Rosen's Emergency Medicine - Concepts and Clinical Practice, 2-Volume Set - 8th Edition - ISBN: 9781455706051, 9781455749874

Rosen's Emergency Medicine - Concepts and Clinical Practice, 2-Volume Set

8th Edition

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Authors: John Marx Robert Hockberger Ron Walls
eBook ISBN: 9781455749874
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 15th August 2013
Page Count: 2808

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2014 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Medicine category!

Rely on Rosen's Emergency Medicine for the latest answers on every facet of emergency medicine practice. For decades, this medical reference book has set the standard in emergency medicine, offering unparalleled comprehensiveness, clarity, and authority - to help you put the latest and best knowledge to work for your patients in the ER.

Key Features

  • Practice confidently with easily actionable, dependable guidance on the entire breadth of emergency medicine topics.
  • Get expert guidance on how to approach specific clinical presentations in the ER. The "Cardinal Presentations Section" provides quick and easy reference to differential diagnosis and directed testing for fever in the adult patient; dizziness and vertigo; chest pain; and over 20 other frequently seen presentations in the emergency department.

Table of Contents


Part I. Fundamental Clinical Concepts

Section One. Critical Management Principles

1. Airway

2. Mechanical Ventilation and Noninvasive Ventilatory Support

3. Pain Management

4. Procedural Sedation and Analgesia

5. Monitoring the Emergency Patient

6. Shock

7. Blood and Blood Components

8. Brain Resuscitation

9. Adult Resuscitation

10. Pediatric Resuscitation

11. Neonatal Resuscitation

Section Two. Cardinal Presentations

12. Fever in the Adult Patient

13. Weakness

14. Cyanosis

15. Syncope

16. Depressed Consciousness and Coma

17. Confusion

18. Seizures

19. Dizziness and Vertigo

20. Headache

21. Diplopia

22. Red and Painful Eye

23. Sore Throat

24. Hemoptysis

25. Dyspnea

26. Chest Pain

27. Abdominal Pain

28. Jaundice

29. Nausea and Vomiting

30. Gastrointestinal Bleeding

31. Diarrhea

32. Constipation

33. Acute Pelvic Pain in Women

34. Vaginal Bleeding

35. Back Pain

Part II. Trauma

Section One. General Concepts

36. Multiple Trauma

37. Trauma in Pregnancy

38. Pediatric Trauma

39. Geriatric Trauma

40. Injury Prevention and Control

Section Two. System Injuries

41. Head Injury

42. Facial Trauma

43. Spinal Injuries

44. Neck

45. Thoracic Trauma

46. Abdominal Trauma

47. Genitourinary System

48. Peripheral Vascular Injury

Section Three. Orthopedic Lesions

49. General Principles of Orthopedic Injuries

50. Hand

51. Wrist and Forearm

52. Humerus and Elbow

53. Shoulder

54. Musculoskeletal Back Pain

55. Pelvic Trauma

56. Femur and Hip

57. Knee and Lower Leg

58. Ankle and Foot

Section Four. Soft Tissue Injuries

59. Wound Management Principles

60. Foreign Bodies

61. Mammalian Bites

62. Venomous Animal Injuries

63. Thermal Burns

64. Chemical Injuries

Section Five. Violence and Abuse

65. Forensic Emergency Medicine

66. Child Maltreatment

67. Sexual Assault

68. Intimate Partner Violence

69. Elder Abuse and Neglect

Part III. Medicine and Surgery

Section One. Head and Neck Disorders

70. Oral Medicine

71. Ophthalmology

72. Otolaryngology

Section Two. Pulmonary System

73. Asthma

74. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

75. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

76. Pneumonia

77. Pleural Disease

Section Three. Cardiac System

78. Acute Coronary Syndromes

79. Dysrhythmias

80. Implantable Cardiac Devices

81. Heart Failure

82. Pericardial and Myocardial Disease

83. Infective Endocarditis and Valvular Heart Disease

Section Four. Vascular System

84. Hypertension

85. Aortic Dissection

86. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

87. Peripheral Arteriovascular Disease

88. Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis

Section Five. Gastrointestinal System

89. Esophagus, Stomach, and Duodenum

90. Disorders of the Liver and Biliary Tract

91. Disorders of the Pancreas

92. Disorders of the Small Intestine

93. Acute Appendicitis

94. Gastroenteritis

95. Disorders of the Large Intestine

96. Disorders of the Anorectum


Section Six. Genitourinary and Gynecologic Systems

97. Renal Failure

98. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

99. Selected Urologic Disorders

100. Selected Gynecologic Disorders

Section Seven. Neurology

101. Stroke

102. Seizure Disorders

103. Headache Disorders

104. Delirium and Dementia

105. Brain and Cranial Nerve Disorders

106. Spinal Cord Disorders

107. Peripheral Nerve Disorders

