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  • Clinical cases selected from the LANGE Case Files series, edited by Eugene C. Toy, MD.
  • Since it was first published, Accident and Emergency Radiology: A Survival Guide has become the classic in-my-pocket-reference and an indispensable aid to all those who work in the Emergency Department. The core and substantial value lies in the step-by-step analytical approaches which help you to answer this question: "These images look normal to me, but . . . how can I be sure that I am not missing a subtle but important abnormality?" Ensure accuracy in reading and interpretation of any given image. Common sources of error and diagnostic difficulty are highlighted. Prevent mistakes. Pitfalls and associated abnormalities are emphasized throughout. Avoid misdiagnoses. Normal anatomy is outlined alongside schemes for detecting variants of the norm. Each chapter concludes with a summary of key points. Will provide a useful overview of the most important features in diagnosis and interpretation.Easily grasp difficult anatomical concepts. Radiographs accompanied by clear, explanatory line-drawings.
  • Part I. General Principles -- Initial Assessment and Early Resuscitation / Louis H. Alarcon and Andrew B. Peitzman -- The Operating Theater for Acute Care Surgery / Kenneth L. Mattox -- Anesthesia and Acute Care Surgery / Omid Moayed and Richard P. Dutton -- Fundamental Operative Approaches in Acute Care Surgery / David J. Ciesla and Ernest E. Moore -- The Perioperative Management of the Acute Care Surgical Patient / Craig M. Coopersmith and Timothy G. Buchman -- The Hemodynamically Labile Patient: Cardiovascular Adjuncts and Assist Devices / Edward E. Cornwell and Preeti R. John -- Principles and Practice of Nutritional Support for Surgical Patients / Maheswari Senthil, Bobby Rupani, Jondavid H. Jabush and Edwin A. Deitch -- The Intensive Care Unit: The Next-Generation Operating Room / Philip S. Barie, Soumitra R. Eachempati and Jian Shou -- Burns / Basil A. Pruitt and Richard L. Gamelli -- Electrical and Lightning Injuries / Raphael C. Lee -- Soft Tissue Infections / Anthony A. Meyer, Jeffrey E. Abrams, Thomas L. Bosshardt and Claude H. Organ -- The Open Abdomen: Management from Initial Laparotomy to Definitive Closure / Fred A. Luchette, Stathis J. Poulakidas and Thomas J. Esposito -- Acute Care Surgery and the Elderly / Patrick K. Kim, Donald R. Kauder and C. William Schwab -- Acute Care Surgery in the Rural Setting / Dana Christian Lynge, Nicholas W. Morris and John G. Hunter -- Prehospital Care in the Acute Setting / Norman E. McSwain -- Disaster and Mass Casualty Management / Eric R. Frykberg -- Principles of Injury Prevention and Control / M. Margaret Knudson and Larisa S. Speetzen -- Education: Surgical Simulation in Acute Care Surgery / Lenworth M. Jacobs and Karyl J. Burns -- Part II. Organ-Based Approach -- Pharynx and Larynx / Ernest M. Myers -- Head and Neck: Pediatrics / Reza Rahbar and Gerald B. Healy -- Esophagus / George C. Velmahos, Nahid Hamoui, Peter F. Crookes and Demetrios Demetriades -- Central Nervous System / Peter B. Letarte -- Chest Wall / John C. Mayberry and Donald D. Trunkey -- Lungs and Pleura / Riyad Karmy-Jones and J. Wayne Meredith -- Heart / Matthew S. Slater -- Thoracic Aorta / Peter I. Ellman and Irving L. Kron -- Diaphragm / Michel B. Aboutanos, Therèse M. Duane, Ajai K. Malhotra and Rao R. Ivatury -- Abdominal Wall / Jeffrey A. Claridge and Martin A. Croce -- Foregut / Philip E. Donahue -- Small Intestine / Juliet Lee, Todd Ponsky and Jeffrey L. Ponsky -- Liver and Biliary Tract / Spiros P. Hiotis and Hersch L. Pachter -- Pancreas / Juan A. Asensio, Patrizio Petrone and L. D. Britt -- Spleen / L. D. Britt -- Intraabdominal Vasculature / George H. Meier and Hosam F. El Sayed -- Colon and Rectum / Herand Abcarian -- Urogenital Tract / Nejd F. Alsikafi, Sean P. Elliott, Maurice M. Garcia and Jack W. McAninch -- Pelvis / Craig M. Rodner and Bruce D. Browner -- Lower Extremities / Tina A. Maxian and Michael J. Bosse -- Hand and Upper Extremities / David T. Netscher and Idris Gharbaoui -- Peripheral Vasculature / David V. Feliciano -- Part III. Administration, Ethics, and Law -- Understanding the Latest Changes in EMTALA: Our Country's Emergency Care Safety Net / Thomas R. Russell -- Informed Surgical Consent / Linda S. Laibstain and Robert C. Nusbaum -- Advance Directives / David G. Jacobs -- The Nonviable Patient and Organ Procurement / Frederic J. Cole, Jay N. Collins and Leonard J. Weireter -- Ethical Dilemmas and the Law / Ira J. Kodner, Daniel M. Freeman, Robb R. Whinney and Douglas J. E. Schuerer -- Part IV. System and Curriculum Development -- Development of a Regional System for Surgical Emergencies (RSSE) / A. Brent Eastman, David B. Hoyt and J. Wayne Meredith -- Acute Care Surgery: A Proposed Curriculum / L. D. Britt and Michael F. Rotondo -- Emergency General Surgery: The Vanderbilt Model / José J. Diaz, Oscar D. Guillamondegui and John A. Morris -- Part V. The International Communities -- Acute Care Surgery: United Kingdom / Bernard F. Ribeiro, Simon Paterson-Brown, Murat Akyol, Michael Walsh and Andrew Sim, et al. -- Acute Care Surgery: Australia / Thomas Kossmann and Ilan S. Freedman -- Acute Care Surgery: Japan / Kyoichi Takaori and Nobuhiko Tanigawa.
