General Internal Medicine Consult

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Geoffrey S. Cislo, Thomas M. De Fer, Katherine E. Henderson
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Sep 1, 2008 - Medical - 326 pages

Prepared by residents, fellows, and attending physicians, this handbook is a practical guide to the general internal medicine consult. The content is based on the top 25 most common general internal medicine consults as seen by the hospitalist. The focus is on management issues, with additional material on the perioperative care of the patient with a medical condition. Clinical evidence is presented along with the official guidelines advocated by major medical organizations.

This Second Edition is completely revised and updated. Illustrations have been added, and key points about diagnosis and management have been bulleted for easy reference.

The Washington ManualŪ is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.

 

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Contents

GENERAL ISSUES
5
Approach to Edema 3 1
31
Acute Coronary Syndromes
41
Approach to the Patient with Syncope
53
Management of Heart Failure
61
Atrial Fibrillation
74
Anticoagulation and Surgery
82
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
91
PART WI INFECTIOUS DISEASE
167
Cellulitis
175
BOrSchel
189
Meningitis
205
Approach to the Carotid Bruit
221
Approach to a Prolonged Prothrombin Time
236
ONCOLOGY
240
Thyroid Diseases
256

Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
109
Approach to Abdominal Pain
126
PART W NEPHROLOGY
139
Approach to Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia
154
Approach to the Adrenal Incidentaloma
271
ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY
290
Opioid Intoxication and Withdrawal
305
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