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  • A visual format designed for learning - 2 column format with side-by-side questions and answers
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  • Clinical vignettes to prepare you for cases you'll see on the exam
  • Written by students who just aced the exam
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Adrianne N Haggins, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This is a concisely written yet comprehensive review of clinical cases frequently seen in emergency medicine. It highlights often tested clinical pearls and incorporates related basic physiology concepts. Although organized primarily in a question and answer format, it also includes clinical vignettes, charts, and mnemonics.
Purpose: The stated purpose is to provide medical students with an efficient way to review the critical concepts frequently tested on the emergency medicine clerkship exam and USMLE Step 2. It provides a thorough review in a concise format that is easily digestible in a short amount of time.
Audience: According to the author, this review is intended for medical students in a emergency medicine clerkship or preparing for the emergency medicine related concepts on the USMLE Step 2. This is most appropriate for medical students, as it provides just enough information to link key terms with concepts to insure rapid recall during an exam. The author is a resident physician in emergency medicine and he collaborated with students who recently excelled at Step 2.
Features: The book is organized based on biological systems and specialties, i.e., gastrointestinal, neurological, endocrine, obstetrics/gynecology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, etc. It even manages to incorporate some historical aspects of emergency medicine related to EMS development. The book is entirely black and white, with some charts, but it lacks images, illustrations, and diagrams. The index reflects the broad range of topics, and it is detailed enough to find topics easily.
Assessment: This book meets its objectives, providing medical students with a quick read that broadly covers an array of key topics in emergency medicine. It emphasizes key concepts solely and provides limited rationale for clinical management, therefore it is ideal for students who have used another book for thorough study, and just need a quick refresher just prior to the exam.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071476256
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 10/16/2007
  • Series: Deja Review Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 0.79 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David H. Jang, MD, is a Resident Physician at the University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2006.

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Table of Contents

Contributors     xi
Acknowledgments     xii
Faculty Reviewers     xiii
Student Reviewers     xiv
Introduction to Emergency Medicine     1
Emergency Medical Service     1
Airway Management     4
Shock     7
Fluids     12
Electrolytes     13
Neurologic Emergencies     25
Headaches     25
Seizures     28
Meningitis     31
Cerebral Vascular Accident     33
Vertigo     37
Peripheral Neurologic Lesions     38
Lower Back Pain     41
Syncope     43
Clinical Vignettes     45
Ophthalmologic Emergencies     47
Basic Ophthalmology     47
Trauma of the Eye     48
Infections of the Eye     51
Acute Visual Loss     54
Clinical Vignettes     57
ENT and Dental Emergencies     59
Acute Otitis Media     59
Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear)     60
Acute Hearing Loss     61
Nasal     62
ENT Infections     65
Dental Emergencies     73
Clinical Vignettes     75
Pulmonary Emergencies     77
Pneumonia     77
Asthma     79
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease     80
Hemoptysis     81
Pleural Effusion and Empyema     82
Lung Abscess     83
Tuberculosis     84
Spontaneous Pneumothorax     85
Clinical Vignettes     86
Cardiovascular Emergencies     89
Acute Coronary Syndrome     89
Congestive Heart Disease and Pulmonary Edema     93
Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism     95
Cardiomyopathies     98
Endocarditis     101
Myocarditis     103
Pericardial Disease     104
Valvular Disease     106
Thoracic Aortic Dissection     112
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms     114
Hypertensive Urgencies and Emergencies     115
Clinical Vignettes     116
Gastrointestinal Emergencies     119
Esophagus     119
Gastrointestinal Bleeding     123
Peptic Ulcer Disease     125
Appendicitis     126
Gallbladder Disease      128
Pancreatitis     129
Colitis and Ileitis     131
Mesenteric Ischemia     133
Diverticular Disease     134
Hernia     136
Anorectal     137
Diarrhea     141
Clinical Vignettes     143
Genitourinary Emergencies     145
Acute Renal Failure     145
Chronic Renal Failure     147
Nephrolithiasis     148
Urinary Tract Infections     149
Male Genital Problems     150
Clinical Vignettes     153
Endocrine Emergencies     157
Hypoglycemia     157
Diabetic Ketoacidosis     158
Thyroid     159
Adrenal     161
Clinical Vignettes     162
Hematology and Oncology Emergencies     165
Hematology     165
Oncology     170
Clinical Vignettes     174
Infectious Diseases     177
Influenza and Herpes Viruses     177
HIV/AIDS     182
Sexually Transmitted Diseases     185
Malaria     187
Soft Tissue Infections     189
Gas Gangrene      191
Toxic Shock Syndrome     194
Occupational Postexposure Prophylaxis     195
Infectious Disease Appendices     196
Pediatric Emergencies     197
High-Yield Pediatric Charts     197
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation     198
Neonatal/Infant-Specific Conditions     201
Congenital Heart Disease     205
Airway Emergencies     206
Pediatric Gastrointestinal     211
Infectious Disease     215
Child Abuse     221
Clinical Vignettes     222
Obstetrics and Gynecology     225
Normal Pregnancy     225
Vaginal Bleeding in Reproductive Women (nonpregnant)     226
Pelvic/Abdominal Pain in Nonpregnant Women     227
Ectopic Pregnancy     228
Emergencies during Early Pregnancy     229
Emergencies during Later Pregnancy     232
Emergencies during Postpartum     234
Vulvovaginitis     235
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease     236
Clinical Vignettes     237
Trauma     239
General Approach     239
Head Injury     241
Neck Trauma     247
Bony Oral-Maxillofacial Injury     248
Spinal Trauma     251
Thoracic Trauma     254
Abdominal Trauma     259
Genitourinary Trauma     262
Orthopedic trauma     263
Trauma in Pregnancy     267
Clinical Vignettes     268
Environmental Exposures     271
Burns     271
Electrical, Lightning, and Chemical Injuries     273
Near-Drowning     276
Hypothermia     277
Hyperthermia     278
Altitude Sickness     280
Diving Injuries     281
Bites     283
Rabies     286
Tetanus     287
Insect Bites     289
Clinical Vignettes     293
Toxicological Emergencies     297
General Approach     297
Over-the-Counter Drugs     299
Prescription Medications     304
Psychiatric Medications     310
Neuroleptics     314
Drugs of Abuse     316
Metals, Chemicals, and Gases     324
Toxicology Supplement     333
Behavioral Emergencies     335
Medical Evaluation and Clinical Approach     335
Depression and Suicide     337
Acute Psychosis     339
Mania     340
Panic Attacks     341
Eating Disorders     341
Dementia and Delirium     343
Intoxication and Withdrawal     344
Psychopharmacology     345
Index     349
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2007