  • State of the science : background, history, and current threats / Steven M. Presley, Chris B. Pepper, Galen P. Austin, Ronald J. Kendall -- Threats and vulnerabilities associated with biological and chemical terrorism / Steven M. Presley, Galen P. Austin, Phil N. Smith, John White, Ronald J. Kendall -- Predicting and characterizing threat transport / Jeremy W. Leggoe, Chia-bo Chang, Stephen B. Cox, Steven M. Presley, Richard Zartman -- Assessment strategies for environmental protection from chemical and biological threats / Richard Zartman, Chai-Bo Chang, George P. Cobb, Joe Fralick, Steven M. Presley -- Chemical threat agent-induced latent (delayed) neurodegeneration / Jean Strahlendorf and Howard Strahlendorf -- Sensing biological and chemical threat agents / Gopal Coimbatore, Steven M. Presley, Jonathan Boyd, Eric J. Marsland, and George P. Cobb -- Phage display and its application for the detection and therapeutic intervention of biological threat agents / Joe A. Fralick and Prabhjit Chadha-Mohanty -- Personnel protective fabric technologies for chemical countermeasures / Seshadri Ramkumar, Utkarsh Sata, and Munim Hussain -- Pathogenic and toxic effects of select biological threat agents / Jia-Sheng Wang -- Conclusions and research needs for the future / Ronald J. Kendall, Galen P. Austin, Chia-bo Chang, George P. Cobb, Gopal Coimbatore, Stephen B. Cox, Joe A. Fralick, Jeremy W. Leggoe, Steven M. Presley, Seshadri S.Ramkumar, Philip N. Smith, Jean C. Strahlendorf, and Richard E. Zartman.
  • The APICE 2013 yearbook examines recent advances in various aspects of critical care medicine and highlights the importance of effective communication among researchers, scientists, and clinicians. Among the many topics addressed are trauma care organization, the management of patients with cardiovascular, kidney, and lung disorders, issues relating to severe infections and sepsis, and the humanization of end of life care. The overriding goal of the book is to provide guidance and stimulate further thought on how professional performance in critical care medicine can be improved. Triple B translational research, from the bench to the bedside and back again (via the translation of clinical observations into new research questions), will play a major role in this context, and is particularly discussed in the chapter about sepsis and organ dysfunction. There is no doubt that the transfer of far-reaching and dynamic developments in molecular and cellular biology into clinical practice will be a key component in delivering the care required by individual patients.
  • pt. I. Continuing medical education -- 1. Can I Think what I Read? / Philip D. Lumb -- pt. II. Clinical pharmacology -- 2. Pharmacological Manipulation in ICU / Daniel De Backer, Katia Donadello and Sabino Scolletta -- pt. III. Kidney -- 3. Renal Injury / Vladimir Gašparović, Ivan Gornik -- pt. IV. Ventilation: adult and paediatric -- 4. Respiratory Mechanics: Principles, Utility and Advances / Alysson R. Carvalho, Walter A. Zin -- 5. Capnometry/capnography in Prehospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / Štefek Grmec, Katia Lah and Štefan Mally -- 6. Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation / Irene Cortés Puch, Andrés Esteban -- 7. Ventilatory Strategies in Acute Lung Injury / Edoardo Calderini, Sara Sher and Eleonora Allegritti -- 8. Mechanical Ventilation Beyond the PICU / Giancarlo Ottonello, Alessia Franceschi -- pt. V. Cardiovascular monitoring 9. The Nexfin Monitor--A Totally Non-Invasive Cardiac Output Monitor / Azriel Perel, Wilbert Wesselink and Jos Settels -- 10. Doppler Echocardiography in ICU Patients: Does It Improve Outcome? / Jan Poelaert -- pt. VI. Management of cardiac arrest -- 11. Mild Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest / Tommaso Pellis, Vincenzo Mione and Willy P. Mercante -- 12. Nasopharyngeal Cooling During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / Francesco Fumagalli, Giuseppe Ristagno -- 13. Amplitude Spectrum Area as a Predictor of Successful Defibrillation / Giuseppe Ristagno, Yongqin Li, Antonino Gullo and Joe Bisera -- pt. VII. Advances in experimental and clinical research -- 14. Physiopathology and Severity of Post-Resuscitation Myocardial Dysfunction: Effects of Sodium-Hydrogen Exchanger Isoform-1 (NHE-1) Inhibitors and Erythropoietin / Raúl J. Gazmuri, Iyad M. Ayoub and Jeejabai Radhakrishnan -- 15. Experimental Treatment for Preservation of Mechanically Competent Cardiac Activity