Acute Medicine: Clinical Cases Uncovered [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444327212
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/5/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.79 (h) x 0.55 (d)
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

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

Preface, vii

Acknowledgements, ix

How to use this book, x

List of abbreviations, xi

Part 1 Basics, 1

Introduction and specialty overview, 1

Approach to the patient, 5

Part 2 Cases, 28

Case 1 A 45-year-old man with ‘cardiac-type’ chest pain, 28

Case 2 A 35-year-old woman with ‘pleuritic’ chest pain, 37

Case 3 A 50-year-old man presenting with palpitations, 47

Case 4 A 60-year-old man with a broad complex tachycardia, 56

Case 5 A 25-year-old woman with acute asthma, 62

Case 6 A 60-year-old woman with an ‘exacerbation’ of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 70

Case 7 An 86-year-old woman with acute shortness of breath, 79

Case 8 A 68-year-old man presenting with shock, 88

Case 9 A 55-year-old man with suspected upper gastrointestinal bleeding, 94

Case 10 A 60-year-old man with diarrhoea, 103

Case 11 A 37-year-old woman with sudden severe headache, 111

Case 12 A 21-year-old man presenting following a seizure, 118

Case 13 A 22-year-old unconscious man, 125

Case 14 A 64-year-old man presenting with unilateral weakness, 136

Case 15 A 60-year-old man presenting following a blackout, 145

Case 16 A 45-year-old man with acute confusion, 152

Case 17 An 81-year-old woman with acute confusion, 158

Case 18 A 25-year-old woman with acute hyperglycaemia, 166

Case 19 A 73-year-old man with abnormal renal function, 173

Case 20 A 55-year-old man with pyrexia of unknown origin, 182

Case 21 A 25-year-old woman admitted following an overdose, 191

Case 22 A 35-year-old woman with an acutely swollen leg, 200

Part 3 Self-assessment, 205

MCQs, 205

EMQs, 211

SAQs, 216

Answers, 219

Appendix: Normal ranges, units and common abbreviations for blood tests, 229

Index of cases by diagnosis, 231

Index, 233

Colour plate section can be found facing p.148

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