Acute Medicine Algorithms / Edition 1

Acute Medicine Algorithms / Edition 1

by Webb Singer, Andrew Webb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192624601

ISBN-13: 9780192624604

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Acute Medical Algorithms is an original and compact text designed to aid the clinician in dealing with acute medical conditions. The book includes 70 algorithms -- either problem-orientated or related to specific conditions -- together with complementary notes and references. It will therefore be relevant to all grades of hospital doctors, and to medical students and…  See more details below

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Acute Medical Algorithms is an original and compact text designed to aid the clinician in dealing with acute medical conditions. The book includes 70 algorithms -- either problem-orientated or related to specific conditions -- together with complementary notes and references. It will therefore be relevant to all grades of hospital doctors, and to medical students and family practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192624604
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Series:
Oxford Medical Publications Series
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
1General2
1.1Basic resuscitation2
1.2Central venous catheter insertion4
1.3Fluid challenge6
2Respiratory8
2.1Upper airway obstruction8
2.2Acute dyspnoea10
2.3Acute respiratory failure12
2.4Acute asthma14
2.5Acute on chronic airflow limitation16
2.6Acute chest infection18
2.7Pneumothorax22
2.8Haemothorax/large pleural effusion22
3Cardiovascular26
3.1Cardiac arrest26
3.2Hypotension30
3.3Severe hypertension34
3.4Acute chest pain36
3.5Acute myocardial infarction38
3.6Bradyarrhythmia42
3.7Tachyarrhythmia42
3.8Severe left heart failure46
3.9Pulmonary embolus50
4Renal52
4.1Oliguria52
4.2Acute renal failure52
4.3Myoglobinuria/haemoglobinuria/haematuria56
5Metabolic58
5.1Hypernatraemia58
5.2Hyponatraemia62
5.3Hyperkalaemia66
5.4Hypokalaemia66
5.5Hypercalcaemia70
5.6Hypocalcaemia72
5.7Hyperthermia74
5.8Hypothermia78
5.9Metabolic acidosis82
5.10Metabolic alkalosis84
6Endocrine86
6.1Hyperglycaemic ketoacidosis86
6.2Hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic non-ketotic crisis86
6.3Hypoglycaemia90
6.4Thyrotoxic crisis92
6.5Myxoedema coma94
6.6Hypoadrenal crisis96
6.7Hypopituitary crisis98
7Gastrointestinal100
7.1Gastrointestinal bleeding100
7.2Acute variceal haemorrhage102
7.3Acute abdominal pain104
7.4Severe vomiting106
7.5Severe diarrhoea108
7.6Fulminant hepatic failure110
7.7Acute on chronic hepatic failure110
8Neurological114
8.1The unconscious patient114
8.2Acute weakness118
8.3Severe headache and facial pain120
8.4Generalized seizures122
8.5Raised intracranial pressure124
8.6Acute cerebrovascular accident128
8.7Meningitis132
8.8Severe myasthenia136
8.9Tetanus140
8.10Brain stem death142
8.11Potential organ donor144
9Poisoning146
9.1Acute poisoning146
9.2Paracetamol poisoning150
9.3Salicylate poisoning152
10Miscellaneous154
10.1Acute confusional state154
10.2Acute anaemia156
10.3Pyrexia158
10.4Sepsis syndrome162
10.5Anaphylactoid reaction166
Index169

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