Acute Medicine: Clinical Cases Uncovered
May 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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How to use this book.
List of abbreviations.
Part 1 Basics.
Introduction and specialty overview.
Approach to the patient.
Part 2 Cases.
Case 1 A 45-year-old man with 'cardiac-type' chest pain.
Case 2 A 35-year-old woman with 'pleuritic' chest pain.
Case 3 A 50-year-old man presenting with palpitations.
Case 4 A 60-year-old man with a broad complex tachycardia.
Case 5 A 25-year-old woman with acute asthma.
Case 6 A 60-year-old woman with an 'exacerbation' of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Case 7 An 86-year-old woman with acute shortness of breath.
Case 8 A 68-year-old man presenting with shock.
Case 9 A 55-year-old man with suspected upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
Case 10 A 60-year-old man with diarrhoea.
Case 11 A 37-year-old woman with sudden severe headache.
Case 12 A 21-year-old man presenting following a seizure.
Case 13 A 22-year-old unconscious man.
Case 14 A 64-year-old man presenting with unilateral weakness.
Case 15 A 60-year-old man presenting following a blackout.
Case 16 A 45-year-old man with acute confusion.
Case 17 An 81-year-old woman with acute confusion.
Case 18 A 25-year-old woman with acute hyperglycaemia.
Case 19 A 73-year-old man with abnormal renal function.
Case 20 A 55-year-old man with pyrexia of unknown origin.
Case 21 A 25-year-old woman admitted following an overdose.
Case 22 A 35-year-old woman with an acutely swollen leg.
Part 3 Self-assessment.
Appendix: Normal ranges, units and common abbreviations for blood tests.
Index of cases by diagnosis.
Colour plate section.