Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

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Wiley, Jan 26, 2009 - Medical - 680 pages
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Emergency physicians assess and manage a wide variety of problems from patients presenting with a diversity of severities, ranging from mild to severe and life-threatening. They are expected to maintain their competency and expertise in areas where there is rapid knowledge change.

Evidence-based Emergency Medicine is the first book of its kind in emergency medicine to tackle the problems practicing physicians encounter in the emergency setting using an evidence-based approach. It summarizes the published evidence available for the diagnosis and treatment of common emergency health care problems in adults. Each chapter contextualizes a topic area using a clinical vignette and generates a series of key clinically important diagnostic and treatment questions. By completing detailed reviews of diagnostic and treatment research, using evidence from systematic reviews, RCTs, and prospective observational studies, the authors provide conclusions and practical recommendations.

Focusing primarily on diagnosis in areas where evidence for treatment is well accepted (e.g. DVTs), and treatment in other diseases where diagnosis is not complex (e.g. asthma), this text is written by leading emergency physicians at the forefront of evidence-based medicine. Evidence-based Emergency Medicine is ideal for emergency physicians and trainees, emergency department staff, and family physicians specialising in the acute care of medical and injured patients.

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Chief Editor:

Brian H. Rowe, MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP
Canada Research Chair in Emergency Airway Diseases
Professor and Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine,
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Section Editors:

Eddy S. Lang, MDCM, CCFP(EM), CSPQ
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
McGill University
and Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine
SMBD Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Michael D. Brown, MD, MSc
Professor of Epidemiology and Emergency Medicine
College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
Spectrum Health – Butterworth Hospitals
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Debra Houry, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Injury Control
Vice Chair for Research
Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

David H. Newman, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, USA

Peter C. Wyer, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, USA

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