Emergency Medicine

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 - Medical - 486 pages

Blueprints Clinical Cases in Emergency Medicine, Second Edition offers third- and fourth-year medical students valuable preparation for clerkships and the USMLE Steps 2 and 3. The book features 60 clinical cases, 10 new to this edition and 50 revised and updated from the first edition. Each case consists of a clinical vignette followed by thought questions and discussion, and ends with a question-and-answer review and a listing of suggested additional reading. A question-and-answer section at the end of the book contains 100 USMLE-format multiple-choice questions and detailed answer explanations.

 

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Contents

CASE
3
CASE
9
CASE
15
CASE
20
Pelvic Pain after Motorcycle Collision
25
CASE
26
Stab Wound to the Neck
32
CASE
38
Tearing Chest and Back Pain
176
Syncope
182
Palpitations and Lightheadedness
188
Sudden Collapse in a Dialysis Patient
196
Shortness of Breath and Fatigue
202
Shortness of Breath and Chest Pain
208
Shortness of Breath and Wheezing
219
Difficulty Breathing after an Insect Sting
225

Crush Injury to the Leg
39
CASE
44
CASE
45
Burn
46
CASE
51
Dog Bite
53
CASE
57
Shoulder Pain
65
Knee Pain and Fever
71
Hip and Sternum Pain in a SickleCell Patient
77
Patients Presenting with Altered Mental
85
CASE 60
93
Acute Mental Status Change and Fever
94
Weakness and Malaise
100
Confusion and Hot Skin in an Elderly Man
107
Homeless Alcoholic Found Unresponsive and Cold
113
Fever Confusion and Seizure in a Prisoner
120
Young Woman Found Down
126
Patients Presenting with Cardiopulmonary
167
Patients Presenting with Eye ENT
231
Red Eye
241
Nosebleed
247
Fever and Back Pain
257
Rapidly Spreading Skin Redness
263
Painful Head and Neck Rash with a Fever
269
Fever in an Infant
276
Barking Cough in a Child
282
Dyspnea in a Child
290
Patients Presenting with Genitourinary
353
Vaginal Spotting and Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy
361
Sexual Assault
367
Acute Lower Abdominal Pain in a Young Woman
373
Abdominal Pain and Vaginal Odor
380
Heavy Vaginal Bleeding
386
Left Flank Pain
393
Index
473
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