Clinical Cases : A Step-by-Step Approach

Clinical Cases : A Step-by-Step Approach

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Author(s): Andrew Solomon, Julia Anstey, Liora Wittner

It is vitally important for medical students and junior doctors to grasp an understanding of ‘real-life medicine’. This innovative book of cases shows how a particular presentation may progress, and the different complications that may arise and emerge over time, which may be missed by the ‘snapshot in time' approach taken by many problem-based volumes. The content reflects the average length of stay for a patient in hospital, in which their situation can change in a multitude of ways, and the management of chronic conditions may also need to be adapted as complications arise.


  • Demonstrates the real bedside experiences that medical students can expect, in whichever simple or complex way that they may present
  • Cases selected from a range of sub-specialties for comprehensive coverage across the curriculum
  • Illustrates the complicated, progressive problems that will be seen while practicing as a doctor with detailed diagrams and diagnostic imagery to aid understanding
  • Shows, with timepoints, how differential diagnoses may change as more information becomes available and new symptoms arise
  • Describes a typical initial hospital stay, and subsequent presentations to the general practitioner and hospital readmission


The Authors

Andrew Solomon, BM BCH MA(Hons) DM FRCP, is a Consultant Physician, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Stevenage, UK.

Julia Anstey, BSc (Hons) MBBS, is a Foundation Doctor, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Taunton, UK.

Liora Wittner, MBBS BSc, is a Resident in Internal Medicine, Shamir Medical Centre, Be'er Ya'akov, Israel.

With contributions from

Priti Dutta, MBBS BSc FRCR, Consultant Radiologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.


EAN: 9781351257718