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Acute Medicine Pocketbook

Here's quick access to evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of 41 acute medical conditions. For each condition, there is a four-page guide with brief, bulleted text that outlines symptoms, investigation, therapy, and more. Recommendations are made based on a systematic review of available evidence using approved EBM methods. The weight of each recommendation is graded using the letters A through D, with no additional EBM jargon or statistics. This pocketbook allows readers to reap the benefits of evidence-based research without all the hard work!

Paperback, 256 Pages

Published: May 2002

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-07178-2


  • How to use this book
    1. Alcohol withdrawal
    2. Anaemia
    3. Anaphlaxis shock
    4. Aortic dissection
    5. Asthma exacerbation
    6. Unstable angina and non Q-wave myocardial infarction
    7. Atrial fibrillation
    8. Bradyarrthythmias
    9. CO positioning
    10. Cardiac arrest
    11. Cellulitis
    12. Chest pain
    13. Chronic liver failure
    14. Exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    15. Coma
    16. Deep venous thrombosis
    17. Delirium
    18. Diabetic ketoacidosis
    19. Drugs
    20. Giant cell arteritis
    21. Congestive heart failure
    22. Hypercalcaemia
    23. Hyperkalaemia
    24. Hypertensive crisis
    25. Hypoglycaemia
    26. Hyponatraemia
    27. Infective endocarditis
    28. Inflammatory bowel disease
    29. Meningitis
    30. Myocardial infarction
    31. Pleural effusions
    32. Community acquired pneumonia
    33. Spontaneous pneumothorax
    34. Pulmonary embolism
    35. Acute renal failure
    36. Sickle cell crisis
    37. Status epilepticus
    38. Stroke
    39. Syncope
    40. Tachycardias
    41. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding
    Appendix 1: Levels of evidence
    Appendix 2: Abbreviations used


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