By R. Turner, Chris Hatton, Roger Blackwood
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The patient’s ideas, concerns and expectations Make sure that you understand the patient’s main ideas, concerns and expectations. Either now, or after examining the patient, ask for example: What do you think is wrong with you? What are you expecting to happen to you whilst you are in hospital? Is there something particular you would like us to do? Have you any questions? The patient may have quite different expectations of the hospital admission, or outpatient appointment, from what you assume.
In webs of fingers, wrists, genitalia. Squamous cell carcinoma Warty localized thickening, may ulcerate. Urticaria Transient wheal with surrounding erythema. Lasts around 24 hours. g. g. dermographism, cold. Permanent demarcated, depigmented white patches due to autoimmune disease. Mouth at the tongue: ° –Look cyanosed, moist or dry ° ° ° ° Cyanosis is a reduction in the oxygenation of the blood, with more than 5 g/dl deoxygenated haemoglobin. g. g. obstructive airways Central cyanosis disease Peripheral cyanosis (blue fingers, pink tongue) denotes inadequate peripheral circulation.
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Clinical Skills (Lecture Notes) by R. Turner, Chris Hatton, Roger Blackwood