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ABC of Emergency Differential Diagnosis

Francis Morris Alan Fletcher

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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
10 July 2009
Series: ABC Series
A practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of acute symptoms and conditions, the ABC of Emergency Differential Diagnosis provides a step-by-step guide to emergency differential diagnosis for non-specialists in a hospital or primary care setting. This new title in the ABC series covers the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of the most common symptoms with 'walk through' diagnosis, clear learning outcomes, and easy to find treatment options.

Using the familiar problem-based teaching approach for rapid assimilation of information, case studies in each chapter allow the reader to be sure that they have synthesised the information given and can apply it to clinical cases.
Edited by:   Francis Morris, Alan Fletcher
Imprint:   Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 274mm,  Width: 218mm,  Spine: 6mm
Weight:   254g
ISBN:   9781405170635
ISBN 10:   1405170638
Series:   ABC Series
Pages:   92
Publication Date:   10 July 2009
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Contributors vii Preface viii 1 Unconsciousness and Coma 1 Roger Dalton 2 Calf Pain 5 Francis Morris and Alan Fletcher 3 Chest Pain - Cardiac 9 Nicki Doddridge 4 High Fever 13 Rachel Foster 5 Vaginal Bleeding 18 Sian Ireland and Karen Selby 6 Transient Weakness 22 Carole Gavin 7 Abdominal Pain - Epigastric 26 Duncan Drury 8 Acute Headache 30 Tom Locker 9 Acutely Painful Joint 34 Rachel Tattersall 10 Chest Pain - Pleuritic 37 Claire Gardner and Kevin Jones 11 Dizziness 41 Scott Davison 12 The Intoxicated Patient 48 Sue Croft 13 The Shocked Patient 52 Arun Chaudhuri 14 Palpitations 57 Charles Heatley 15 Low Back Pain 60 Richard Kendall 16 Acute Confusion 64 Steve Goodacre 17 Shortness of Breath 68 Kevin Jones and Claire Gardner 18 Collapse of Unknown Cause 72 Peter Lawson 19 Abdominal Pain 76 Suzanne Mason and Alastair Pickering Index 81

Francis Morris, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK. Lead editor of ABC of Clinical Electrocardiography. He is the Clinical Director of the Chest Pain Unit in Sheffiled and has written four book on aspects of emergency medicine. He is a regional representative of the British Association of Emergency Medicine. His main research interests are the management of chest pain, DVT and pulmonary embolus. Alan Fletcher, B Med Sci(Hons), MB ChB, MRCP, FFAEM. Appointed Consultant in Acute General Medicine and Emergency Medicine in 2004, Alan has clinical responsibilities in the Emergency Department and Medical Assessment Units. He is Sheffield Teaching Hospitals' Clinical Lead for Acute Medicine, Training Programme Director for Acute Medicine in the South Yorkshire Deanery, and Foundation Programme Director. Apart from an active teaching responsibility, he has research interests in the assessment of Nurse Practitioner competence and the value of acute medical admission.

Reviews for ABC of Emergency Differential Diagnosis

A fast-paced biography by Erickson - a talented and prolific historian of ill-fated royalty (Bonnie Prince Charlie, 1988; Bloody Mary, 1977) and unsettled times (Our Tempestuous Day: A History of Regency England, 1985) - that emphasizes the manners, customs, and extravagant style of the court of Louis XIV. Erickson opens in 1755, when the future queen of France, the 14th child of the busy Empress of Austria, is born in a birthing chair, and closes 38 years later, as the gaunt, widowed Antoinette, prisoner #280, bleeding profusely from a menstrual disorder, mounts the scaffold to be beheaded. Such artful symmetry shapes the entire book - the carefully constructed decorum of the first half, depicting life at Versailles, replaced by the chaotic, brutal, impulsive destruction of mobs in the second. Erickson conveys even familiar material with vivacity and charm: There are memorable images of the withdrawn and sluggish Louis, porcine and irresolute, leaving his lockmaking and cartography to trust the Paris mobs who ultimately cheered at his beheading; of doll-like Antoinette, her coiffures and costumes, her toy village and lover, surrounded by 40 ladies-in-waiting who assisted in her morning rituals, and of her opulent but squalid court at Versailles overrun by thieves, dogs, scandal, and human waste that befouled the air. There is an odd emphasis on reproductive lore, from Louis's reluctant operation to correct a defective penis that prevented his consummating his marriage, to the queen's giving birth before so many spectators that her life was endangered. Well detailed, informed, and colorful, though politically retrograde, evincing a reverence for royalty last seen in Edmund Burke. (Kirkus Reviews)


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