Following Cardiac Arrest / Iyad M. Ayoub, Jeejabai Radhakrishnan and Raúl J. Gazmuri -- 16. Erythropoietin Facilitates Return of Spontaneous Circulation and Survival in Victims of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest / Štefek Grmec, Matej Strand and Raúl J. Gazmuri -- pt. VIII. Infections, sepsis and organ dysfunctions -- 17. Pathophysiology of Resistance amongst Aerobic Gram-negative Bacilli in Particular Acinetobacter Species / Nia Taylor, Luciano Silvestri and Hendrick K.F. Van Saene -- 18. What Have We Learned from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign? / Jean-Louis Vincent, Katia Donadello and Leonardo Gottin -- 19. Source Control / Gabriele Sganga, Valerio Cozza -- 20. Immunoglobulins in Sepsis / Giorgio Berlot, Claudio M. Vassallo and Nicola Busetto -- pt. IX. Perioperative medicine -- 22. Perioperative Medicine--An Introduction / Antonino Gullo, Chiara M. Celestre, Annalaura Paratore and Fortunato Stimoli -- 23. Neuraxial Analgesia for Caesarean and Vaginal Delivery and Childhood Learning Disabilities / Juraj Sprung, Randall Flick and David Warner -- 24. Off-label Drugs in Perioperative Medicine: Clonidine / Cesare Gregoretti, Paolo Pelosi -- pt. X. Spinal cord stimulation -- 25. Cost Effectiveness of Spinal Cord Stimulation in the Management of Severe Angina / Mats Börjesson, Clas Mannheimer -- pt. XI. Neurotrauma -- 26. Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures in Neurotrauma / Marco Zanello, Matteo Vincenzi and Marco Bandini -- pt. XII. Disaster medicine -- 27. Disaster Preparedness / Francesco Della Corte, Pier Luigi Ingrassia -- 28. Medical Emergency Response in Toxicological Mass Casualty / Pier Luigi Ingrassia, Luca Ragazzoni and Francesco Della Corte -- pt. XIII. Quality of care -- 29. Telemedicine to Improve Care in the Critically Ill / Gastón Murias, Bernat Sales Lluis Blanch -- 30. Professionalism, Quality of Care and Pay-for-Performance Services / Antonino Gullo, Cristina Santonocito, Paolo Murabito and Marinella Astuto.
  • Head and facial trauma / David W. Munter, Timothy D. McGuirk -- Opthalmalogic conditions / Frank Birinyi, Thomas F. Mauger -- Fundoscopic findings / David Effron, Beverly C. Forcier, and Richard E. Wyszynski -- Ophthalmic trauma / Dallas E. Peak, Carey D. Chisholm, and Kevin J. Knoop -- Ear, nose, and throat conditions / Edward C. Jauch, Timothy Kaufman, and Kevin J. Knoop -- Mouth / Edwin D. Turner, Edward C. Jauch -- Chest and abdomen / Stephen Corbett, Lawrence Stack, and Kevin Knoop -- Urologic conditions / Jeffrey D. Bondesson -- STDs and anorectal conditions / Diane M. Birnbaumer, Lynn K. Flowers -- Gynecologic and obstetric conditions / Robert G. Buckley, Kevin J. Knoop -- Extremity trauma / Deborah Gutman, Daniel L. Savitt, and Alan B. Storrow -- Extremity conditions / Selim Suner, Daniel L. Savitt -- Cutaneous conditions / Sean P. Collins -- Pediatric conditions / Javier A. Gonzalez del Ray and Richard M. Ruddy -- Child abuse / Robert A. Shapiro and Charles J. Schubert -- Environmental conditions / Ken Zafren, R. Jason Thurman, and Alan B. Storrow -- Toxicologic -- Wounds and soft tissue injuries / Matthew D. Sztajnkrycer and Alexander T. Trott -- Forensic medicine / William S. Smock and Lawrence B. Stack -- HIV conditions / Shane Cline and Michael Krentz -- Tropical medicine -- Airway procedures -- EKG-- Emergency ultrasound / Paul R. Sierzenski, Michael J. Lambert, and Theodore J. Neilson -- Microscopic findings / Diane M. Birnbaumer.
  • "This book presents a vast collection of radiologic images of cases seen in a very busy emergency room. It encompasses common and very unusual pathology and every imaging modality. The book is divided into four parts on pathology of the vascular system, chest, abdomen and pelvis and reproductive organs. Images obtained with the modalities that best depict the abnormality in question are presented, with marking of the salient pathology and explanation of the abnormal imaging features in concise captions. Whenever possible, differential diagnosis is covered using further images and guidance is also provided on selection of additional modalities to confirm the diagnosis. The book will help residents to analyze different diseases and relate pathophysiology to imaging and assist students in appreciating what is abnormal. It will be a useful guide for the busy practicing radiologist and aid clinicians in understanding the complexity of these cases and delivering better focused treatment."--Publisher's website.
