Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching increasingly favours a symptom-based approach to diagnosis. Unlike many other textbooks in acute medicine, this book reflects this shift in emphasis, presenting a logical and structured approach to the diagnosis and initial management of acutely unwell adults. It discusses the relevant pathophysiology of each clinical presentation, and provides a comprehensive table of differential diagnoses, highlighting common causes. The book's description of generic emergency management emphasises important diagnoses, and explains relevant history, examination findings and investigations involved in assessment or diagnosis. Senior medical students and junior doctors in their first four years after qualifying will find this an invaluable aid to honing their clinical practice. The logical systems of diagnostic thought will serve them throughout their careers. No book can replace hard work on the ward and in clinics but books can speed up the acquisition of skills by fostering sound basic principles and developing the right instincts. Diagnosis in Acute Medicine is particularly helpful in this regard. I strongly recommend it.A " - From the Foreword by Ian Pavord
The first 72 hours following assessment and admission to the emergency department are crucial to a patient's care. As the medical practitioner on duty, you need good diagnostic skills and the ability to formulate a quick, safe and appropriate management plan. Making Sense of Acute Medicine is here to help. This book is the perfect introduction to accurate diagnosis for medical students, newly qualified doctors and anyone intimately involved with the delivery of acute medical care. By focusing on the decision-making process in relation to common clinical presentations, Making Sense of Acute Medicine will assist you to: take an accurate history and examine the patient with a focused approach make appropriate investigations requests formulate suitable management plans
Author: Anthony FT Brown, Mike Cadogan
Publisher: CRC Press
Emergency Medicine: Diagnosis and Management incorporates the latest ideas and evidence base underpinning best practice emergency medicine care. This book covers a wide variety of emergencies, including general medical, critical care, infectious disease, foreign travel, acid-base and electrolytes to surgical, orthopaedic, paediatric, obstretrics and gynaecology, ophthalmic, ENT and psychiatric, as well as toxicology, practical procedures and administrative and legal issues. Presented in an easy-to-read format, the book includes succinct bullet point text, synoptic tables, charts and diagrams to find key information quickly, in a new edition aimed as much for use at the bedside as it is for studying. Every emergency topic is approached in the same standardized format covering first the Diagnosis and then Management. Diagnosis includes essential knowledge to elicit in the history including background and epidemiology, characteristic features on examination including vital signs and organ-specific findings, and investigations such as bedside testing, laboratory testing, and radiology. Management then covers general supportive measures, specific treatment, and the disposal decision including whether time-critical, to which specialty and conversely who may safely go home. The text is supported by a wealth of additional online material at www.lifeinthefastlane.com including high-resolution clinical images, videos, case-based questions, examination material and links to online references. This edition is completely revised and contains up-to-date evidence on every topic, including the latest 2015 CPR guidelines, sepsis guidelines, major trauma management, HIV care and many other newly released treatment protocols.
Author: David C. Sprigings, John B. Chambers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Acute Medicine offers an accessible and concise guide to the practical management of all acute medical problems likely to be encountered in the emergency department, ambulatory care centre, acute medical unit or on the wards. Reflecting the maturation of acute medicine as a separate specialty, the book is divided into common presentations, specific problems and procedures. New to the fifth edition is a chapter on bed-side ultrasonography; throughout, emphasis is placed on patient safety, and the use of flow diagrams, tables and figures ensures that key information is quickly accessible. Thoroughly revised by experts in the subject, and updated to reflect current approaches to diagnosis and management, Acute Medicine is an excellent companion for the trainee as well as an aide-mémoire for the more experienced physician.
100 Cases in Acute Medicine
Author: Kerry Layne, Henry Fok, Adam Nabeebaccus
Publisher: CRC Press
A 32-year-old Caucasian lady was admitted to hospital following a collapse at the gym. Her friends described the patient falling to the floor while exercising on the rowing machine, followed by twitching of her arms and legs and a period of being unrousable. You are the medic on duty... 100 Cases in Acute Medicine presents 100 acute conditions commonly seen by medical students and junior doctors in the emergency department, or on the ward, or in the community setting. A succinct summary of the patient's history, examination, and initial investigations, including photographs where relevant, is followed by questions on the diagnosis and management of each case. The answer includes a detailed discussion of each topic, with further illustration where appropriate, providing an essential revision aid as well as a practical guide for students and junior doctors. Making clinical decisions and choosing the best course of action is one of the most challenging and difficult parts of training to become a doctor. These cases will teach students and junior doctors to recognize important clinical symptoms and signs, and to develop their diagnostic and management skills.
