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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 80 of the most common internal medicine problems. Thoroughly revised to reflect current practices and treatment options.

Appropriate for: Surgery Residents, Surgical Clerks.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Nancy Schindler, MD (Northwestern University Medical School)
Description: This is the second edition of a book designed to aid the surgical house officer on call.
Purpose: The author sets out to provide a unique tool for the house officer. Information is organized according to problems as they are presented to the house officer on call, rather than as already established diagnoses. This is useful in providing an initial approach to these problems, which can sometimes be difficult to extract from standard texts with more traditional formats. However, many situations will require more extensive information found in these standard texts.
Audience: The book is written for surgical house officers. It is most appropriate for those with limited patient care experience, such as fourth-year medical students and beginning residents. More senior level residents will find its content less useful.
Features: This book is small, making it convenient to carry in a lab coat pocket. It covers many problems a beginning resident will be called to assess. The table of contents and large index provide quick access to the information. Practical instruction on basic procedures, complete with pertinent illustrations is provided, as is a reference section on medications.
Assessment: This book's unique format may be helpful to the first- or second-year surgery resident by providing an initial approach to common problems. Its limited scope will necessitate further reading from other sources in many instances and renders it less useful to more experienced house staff.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838588178
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/5/2001
  • Series: Lange Series
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 4.08 (w) x 6.95 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan T. Lefor, MD, MPH, FACS

Director, Division of Surgical Oncology

Director, Surgical Education and Academic Affairs

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Leonard G. Gomella, MD, FACS

Chairman, Department of Urology

Jefferson Medical College

Thomas Jefferson University

1015 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107-5083

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Table of Contents

I On-call problems 1
1 Abdominal distention 1
2 Abdominal pain 6
3 Acidosis 15
4 Alkalosis 19
5 Anaphylaxis (drug reaction) 22
6 Anemia 25
7 Arterial line problems 28
8 Aspiration 31
9 Bradycardia 34
10 Bright red blood per rectum (hematochezia) 39
11 Cardiopulmonary arrest 44
12 Chest pain 54
13 Chest tube problems 63
14 Changing neurologic status 66
15 Coagulopathy 70
16 Colostomy problems 74
17 Coma & acute mental status changes 77
18 Constipation 80
19 Cough 82
20 CVP (central venous line) problems 86
21 Death 89
22 Diarrhea 93
23 Drain output - changing amount 97
24 Drain output - changing character 101
25 DTs (delirium tremens) 103
26 Dyspnea 106
27 Dysuria 110
28 Epistaxis 112
29 Epidural catheter problems 114
30 Fall from bed 116
31 Fever 119
32 Fire in the operating room 124
33 Foley catheter problems 127
34 Headache 130
35 Hematemesis 132
36 Hematuria 136
37 Hemoptysis 141
38 Hiccups (singultus) 145
39 Hypercalcemia 147
40 Hyperglycemia 151
41 Hyperkalemia 155
42 Hypernatremia 158
43 Hypertension 161
44 Hypocalcemia 165
45 Hypoglycemia 168
46 Hypokalemia 170
47 Hyponatremia 174
48 Hypotension (shock) 178
49 Hypoxia 183
50 Inability to void (urinary retention) 186
51 Insomnia 189
52 Irregular pulse 192
53 IV (intravenous) access problems 195
54 Nausea/vomiting 197
55 Nasogastric tube management - bloody drainage 201
56 Nasogastric tube management - change in amount of output 203
57 Oliguria/anuria 205
58 Paresthesias 209
59 Phlebitis 211
60 Postoperative pain management 213
61 Pruritus 215
62 Pulmonary artery catheter problems 217
63 Pulseless extremity 220
64 Seizures 224
65 Suprapubic catheter problems 227
66 Swollen extremity 229
67 Syncope 232
68 Tachycardia 234
69 Transfusion reaction 238
70 Trauma assessment & resuscitation 240
71 Vaginal bleeding 244
72 Ventilator management : agitation 246
73 Ventilator management : high Fio[subscript 2] 249
74 Ventilator management : high peak pressure 253
75 Ventilator management : low Po[subscript 2]/high Pco[subscript 2] 255
76 Wheezing 258
77 Wound dehiscence 262
78 Wound drainage 264
II Laboratory tests & their interpretation 268
III Bedside procedures 332
1 Arterial line placement 334
2 Arterial puncture 336
3 Bladder catheterization 338
4 Central venous catheterization 340
5 Chest tube placement 347
6 Cricothyrotomy (needle & surgical) 350
7 Endotracheal intubation 352
8 Gastrointestinal intubation 354
9 Iv techniques 357
10 Joint aspiration (arthrocentesis) 359
11 Lumbar puncture LP 363
12 Paracentesis 367
13 Pericardiocentesis 369
14 Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) 371
15 Peritoneal lavage 373
16 Pulmonary artery catheterization 375
17 Sigmoidoscopy 380
18 Thoracentesis 381
IV Fluids & electrolytes 385
V Nutritional management of the surgical patient 390
VI Blood component therapy 409
VII Ventilator man management 418
VIII Management of perioperative complications 432
IX Commonly used medications 447
Generic drugs 456
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