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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This book explores 22 commonly encountered acute cases in general internal medicine using a Socratic approach of presenting the situation and asking questions about how to arrive at the diagnosis and treatment.
Purpose: The purpose is to supplement practitioners' clinical experience and refresh their memory.
Audience: "Although the book targets British general practitioners, the discussions are relevant for all who practice medicine. The authors have given us a very personal, back-to-basics book with lessons for all. "
Features: The book summarizes the basic science, history, and physical, then discusses the cases. The author presents a nice discussion of these common outpatient scenarios and challenges readers to answer questions on how to approach the patient, the social context in which the patient presents, decisions on when to admit to an inpatient facility and the long-term follow-up. These are followed by options and references for further reading. Not much physiology is explained, nor is much rationale given for the answers, but the book does stimulate thinking.
Assessment: This thoughtful book for general practitioners has many reminders of how to approach patients on an everyday basis.
From the Publisher
"This is a great book for people who like solid answers to practical questions. Unlike some revision books this one is actually useful to doctors and not just medical students wanting to pass finals. It tackles common presentations, not rare conditions and is interesting to read." (The Murmer, August 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405168830
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/23/2009
  • Series: Clinical Cases Series , #28
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Roseveare, Consultant in Acute Medicine, Southampton University Hospitals Trust, UK

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

How to use this book.

List of abbreviations.

Part 1 Basics.

Introduction and specialty overview.

Approach to the patient.

Part 2 Cases.

Case 1 A 45-year-old man with 'cardiac-type' chest pain.

Case 2 A 35-year-old woman with 'pleuritic' chest pain.

Case 3 A 50-year-old man presenting with palpitations.

Case 4 A 60-year-old man with a broad complex tachycardia.

Case 5 A 25-year-old woman with acute asthma.

Case 6 A 60-year-old woman with an 'exacerbation' of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Case 7 An 86-year-old woman with acute shortness of breath.

Case 8 A 68-year-old man presenting with shock.

Case 9 A 55-year-old man with suspected upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

Case 10 A 60-year-old man with diarrhoea.

Case 11 A 37-year-old woman with sudden severe headache.

Case 12 A 21-year-old man presenting following a seizure.

Case 13 A 22-year-old unconscious man.

Case 14 A 64-year-old man presenting with unilateral weakness.

Case 15 A 60-year-old man presenting following a blackout.

Case 16 A 45-year-old man with acute confusion.

Case 17 An 81-year-old woman with acute confusion.

Case 18 A 25-year-old woman with acute hyperglycaemia.

Case 19 A 73-year-old man with abnormal renal function.

Case 20 A 55-year-old man with pyrexia of unknown origin.

Case 21 A 25-year-old woman admitted following an overdose.

Case 22 A 35-year-old woman with an acutely swollen leg.

Part 3 Self-assessment.

MCQs.

EMQs.

SAQs.

Answers.

Appendix: Normal ranges, units and common abbreviations for blood tests.

Index of cases by diagnosis.

Index.

Colour plate section.

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