Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine

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Oxford University Press, Feb 28, 2019 - Medical - 968 pages
Current, comprehensive, and focused, the bestselling Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine returns for its fourth edition. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, this trusted, quick-reference guide includes the latest evidence-based guidelines and recommended management of medical emergencies alongside new figures and clinical tips from experienced authors and a team of dedicated specialist reviewers. With a new chapter on acute medicine and the older patient, and even more distilled key points and practice tips, it is accessible to all members of the multidisciplinary team and practitioners across an even wider range of specialties. The Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine remains the must-have resource for all those dealing with acute illness. Your practical guide to the presentation, causes, and management of the acutely ill patient, this Handbook will take you step-by-step through the management of the patient while awaiting specialist help, and beyond, with details of specialist treatments to help you make an informed decision about your patients' ongoing care.
 

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Contents

1 Cardiac emergencies
1
2 Respiratory emergencies
171
3 Gastroenterological emergencies
227
4 Renal emergencies
289
5 Shock
327
6 Neurological emergencies
347
7 Infectious diseases
469
8 Emergencies in HIVpositive patients
505
12 Dermatological emergencies
691
13 Psychiatric emergencies
711
14 Drug overdoses
739
15 Practical procedures
783
16 Differential diagnoses of common presentations
863
17 Acute medicine and the older patient
891
Appendix
907
Index
915

9 Diabetes and endocrine emergencies
545
10 Haematological emergencies
607
11 Rheumatological emergencies
659
Endpaper
939
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Punit Ramrakha is a Consultant Cardiologist at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, and Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

Kevin Moore is Professor of Hepatology at Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College, London, UK

Amir Sam is a Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at Hammersmith Hospital and a Reader in Endocrinology at Imperial College London, UK

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