- Series: Practical Guide
- Ring-bound: 616 pages
- Publisher: Mosby; 8 edition (June 25, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0323071589
- ISBN-13: 978-0323071581
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 4.6 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #689,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The good: I love the content. I'm in my first rotation, medicine, and I originally had "the red book" but honestly it was beyond my level, and my school has uptodate on computers everywhere you could look. What I wanted was something that could remind me of pertinent details of a disease, things to look for when working up a patient, and something I could study from in five minutes here or there but not so condensed and abbreviated that I had to flip back and forth to a list of abbreviations to make heads or tails of what I was reading.
Still, the best advice I've gotten is to wait a few days into a rotation before buying a pocket reference book. Then ask yourself what you wish you had at hand just before working up a patient. Then go shopping.
I am a transitional intern doing my gen med rotation. I was introduced to this book by my intern 2 years ago when I was a student during the first week of my gen med rotation. It was great then, and it is great now. I hate carrying stuff in my white coat, especially books of this size. But I refer to it constantly during the day. In rounds, in the ED while working up a patient, while reviewing a patient's labs. Numerous times each day. I have two students with me now, and I've convinced them after one week that they should buy this book. It's that good.
Details, ie, what it offers.
DDX, there is a DDX section in the front for common presenting symptoms. This is perhaps the books only weakness. It is too scant. Many common symptoms aren't included. The differentials offered are adequate, but the section could be expanded.
Systems Based Chapters. CV, Pulm, GI, ID,Neuro, Renal etc. The stuff you see everday on the wards is reviewed very well, with signs, symptoms, diagnostic workup and treatment. These chapters are not everything you need to know. I do more reading at night on specific ailments my patients are presenting with. But in the ED when you are accepting a thyroid storm, CVA, GIB, whatever, its there and it will get you through the admission and the evening until morning rounds with the attending.
Another great feature is the section that helps to interpret many labs you may order. Elevated, normal or low anything, and it provides a great differential. It can make you look smart on rounds.Read more ›
Well, i think nowadays lots of publishers try to print a "cook book" out here, it may make a lot of profit but some of us still want a book with rational and concise explanations.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fast shipping, excellent reference for the up any medical practitioner. This is a great pocket guide of medical conditions. The endPublished 24 months ago by Jacqueline M. Ward
This is a great book. Arrived quickly and as promised. I use this book almost daily and it fits easily in my jacket pocket.Published on December 10, 2013 by Natalie Macdonald
I like the content, the print is really small, but the plastic case is not holding up to regular usePublished on November 16, 2013 by Cynthia
I'm an internal medicine intern, and this book is great! I've been comparing this book side by side with the other pocket guides some of my co-interns have, and while the content... Read morePublished on July 14, 2013 by A. Mastny
I bought this to replace my print version to lighten my load but found that the kindle version was difficult to use. I returned it.Published on February 3, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This book is amazing!! It helps a lot when making rounds to see what the possible causes of the patient's symptoms are. I love this book!!Published on October 23, 2012 by D.O, 2 Be
Good Medical reference book. I got it because I felt the Pocket Medicine book had too many abbreviations in it. Read morePublished on October 27, 2011 by kendal jackson