Emergency Diagnostic Testing: Interpreting Diagnos / Edition 2

Emergency Diagnostic Testing: Interpreting Diagnos / Edition 2

by Neal Flomenbaum

ISBN-10: 0815132484

ISBN-13: 9780815132486

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Mosby, Incorporated

Product Details

Mosby, Incorporated
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Edition description:
2nd ed
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Diagnostic Testing in the Emergency Department1
2Throat Culture and Antigen Testing for Pharyngitis19
3Urinalysis and Urine Cultures31
4Blood Chemistries59
5Testing for Acid-Base Disturbances83
6Microbiologic Staining Techniques97
7Pregnancy Testing107
8Testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases119
9Toxicologic Testing133
10Pulmonary Testing and Arterial Blood Gas Analysis145
11Cardiologic Evaluation169
12Hematologic Evaluation209
13Endocrinologic Tests and Evaluation of Endocrine Function231
14Gastrointestinal Testing243
15Dermatologic Testing and Skin Tests265
16Evaluating Body Fluids: Cerebrospinal Fluid, Fleural Fluid, Peritoneal Lavage Fluid, Peritoneal Fluid from the Vaginal Cul-de-Sac, and Synovial or Joint Fluid291
17Evaluating the Random Needle Stick: AIDS and Hepatitis329
18Basic Concepts for the Use of Radiologic Studies343
19The Radiologic Evaluation355
20Nuclear Medicine in the Emergency Department395
21Laboratory Evaluation of the Sexual Assault Victim409
22MedicoLegal Considerations429
23Final Considerations: Interacting with the Medical Examiner441
24Designing an Emergency Department Laboratory455
25Decision Analysis and Cost Containment463
App. Representative Normal Values473
App. Conversion of Traditional Units to SI Units477

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