Acute Medicine

60,48 €
David Sprigings, John Chambers
Blackwell Publishing
Fecha Publicacion
1 oct. 2007

Acute Medicine is a truly practical guide aimed at the junior physician, casualty officer and final year student, explaining what to do when faced with medical emergencies "on take", on the ward or in the emergency department. This well-established manual has been fully revised to cover the curriculum for trainees in General Internal Medicine (GIM).

Section 1: Common presentations
1 The critically ill patient: assessment and stabilization
2 Cardiac arrest
3 Cardiac arrhythmias: general approach
4 Broad complex regular tachycardia
5 Broad complex irregular tachycardia
6 Narrow complex tachycardia
7 Atrial fibrillation and flutter
8 Bradycardia and atrioventricular block
9 Hypotension
10 Sepsis and septic shock
11 Poisoning: general approach
12 Poisoning with aspirin, paracetamol and carbon monoxide
13 Acute chest pain
14 Acute breathlessness
15 Arterial blood gases, oxygen saturation and oxygen therapy
16 Respiratory failure
17 Acid-base disorders
18 The unconscious patient
19 Transient loss of consciousness
20 Acute confusional state
21 Falls and 'off legs'
22 Acute headache
23 Acute vomiting
24 Acute abdominal pain
Section 2: Specific problems
25 Acute coronary syndromes with persisting ST elevation or new left
bundle branch block
26 Acute coronary syndromes without persisting ST elevation
27 Cardiogenic shock
28 Aortic dissection
29 Acute pulmonary edema
30 Cardiac valve disease and prosthetic heart valves
31 Infective endocarditis
32 Acute pericarditis
33 Cardiac tamponade
34 Severe hypertension
35 Deep vein thrombosis
36 Pulmonary embolism
37 Problems with pacemakers and implantable
cardioverter-defi brillators
38 Airway management and upper airway obstruction
39 Acute asthma
40 Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
41 Pneumonia (1): community-acquired pneumonia
42 Pneumonia (2): hospital-acquired pneumonia
43 Pneumothorax
44 Pleural effusion
45 Hemoptysis
46 Examination of the nervous system in acute medicine
47 Stroke
48 Transient ischemic attack
49 Subarachnoid hemorrhage
50 Bacterial meningitis
51 Encephalitis
52 Spinal cord compression
53 Guillain-Barré syndrome
54 Epilepsy (1): generalized convulsive status epileticus
55 Epilepsy (2): management after a generalized fit
56 Raised intracranial pressure
57 Acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage
58 Esophageal rupture
59 Acute diarrhea
60 Acute jaundice
61 Ascites
62 Acute liver failure
63 Alcoholic hepatitis
64 Biliary tract disorders and acute pancreatitis
65 Acute renal failure
66 Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemic states
67 Diabetic ketoacidosis
68 Hyperosmolar non-ketotic hyperglycemia
69 Sodium disorders
70 Potassium disorders
71 Calcium disorders
72 Acute adrenal insufficiency
73 Thyroid emergencies
74 Cellulitis
75 Acute arthritis
76 Acute vasculitis
77 Interpretation of full blood count
78 Bleeding disorders and thrombocytopenia
79 Management of anticoagulation
80 Sickle cell crisis
81 Anaphylaxis and anaphylactic shock
82 Complications of cancer
83 Acute medical problems in the HIV-positive patient
84 Fever on return from abroad
85 Acute medical problems in pregnancy and peripartum
86 Psychiatric problems in acute medicine
87 Alchohol-related problems in acute medicine
88 Hypothermia
89 Drowning and electrical injury
90 Palliative care
Section 3: Procedures in acute medicine
91 Arterial blood gas sampling
92 Central vein cannulation
93 Temporary cardiac pacing
94 Pericardial aspiration
95 DC cardioversion
96 Insertion of a chest drain
97 Lumbar puncture
98 Aspiration of a knee joint
99 Insertion of a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube

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