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Acute Medicine: Clinical Cases Uncovered

ISBN: 978-1-4443-2721-2
256 pages
May 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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Acute Medicine is the central part of foundation and specialist general medical training and is one of the most rapidly expanding UK hospital specialties.

Acute Medicine: Clinical Cases Uncovered combines patient cases and outcomes, drawn from real-life experiences, with reference to the curriculum for Training in General (Acute) Medicine. It provides self-assessment MCQs, EMQs and SAQs to give medical students, junior doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals the perfect preparation for life on the wards.

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Preface.

Acknowledgements.

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.

MCQs.

EMQs.

SAQs.

Answers.

Appendix: Normal ranges, units and common abbreviations for blood tests.

Index of cases by diagnosis.

Index.

Colour plate section.

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Chris Roseveare, Consultant in Acute Medicine, Southampton University Hospitals Trust, UK
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Covers Acute Medicine - the central part of foundation and specialist general medical training, as well as being recognized as a specialty in its own right

combines patient cases and outcomes, drawn from real-life experiences, with reference to the new JCHMT curriculum for acute and internal medicine

extensive use of MCQs, EMQs and SAQs to promote and aid self-assessment

each case uses a simple question, answer, and explanations format, revealing both the basic and clinical science to prepare would-be doctors for life on the wards

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"This is a great book for people who like solid answers to practical questions. Unlike some revision books this one is actually useful to doctors and not just medical students wanting to pass finals. It tackles common presentations, not rare conditions and is interesting to read." (The Murmer, August 2009)

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