Acute Medicine: Clinical Cases Uncovered

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John Wiley & Sons, May 5, 2010 - Medical - 260 pages
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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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Introduction and specialty overview
Approach to the patient
Case 1 A 45yearold man with cardiactype chest pain
Case 2 A 35yearold woman with pleuritic chest pain
Case 3 A 50yearold man presenting with palpitations
Case 4 A 60yearold man with a broad complex tachycardia
Case 16 A 45yearold man with acute confusion
Case 17 An 81yearold woman with acute confusion
Case 18 A 25yearold woman with acute hyperglycaemia
Case 19 A 73yearold man with abnormal renal function
Case 20 A 55yearold man with pyrexia of unknown origin
Case 21 A 25yearold woman admitted following an overdose
Case 22 A 35yearold woman with an acutely swollen leg

Case 5 A 25yearold woman with acute asthma
Case 6 A 60yearold woman with an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Case 7 An 86yearold woman with acute shortness of breath
Case 8 A 68yearold man presenting with shock
Case 9 A 55yearold man with suspected upper gastrointestinal bleeding
Case 10 A 60yearold man with diarrhoea
Case 11 A 37yearold woman with sudden severe headache
Case 12 A 21yearold man presenting following a seizure
Case 13 A 22yearold unconscious man
Case 14 A 64yearold man presenting with unilateral weakness
Case 15 A 60yearold man presenting following a blackout
MCQs answers
EMQs answers
SAQs answers
Normal ranges units and common abbreviations for blood tests
Index of cases by diagnosis

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About the author (2010)

Chris Roseveare, Consultant in Acute Medicine, Southampton University Hospitals Trust, UK

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