Acute Medicine Pocketbook

1st Edition


  • Christopher Ball
  • Robert Phillips
    • Print ISBN 9780443071782

    Key Features

    • Features the expertise of two reviewers from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford, who were advised by Dr. David L. Sackett, one of the "founding fathers" of EBM.
    • Offers brief, practical guidance that is suitable for instant reference.
    • Reflects the best available evidence, culled from searches and appraisals that were carried out according to approved EBM criteria.
    • Requires no prior knowledge of EBM or statistics.
    • Includes boxes containing clinical tips and warnings.

    Table of Contents

    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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    Churchill Livingstone
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    About the authors

    Christopher Ball

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Junior Fellow, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Oxford, UK

    Robert Phillips

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Junior Fellow, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Oxford, UK