Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine / Edition 3

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Overview


The best-selling Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine is an up-to-date, practical and comprehensive guide to the management of the acutely ill patient.

This third edition has been revised throughout to include the most up-to-date guidelines and treatment management plans. A new junior author ensures that the content remains relevant and accessible to all medics approaching acute medicine for the first time. This edition includes a new chapter which focuses on common presentations, and quick reference boxes throughout highlight top priorities in the management of each condition. The section on practical procedures has also been expanded to include core competencies for the Foundation Programme.

With brand new figures and clinical tips from the experienced authors, the third edition of the Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine remains the must-have resource for all those dealing with acute illness.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Mary Guenther
This British text is a practical, comprehensive pocket guide directed at the management of urgent conditions. "The aim is to create a text that will help young practitioners manage emergent medical problems effectively and safely. This book attains this objective as it is a simplified, concise account of the diagnosis and management of the most common urgent medical conditions that a physician will encounter. "The targeted audience is medical students and junior practitioners. The contributors are listed as junior practitioners with experience in acute care medicine, and they believe they are the most qualified to teach this subject to young physicians and students. There is no clear delineation of a particular contributor's responsibility for a chapter, nor are the qualifications of the primary authors presented. It would be beneficial to cover this material in the preface to give readers a better understanding of the authors' credentials and background. "The content is comprehensive, yet concise. Almost 900 pages of material are included in a text that can easily fit into a lab coat pocket. The unique layout reflects clinical practice assessment, differential diagnosis, immediate management, and some aspects of long-term therapy, and allows the reader to quickly and efficiently access information. British characteristics are numerous and initially impair quick reading. However, this drawback is diminished by the inclusion of an organized, concise list of symbols and abbreviations at the start of the book. Up-to-date references are lacking. Only a few chapters contain references from the early 1990s. In order to reach a more sophisticated audience, the authors may wish toinclude more current material describing advances in management. "The authors have succeeded in producing a comprehensive and succinct account of the management of a wide variety of medical conditions requiring urgent treatment. The alphabetical organization and clear indexing make this text a user-friendly resource. While other emergency handbooks offer a few pages in text format on a subject, this book relies on bullet point sentences and facts that allow for more in-depth material to be presented in a concise manner. This text is an ideal companion for ready reference for students and junior practitioners, as well as a refresher text for senior level physicians.
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Reviewer: Mary J. Guenther, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This British text is a practical, comprehensive pocket guide directed at the management of urgent conditions.
Purpose: The aim is to create a text that will help young practitioners manage emergent medical problems effectively and safely. This book attains this objective as it is a simplified, concise account of the diagnosis and management of the most common urgent medical conditions that a physician will encounter.
Audience: The targeted audience is medical students and junior practitioners. The contributors are listed as junior practitioners with experience in acute care medicine, and they believe they are the most qualified to teach this subject to young physicians and students. There is no clear delineation of a particular contributor's responsibility for a chapter, nor are the qualifications of the primary authors presented. It would be beneficial to cover this material in the preface to give readers a better understanding of the authors' credentials and background.
Features: The content is comprehensive, yet concise. Almost 900 pages of material are included in a text that can easily fit into a lab coat pocket. The unique layout reflects clinical practice assessment, differential diagnosis, immediate management, and some aspects of long-term therapy, and allows the reader to quickly and efficiently access information. British characteristics are numerous and initially impair quick reading. However, this drawback is diminished by the inclusion of an organized, concise list of symbols and abbreviations at the start of the book. Up-to-date references are lacking. Only a few chapters contain references from the early 1990s. In order to reach a more sophisticated audience, the authors may wish to include more current material describing advances in management.
Assessment: The authors have succeeded in producing a comprehensive and succinct account of the management of a wide variety of medical conditions requiring urgent treatment. The alphabetical organization and clear indexing make this text a user-friendly resource. While other emergency handbooks offer a few pages in text format on a subject, this book relies on bullet point sentences and facts that allow for more in-depth material to be presented in a concise manner. This text is an ideal companion for ready reference for students and junior practitioners, as well as a refresher text for senior level physicians.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199230921
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/18/2010
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 869
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Cardiac emergencies
2. Respiratory emergencies
3. Gastroenterological emergencies
4. Renal emergencies
5. Shock
6. Neurological emergencies
7. Infectious diseases
8. Emergencies in HIV
9. Endocrine emergencies
10. Haematological emergencies
11. Rheumatological emergencies
12. Dermatological emergencies
13. Psychiatric emergencies
14. Drug overdoses
15. Practical procedures
16. Differential diagnosis

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