Lack of exposure and patient management during undergraduate and early postgraduate training often means both students and junior doctors can have difficulty managing acute medical and surgical situations. This pocketbook provides comprehensive coverage of the common medical and surgical emergencies encountered by medical students and junior doctors. It outlines possible symptoms, signs, differentials, investigations and management in a succinct, easy to comprehend format. By focusing on evidence-based practice, the guide provides the most up-to-date and clinically relevant guide for today's practice, ideal for quick reference on the wards.
Foreword. Preface. About the authors. List of contributors. Medicine. Gastroenterology. Respiratory. Renal. Neurology. Rheumatology. Endocrinology. Cardiology. Haematology. Additional medical emergencies. Surgery. Deep vein thrombosis. Acute appendicitis. Small bowel obstruction. Large bowel obstruction. Acute mesenteric ischaemia. Acute cholecystitis. Acute diverticulitis. Acute renal calculi. Acute pyelonephritis. Testicular torsion. Abdominal aortic aneurysm. Aortic dissection. Acute limb ischaemia. Necrotising fasciitis. Burns. References. Index.