Acute Clinical Medicine

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Parveen June Kumar, Michael L. Clark
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2006 - Medical - 742 pages
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This is a case-based core text for trainee doctors. It is organised by specialty and then subdivided into problems which are presented in case form and interspersed with tips and reminders to guide the young doctors's diagnosis and choice of management.

  • Core text for junior doctors - especially relevant for new approach to training (e.g. Foundation programme for PRHOs)
  • Part of the Kumar & Clark family of books
  • Divided up by clinical area and problem
  • Each problem starts with a 'real' case
  • Contains questions and answers to check learning
  • Book is available on its own, or as part of a pack with a PDA version


  • New, flexicover format and smaller page size
  • Brings together text and questions and answers into one book
  • Attractive, two-colour presentation
  • Fully indexed and sign-posted throughout
 

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Contents

Infectious diseases
1
STDs
29
Selfassessment answers
36
Nutrition
39
Selfassessment answers
42
Gastroenterology
43
Constipation 49
49
Gastrooesophageal reflux disease GORD 57
57
Acute back pain 281
281
Selfassessment questions 290
290
Renal disease
299
ventricular failure 309
309
Acute renal failure 321
321
and transplant patients 329
329
Renal and ureteric colic 337
337
Cardiology
345

Family history of colon cancer 65
65
Liver and billiary tract disorders
75
Ascites 82
82
Alcohol abuse 89
89
Selfassessment answers
95
Haematology and oncology
97
Sicklecell crisis 106
106
Elevated white blood cell count 118
118
Bleeding disorders 127
127
Thrombosis 139
139
Blood transfusion 149
149
Anaemia in rheumatoid arthritis 164
164
Selfassessment questions 173
173
Geriatrics
195
Dementia 202
202
in the elderly 208
208
Heart disease in the elderly 219
219
incontinence 227
227
peopledrug treatment as a cause of illness and admission to hospital
236
Rheumatology
259
vasculitis 268
268
Thrombosis and the antiphospholipid syndrome 274
274
Atrial fibrillation 356
356
basic life support 363
363
Acute myocardial ischaemia who needs acute intervention?
375
following an MI 381
381
and acute management 387
387
Infective endocarditis 395
395
Drug treatment of hypertension 407
407
Respiratory disorders
427
Chest pain 438
438
COPD acute exacerbation 457
457
Pleural effusion 473
473
Carcinoma of the bronchus 484
484
Selfassessment questions 493
493
ITU
503
Poisoning
517
Endocrinology and diabetes
541
Neurology
599
Psychiatry
647
Dermatology
691
Index
723
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Dr. Michael E Clark is an associate professor at Elmira College in Fine Arts Department. He lives in upstate New York.

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