Emergency Ultrasound

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McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division, 2003 - Medical - 435 pages
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Emergency Ultrasound is an authoritative, state of the art reference on the training, techniques, and diagnostic skills necessary to successfully and accurately perform ultrasound exams in the Emergency Department. Based on their own extensive experience plus a thorough review of the literature, the authors point out indications for ultrasound exam and common pitfalls to avoid. Case studies offer the reader challenging and real-life clinical scenarios for applying the principles and techniques discussed. A generous catalog of high-quality images, depicting both normal and abnormal scans, further enhances the clinician's diagnostic and interpretative skills. A state-of-the-art reference on the training, techniques, and diagnostic skills needed to perform successful ultrasound exams in the Emergency Department. Includes detailed guidelines on performing ultrasound exams, case studies, and side-by-side comparisons of normal and abnormal scans. Due to it's portability and ability to provide quick "yes" or "no" answers to diagnostic questions, ultrasound is quickly becoming the modality of choice in the ER. Non-radiologist clinicians are now increasingly being called on to perform and interpret ultrasounds. EMERGENCY ULTRASOUND provides the training, techniques, detailed guidelines and diagnostic skills clinicians need to successfully and accurately perform ultrasound exams in emergency and acute care situations. Markets: Emergency MDs/Residents, ERs and Urgent Care Centers, Sonographers working in the emergency or acute care setting, Trauma/General Surgeons & Residents, Critical Care Specialists THE ONLY BOOK TO COMBINE: GUIDELINES on the indications for use & performance of ultrasound exams & pitfalls to avoid Nearly 700 high-quality images, including SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISONS of normal and abnormal scans to enhance diagnostic and interpretative skills CASE STUDIES describing patient presentation, diagnostic procedure, and management -- challengin

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O. John Ma, MD, Vice Chair for Academic Advancement and Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Truman Medical Center, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri James R. Mateer, MD, RDMS, Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Attending Staff Physician, Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha, Wisconsin

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