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Overview

This handbook is part of the 'Emergencies in' series, which complements the Oxford Handbooks. It provides a practical, accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered in respiratory medicine, from the immediately life-threatening to the smaller but urgent problems that may arise. It is concise and didactic, and complements the 'Emergencies' section of the Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine.
Respiratory disease is the most common illness responsible for an emergency admission to hospital and, as such, requires rapid and effective management. This book combines symptom and disease based sections. The first and second sections are symptom-based, exploring assessment, investigation and differential diagnoses. The third section is disease-based and explains how to manage the diagnoses covered in section one and two. The fourth section addresses practical issues from interpreting tests to practical procedures. The fifth section covers investigations.
Aimed at foundation year doctors and trainees, this book will also prove invaluable to staff in accident and emergency medicine, general practitioners, anaesthetists, intensivists, cardiologists, and specialist respiratory nurses during their respiratory medicine training.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199202447
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/7/2007
  • Series: Emergencies In Series
  • Pages: 315
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 4.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Robert Parker qualified from Guys' and St Thomas' Hospitals Medical School in 1999. He completed SHO jobs in Liverpool and London. He is currently a Specialist Registrar in the Oxford deanery undertaking training in General, Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine. Dr Catherine Thomas qualified from St Bartholomew's medical college in 1999. She spent a year at Southend doing house jobs and then a year in Australia working in Emergency medicine. She completed her SHO training at Wexham Park before becoming a respiratory registrar on the Oxford rotation. Dr Lesley Bennett

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Table of Contents

Section 1 Presentations
1. The peri-arrest patient (incorporating BLS and ALS)
2. Dyspnoea
3. Wheeze and dyspnoea
4. Dyspnoea in specific situations
5. Cough and Sputum
6. Haemoptysis
7. Chest pain
8. Respiratory failure
9. Common CXR presentations
Section 2 - Clinical scenarios
10. Inhalational injuries
11. Inhaled foreign bodies
12. Problems in adverse environments
13. Respiratory problems in the Immunosuppressed patient
14. Post lung transplant
15. SVCO
16. End stage lung disease / Palliative care
17. Post-thoracic surgery
Section 3 - Respiratory conditions
18. Anaphylaxis
19. ARDS / ALI
20. Asthma
21. COPD
22. Hyperventilation syndrome
23. Imported infectious respiratory disease
24. Pleural Effusion
25. Pleural Infection
26. Pneumothorax
27. Pneumonia
28. Pulmonary embolism
29. Pulmonary-renal syndromes
30. Tuberculosis
31. Bronchiectasis
32. Cystic Fibrosis
33. HIV and the lung
34. Interstitial lung disease (incl. eosinophilic/drug-induced/hypersensitivity)
35. Sarcoidosis
36. Lung cancer
37. Respiratory problems in Neuromuscular disease
38. Pulmonary hypertension
39. Respiratory problems in rheumatological disease
40. Sickle cell disease
41. Sleep disordered breathing
Section 4 - Practical and management issues
42. Airway management
43. Tracheostomy
44. Oxygen therapy
45. Heliox
46. Nebulisers
47. NIV/CPAP
48. Approach to ITU referral
49. Approach to pre-operative assessment
50. Respiratory physiotherapy
51. Pleural aspiration
52. Chest drain insertion
Section 5 - investigations
53. Arterial Blood gases
54. Pulse oximetry
55. Peak flow
56. Spirometry
57. Bronchoscopy
58. Radiology

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