  • Intracranial Pressure Monitoring and Ventriculostomy -- Neck Exploration -- Surgical Airways : Tracheostomy and Cricothyroidotomy -- Resuscitative Thoracotomy, Anterolateral and Posterolateral Thoracotomy, and Thoracotomy Decortication and Pleurodesis -- Anterior Approach For Stabilization of Fractures of The Lower Thoracic and Upper Lumbar Spine (T11-L2) -- Cardiac Injuries -- Thoracic Vascular Exposure and Reconstruction -- Tracheal Injury and Repair -- Pulmonary Injuries -- Subxiphoid Pericardial Window -- Surgical and Operative Management of Esophageal Injuries -- Abdominal Closure Techniques -- Duodenal Injury Repairs -- Liver Injuries : R T -- Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy -- Pancreatic Injury : Repair and Resection Techniques -- Cholecystectomy and Common Bile Duct Exploration -- Kidney Trauma (Parenchymal and Vascular Injuries) : Repair and Nephrectomy -- Bladder and Ureteral Repair -- Gastroduodenal Operations For Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Perforation -- Incarcerated Hernia Repair - Posterior Preperitoneal Approach -- Rectal Trauma -- Abdominal Vascular Injuries -- Acute Mesenteric Ischemia -- Vascular Injuries of The Upper and Lower Extremities -- Upper and Lower Extremity Fasciotomy -- Upper and Lower Extremity Amputation -- Bedside Placement of Inferior Vena Cava Filter -- Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy - Percutaneous Approach.
  • 1. Sedation and Analgesia / Christiana C. Burt and Jurgens Nortje -- 2. Airway Management and Intubation / Monica Trivedi -- 3. Bronchoscopy / Karthik Santhanakrishnan and Jasvir Singh Parmar -- 4. Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy / Robert Martynoga and Chris Danbury -- 5. Arterial and Venous Catheter Insertion / Stephen Webb and Gordon Mijovski -- 6. Advanced Non-Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring / Elizabeth E. Turner and Andrew J. Patterson -- 7. Temporary Cardiac Pacing / Annette van de Sandt and Marc W. Merx -- 8. DC Cardioversion / Annette Vegas and Jane Heggie -- 9. Pericardiocentesis / Adnan Sadiq and Michael Wall -- 10. Intercostal Chest Drain Insertion / Sukumaran Nair and Florian Falter -- 11. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement / Babak Sarani -- 12. Gastroesophageal Balloon Tube Tamponade / Ali Al-Khafaji, Su Min Cho, and Rebecca A. Gooch -- 13. Suprapubic Catheterization / Ben E. Hughes and Oliver Wiseman -- 14. Acute Compartment Syndrome / Lee van Rensburg -- 15. Abdominal Compartment Syndrome / Daniel D. Yeh and Stefan G. Simon -- 16. Ultrasound Guided Procedures / Sarojini David and Nicholas Screaton -- 17. Renal Replacement Therapy / Adrian James Varley -- 18. Lumbar Puncture / Sebastian Schulz-Stüebner -- 19. External Ventricular Drain Insertion / Marcus H.T. Reinges -- 20. Intracranial Pressure Measurement / Jessie Welbourne and Basil Matta.
  • Emergency preparedness for the primary care physician -- Biological terrorism -- Chemical terrorism -- Radiological terrorism -- Mental health and terrorism -- The primary care physician's role in supporting the public health response to biological, chemical, and radiological terrorism.
  • Anthrax : a disease and a weapon / Kenneth Alibek, Catherine Lobanova and Serguei Popov -- Plague as a biological weapon / David T. Dennis -- Tularemia and bioterrorism / Lisa Hodges and Robert L. Penn -- Melioidosis and Glanders as possible biological weapons / David Allan Brett Dance -- Smallpox as a weapon for bioterrorism / J. Michael Lane -- Hemorrhagic Fever viruses as biological weapons / Allison Groseth ... [et al.] -- Botulism as a potential agent of bioterrorism / Thomas P. Bleck -- Ricin : a possible, noninfectious biological weapon / Maor Maman and Yoav Yehezkelli -- Bioterrorism alert for health care workers / Theodore J. Cieslak, George W. Christopher and Edward M. Eitzen -- The economics of planning and preparing for bioterrorism / Martin I. Meltzer.
  • Neonatal and Pediatric Dermatologic Emergencies -- Infectious Emergencies in Dermatology -- Drug Eruptions -- Histamine-Mediated Emergencies -- Cutaneous Emergencies in the HIV-Positive Patient -- Graft-Versus-Host Disease -- Erythroderma -- Vesiculobullous Dermatoses -- Vasculitis -- Skin Manifestations of Internal Disease -- Cutaneous Findings of Collagen Vascular Disease and Related Emergent Complications -- Burn and Other Exposure Injuries -- Dermatological Emergencies: Skin Manifestations of Abuse -- Dermatologic Surgery Complications -- Bites and Stings.
