The writing style is appealing and conversational, designed to entertain as well as instruct.
Carries the â€˜Kumar & Clarkâ€™ stamp of authority.
All questions fully indexed for ease of reference.
Covers topics that are easily misunderstood in medicine â€“ good preparation for medical students, senior house officers/interns and specialists in training/residents preparing for written or oral exams.
â€¢ What causes hypertension in children? â€¢ Is it common for epileptic patients to have post-ictal vomiting? If so, how often does this occur? â€¢ Why is the incidence of parkinsonism less common in smokers? â€¢ What is the role of urine examination in diabetic control? Where do you turn to when you have a difficult medical question that needs answering? The â€˜Ask the Authorâ€™ online feature from the best-selling textbook Kumar & Clarkâ€™s Clinical Medicine has collected a wealth of questions and comments directly from medical students and doctors about topics that are of particular interest or difficulty to them. Kumar and Clark have brought together over 1000 of the questions they have been asked along with their answers. It will appeal to the many fans of Kumar & Clark, from first-year students to practising doctors, and will provide a useful and interesting sounding board for self assessment and progress tracking. This unique book will provide you with a quick and easy way to discover the answers to your own medical questionsâ€¦!
Ethics and communication
Infectious diseases, tropical medicine and sexually transmitted infections
Cell and molecular biology, and genetic disorders
Liver, biliary tract and pancreatic disease
Rheumatology and bone disease
Water, electrolytes and acid-base balance
Intensive care medicine
Drug therapy and poisoning
Diabetes mellitus and other disorders of metabolism