Diagnostic value of the physical examination in patients with dyspnea.

Authors:
Richard A Shellenberger
Richard A Shellenberger
St Joseph Mercy Hospital
Bathmapriya Balakrishnan
Bathmapriya Balakrishnan
St Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
Sufiya Shaik
Sufiya Shaik
St Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor

Cleve Clin J Med 2017 Dec;84(12):943-950

Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

We reviewed the evidence for the diagnostic accuracy of the physical examination in diagnosing pneumonia, pleural effusion, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and congestive heart failure in patients with dyspnea and found that the physical examination has reliable diagnostic accuracy for these common conditions.

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