Clinical Anatomy A Case Study Approach by Mark Hankin, Dennis Morse, Carol Bennett-Clarke

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By Mark Hankin, Dennis Morse, Carol Bennett-Clarke

Packed with 50 situations that examine one hundred thirty attainable diagnoses, and greater than 250 illustrations, this concise, hugely available booklet is a needs to for scientific scholars and pros getting ready for his or her classes, forums, and perform. With each one bankruptcy, you'll achieve perception into the basics of human anatomy and--just as importantly--its relevance to genuine medical perform. scientific Anatomy gains an intuitive physique zone association, that's in line with the typical educational procedure of clinical gross anatomy classes. No different consultant provides you with the chance to engage with medical stipulations on a degree that so heavily approximates medical perform. positive factors - A rigorous, case-based strategy is helping you grasp the fundamentals of anatomy and observe what you've got discovered to real-world scientific eventualities - 50 medical circumstances comprise the sufferer criticism, suitable findings of the actual exam, and the signs of comparable medical difficulties - greater than 250 full-color ANATOMIC AL AND medical photos - Definitions of medical phrases awarded WITH every one cASE - Instructive evaluate of the fearful procedure within the first bankruptcy - Logical physique zone association - Chapter-ending USMLE-type (clinical-vignette) assessment questions - invaluable appendices function a finished record of scientific phrases (referenced by way of case) and causes of the proper solutions for the overview questions

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The associated pain is due to prolonged ischemia and necrosis of myocardium. Friction rubs are not present because the pleural and pericardial membranes are not inflamed. ■■ Characterized by “crushing” substernal ■■ ■■ ■■ A friction rub associated with pleuritis is heard ■■ lateral to the mediastinum, and is frequently bilateral. Referred pain may indicate the involved portion(s) of pleura: ■■ Involvement of costal or peripheral diaphragmatic pleura, supplied by intercostal Ischemia Local anemia due to vascular obstruction nerves, may refer pain to the thoracic wall.

The valve is considered stenotic if cannot open fully due to narrowing or hardening. Alternatively, the valve is considered incompetent if it is unable to close completely. Valvular disease is not indicated as the underlying problem in this patient because: ■■ No murmurs were noted during auscultation of ■■ the thorax. No opacities were observed in the radiographic images of the heart The low left ventricular EF in the patient is due to weakness of the myocardium rather than stenosis/ insufficiency of the aortic valve.

The parietal layer of serous pericardium is adherent to, and inseparable from, the inner surface of the fibrous pericardium. At the great vessels, the parietal layer separates from the fibrous pericardium and reflects onto the surface of the heart as the visceral layer of serous pericardium. Coronary vasculature courses between the myocardium and the visceral layer of serous pericardium. The pericardial cavity is the potential space between the parietal and visceral layers of serous pericardium.

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