0
ARTICLE |

Clinical Approach to Jaundice

JAMA. 1955;157(14):1261. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950310087022.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

ABSTRACT

In this small monograph the author has attempted to clarify the diagnostic information that the clinician may gather during the study of a patient with jaundice. He has divided the book into four sections, each representing a different method of approach to this difficult problem: (1) clinical examination; (2) laboratory tests; (3) roentgen examination; and (4) needle biopsy of the liver. He points out that the history and physical examination alone provide the diagnosis in 60 to 70% of patients with jaundice, and the author draws heavily on his own clinical observations. He also discusses certain features in the history and physical examination that have been stressed by other authorities in the field. The section on laboratory tests is nontechnical, and the author points out many of the pitfalls in the interpretation of some of the currently used liver function tests. He discusses only the tests that are used in

Topics

Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

First Page Preview

View Large
/>
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();