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Breast Disease Management

James Harvey, Sue Down, Rachel Bright-Thomas, John Winstanley and Hugh Bishop.

October 2013; p ublished online April 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Breast Surgery; Allied Health Professions; Preclinical Medicine; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Clinical Skills; Surgical Skills; Histopathology; Surgical Oncology; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Nursing Skills; Communication Skills. 264 pages.

Breast cancer affects 1 in 10 women and the majority of UK women will attend a breast clinic at least once during their lives. The patient's journey through assessment and management is one...

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Cardiology

Drew Provan.

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

February 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Skills; Medical Statistics and Methodology. 14785 words.

This chapter describes and discusses commonly used investigations in the assessment of patients with cardiovascular disease. It reviews electrocardiography (ECG), including ECG monitoring,...

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Clinical error: the scale of the problem

John Reynard, John Reynolds and Peter Stevenson.

in Practical Patient Safety

March 2009; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Skills; Medical Statistics and Methodology. 5119 words.

Chapter 1 discusses the evidence that is accumulating that harm to patients resulting from errors by healthcare professionals is a very significant problem. The consequential costs in...

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Clinical errors: What are they?

John Reynard, John Reynolds and Peter Stevenson.

in Practical Patient Safety

March 2009; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Skills; Medical Statistics and Methodology. 17514 words.

Chapter 2 describes generic types of clinical errors that can occur in day-to-day practice together with practical ways of preventing these common sources of error. By generic we mean those...

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Endocrinology and metabolism

Drew Provan.

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

February 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Skills; Medical Statistics and Methodology. 22739 words.

This chapter contains guidance for the generalist, general physician, and trainee endocrinologist on how to approach a wide range of endocrine and metabolic conditions by means of...

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Error management

John Reynard, John Reynolds and Peter Stevenson.

in Practical Patient Safety

March 2009; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Skills; Medical Statistics and Methodology. 11631 words.

Chapter 5 discusses error management, which is the science and practice of controlling or mitigating human error and is a fundamental discipline in high reliability organizations. When...

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Gastroenterology

Drew Provan.

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

February 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Skills; Medical Statistics and Methodology. 8747 words.

This chapter summarizes key investigations to diagnose symptoms and signs in the gastrointestinal lumen, liver, and pancreas, looking at the risk and benefits of each procedure, as well as...

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Haematology

Drew Provan.

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

February 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Skills; Medical Statistics and Methodology. 20406 words.

Haematology is the study of disorders of the blood, both malignant and non-malignant. The diagnosis of blood disease relies on morphology of blood and marrow, along with specialized assays...

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Immunology and allergy

Drew Provan.

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

February 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Skills; Medical Statistics and Methodology. 9410 words.

This chapter covers the role of the immunology laboratory in the diagnosis of immunological and allergic disorders, including testing for autoimmune diseases, allergic diseases, lymphocyte...

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Infectious and tropical diseases

Drew Provan.

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

February 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Skills; Medical Statistics and Methodology. 15109 words.

This is a brief outline of the current clinical and laboratory investigations of patients suffering from infectious diseases, including those from the tropics. It includes clinical and...

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