Friday, May 22, 2009

Medicine and Surgery: An integrated textbook


Medicine and Surgery is a stunning new hybrid textbook that has evolved as a direct response to the increasing integration of the two disciplines of medicine and surgery in today's medical curricula. The advantage of this combined approach is it reduces the amount of reading by the elimination of repetition (and inconsistencies) to provide an integrated explanation of the common problems faced both by students during exams and clinicians in daily practice. This book's greatest asset is the ability to illustrate that medical and surgical treatment options are actually part of a continuum in the management of disease.

User Review :

Lim, Loke and Thomson have certainly pushed the boundaries of textbooks by integrating medicine and surgery but in doing so have created an amazing new breed of book which is extremely user friendly, enables more efficient studying and above all amalgamate the subjects to provide a disease-centric one stop shop clinical guidebook.

The very practical disease centred approach differs from any traditional textbooks in that removes the boundaries created by studying subjects in isolation and integrates all aspects of science, clinical presentation and treatment and care of the condition. Patients don't present with a well categorised -ology so its only fitting that your learn diseases in a rounded and integrated approach working around. All courses especially PBL ones expect students to learn and apply their knowledge in an integrated manner and this textbook certainly addresses this need in my opinion.

For me the main selling point is the extremely student user friendly layout uniformly throughout the book. Some essential features of the layout which I found useful are
- All diseases and systems chapters follow a very clear common pattern progression in their layout complements the colourful icons which mark out titles for aspects like pathology or clinical features or treatment.
- The index is comprehensive
- Systems chapters are colour coded
- Scope of disease- a new feature to textbooks which helps remind you that the disease can present as a secondary complication. It helps with differentials too.

The book is filled with excellent pictures and diagrams which add to the practical nature of the book by displaying instruments etc and nice gory pictures of said diseased.

Overall Medicine and Surgery is an extremely innovative colourful approach to clinical medicine which really helps you to learn around diseases in an integrated and holistic way. It is particularly well laid out, very easy on the eye and makes extracting the information you need easy.

Finally I think this book is extremely good value for money and I think it is unlikely you will find such a comprehensive clinical textbook for such a modest price.


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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Complete Data Interpretation for the MRCP

A really nice book for Clinicopathology Conference (CPC) question

If you see the trend or format of paper 2 (CPC) there must be 1 or 2 questions interpretation of investigation. Students usually have difficulty in interpret the investigation because they tend to answer, WBC is low, HB is low, Alkaline phosphatase is increase, the creatinine is high, and etc2. This all Klang Standard, and when you reach a final year level, u must master a new interpretation technique! Although this book is for MRCP preparation, but hey that's what a UM medical student been taught right? Preparing for MRCP, not final MBBS, LOLZ.. But nway, this book is quite good and sufficient for all the basic and common investigation that we will see in exams but i have to tell you that the book was badly scan. However, it's still readable. A credit to medicalbooks4everyone blog for sharing this book and i hope you'll benefit it a lot! So start practicing and do a lot, i mean it, a lot of excercise!!

A book of approximately 100 questions based on the interpretation of data from all the commonly used tests in clinical medicine. The questions will be ordered by system and within that by test; for example, the respiratory system questions are based on lung function and flow-volume curves. The book's unique feature is that it will be fully comprehensive, including examples (questions) on all the conditions that can be diagnosed using each particular investigation.

Audience
MRCP candidates/junior doctors in training. Also medical students.


Book review: Amazon
Rating: 3 Stars



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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Kumar and Clark Clinical Medicine 6e


KUMAR & CLARK!!!! A must have book for medicine. This book rich in information about Investigation and suitable text or reference when you want to do a discussion for your case summaries!! Eventhough the book's name - medicine, it also include surgery and psychiatric topic. The psychiatric topic inside is sufficient for a medical student to pass the exam!! So throw away your oxford psychiatric book and Buy it now!

A nice review by amazon
Rating: 4 Stars


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250 Short Cases in Clinical Medicine




This book is really PANAS!! when i search for the file, mostly the file is gone or or the file is suspected to contain illegal content and has been blocked. And this is very limited and rare version of PDF!! Mostly around the net they only share the PDB version which it can only be used in a palm. Thus, this PDF version i managed to get one link which is still available! One of them contain password! So if u want the password private msg me.
A collection of short cases arranged by clinical area, emphasising the key diagnostic features of clinical conditions as commonly presented in the short case part of the Final MB and MRCP examinations. Also included are likely instructions or commands expected from the examiner for each condition, and the key points which the candidate must tell the examiner. In June 2001 the MRCP short cases exam is being replaced with a new OSCE-style exam called PACES (Practice Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills) and this book will take full account of this change.
Nice review kat amazon.com

Kepada yang boleh baca bahasa melayu, Utk pengetahuan, buku ini amatlah payah utk aku dapatkan yang jenis pdf. kebyknnyer jenis pdb. Di sini aku akan ckp BM, sbb tak mo publisher dtg dan repot link aku. Pyah nnti aku. Ada satu file ada pssword. So psswrd die adlh name gue. ok? so taip je name aku. ada 7 huruf! yg x tau bleh bg email kat comment bawah dan aku bg email. tak da pun file tu pun aku ble send kat email ko.
Kepada yang berada di UM, sentiasa boleh bg aku thumbdrive utk ditransferkan.. Muahaha..

Rating: 4 stars


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Monday, May 4, 2009

Clinical Orthopaedic Examination 5th ed. by McRae

This book is better than apley in terms of examination. 3.5 stars! It make my examination easier although to master an examination, u must do it yourself. The examinations shown as a sketch and there is no real picture or graphic. The examination is simple, many graphic than words. I like it. The book is good for beginner and it also good when the exams just around the corner..

Rating: 4 stars!


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Sunflower:Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics 3rd Edition



This book is a must for a UM medical student to have interms of senior perspectives. However, Prof MT Koh dont like this book. I've remembered he saying during lecturing us in SCN ward round.

What the heck sunflower. This book has no sunshine, even the weather is no more sunshine outside.

Lolz...
I didn't manage to get a PDF version however, i found CHM version which basically using the windows help platform application. It might be usefull. I rated this book 3 stars! There is also some reviewer in amazon. Check it out!

So get the book now!

Rating: 3 Stars



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Sunday, May 3, 2009

A really good book For OSCE

My first review would be the Clinical OSCE's 2nd edition by Neel Burton (Author), A.Hassan de'Medici (Author), N.C. Stacey (Author)


Because it is so good, i give the book rank 5 stars!
Basically, it's complete, simple and yet comprehensive! All the common OSCE's questions available. It list out questions about surgery, medical, obs & gynae, paediatrics, anaesthesia, psychiatric (i love this one), etc2. Some of them also talk about short case. So basically it also contain some short case examination questions! I mean it. It's a must for all clinical year medical student to have it!

A nice review also in amazon.



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