    Excellent EM clerkship book

    Reviewer: Fourth medical student going into emergency medicine Overview: Deja Review EM is a question/answer book much like the very popular First aid series or Recall series. It is similar to the First aid series except this particular one has sections of brief, but high yield clinical vignettes that I thought were particular useful and some nice charts. Positive: 1. It was packed with very high-yield questions, all bread-n-butter EM topics that attendings I worked with asked me. 2. Charts: It contained very useful charts I used a lot such as a tox antidote chart, toxidrome chart, and NIH stroke scale that was easy to refer to. 3. Clinical Vignettes: Short brief basic scenarios that one would normally see in the ED with brief diagnosis that was also very good to read. 4. Short and to the point: Much as I wanted to read Rosen¡¯s or Tin, I had little time to do that type of reading. I really needed a book that had sort of ¡°just the facts¡± information for quick reference and something I can read in bursts like when I am in the bathroom. 5. Pretty small compare to other review books and would carry it with me on the wards. 6. Very well-organized by systems which I am use to. Negatives: 1. I think the thing that makes the book so useful on the EM clerkship can be a negative. Since it is just Q/A format, it does not have pathophysio that may be important to know, but if I needed to know that I would just use a major text. 2. I think the organ-based system is great, but I know some books out there use more of a complaint-based approach much in the way you would see a patient is. Some people prefer this method of learning which is totally fine, if that is the case, the system-approach of this book may not be the best for you. Overall: I honestly thought this book was a great read that was fast to read and very high-yield. I do really felt it helped me immensely on my EM clerkship as I could quickly look via it after I saw a patient. My clerkship was a good experience and my attendings actually encouraged me to look things up after I saw a patient. I know not all clerkships work this way. I also choice this book since it seems to be really new, I think it came out a week before my rotation. I also used Recall, which I thought was good, but a little too dense. Anyways, I highly recommend this book to anyone doing an EM clerkship.

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