About the Authors.
Section 1: The Science of Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules.
1 Diagnostic Testing in Emergency Care.
2 Evidence-Based Medicine: the Process.
3 The Epidemiology and Statistics of Diagnostic Testing.
4 Clinical Decision Rules.
Section 2: Traumatic Injuries.
5 Cervical Spine Fractures.
6 Cervical Spine Fractures in Older Adults.
7 Cervical Spine Fractures in Children.
8 Blunt Abdominal Trauma.
9 Acute Knee Injuries.
10 Blunt Head Injury.
11 Blunt Head Trauma in Children.
12 Acute Ankle and Foot Injuries.
13 Occult Scaphoid Fractures.
14 Blunt Chest Trauma.
15 Occult Hip Fracture.
Section 3: Cardiology.
16 Heart Failure.
18 Acute Coronary Syndrome.
Section 4: Infectious Disease.
19 Serious Bacterial Infections and Occult Bacteremia in Children.
20 Bacterial Meningitis in Children.
21 Necrotizing Fasciitis.
23 Infective Endocarditis.
24 Urinary Tract Infection.
27 Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis.
Section 5: Surgical and Abdominal Complaints.
28 Acute Nonspecific, Nontraumatic Abdominal Pain.
29 Bowel Obstruction.
30 Acute Pancreatitis.
31 Acute Appendicitis.
32 Acute Cholecystitis.
Section 6: Urology.
33 Kidney Stones.
34 Testicular Torsion.
Section 7: Neurology.
35 Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
36 Acute Stroke.
Section 8: Miscellaneous: Ophthalmology, Hematology, Rheumatology, and Pulmonology.
37 Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis.
38 Temporal Arteritis.
39 Intraocular Pressure.
?Presentation of clinical examples and the comprehensive discussion of current decision rules as worked out from the literature will appeal not only to those working in emergency medicine but also to those involved in developing clinical guidelines.? (Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, November 2008)
?Evidence based Emergency Care has a strong place in current practice. The authors review a large number of clinical decision rules and studies comparing diagnostic modalities? (Respiratory Care, June 2009)
?The chapter structure works very well and the author commentary provides a useful bottom-line conclusion and practical insight. The book is well organized and well written, with sufficient depth to address each of the clinical diagnostic questions. The authors provide a balanced, evidence-based approach that encourages readers to review relevant data and draw their own conclusions. Overall, emergency medicine and critical care pharmacists will find this a useful pocket-sized diagnostic testing and clinical decision guide.? (Annals of Pharmacotherapy, December 2008)
?This practical guide will be useful to anyone practicing emergency medicine. The authors are well regarded, board-certified emergency medicine physicians. The authors do an excellent job of providing clinically relevant evidence that we can use to support our daily decisions in the emergency department. Provide[s] a good summary of clinically useful information that will help each of us to make better informed, evidence-based decisions.? (Doody's Book Reviews, November 2008)
- User friendly guide to decision making in the busy emergency department
- Provides "bottom line" advice based on real evidence-based research
- Comprehensive coverage of commonly occurring presentations in emergency medicine
- Written by experienced emergency physicians with a real understanding of evidence-based medicine