108. Neuromuscular Disorders

109. Central Nervous System Infections

Section Eight. Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders

110. Thought Disorders

111. Mood Disorders

112. Anxiety Disorders

113. Somatoform Disorders

114. Factitious Disorders and Malingering

115. Suicide

Section Nine. Immunologic and Inflammatory

116. Arthritis

117. Tendinopathy and Bursitis

118. Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus and the Vasculitides

119. Allergy, Hypersensitivity, Angioedema, and Anaphylaxis

120. Dermatologic Presentations

Section Ten. Hematology and Oncology

121. Anemia, Polycythemia, and White Blood Cell Disorders

122. Disorders of Hemostasis

123. Selected Oncologic Emergencies

Section Eleven. Metabolism and Endocrinology

124. Acid-Base Disorders

125. Electrolyte Disorders

126. Diabetes Mellitus and Disorders of Glucose Homeostasis

127. Rhabdomyolysis

128. Thyroid and Adrenal Disorders

Section Twelve. Infectious Diseases

129. Bacteria

130. Viral Illnesses

131. Rabies

132. HIV Infection and AIDS

133. Parasitic Infections

134. Tick-Borne Illnesses

135. Tuberculosis

136. Bone and Joint Infections

137. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

138. Sepsis Syndrome

Part IV. Environment and Toxicology

Section One. Environment

139. Frostbite

140. Accidental Hypothermia

141. Heat Illness

142. Electrical and Lightning Injuries

143. Scuba Diving and Dysbarism

144. High-Altitude Medicine

145. Drowning

146. Radiation Injuries

Section Two. Toxicology

147. General Approach to the Poisoned Patient

148. Acetaminophen

149. Aspirin and Nonsteroidal Agents

150. Anticholinergics

151. Antidepressants

152. Cardiovascular Drugs

153. Caustics

154. Cocaine and Other Sympathomimetics

155. Toxic Alcohols

156. Hallucinogens

157. Heavy Metals

158. Hydrocarbons

159. Inhaled Toxins

160. Lithium

161. Antipsychotics

162. Opioids

163. Pesticides

164. Plants, Mushrooms, and Herbal Medications

165. Sedative Hypnotics

Part V. Special Populations

Section One. The Pediatric Patient

166. General Approach to the Pediatric Patient

167. Pediatric Fever

168. Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: Upper Airway Obstruction and Infections

169. Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: Lower Airway Obstruction

170. Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: Disease of the Lungs

171. Cardiac Disorders

172. Gastrointestinal Disorders

173. Infectious Diarrheal Disease and Dehydration

174. Genitourinary and Renal Tract Disorders`

175. Neurologic Disorders

176. Musculoskeletal Disorders

Section Two. The Pregnant Patient

177. General Approach to the Pregnant Patient

178. Acute Complications of Pregnancy

179. Chronic Medical Illness during Pregnancy

180. Drug Therapy in Pregnancy

181. Labor and Delivery and Their Complications

Section Three. The Geriatric Patient

182. The Elder Patient

Section Four. The Patient with Compromised Immune Function

183. The Immunocompromised Patient

Section Five. The Patient with an Organ Transplant

184. The Solid Organ Transplant Patient

Section Six. The Alcoholic and Substance Abuse Patient

185. Alcohol-Related Disease

186. Substance Abuse

Section Seven. The Developmentally or Physically Disabled Patient

187. Evaluation of the Developmentally or Physically Disabled Patient

Section Eight. The Problem Patient

188. The Combative Patient

189. The Difficult Patient

Part VI. Emergency Medical Services

190. Emergency Medical Service: Overview and Ground Transport

191. Air Medical Transport

192. Tactical Emergency Medical Support and Urban Search and Rescue

193. Disaster Preparedness

194. Weapons of Mass Destruction

Part VII. The Practice of Emergency Medicine

195. Observation Medicine and Clinical Decision Units

196. Emergency Ultrasound

197. Process Improvement and Patient Safety


Youth, Violence, and Street Gangs

Medical Literature and Evidence-Based Medicine

Multiculturalism and Care Delivery


End of Life

Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act and Medicolegal Issues

Wellness, Stress, and the Impaired Physician


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About the Authors

John Marx

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Chair Emeritus, Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

Robert Hockberger

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair Emeritus, Emergency Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California; Emeritus Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, Westwood, California

Ron Walls

Affiliations and Expertise

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Brigham and Women’s Health Care; Neskey Family Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts