Long Cases In Clinical Medicine | Download Book Pdf

Long Cases In Clinical Medicine | Download Book Pdf

By the good grace of Almighty, I have succeeded to bring out the first edition of Long Cases in Clinical Medicine.

Long cases are an integral part of any examination in medicine. The idea is to assess the candidate’s ability of gathering adequate information from thorough medical history and physical examination, interpreting them to come up with a probable diagnosis and formulating a management plan. A sound knowledge of medical science, optimum clinical skills, good interpersonal communication and adequate time management are all needed. A good preparation and adequate practice are vital for success.

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Long Cases In Clinical Medicine.

From my experience as a teacher and an examiner in medicine, I feel that many candidates, even brilliant ones, fail to succeed in long cases due to lack of adequate technique of taking history from the patient, analysis of symptoms, inapt presentation and inability to answer questions related to the case. In spite of good theoretical knowledge, many of them are unable to effectively communicate with the patient. This is because they do not prepare themselves in an examinationoriented manner. It is important to acquire knowledge from textbooks, but it is equally vital to know what to expect in examinations, how to face them and to practice with that in mind. Goalbased preparation, systematic practice and repeated exposure to different cases and rehearsal of

presentation in front of others is the secret to success. With this in mind, I have written this book to help students prepare themselves in an examination-oriented manner.


This book has been written to entertain a wide variety of readers from medical students to postgraduate examinees. It includes a complete outline of a comprehensive medical encounter including history taking and physical examination. It also gives valuable tips regarding interpretation of various clinical features to make a diagnosis. Successive chapters include long cases arranged according to body systems. In each case, the history and examination is presented first followed by the clinical diagnosis and possible differentials. Then the relevant questions and answers are provided.


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Long Cases In Clinical Medicine.

The best way to get the most out of this book would be to practice a real case in the ward and then go through the relevant example given in the book. Students should notice how the case has been presented, the important clinical points that are mentioned and then familiarize themselves with the relevant questions and answers. They can make small groups where one will present a case in front of others and then answer questions asked by them. This will help them to be confident and fluent during the real examination.


In examination, a patient may have a single disease, or may be suffering from multiple diseases. For the purpose of preparation and simplicity, I have prepared this book using a prototype single case of a disease condition.

I do not claim that this book is enough for the whole clinical medicine and one should consult

standard textbooks for learning. But for examination purpose, this book will be a valuable tool for optimum preparation.

A candidate needs to prove that he is not only knowledgeable but also competent. I hope that

this book will help to promote such an approach.

I would like to invite constructive criticism from valued readers of this book, so that any error or omission may be corrected in future edition.

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