Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine 2nd Edition

Improve your skills in visual diagnosis

Speed and accuracy of diagnosis is the key to saving lives in emergency and critical care medicine. Careful visual inspection of the patient, the data (radiography, electrocardiogram), and related clues can often help providers choose the right diagnosis and ultimately the best treatment – but this knowledge comes with experience. This book provides 110 randomly presented visual diagnosis cases for self-testing, imitating real-life situations found in the emergency department setting.

Written by distinguished emergency and critical care physicians, and thoroughly revised and updated throughout, this second edition includes 25% new cases and is an ideal aid for trainees preparing for Board examinations as well as an invaluable ‘refresher’ for qualified emergency and critical care providers.

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Neurotrauma Management for the Severely Injured Polytrauma Patient 1st ed.

This text addresses many of the questions which occur when medical professionals of various disciplines interact and have different plans and interventions, each with its own valid scientific and/or experience-based rationale:  Questions involving tourniquet placement, ideal fluids and volumes for resuscitation, VTE prophylaxis and many other management considerations. Straightforward decisions in the patient with a single diagnosis often conflict when applied to the neurologically injured polytrauma patients.

 Neurotrauma Management for the Severely Injured Polytrauma Patient answers as many of these questions as possible based on the current literature, vast experience with severe neurotrauma in the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the experience of trauma experts across the globe as well as proposes areas for future study where answers are currently less clear.
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Aldeen and Rosenbaum’s 1200 Questions to Help You Pass the Emergency Medicine Boards Third Edition

Fully revised and updated based on valuable reader feedback, Aldeen and Rosenbaum’s 1200 Questions to Help You Pass the Emergency Medicine Boards, Third Edition gives you the tools you need to pass the ABEM board exam on the first try. Questions are slightly more difficult than the average exam question, in order to challenge and add to your knowledge and fully prepare you for questions you’re likely to see. Every question in this Third Edition has been reviewed for quality and relevance, ensuring that this unique study tool is an ideal choice to prepare for both the in-service residency exam and the board exam in emergency medicine.

Key Features:

  • Incorporates cutting-edge information from every area of emergency medicine: internal medicine, surgical specialty areas, dentistry, trauma, obstetrics, pediatrics, toxicology, environmental, psychiatry, radiology, dermatology, EMS, and bioterrorism.
  • Includes 200 all-new questions throughout the 12 individual exams.
  • Features case-based and image-based questions, as well as concise rationales for correct and incorrect answers.

Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS, Android, PC & Mac. Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience:

  • The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time — providing a seamless reading experience online or offline
  • Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource eBooks
  • Multiple viewing options offer the ability to scale images and text to any size without losing page clarity as well as responsive design
  • The ability to highlight text and add notes with one click

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Neurosurgical Emergencies (AAN) 3rd Edition

The third edition of this acclaimed book covers frequently encountered neurosurgical emergencies, with contributions from renowned experts in their respective subspecialties. Clinical insights and easy-to-follow protocols are presented for emergencies associated with disease, infection, and trauma – and complications such as status epilepticus and acute shunt malfunction. Injury classification, evaluation, clinical presentation, imaging, surgical indications, approaches, and prognosis are presented for each condition. Concise, evidence-based descriptions enable readers to rapidly gain a solid understanding of the pathogenesis of each problem.

The authors retained the scope and content of previous editions and added six new chapters that reflect recent advances. These include novel invasive brain monitoring techniques and their relevance to clinical practice, emergency surgery for stroke, emergency endovascular stroke treatment, cerebral venous thrombosis, consideration of cervical stenosis as an emergency, and emergent presentation and management of spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas and vascular lesions.

Key Features

  • Updated from black and white to full-color illustrations
  • Current guidelines for managing a full spectrum of intracranial, spinal, and peripheral nerve emergencies – from assessment of acute loss of consciousness – to pituitary apoplexy, cerebral herniation, and penetrating spine and peripheral nerve injuries
  • Neurosurgical emergencies in pediatric patients including spinal cord injury and perinatal management of myelomeningocele
  • Treatment and management of spontaneous intracerebral, subarachnoid, and intraspinal hemorrhages
  • Recognition and management of intrathecal baclofen and narcotic withdrawal

This stellar resource is a must-have for practicing neurosurgeons and emergency medicine specialists. It will also greatly benefit residents and fellows in these fields of medicine.

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Reconstructing the War Injured Patient 1st ed. 2017 Edition

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This text provides a comprehensive and state-of-the art approach to reconstruction of the war injured patient tailored to the types of injuries and patients mostly encountered from the Arab region over the past few years at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, one of the largest tertiary care and referral centers in the area and its affiliated hospitals. The book discusses in detail evidence of literature, new research data and new perspectives about the management and reconstruction of all types of injuries: ophthalmic, head and neck, upper and lower limb bone and soft tissue trauma, trunk, visceral and urogenital injuries as well as vascular and central and peripheral nerve injuries. It also highlights the social burden of these injuries as well as the importance of rehabilitation and psychological support for the war injured. The most recent findings of the change in the microbiology of these wounds and their treatment modifications are also discussed.

