Emergency Medicine

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In the unique vignette format of the Pearls Series, this book presents a variety of problems that challenge emergency physicians in everyday practice. For each patient, the authors present the case scenario, physical findings, lab data, and a clinical photo, and the reader is challenged to formulate a diagnosis and a treatment strategy. The next page reveals the diagnosis, discusses the condition, and leaves the reader with several "pearls of ...
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Overview

In the unique vignette format of the Pearls Series, this book presents a variety of problems that challenge emergency physicians in everyday practice. For each patient, the authors present the case scenario, physical findings, lab data, and a clinical photo, and the reader is challenged to formulate a diagnosis and a treatment strategy. The next page reveals the diagnosis, discusses the condition, and leaves the reader with several "pearls of wisdom" distilled from the case.
  • Actual real-life case studies are presented.
  • Efficient problem-solving, self-study approach is ideal for board review
  • Important points (pearls) are distilled from the case presentation
  • Key references offer readers additional resources to consult

"The essential information on all aspects of emergency medicine is provided in four sections: Life Support, Acute Injuries, Acute Nontraumatic Disorders and Procedures."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316551878
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/1/1992
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Pages: 2

Table of Contents

1 A 54-year-old man with a distended, tender abdomen 1
2 A 26-month-old boy with fever and decreased activity 4
3 A 29-year-old woman with left shoulder pain 7
4 A 3-month-old infant with excessive crying 10
5 A 65-year-old woman with chest pain 13
6 A 13-month-old boy with sleepiness and poor feeding 16
7 A 22-year-old gravid woman with abdominal pain after a motor vehicle collision 19
8 A 4-year-old girl with painless vaginal bleeding for 1 day 22
9 A 38-year-old woman with generalized weakness 24
10 A 6-day-old girl with eye discharge 27
11 A 77-year-old woman with unresponsiveness 31
12 An 11-year-old boy with fever, myalgias, and rash 34
13 A 68-year-old woman with upper back pain 38
14 A 12-year-old girl with abdominal pain and inability to urinate 41
15 A 28-year-old man with a hand laceration after an assault 43
16 A 6-week-old boy with vomiting, diarrhea, and cyanosis 46
17 A 23-year-old man with nausea, vomiting, and fatigue 49
18 A 5-year-old girl with wheezing and dyspnea 52
19 A 15-year-old boy with weight loss, bradycardia, and hypothermia 54
20 A 6-year-old girl with genital lesions 57
21 A 58-year-old man with chest pain 60
22 A 40-year-old man with fever, chills, cough, and seizure 62
23 A 9-year-old boy with abdominal pain 65
24 An 8-year-old victim of an auto versus pedestrian incident 67
25 A 19-year-old woman with pelvic pain and vaginal bleeding 71
26 A 4-month-old boy with forceful vomiting 73
27 A 32-year-old woman with blunt truncal trauma 76
28 A 22-year-old woman with an ingestion 79
29 A 9-month-old boy with fever and petechiae 82
30 A 44-year-old man with confusion 85
31 A 33-year-old man with severe headache, neck stiffness, and photophobia 88
32 An 11-month-old boy with a choking episode 91
33 A 22-year-old woman with sudden onset of shortness of breath 94
34 A 68-year-old man with left flank pain 97
35 A 4-month-old girl with rhinorrhea and worsening cough 100
36 A 43-year-old woman with abdominal pain and fever 103
37 A 33-year-old man with a history of chronic myelogenous leukemia presents with fever and chills 106
38 A 4-year-old girl with lethargy and abdominal pain 109
39 A 65-year-old woman with flu-like symptoms and syncope 112
40 An 83-year-old man with a resting tachycardia and abdominal pain 115
41 A 7-month-old boy with fever and decreased shoulder range of motion 117
42 A 45-year-old man with acute numbness and weakness 120
43 A 13-year-old boy with knee pain 123
44 A 2-year-old girl with lethargy 126
45 A 27-year-old man with chest pain and shortness of breath after blunt trauma 128
46 A 14-year-old girl with abdominal pain for 2 days 131
47 An 11-year-old girl with recurrent headache 135
48 A 23-year-old woman with abdominal pain and jaundice 138
49 A 57-year-old woman with fever, malaise, and weight loss 141
50 A 14-week-old boy with crankiness and poor feeding 145
51 A 79-year-old woman with dyspnea 148
52 A 24-year-old man with a swollen right hand 151
53 A 3-year-old girl with a snakebite 154
54 A 50-year-old man with altered mental status 159
55 A 60-year-old man with weakness 162
56 An 8-year-old girl with fever and a neck mass 165
57 A 35-year-old woman with acute onset of dyspnea 168
58 A 19-year-old man with facial trauma after a fall from a bicycle 171
59 An 11-year-old boy with vomiting and lethargy 174
60 A healthy 24-year-old woman with syncope and unexplained hypotension 177
61 An 18-year-old woman with headache and diplopia 181
62 A 13-month-old girl with left arm pain after a fall 183
63 A 45-year-old man with confusion and acute renal failure 185
64 A 6-week-old boy with apnea and cyanosis 188
65 A 55-year-old woman with chest pain and shortness of breath 191
66 A 2-year-old girl with fever and rash 194
67 A 28-year-old man with facial swelling 197
68 A 34-year-old man with confusion, diaphoresis, and drooling 200
69 A 15-year-old boy with sudden-onset abdominal pain and vomiting 203
70 A 55-year-old man with unresponsiveness 205
71 A 19-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg 208
72 An 18-year-old man with polyuria, polydipsia, and lethargy 211
73 A 79-year-old man with sudden loss of consciousness 214
74 An 18-month-old girl with vomiting, intermittent shaking, and refusal to walk 217
75 A 74-year-old man with chest pain 220
76 A 5-day-old boy with bilious emesis 222
77 A 6-year-old boy with multiple injuries after a firecracker explosion 225
78 A 12-month-old girl with altered mental status 228
79 A 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the left buttock 231
80 An 8-month-old boy with hypocalcemic seizures 234
81 A 7-year-old girl with abdominal and back pain after a motor vehicle collision 237
82 A 33-year-old man refusing ambulance transport after a seizure 240
83 A 75-year-old man status post fall onto right hip 243
84 A 20-month-old girl with fever, vomiting, and diarrhea 245
85 A 64-year-old woman with bloody stools 248
86 A 23-year-old man with shoulder pain after a fall 251
87 A 2-year-old boy with diffuse red rash for 2 days 254
Index 257
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