  • History of the science of cardiopulmonary resuscitation / Mickey S. Eisenberg -- Epidemiology of sudden death / Russell V. Luepker -- Prevention of sudden cardiac death / Joseph E. Marine -- Physiology of ventilation during cardiac arrest / Andrea Gabrielli, A. Joseph Layon, and Ahamed H. Idris -- Management of ventilation during resuscitation / Marsh Cuttino -- Management of airway obstruction / Michael R. Sayre -- Etiology, electrophysiology, myocardial energy mechanics, and treatment of bradyasystole / Charles E. Cady and Tom P. Aufderheide -- Pulseless electrical activity / John M. Field -- Chest compression technique: a neglected key to success in CPR / Charles F. Babbs -- Alternate CPR devices and techniques / Henry Halperin and Barr Rayburn -- Training adults to perform CPR : what works? / Barbara Riegel, Lars Wik, and Alidene Doherty -- External defibrillation / Gregory P. Walcott, Cheryl R. Killingsworth, and Raymond E. Ideker -- Public access defibrillation / Vincent N. Mosesso, Jr., Mary M. Newman, and Kristin R. Hanson -- Pacing during cardiac arrest / Allan S. Jaffe and Utpal H. Pandya -- Therapeutic hypothermia in the treatment of cardiac arrest / Benjamin S. Abella, Terry Vanden Hoek, and Lance B. Becker -- Percutaneous coronary bypass as an adjunct for resuscitation / Catherine Cooper and Bruce D. Spiess -- Principles of drug delivery during CPR / Edgar R. Gonzalez ... [et al.] -- Pharmacological resuscitation interventions / Wanchun Tang, Shijie Sun, and Max Harry Weil -- Use of vasopressor drugs / Anette C. Krismer ... [et al.] -- Buffer therapy / Martin von Planta -- Antiarrhythmic drugs and cardiac resuscitation / Brian Olshansky, Pamela Nerheim, and Richard Kerber -- Electrolyte disturbances and cardiopulmonary resuscitation / Domenic A. Sica -- Cardiac arrest in pregnancy / Alison A. Rodriguez and Gary A. Dildy, III -- Drowning / Jerome H. Modell and Andrea Gabrielli -- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and early management of the lightning strike victim / Mary Ann Cooper and Sara Ashley Johnson -- Hypothermic cardiac arrest / Daniel F. Danzl -- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in trauma / Rao R. Ivatury and Kevin R. Ward -- Monitoring techniques during resuscitation / Kevin R. Ward, R. Wayne Barbee, and Rao R. Ivatury -- Myocardial dysfunction postresuscitation / Alejandro Vasquez and Karl B. Kern -- Postresuscitation cerebral dysfunction : prevention and treatment / Antonio E. Mu-iz -- Pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation / Robert A. Berg and Vinay M. Nadkarni -- In-hospital resuscitation / Mary Ann Peberdy -- Successful systems for out-of-hospital resuscitation / Paul E. Pepe, Lynn A. Roppolo, and Leonard A. Cobb -- Animal models of resuscitation / Kevin R. Ward and R. Wayne Barbee -- Design of clinical trials related to medical emergencies / Alfred Hallstrom -- Ethics in resuscitation / Antonio E. Mu-iz -- The future of cardiopulmonary resuscitation : combination therapy / Joseph P. Ornato.
  • Cerebral monitoring in the operating room and the intensive care unit: an introductory for the clinician and a guide for the novice wanting to open a window to the brain. Part I: the electroencephalogram / Enno Freye and Joseph V. Levy -- Part II: sensory-evoked potentials (SSEP, AEP, VEP) / Enno Freye -- Part III: spinal cord evoked potentials / Enno Freye.
  • This book provides an up-to-date, compact but comprehensive review of chemical skin injuries, differentiating them from thermal skin burns. After an introductory chapter on the history of chemical skin injuries and the scope of the problem, the anatomy, histology, physiology, and immunology of normal skin are described. Mechanisms involved in chemical penetration of normal skin are explained, and the effects of damaged skin on chemical penetration are analyzed. The remainder of the book discusses a variety of clinically relevant aspects, such as the different forms of chemical skin injury, including injuries that arise during skin peeling or due to hair products; preventive measures; emergency treatment; rinsing therapy; medical and surgical treatment; and the importance of providing relevant information to workers. The role of predictive toxicology is also considered. Chemical Skin Injury: Mechanisms, Prevention, Decontamination, Treatment is an ideal resource for readers who want to understand chemical skin injury, to put preventive measures in place, and to respond appropriately should a chemical skin injury occur.
  • This is a comprehensive book in burn surgery, written by 25 experts in China. It summarizes the theoretical basis of and clinical experience in the prevention and control of burn injuries. It is a comprehensive and up-to-date reference book for surgeons and scientists working with burn management. The different degree of burns and surgical techniques during burn wound care, reconstruction and healing are reviewed separately. Authors also introduce successful cases in different kinds of burns. Editor Zongcheng Yang is a professor at Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China.
  • This book describes key knowledge concepts, skills and up-to-date algorithms pertaining to common emergencies that can take place in a pediatric office, including: seizures, anaphylaxis and shock, and diabetic ketoacidosis. The authors supported by peer review from top specialists in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine offer the first comprehensive educational resource on pediatric office emergency preparedness devoted exclusively to the practicing primary care health care provider and his/her team. During emergencies, providers and their staff are called on to.
  • Ability to learn from errors is an essential aspect of the quest to improve treatment quality and patient safety. This book consists of 33 cases in anesthesiology that are based on real life situations and illuminate avoidable complications and mishaps. The cases are presented in a novel manner in that they are embedded within narratives. The reader comes to each case cold, without any clue as to the content, and each case comprises a narrative and a factual component that are interwoven. The narrative parts provide the reader with information and tips regarding the clinical problems and tasks that the protagonist must face and try to solve. The idea is to engage the reader emotionally while reading and to entertain him or her while learning. All cases conclude with short debriefing sections which include possible strategies to prevent similar errors or mishaps.
  • Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine: A Practical Guide 3e follows its successful predecessors in providing a framework for use by health professionals visiting a resource-constrained environment. Aimed at health professionals, Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine: A Practical Guide 3e encompasses problems brought about by local conflict or natural disasters. Itcovers preparation, organisation, logistics, treatment of major trauma and medical emergencies, and the special problems of delivering medicine in a hostile environment. This book will provide the reader with a mix of theory, opinion and practical advice to guide him through areas of conflicts, catastrophes and remote locations.
  • Evidence-based practice in surgery / Kathryn A. Rigby and Jonathan A. Michaels -- Outcomes and health economic issues in surgery / Sharath C.V. Paravastu and Jonathan A. Michaels -- Day case surgery / Paul Baskerville -- Abdominal hernias / Andrew C. de Beaux -- Organisation of emergency general surgical services and the early assessment and investigation of the acute abdomen / Simon Paterson-Brown -- Perforations of the upper gastrointestinal tract /Enders K.W. Ng -- Acute non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding / Colin J. McKay and James Lau -- Pancreaticobiliary emergencies / Mark Duxbury -- Acute conditions of the small bowel and appendix / Peter Lamb -- Colonic emergencies / David E. Beck -- Anorectal emergencies / Felicity J. Creamer and B. James Mander -- Paediatric surgical emergencies / Dafydd A. Davies and Jacob C. Langer -- Abdominal trauma / Kenneth D. Boffard -- Venous thromboembolism : prevention, diagnosis and treatment / Rhona M. MaClean -- Patient assessment and surgical risk / Chris Deans -- Perioperative and intensive care management of the surgical patient / R. Michael Grounds and Andrew Rhodes -- Surgical nutrition / William G. Simpson and Steven D. Heys -- Abdominal sepsis and abdominal compartment syndrome / Emma Barrow and Iain D. Anderson -- Complications of bariatric surgery presenting to the general surgeon / Bruce R. Tulloh and Andrew C. de Beaux.
  • The United States is a high priority target, and the goal of today's terrorist is body count. Our enemies can kill thousands with just a small amount of chemical or biological agent. This book details the characteristics, actions, identification, and containment of possible agents. With chapters on chemical agents, biological agents, explosive, nuclear, and incendiary devices, the author prepares the first responder to handle everything from re-establishing control and on-scene triage, to monitoring and detection techniques, decontamination, and training resources. It provides step-by-step procedures for recognizing and identifying terrorist incidents. Explores scene security, crime scene, isolation issues and recommended protective equipment and decontamination procedures. Provides guidance for all emergency responders to terrorist incidents, including fire, EMS, and law enforcement.
  • The Human Factors: Errors and Skills -- The Challenge of Acute Healthcare -- The Nature of Error -- The Psychology of Human Action -- Human Perception: The Way We See Things -- Human Perception: The Way We See Things -- Information Processing and Mental Models: World Views -- Goals and Plans: Turning Points for Success -- Attention: The Focus of Consciousness -- Stress -- Strategies for Action:Ways to Achieve Good Decisions -- The Key to Success: Teamwork -- Speech is Golden: Communication -- Leadership -- Organizations and Accidents -- Reliable Acute Care Medicine.
  • "Disasters and public health emergencies can stress health care systems to the breaking point and disrupt delivery of vital medical services. During such crises, hospitals and long-term care facilities may be without power; trained staff, ambulances, medical supplies and beds could be in short supply; and alternate care facilities may need to be used. Planning for these situations is necessary to provide the best possible health care during a crisis and, if needed, equitably allocate scarce resources. Crisis Standards of Care: A Toolkit for Indicators and Triggers examines indicators and triggers that guide the implementation of crisis standards of care and provides a discussion toolkit to help stakeholders establish indicators and triggers for their own communities. Together, indicators and triggers help guide operational decision making about providing care during public health and medical emergencies and disasters. Indicators and triggers represent the information and actions taken at specific thresholds that guide incident recognition, response, and recovery. This report discusses indicators and triggers for both a slow onset scenario, such as pandemic influenza, and a no-notice scenario, such as an earthquake. Crisis Standards of Care features discussion toolkits customized to help various stakeholders develop indicators and triggers for their own organizations, agencies, and jurisdictions. The toolkit contains scenarios, key questions, and examples of indicators, triggers, and tactics to help promote discussion. In addition to common elements designed to facilitate integrated planning, the toolkit contains chapters specifically customized for emergency management, public health, emergency medical services, hospital and acute care, and out-of-hospital care."--Publisher's description.
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  • Demanding surgical situations require expert advice from pioneers in the field as well as from those on the front lines of trauma care. Practical and evidence-based, Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, 2nd Edition, draws on the experience of Drs. Juan A. Asensio and Donald D. Trunkey to offer a comprehensive, contemporary summary of the treatment and post-operative management of traumatic injuries. The concise format makes it ideally suited for everyday use, and new, full-color illustrations highlight the most important aspects of urgent surgical care, including ventilator management, damage control, noninvasive techniques, imaging, infection control, dealing with mass casualties, and treating injuries induced by chemical and biological agents.
