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John Murtagh's General Practice 6th Edition

by: John Murtagh

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Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL,10.07.15

Category: MEDICAL Level: B/I/A

ISBN: 1743760035
ISBN13: 9781743760031

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John Murtagh's General Practice is widely recognised as the gold standard reference and most influential publication for general practice and primary health care, both for doctors already established in practice and those starting out in their careers.

Now in its sixth edition, John Murtagh's General Practice is the result of John Murtagh's vast experience as a rural and urban general practitioner and a highly regarded educator.

This new edition is further enhanced by the contributions of Dr Jill Rosenblatt, who adds an additional level of authority to this respected title.

John Murtagh's General Practice sixth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated with a new chapter dedicated to cardiovascular along with key updates to the Child and adolescent health and Male health chapters.

About the authors

John Murtagh is Emeritus Professor in General Practice at Monash University; Professorial Fellow of General Practice at the University of Melbourne; Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Notre Dame; and Guest Professor at Peking University Health Science Centre, Beijing.

Jill Rosenblatt is a general practitioner and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Primary Health Care at Monash University. She has a wealth of rural and urban experience.

Praise for John Murtagh

You only need to look at how he writes his books to see that he is a great educator and a wonderful general practitioner who teaches in a very practical, intelligent and focused way, Michael Kidd, in Australian Doctor 2005 (as President of the RACGP)
Murtagh's textbooks and his teaching are equally legendary. General Practice, Patient Education and Practice Tips have sold more than 50,000 copies excluding nine language translations and several English reprints in India. John Murtagh has been voted to be

in the top 10 of Australian Doctors 50 most influential people in general practice.


Table of Contents

Part 1 The basis of GP

Chapter 1 The nature and content of general medicine

Chapter 2 The family

Chapter 3 Consulting skills

Chapter 4 Communication skills

Chapter 5 Counselling skills

Chapter 6 Difficult, demanding and angry patients

Chapter 7 Health promotion and patient education

Chapter 8 The elderly patient

Chapter 9 Prevention in general practice

Chapter 10 Nutrition in health and illness

Chapter 11 Palliative care

Chapter 12 Pain and its management

Chapter 13 Research and eveidence-based medicine

Chapter 14 Travel medicine

Chapter 15 Tropical medicine and the returned traveller

Chapter 16 Inspection as a clinical skill

Chapter 17 A safe and diagnotic strategy

Chapter 18 Genetic conditions

Part 2 Diagnostic perspectives in GP

Chapter 19 Depression

Chapter 20 Diabetes mellitus: diagnosis

Chapter 21 Drug problems

Chapter 22 Anaemia

Chapter 23 Thyroid and other endocrine disorders

Chapter 24 Spinal dysfunction

Chapter 25 Urinary tract infection

Chapter 26 Malignant disease

Chapter 27 HIV/AIDS - could it be HIV?

Chapter 28 Baffling viral and protozoal infections

Chapter 29 Baffling bacterial infections

Chapter 30 Infection of the central nervous system

Chapter 31 Chronic kidney failure

Chapter 32 Connective tissue disease and the vasculitides

Chapter 33 Neurological disorders

Part 3 Problem solving in GP

Chapter 34 Abdominal pain

Chapter 35 Arthritis

Chapter 36 Anorectal disorders

Chapter 37 Thoracic back pain

Chapter 38 Low back pain

Chapter 39 Bruising and bleeding

Chapter 40 Chest pain

Chapter 41 Constipation

Chapter 42 Cough

Chapter 43 Deafness and hearing loss

Chapter 44 Diarrhoea

Chapter 45 The disturbed patient

Chapter 46 Dizziness/vertigo

Chapter 47 Dyspepsia

Chapter 48 Dysphagia

Chapter 49 Dyspnoea

Chapter 50 The painful ear

Chapter 51 The red and tender eye

Chapter 52 Pain in the face

Chapter 53 Fever and chills

Chapter 54 Faints, fits and funny turns

Chapter 55 Haematemesis and melaena

Chapter 56 Headache

Chapter 57 Hoarseness

Chapter 58 Jaundice

Chapter 59 Nasal disorders

Chapter 60 Nausea and vomiting

Chapter 61 Neck lumps

Chapter 62 Neck pain

Chapter 63 Shoulder pain

Chapter 64 Pain in the arm and hand

Chapter 65 Hip, buttock and groin pain

Chapter 66 Pain in the leg

Chapter 67 The painful knee

Chapter 68 Pain in the foot and ankle

Chapter 69 Walking difficulty and leg swelling

Chapter 70 Palpitations

Chapter 71 Sleep disorders

Chapter 72 Sore mouth and tongue

Chapter 73 Sore throat

Chapter 74 Tiredness/fatigue

Chapter 75 The unconscious patient

Chapter 76 Urinary disorders

Chapter 77 visual failure

Chapter 78 Weight gain

Chapter 79 Weight loss

Part 4 Chronic disorders: continuing management

Chapter 80 Allergic disorders including hayfever

Chapter 81 Anxiety disorders

Chapter 82 Asthma

Chapter 83 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chapter 84 Epilepsy

Chapter 85 Cardiovascular disease

Chapter 86 Hypertension

Chapter 87 Dyslipidaemia

Chapter 88 Chronic heart failure

Chapter 89 Osteoporosis

Part 5 Child and adolescent health

Chapter 90 An approach to the child

Chapter 91 Specific problems of children

Chapter 92 Surgical problems of children

Chapter 93 Common childhood infectious diseases (including skin eruptions)

Chapter 94 Behaviour disorders in children

Chapter 95 Child abuse

Chapter 96 Emergencies in children

Chapter 97 Adolescent health

Part 6 Women's health

Chapter 98 Cervical cancer screening

Chapter 99 Family planning

Chapter 100 Breast pain (mastalgia)

Chapter 101 Lumps in the breast

Chapter 102 Abnormal uterine bleeding

Chapter 103 Lower abdominal and pelvic pain in women

Chapter 104 Premenstrual syndrome

Chapter 105 The menopause

Chapter 106 Vaginal discharge

Chapter 107 Vulvar disorders

Chapter 108 Basic antenatal care

Chapter 109 Infections in pregnancy

Chapter 110 High-risk pregnancy

Chapter 111 Postnatal care

Part 7 Men's health

Chapter 112 Men's health: an overview

Chapter 113 Scrotal pain

Chapter 114 Inguinoscrotal lumps

Chapter 115 Disorders of the penis

Chapter 116 Disorders of the prostate

Part 8 Sexual Health

Chapter 117 The subfertile couple

Chapter 118 Sexual health

Chapter 119 Sexually transmitted infections

Chapter 120 Intimate partner violence and sexual assault

Part 9 Problems of the skin

Chapter 121 A diagnostic and management apprach to skin problems

Chapter 122 Pruritus

Chapter 123 Common skin problems

Chapter 124 Acute skin eruptions

Chapter 125 Skin ulcers

Chapter 126 Common lumps and bumps

Chapter 127 Pigmented skin lesions

Chapter 128 Hair disorders

Chapter 129 Nail disorders

Part 10 Accident and emergency medicine

Chapter 130 Emergency care

Chapter 131 The doctor's bag and other emergency equipment

Chapter 132 Stroke and transient ischaemic attacks

Chapter 133 Thrombosis and thromboembolism

Chapter 134 Common skin wounds and foreign bodies

Chapter 135 Common fractures and dislocations

Chapter 136 Common sporting injuries

Part 11 Health of specific groups

Chapter 137 The health of indigenous peoples

Chapter 138 Refugee health

Chapter 139 Catchy metaphors, similes and colloquial expressions in medicine