Publisher´s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The ultimate guide to the evidence-based clinical encounter A Doody´s Core Title for 2015! ´´This book is an excellent source of supported evidence that provides useful and clinically relevant information for the busy practitioner, student, resident, or educator who wants to hone skills of physical diagnosis. It provides a tool to improve patient care by using the history and physical examination items that have the most reliability and efficiency.´´--Annals of Internal Medicine ´´The evidence-based examination techniques put forth by Rational Clinical Examination is the sort that can be brought to bear on a daily basis - to save time, increase confidence in medical decisions, and help decrease unnecessary testing for conditions that do not require absolute diagnostic certainty. In the end, the whole of this book is greater than its parts and can serve as a worthy companion to a traditional manual of physical examination.´´--Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC)Proceedings 5 STAR DOODY´S REVIEW! ´´Physical diagnosis has been taught to every medical student but this evidence-based approach now shows us why, presenting one of medicine´s most basic tenets in a new and challenging light. The format is extraordinary, taking previously published material and updating the pertinent evidence since the initial publication, affirming or questioning or refining the conclusions drawn from the data. ´´This is a book for everyone who has studied medicine and found themselves doubting what they have been taught over the years, not that they have been deluded, but that medical traditions have been unquestionably believed because there was no evidence to believe otherwise. The authors have uncovered the truth. ´´This extraordinary, one-of-a-kind book is a valuable addition to every medical library.´´--Doody´s Review Service Completely updated with new literature analyses, here is a uniquely practical, clinically relevant approach to the use of evidence in the content of physical examination. Going far beyond the scope of traditional physical examination texts, this invaluable resource compiles and presents the evidence-based meanings of signs, symptoms, and results from physical examination maneuvers and other diagnostic studies. Page after page, you´ll find a focus on actual clinical questions and presentations, making it an incomparably practical resource that you´ll turn to again and again. Importantly, the high-yield content of The Rational Clinical Examination is significantly expanded and updated from the original JAMA articles, much of it published here for the first time. It all adds up to a definitive, ready-to-use clinical exam sourcebook that no student or clinician should be without. FEATURES 1. Packed with updated, new, and previously unpublished information from the original JAMA articles 2. Standardized template for every issue covered, including: Case Presentation; Why the Issue Is Clinically Important; Research and Statistical Methods Used to Find the Evidence Presented; The Sensitivity and Specificity of Each Key Result; Resolution of the Case Presentation; and the Clinical Bottom Line 3. Completely updated with all-new literature searches and appraisals supplementing each chapter 4. Full-color format with dynamic clinical illustrations and images 5. Real-world focus on a specific clinical question in each chapter, reflecting the way clinicians approach the practice of evidence-based medicine 6. More than 50 complete chapters on common and challenging clinical questions and patient presentations 7. Also available: JAM
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C++ Coding Standards: 101 Rules, Guidelines, and Best Practices Essential guidelines for writing high-quality C++ code--taught by two foremost masters in the field. Provides a collection of programming rules (101) that is terse, easy to understand and follow, and self-sufficient. Teaches basic rules and widely-accepted and authoritative practices for writing sound software in C++. Herb Sutter and Andrei Alexandrescu are two of the world´s foremost experts on software development in general and C++ in particular. Every software development team should have and follow a coding standard. It´s even better when what the coding standard requires is actually consistent, reasonable, and correct. Coding standards have many advantages: *They improve code quality. This happens automatically when following a good, simple set of guidelines. *They improve development speed, because the programmer doesn´t need to always make decisions starting from first principles. *They enhance teamwork by eliminating needless debates on inconsequential issues and by making it easy for teammates to read and maintain each other´s code. The coding standards introduced by this book are a collection of guidelines for writing high-quality C++ code. ***They are the distilled conclusions of a rich collective experience of the C++ community. Until now, this body of knowledge has been available only as folklore or spread in bits and pieces throughout books. Product Description Consistent, high-quality coding standards improve software quality, reduce time-to-market, promote teamwork, eliminate time wasted on inconsequential matters, and simplify maintenance. Now, two of the world´s most respected C++ experts distill the rich collective experience of the global C++ community into a set of coding standards that every developer and development team can understand and use as a basis for their own coding standards. The authors cover virtually every facet of C++ programming: design and coding style, functions, operators, class design, inheritance, construction/destruction, copying, assignment, namespaces, modules, templates, genericity, exceptions, STL containers and algorithms, and more. Each standard is described concisely, with practical examples. From type definition to error handling, this book presents C++ best practices, including some that have only recently been identified and standardized-techniques you may not know even if you´ve used C++ for years. Along the way, you´ll find answers to questions like What´s worth standardizing--and what isn´t? What are the best ways to code for scalability? What are the elements of a rational error handling policy? How (and why) do you avoid unnecessary initialization, cyclic, and definitional dependencies? When (and how) should you use static and dynamic polymorphism together? How do you practice safe overriding? When should you provide a no-fail swap? Why and how should you prevent exceptions from propagating across module boundaries? Why shouldn´t you write namespace declarations or directives in a header file? Why should you use STL vector and string instead of arrays? How do you choose the right STL search or sort algorithm? What rules should you follow to ensure type-safe code? Whether you´re working alone or with others, C++ Coding Standards will help you write cleaner code--and write it faster, with fewer hassles and less frustration. Features + Benefits Essential guidelines for writing high-quality C++ code-- taught by two foremost masters in the field. ° Provides a collection of programming rules (101) that is terse, easy to understand and follow, and self-sufficient. ° Teaches basic rules and widely-accepted and authoritative practices for writing sound software in C++. ° Herb Sutter and Andrei Alexandrescu are two of the world´s foremost experts on software development in general and C++ in particular. Backcover Consistent, high-quality coding standards improve software quality, reduce time-to-market, promote teamwork, eliminate time wasted on inconsequential matters, and simplify maintenance. Now, two of the world´s most respected C++ experts distill the rich collective experience of the global C++ community into a set of coding standards that every developer and development team can understand and use as a basis for their own coding standards. The authors cover virtually every facet of C++ programming: design and coding style, functions, operators, class design, inheritance, construction/destruction,