia. Asthma. Acute severe asthma. COPD. Pulmonary fibrosis. Occupational lung diseases. Sarcoidosis. Bronchiectasis. Lung abscess. Cystic fibrosis. Pneumothorax. Pleural effusion. Pulmonary oedema. Lung carcinoma. Obstructive sleep apnoea. Pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary hypertension. Gastroenterology. Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Constipation. Nausea and vomiting. Sore throat. Oral ulceration. Dysphagia. Haematemesis. Rectal bleeding. Abdominal examination. Abdominal masses. Oesophagitis. Oesophageal carcinoma. Peptic ulcers. Gastric neoplasia. Inflammatory bowel disease. Colorectal carcinoma. Malabsorption. Coeliac disease. Acute pancreatitis. Chronic pancreatitis. Jaundice. Liver failure. Liver transplant. Portal hypertension. Oesophageal varices. Ascites. Acute liver failure. Chronic liver disease. Infective hepatitis. Primary biliary cirrhosis. Autoimmune hepatitis. Haemochromatosis. Wilson disease. Liver tumours. Pancreatic tumours. Gallstones. Infectious Diseases. Infectious organisms. Bacteria. Antibiotics. Viruses. Pneumonia. Food poisoning. Gastroenteritis. Genital discharge. Genital ulceration. Viral exanthema and related. Herpes. simplex virus. Epstein-Barr virus. HIV. Tuberculosis. Mycobacteria. Leprosy. Syphilis. Borreliosis. Leptospirosis. Rickettsia. Malaria. Nematodes (roundworms). Cestodes (tapeworms). Trematodes (flukes). Rheumatology. Osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis. Seronegative arthropathies. Septic arthritis. Crystal arthropathies. Pyrophosphate arthropathy. Multisystemic autoimmune diseases. Systemic lupus erythematosus. Scleroderma. Sjogren syndrome. Autoimmune myositis. Vasculitis. Raynaud phenomenon. Cryoglobulinaemia. Carpal tunnel syndrome. Collagen and elastic tissue diseases. Back pain. Bone cysts. Sclerosis. Neurology. Headache. Acute confusional state. Coma. Dementia. Parkinsonism. Chorea. Dystonia. Tremor. Cerebellar disease. Blackouts. Epilepsy. Stroke. Acute weakness. Guillain-Barre syndrome. Hand wasting. Walking disturbance. Myelopathy. Anteriorhorn cell diseases. ALS/Motor neurone disease. Peripheral neuropathy. Neuromuscular junction disease. Myopathy. Acute visual loss. Optic atrophy. Papilloedema. Vertigo. Deafness. Facial nerve palsy. Neurofibromatosis. Neurocutaneous diseases. Endocrinology. Diabetes mellitus - Causes. Insulin - Physiology. Diabetic ketoacidosis. Diabetes HHS. Diabetes - Lactic acidosis. Diabetes mellitus. Hypoglycaemia. Hypopituitarism. Hyperprolactinaemia. Acromegaly. Hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism. Goitre. Thyroid tumours. Adrenal insufficiency. Cushing syndrome. Hypermineralocorticoidism. Steroid synthesis. Amenorrhoea. Male sexual problems. Male infertility. Precocious puberty. Delayed puberty. Neuroendocrine tumours. Carcinoid tumours. Multiple endocrine neoplasia. Polyglandular autoimmune syndromes. Clinical Chemistry. Acid-base balance. Hyponatraemia. Polyuria/Polydipsia. Hypernatraemia. Diabetes insipidus. Hyperkalaemia. Hypokalaemia. Hypocalcaemia. Hypercalcaemia. Osteomalacia and rickets. Osteoporosis. Paget disease. Hyperlipidaemia. Porphyria. Renal Medicine. Acute kidney injury. Chronic kidney disease. Haematuria. Nephrotic syndrome. Renovascular disease. Glomerulonephritis. Renal tubular disease. Urinary obstruction. Urinary retention. Renal stones. Renal enlargement. Polycystic kidney disease. Renal cell carcinoma. Testicular tumours. Ovarian tumours. Haematology. Anaemia. Bone marrow failure. Aplastic anaemia. Haemolytic anaemia. Sickle cell anaemia. Thalassaemia. Folate and vitamin B metabolism. Megaloblastic anaemia. Lymphoproliferative disease. Splenomegaly. Leucocytosis. Acute leukaemia. Chronic myeloid leukaemia. Polycythaemia/PRV. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Hodgkin lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Multiple myeloma. Paraproteinaemia. Hyperviscosity. Amyloidosis. Hyposplenism. Immunodeficiency. Haemostasis. Platelet disorders. Purpura. Thrombosis. Disseminated intravascular coagulation. Haemophilias. Blood transfusion complications.
Ben Lovell is Consultant in Acute Medicine, University College Hospital, London, UK, with a special interest in medical education.
Paul Bentley is Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Neurologist within Centre for Restorative Neurosciences, Imperial College London. After training at Cambridge and UCL, he undertook a research fellowship in Psychology Dept, Harvard, and a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at UCL. He was awarded a Stroke Association Clinical Fellowship and DoH New Blood Award. He is the first UK neurologist to have been dually-accredited in stroke medicine by the Royal College of Physicians.