  • 2011 ClinicalKey
    Imaging the head and brain / Joshua Broder and Robert Preston -- Imaging the face / Joshua Broder -- Imaging the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine / Joshua Broder -- Imaging soft tissues of the neck / Joshua Broder -- Imaging the chest : the chest radiograph / Joshua Broder -- Imaging chest trauma / Joshua S. Broder -- Imaging of pulmonary embolism and nontraumatic aortic pathology / Joshua Broder -- Cardiac CT imaging / Joshua Broder -- Imaging of nontraumatic abdominal conditions / Joshua Broder -- Imaging abdominal and flank trauma / Joshua Broder -- Imaging abdominal vascular catastrophes /Joshua Broder -- Imaging the genitourinary tract / Joshua Broder -- Imaging of the pelvis and hip / Joshua Broder -- Imaging the extremities / Joshua Broder -- Emergency department applications of musculoskeletal magnetic resonance imaging : an evidence-based assessment / Joshua Broder -- "Therapeutic imaging" : image-guided therapies in emergency medicine / Joshua Broder.
  • Disaster Response -- Immediate Response to Disasters -- Priorities in Post-disaster Management -- Refugee Camps -- Complex Emergencies -- Security for the Humanitarian Worker -- Global Players -- Global Development: Millennium Development Goals -- Nongovernmental Organizations and Aid -- Developing Healthcare Systems -- International Aid -- Future of Global Health -- Trauma and Surgery -- Prehospital Care -- Mass Casualty Incident -- Military Trauma -- Tropical Surgery -- Surgery in Austere Environments -- Tropical Medicine -- Polio and Vaccination Campaigns -- Malaria in Children -- Cholera: An Infectious Waterborne Disease -- HIV/AIDS -- Blinding Eye Diseases -- Public Health -- Malnutrition -- Sexual and Reproductive Health -- Maternal and Neonatal Health -- Mental Health Following Armed Conflict -- The Global Crisis in Noncommunicable Disease.
  • Disaster Preparedness for Seniors: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals outlines specific disaster scenarios for homebound, community, hospitalized, long term care, homeless and aged veterans. Chapters are written by a diverse group of authors, all of whom offer insight and expertise in training healthcare professionals in preparing for disasters. Topics include myths and realities of natural disasters and disaster preparedness for special populations of elders-the acute care elderly, the community-dwelling elderly, home based primary care senior veterans, the immune-compromised elderly, those with multiple and co morbid illnesses, the long-term care elderly, those elderly at the end of life and the effects of disaster on caregivers. A significant portion of the book is also devoted to training, competencies, literacy, cultural competency and resilience in disaster preparedness as well as the role of the academic medical center. The volume concludes with coverage of the management of behavioral, medical and psychological consequences of disasters. Disaster Preparedness for Seniors: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals is an important new volume and will serve as a guide for the development of programs, policies and procedures for evacuation of seniors during various disaster scenarios.
  • Since the first edition of the Handbook on Drowning in 2005, many epidemiological data have confirmed the burden of drowning in several parts of the world. Studies have increased the understanding of effective drowning prevention strategies, rescue techniques, and treatment options. Much has been learned about submersion and immersion hypothermia, SCUBA-diving injuries, the life-saving preparations of water-related disasters and how to deal with forensic investigations. In this updated second edition, experts from around the world provide a complete overview of current research data, consensus statements and expert opinions. The book Drowning provides evidence-based practical information and has a unique informative value for various groups with tasks, duties and responsibilities in this domain. In addition, the book may be an inspiration for future networks and research initiatives.
  • Section 1: The ECG in Prehospital Patient Care. Clinical Applications of the Electrocardiogram (ECG) / Robert C Schutt, William J Brady, Steven H Mitchell -- Clinical Impact of the Electrocardiogram (ECG) / Robert C Schutt, William J Brady, Steven H Mitchell -- Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram : Single-, Multi-, and 12-Lead Analysis / Robert C Reiser, Robert C Schutt, William J Brady -- Variants of the Normal, Lead Misplacement, and Electrocardiographic Artifact Encountered in Clinical Practice / Robert C Reiser, Robert C Schutt, William J Brady -- Section 2: Cardiac Rhythms and Cardiac Dysrhythmias. Cardiac Rhythms with Normal Rates / Korin B Hudson, William J Brady -- Narrow QRS Complex Tachycardia / Courtney B Saunders, Jeffrey D Ferguson -- Wide QRS Complex Tachycardia / Michael Levy, Francis X Nolan -- Bradycardia / Korin B Hudson, J Aidan Boswick, William J Brady -- Atrioventricular Conduction Block / Steven H Mitchell, Korin B Hudson, William J Brady -- Intraventricular Conduction Block: Bundle Branch Block and Other Conduction Abnormalities / Steven H Mitchell, Richard B Utarnachitt, William J Brady -- Atrial and Ventricular Ectopic Beats / Jeffrey D Ferguson, Michael Levy, J Aidan Boswick, William J Brady -- Section 3: Acute Coronary Syndrome and the 12-Lead ECG. Ischemic Heart Disease: Anatomic and Physiologic Considerations / Peter Pollak, Peter Monteleone, Kelly Williamson, David Carlberg, William J Brady -- Historical Development of the Prehospital Electrocardiogram (ECG) / Erik Iszkula, David Carlberg, William J Brady -- Electrocardiographic Findings in Acute Coronary Syndrome / Peter Monteleone, Peter