Internal Medicine On Call / Edition 4

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"This is a very well organized, valuable tool for busy house officers to access necessary and useful information for the care of their patients."—Doody's Review Service

The ON CALL Series

*Concise and portable for “on-the-spot” treatment advice

*Comprehensive overview of the initial evaluation and treatment

*Features the most frequently encountered problems in a specialty

*Includes laboratory and diagnostic tests, procedures, and commonly used medications

*Perfect for residents and students on the wards

Over 60 of the most common internal medicine problems. Thoroughly revised to include new laboratory tests and a therapeutics section with over 100 new drugs.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Sally Ling, M.D.;FACP(University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine)
Description: This is the fourth edition of a pocket reference for house officers and medical students for the wards/inpatient rotations. The previous edition was printed in 2002. The book is nicely organized for quick retrieval of information.
Purpose: House officers and medical students value easily accessible, practical information that helps them evaluate and manage problems that arise in the inpatient setting.
Audience: The authors meet their objective to provide "a manual to answer many of the questions that arise in the day-to-day management of their patients."
Features: The book is easy to read and is tabulated into several sections including: problems by presenting complaint, interpretation of laboratory results with differential diagnoses, step-by-step description of commonly performed procedures, ventilator management, drug information.
Assessment: This is a very well organized, valuable tool for busy house officers to access necessary and useful information for the care of their patients. This edition includes the most current testing and treatment options. Good reference lists are provided for further reading.

2 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071439022
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/16/2005
  • Series: LANGE On Call Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 474,541
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven A. Haist, MD, MS

Residency Program Director

Associate Professor of Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

Department of Internal Medicine

University of Kentucky Medical Center

Lexington, KY

John B. Robbins, MD

General Internist

Private Practice

Internal Medicine Associates

Bozeman, MT

Series Editor:

Leonard G. Gomella, MD

The Bernard W. Godwin, Jr., Professor

And Chairman

Department of Urology

Jefferson Medical College

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Table of Contents

Associate Editors
I On-Call Problems 1
1 Abdominal Pain 1
2 Acidosis 9
3 Alkalosis 18
4 Anaphylactic Reaction 24
5 Anemia 27
6 Arterial Line Problems 34
7 Aspiration 36
8 Bradycardia 39
9 Cardiopulmonary Arrest 44
10 Central Venous Line Problems 53
11 Chest Pain 57
12 Coagulopathy 66
13 Coma, Acute Mental Status Changes 72
14 Constipation 82
15 Cough 86
16 Delirium Tremens (DTs): Major Alcohol Withdrawal 90
17 Diarrhea 97
18 Dizziness 104
19 Dyspnea 111
20 Dysuria 117
21 Falls 122
22 Fever 127
23 Fever in the HIV-Positive Patient 135
24 Foley Catheter Problems 141
25 Headache 143
26 Heart Murmur 151
27 Hematemesis, Melena 158
28 Hematochezia 162
29 Hematuria 166
30 Hemoptysis 170
31 Hypercalcemia 175
32 Hyperglycemia 180
33 Hyperkalemia 186
34 Hypernatremia 190
35 Hypertension 194
36 Hypocalcemia 198
37 Hypoglycemia 202
38 Hypokalemia 206
39 Hypomagnesemia 210
40 Hyponatremia 214
41 Hypophosphatemia 220
42 Hypotension (Shock) 224
43 Hypothermia 229
44 Insomnia 234
45 Irregular Pulse 238
46 Jaundice 242
47 Joint Swelling 245
48 Leukocytosis 251
49 Leukopenia 255
50 Nausea & Vomiting 261
51 Oliguria/Anuria 266
52 Overdoses 274
53 Pacemaker Troubleshooting 283
54 Pain Management 287
55 Polycythemia 291
56 Pruritus 296
57 Pulmonary Artery Catheter Problems 303
58 Seizures 308
59 Syncope 315
60 Tachycardia 323
61 Thrombocytopenia 333
62 Transfusion Reaction 338
63 Wheezing 341
II Laboratory Diagnosis 345
III Procedures 390
1 Arterial Line Placement 390
2 Arterial Puncture 391
3 Arthrocentesis (Diagnostic & Therapeutic) 392
4 Bladder Catheterization 394
5 Bone Marrow Aspiration & Biopsy 397
6 Central Venous Catheterization 399
7 Endotracheal Intubation 407
8 Gastrointestinal Tubes 410
9 Intravenous Techniques 411
10 Lumbar Puncture 412
11 Paracentesis 418
12 Pulmonary Artery Catheterization 421
13 Skin Biopsy 430
14 Thoracentesis 431
IV Fluids & Electrolytes 435
V Blood Component Therapy 437
VI Ventilator Management 442
1 Indications & Setup 442
2 Routine Modification of Settings 447
3 Troubleshooting 448
4 Weaning 458
VII Therapeutics 461
1 Classes of Generic Drugs, Minerals, Natural Products, & Vitamins 462
2 Generic Drugs: Indications, Actions, Dosage, Supplied, & Notes 470
3 Minerals: Indications/Effects, RDA/Dosage, Signs/Symptoms of Deficiency and Toxicity, and Other 589
4 Natural Products: Uses, Dose, Cautions, Adverse Effects, and Drug Interactions 590
5 Vitamins: Indications/Effects, RDA/Dosage, Signs/Symptoms of Deficiency and Toxicity, and Other 594
6 Tables 597
App. Table A-1 Fahrenheit/centigrade temperature conversion 618
App. Table A-2 Pounds/kilograms weight conversion 619
App. Table A-3 Glasgow Coma Scale 619
App. Figure A-1 Calculating body surface area 620
App. Table A-4 Endocarditis prophylaxis 621
App. Table A-5 Specimen tubes for venipuncture 622
Index 623
Commonly Used Resuscitation Drugs and Techniques
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    This is a great book for medical students and residents. It's a great resource for Internal Medicine clerkships/rotations. It shows how to correctly diagnose a patient based on signs and symptoms and what tests are needed to be done to get to that diagnosis.

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