Reconstructing the War Injured Patient will serve as a valuable resource for surgeons, clinicians and researchers dealing with and interested in the multiple facets of current war casualty care all the way from the battlefields to the long-term chronic rehabilitation. It includes concise yet comprehensive overviews of the current status of the war casualty patient reconstruction domain. It will help guide patient management based on evidence from literature, clinical and surgical experience and ongoing research. It will also help stimulate investigative efforts in this dynamic and active field of war medicine.

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Nailing the Written Emergency Medicine Board Examination 1st ed

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This book is a comprehensive and up-to-date study guide for those preparing to take the written emergency medicine board examination. It serves as a concise text of emergency medicine.  It is distinguished by a problem-oriented approach and is presented in a visual and easily comprehensible format. The reader is walked through how to arrive at the diagnosis for each potential emergency situation, with each diagnosis or problem broken down into signs, symptoms, workup (labs and imaging), and disposition. This useful guide captures the latest developments in emergency medicine, including the newest technologies and methodologies, such as ultrasound, and simulation, which are becoming an increasingly important part of emergency medicine education and practice, as reflected in the board exam. This is an ideal tool for emergency medicine residents and faculty, critical care trainees, physician assistants and nurses working in emergency medicine, and medical students.

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Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance 1st Edition

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Musculoskeletal Injuries and Conditions: Assessment and Management 1st Edition

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Musculoskeletal Injuries and Conditions: Assessment and Management is a practical guide to diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in clinical practice. More comprehensive than a handbook, yet more clinically-focused than a desk reference, this volume is a one-stop guide for clinicians who deal with musculoskeletal disorders and injuries in the practice setting.

The book is organized by anatomic region, from neck to toe, and written in outline format. Each chapter concisely presents the basic knowledge that every practitioner needs to have at the ready in the outpatient clinical context. Taking a uniform approach based on isolating symptoms and the location of the pain, the book presents a uniquely practical template for nonoperative management of a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal problems. All chapters include epidemiology, anatomy, biomechanics, physical examination, diagnostic studies, and treatment. Flowcharts for differential diagnosis and initial management are provided for chief complaints. Helpful tables, lists, and over 150 anatomic illustrations supplement the text throughout. Given the increasing importance of ultrasound in clinical decision-making at the point of care, a mini-atlas of normal and abnormal findings for common injuries is presented as part of the imaging work-up.

Designed to help busy practitioners diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders in the clinic or office, this book is an essential resource for physicians in rehabilitation and sports medicine, primary care, orthopedics, and other health care professionals who work in outpatient settings.

KEY FEATURES

 

    • Provides a consistent approach to managing common musculoskeletal conditions based on location of pain

 

    • Bulleted format and clear heading structure make it easy to find information
    • More than 30 flowcharts map out differential diagnosis, diagnostic approach, and initial management strategy for each complaint
    • Packed with useful tables, lists, and over 150 illustrations of surface anatomy
    • Integrates musculoskeletal ultrasound into the imaging workup, with over 40 normal and abnormal scans to aid in recognizing signature pathologies at the point of care

 

  • Purchase includes access to the fully-searchable downloadable e-book with image bank

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Oncologic Emergency Medicine: Principles and Practice 1st ed

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This is the first comprehensive clinical reference on cancer emergencies. It is edited and written by world-renowned experts in emergency medicine and oncology and covers the diagnosis and management of the full range of emergencies caused directly by cancer or by its treatment. It shows how the entire spectrum of clinical medicine is brought to bear in the care of cancer patients in the unique setting of the emergency department (ED), from health promotion and prevention, to treatment and palliative care. Recognizing the multiple, overlapping contexts in which emergency care of cancer patients occurs, the book addresses clinically crucial interdisciplinary topics such as the ethics of ED cancer care, the interface with palliative social work, substance abuse, and more. Finally, perspective on care system and social forces that shape ED cancer care, such as cancer care disparities and care models, and on how ED cancer care is delivered outside of the United States, frame the book as a whole. Against the backdrop of rising numbers of cancer patients and survivors as the United States population ages and a forecast shortage of oncologists, this book is designed to serve as the authoritative, single-source clinical reference on cancer emergencies. The intended audience includes emergency physicians, oncologists, internists, family physicians, emergency nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, policy makers as well as pre- and postgraduate trainees.

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Neurologic Emergencies: How to Do a Fast, Focused Evaluation of Any Neurologic Complaint 1st ed. 2018 Edition

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