By Lynn S. Bickley MD FACP
This concise pocket-sized consultant provides the vintage Bates method of actual exam and heritage taking in a quick-reference define layout. It includes the entire serious details had to receive a clinically significant health and wellbeing heritage and behavior a radical physcial evaluate. absolutely revised and up to date to mirror currennt health and wellbeing care literature, the 7th version may help well-being execs elicit suitable evidence from the patient's background, assessment exam approaches, spotlight universal findings, research distinctive overview ideas, and sharpen interpretive skills.
The booklet incorporates a bright full-color paintings application and an easy-to-follow two-column structure with step by step exam options at the left and abnormalities with differential diagnoses at the right.
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Mild cystocele at introitus on straining. Vaginal mucosa pink. Cervix pink, parous, and without discharge. Uterus anterior, midline, smooth, not enlarged. Adnexa not palpated due to obesity and poor relaxation. No cervical or adnexal tenderness. Pap smear taken. Rectovaginal wall intact. Rectal vault without masses. Stool brown, negative for occult blood. Warm and without edema. Calves supple, nontender. Trace edema at both ankles. Moderate varicosities of saphenous veins in both lower extremities.
Cystocele with occasional stress incontinence. Cystocele on pelvic examination, probably related to bladder relaxation. Patient is perimenopausal. Incontinence reported with coughing, suggesting alteration in bladder neck anatomy. No dysuria, fever, flank pain. Not taking any contributing medications. Usually involves small amounts of urine, no dribbling, so doubt urge or overflow incontinence. Plan: Explain cause of stress incontinence. Review urinalysis. Recommend Kegel exercises. Consider topical estrogen cream to vagina next visit if no improvement.
Study the examples below: To ensure accurate evaluations and future comparisons, make measurements in centimeters, not in fruits, nuts, or vegetables. Example. “1 × 1 cm lymph node” vs. “a pea-sized lymph node …” Or “2 × 2 cm mass on the left lobe of the prostate” vs. ” Is the tone of the write-up neutral and professional? It is important to be objective. Hostile, moralizing, or disapproving comments have no place in the patient’s record. Never use words, penmanship, or punctuation that are inflammatory or demeaning.
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