Author: Lisa Carroll
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This book provides Nurse Practitioners working in the field of Acute Medicine with an up to date, practical, and comprehensive guide to the management of acute medical patients. It serves as a text from which the busy highly skilled nurse can obtain information on assessment, diagnosis, and management of acute medical conditions. It identifies priorities for treatment and guides the reader through the management of the patient. Wherever possible the latest published guidelines have been included. The final chapter of the book considers the legal, professional and ethical issues faced by nurses working at an advanced level. The issues of role development, the development of protocols and prescribing are considered.
This practical guide to the management of emergency situations in everyday clinical practice contains details on how to treat acute medical emergencies and how to provide treatment for the patient while awaiting specialist help.
A practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of acute symptoms and conditions, the ABC of Emergency Differential Diagnosis provides a step-by-step guide to emergency differential diagnosis for non-specialists in a hospital or primary care setting. This new title in the ABC series covers the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of the most common symptoms with 'walk through' diagnosis, clear learning outcomes, and easy to find treatment options. Using the familiar problem-based teaching approach for rapid assimilation of information, case studies in each chapter allow the reader to be sure that they have synthesised the information given and can apply it to clinical cases.
This uniquely organized one-volume text charts the way for early and accurate diagnosis of acute pain in specific regions of the body. No other single text provides such a user-friendly, methodical guide to differential diagnosis of acute pain. Each chapter includes never-before-seen features for rapid review or thorough analysis of competing diagnoses. These features include: *pain-pattern illustrations that depict the pain site * a differential diagnostic list that surveys the possible causes of pain for that body region * a concise summary that allows for rapid review of the chapter content; detailed descriptions of each disorder in the diagnostic list with confirming physical signs, laboratory and imaging findings* a table of incidence that provides an estimate of the frequency of each disorder
Here's an extremely handy pocket reference to assist the student, resident, house officer, and busy hospitalist address issues related to the 20 most common disorders seen in the inpatient setting. This brief, small-sized handbook offers you evidence-based information presented in an easy to reference, consistently presented outline and table format. Problem based for quick solutions in diagnosis and therapy in the limited timeframe typical of seeing patients on the wards. Provides a brief presentation of 20 most common inpatient disorders. Provides reliabile diagnosis and treatment options with evidence based recommodations. Handy, pocket book that takes up minimal pocket real estate.
Author: Chris Roseveare
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Acute Medicine is the central part of foundation and specialist general medical training and is one of the most rapidly expanding UK hospital specialties. Acute Medicine: Clinical Cases Uncovered combines patient cases and outcomes, drawn from real-life experiences, with reference to the curriculum for Training in General (Acute) Medicine. It provides self-assessment MCQs, EMQs and SAQs to give medical students, junior doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals the perfect preparation for life on the wards.
This famous text is much beloved by medical students and physicians-in-training throughout the English-speaking world, as its many editions indicate. It is full of the pearls of clinical wisdom that students and practitioners treasure. The book is widely regarded as "the single best short treatise on acute abdominal pain," to quote one reviewer, and with each edition its wise guidance to dealing with an urgent clinical situation is updated and further honed.
Acute Medicine Algorithms
Author: Mervyn Singer, Andrew Roy Webb
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Designed as a pocket reference for all those involved in the intensive care unit, this text has a straightforward decision-tree format which provides guidelines for acute medical conditions. It includes 70 algorithms - either problem-oriented or related to specific conditions - together with complementary notes and references. The book should provide junior doctors and SHOs with a learning and revision aid to the management of acute medical care, and provide experienced clinicians with a digest of current practices and procedures.
Fully revised for its third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis provides a concise and practical summary of the reasoning processes behind clear and confident diagnosis. The handbook is set out systematically with symptoms and signs through each specialty, and includes adetailed description of the basis of logical evidence-based differential diagnosis.This new edition has been updated with more straightforward diagrams as well as brand new images to help aid understanding. Including rarer diagnoses alongside common conditions, and vital information about longer-term management alongside the initial treatments, this handbook will ensure yourexcellence and confidence no matter what signs and symptoms your patient presents with. Providing practical help when dealing with problems outside your area of expertise or with unforeseen situations, you can be sure that this handbook will be the reader's perfect companion to sharp andself-assured diagnoses throughout their medical career.