Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules

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Jesse M. Pines, Christopher R. Carpenter, Ali S. Raja, Jeremiah D. Schuur
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 22, 2013 - Medical - 512 pages
This book for emergency physicians and fellows training in emergency medicine provides evidence-based information on what diagnostic tests to ask for and when and how to use particular decision rules. The new edition builds on the success of the current book by modifying the presentation of the evidence, increasing the coverage, and updating the current information throughout.
 

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Contents

Diagnostic Testing in Emergency Care
3
The Process
11
The Epidemiology and Statistics of Diagnostic Testing
19
Clinical Decision Rules
36
Understanding Bias in Diagnostic Research
54
Trauma 7 Cervical Spine Fractures
67
Cervical Spine Fractures in Children
80
Cervical Spine Fractures in Older Adults
86
Urinary Tract Infection
255
Sepsis
259
Septic Arthritis
270
Osteomyelitis
278
Sexually Transmitted Diseases STDs
288
Influenza
295
Pediatric Fever in Children Aged 336 Months
303
Surgical and Abdominal Complaints 39 Acute Nonspecific Nontraumatic Abdominal Pain
309

Blunt Abdominal Trauma
92
Acute Ankle and Foot Injuries
97
Blunt Head Injury in Children
107
Blunt Head Injury
117
Blunt Chest Trauma
128
Occult Hip Fracture
135
Blunt Soft Tissue Neck Trauma
141
Occult Scaphoid Fractures
147
Penetrating Abdominal Trauma
153
Penetrating Trauma to the Extremities and Vascular Injuries
162
Cardiology 21 Heart Failure
173
Syncope
181
Acute Coronary Syndrome
189
Palpitations
205
Infectious Disease 25 Bacterial Meningitis in Children
219
Serious Bacterial Infections in Children Aged 13 Months
223
Necrotizing Fasciitis
227
Infective Endocarditis
232
Pharyngitis
238
Rhinosinusitis
243
Pneumonia
248
Small Bowel Obstruction
317
Acute Pancreatitis
324
Acute Appendicitis
330
Acute Cholecystitis
340
Aortic Emergencies
347
Ovarian Torsion
351
Urology 46 Nephrolithiasis
359
Testicular Torsion
365
Neurology 48 Nontraumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
375
Acute Stroke
381
Transient Ischemic Attack
387
Seizure
394
Miscellaneous Hematology Ophthalmology
403
Temporal Arteritis
415
Intraocular Pressure
421
Asthma
430
Nontraumatic Back Pain
441
Intravascular Volume Status
450
Geriatric Syndromes
457
Index
471
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Jesse M. Pines, MD, MBA; Director, Center for Health Care Quality, Associate Professor Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA

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