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    Ragavendra R. Baliga(Author)

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This is a collection of clinical 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 examination and the new OSCE-style exam called PACES (Practice Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills) for the 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.

I read this book and it helped me in my daily case presentation on bed site.Review posted on Elsevier website

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  • PDF | 672 pages
  • Ragavendra R. Baliga(Author)
  • Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd; 3rd Revised edition edition (23 Jan. 2002)
  • English
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  • Science & Nature

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  • By bigflat on 18 December 2003

    Each case is presented in the form of 'salient' feautures in the history, and the examination findings, followed by a question and answer discussion around the topic. The salient history is useful because it is often skipped by most of these case-based books like Ryder. The examination is presented in a kind of instructive way and not as a case record like with Ryder. The discussion questions are split into standard and advanced level questions. Many of the answers are extremely detailed and at quite a high level. They also include references to important literature. This is essential reading for MRCP candidates, and complements a standard medical text very nicely. But it won't specifically tell you what to say like Ryder does. It will however give you a more comprehensive review of each case compared to Ryder. The danger for undergraduate students is that they might become bogged down in the detail of this book and I would certianly recommend getting used to 'Medical Finals - Passing the clinical' as this is a highly useful and efficient means of revising for medical finals.For the most part the book does lack pictures but uses them to good effect for the ophthalmology and dermatology sections. The pictures are fairly small but of a high print quality.

  • By pinklungz on 18 September 2004

    excellent preparation for finals as well the MRCP.Finally I can whip out those 4-5 common causes of most examined cases without that initial ..ahem..the causes are.....The only minus about the book is a general lack of pictures but the deatiled info more or less makes up for it.MUST HAVE befor MRCP PACES.

  • By Tarek Na on 2 November 2006

    This book is so great clinical book, most questions that needs answers in clinical skills( you lookin for) you will find it in this book. The book is a must during the period that the young doctor or student is on the wards, It covers important areas of clinical medicine in a question based format and highlights classical scenarios. The questions raised are classical of examiners in the long and short case examinations. The only minus about the book is a general lack of pictures but the deatiled info more or less makes up for it.You must get it as you are undergraduate medical student

  • By M. Prabhakar on 4 March 2009

    Excellent text, very thorough and often contains a lot more info than needed for approaching finals, but if you ignore all the random stuff then it's very good for preparing you for vivas - lots of qus that can come up in PACES and how to answer them. Works well with cases for paces which is more brief but contains the essentials - would recommend both in prep for finals - hopefully they'll work for me!

  • By Emmanuel Florendo on 8 August 2011

    Everyone I know who owns this book loves it! I love the advanced level questions as the answers are amazing. The trivia after each condition is also a big plus to me...I appreciate the author's effort to put them together, it's beautiful! Our knowledgeable consultants seem to read this book as I've noticed their questions and the answers to their questions seem to have come from this book. Surprisingly, this book has not been updated since 2002 and yet it's information seem fairly recent. It's very easy to read & understand, and most important of all it's not boring!

  • By Fariborz on 11 July 2009

    This book is just fantastic,not just for MRCP but for all those who really want to learn how to quickly formulate a diagnosis and management plan for the patients.The Ryder's book is the most boring one you can get. PACES for the MRCP by Hall is also not that good.

  • By Guest on 12 December 2003

    This book is the most useful guide that money can buy for the final exams in the current MBChB undergraduate course. It covers important areas of clinical medicine in a question based format and highlights classical scenarios. The questions raised are classical of examiners in the long and short case examinations.This is a must buy for any undergraduate medical student!!!

  • By Aquablue on 6 July 2006

    The title of the book can be slightly misleading. I bought it with the impression that it had actual real-life scenarios, but it doesn't - the so called "cases" are topics/diseases with their main features listed and followed by a few questions. The information can be found in any medical textbook and I dont see how this arrangement makes it any more useful. The best feature I found was the questions as you can use them to test yourself on the particular topic. The book is overpriced in my opinion, given that it is plain black and white text throughout except in the dermatology and opthalmology sections which contain colour pictures. If you're looking for a book with real-life cases that guides you through the process of taking a history and making a diagnosis with appropriate investigations and findings then look elsewhere - I recommend "Clinical Problems in General Medicine and Surgery" by Peter Devitt. Its much more illustrated and interactive.


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