Pollak, David Carlberg, William J Brady -- Section 4: Special Populations, High-Risk Presentation Scenarios, and Advanced Electrocardiographic Techniques. The Electrocardiogram in the Pediatric Patient / Robert Rutherford, Robin Naples, William J Brady -- The Electrocardiogram in the Poisoned Patient / Steven H Mitchell, Christopher P Holstege, William J Brady -- The Electrocardiogram in Hyperkalemia / Steven H Mitchell, William J Brady -- Life-Threatening Electrocardiographic Patterns / Steven H Mitchell, Richard B Utarnachitt, William J Brady -- The Electrocardiogram in Patients with Implanted Devices / Amita Sudhir, William J Brady -- Electrocardiographic Tools in Prehospital Care / Robin Naples, Alvin Wang, William J Brady -- Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome / William J Brady -- Cardiac Arrest Rhythms / Amita Sudhir, William J Brady -- Section 5: Electrocardiographic Differential Diagnosis of Common ECG Presentations. Electrocardiographic Differential Diagnosis of Narrow Complex Tachycardia / Megan Starling, William J Brady -- Electrocardiographic Differential Diagnosis of Wide Complex Tachycardia / Amita Sudhir, William J Brady -- Electrocardiographic Differential Diagnosis of Bradyarrhythmia / Megan Starling, William J Brady -- Electrocardiographic Differential Diagnosis of ST Segment Elevation / Megan Starling, William J Brady -- Electrocardiographic Differential Diagnosis of ST Segment Depression / Amita Sudhir, William J Brady -- Electrocardiographic Differential Diagnosis of T Wave Abnormalities: The Prominent T Wave and T Wave Inversions / Amita Sudhir, William J Brady.
  • Ultrasounds, a much reflected system -- The doctor in front of the machine -- The doctor and the machine in front of the patient -- The doctor, the machine, and the patient in front of the screen -- Learning methods -- Self-training procedure.
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been in clinical use for some 40 years, but it is only in the past decade that its application in the treatment of life-threatening circulatory and respiratory failure has truly flourished. This book presents a comprehensive overview of both pathophysiological and practical aspects of circulatory and respiratory extracorporeal support. The basics of ECMO, including its history, the "ECMO team", cannulation, materials, and blood-surface interactions, are first discussed. The various indications for and particular characteristics of circulatory and respiratory extracorporeal life support are then described in detail in the main part of the book. Patient care during ECMO and monitoring of the ECMO patient are also carefully covered, with explanation of the management of technical and clinical complications and transport-related problems. Further topics include long-term therapy options beyond ECMO, such as ventricular assist devices and transplants, outcome, the new frontiers of ECMO for organ procurement and future challenges. The authors are well-known experts in the field whose authoritative contributions and attention to practical aspects will be invaluable for novices and experienced practitioners alike.
  • This comprehensive guide answers commonly asked questions about neurosurgical conditions related to brain and spinal cord. Emergency Approaches to Neurosurgical Conditions fills the gap which arises after a diagnosis is made on the loved one, explaining the basics of neurosurgical diseases and their management. Emergency Approaches to Neurosurgical Conditions concentrates on the brain and spine, both in surgery and radiotherapy, as well as congenital and accident-related conditions. This comprehensive book which is part of a book-set including Comprehensive Guide to Neurosurgical Conditions, informs the reader on various symptoms to look for, and helps with the management of brain and spine surgery in chapters written by reputed neurosurgeons to help the physicians, the patients and their families.
  • "This book is written and designed to provide medical educators in emergency medicine with resource for integrating medical simulation into their teaching practices. Material is provided in the form of clinical cases which are drawn from a diverse group of faculty authors from a range of major teaching centers. The cases provide readers with a full spectrum of pathology. Moreover, each case is formatted and annotated so that it can be tailored to novice or advanced learners, and easily deployed in a diversity of settings. Valuable "tips or tricks" accompany images patient data. Overall, this book is deal for use by EM educators as part of a tailored teaching and assessment portfolio"--Provided by publisher.
  • Be prepared to manage increasingly prevalent problems seen in the ED, such as emergent complications of fertility treatment and management of patients who have had bariatric surgery. Deliver high-quality care to your younger patients with expanded pediatrics content. Stay up to date with new chapters on Clotting Disorders and Hemophilia, Patient-Centered Care, Health Disparities and Diversity in Emergency Medicine, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Antibiotic Recommendations for Empirical Treatment of Selected Infectious Diseases, and Cardiac Emergency Ultrasound: Evaluation for Pericardial Effusion & Cardiac Activity.
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    1. Headache in the Emergency Department / Carrie E. Robertson, David F. Black and Jerry W. Swanson -- 2. Low Back Pain Emergencies / Luis A. Serrano, Tim Maus and J.D. Bartleson -- 3. Dizziness and Vertigo Presentations in the Emergency Department / Kevin A. Kerber and Robert W. Baloh -- 4. Syncope / Mark D. Carlson -- 5. Acute Visual Loss / Cédric Lamirel, Nancy J. Newman and Valérie Biousse -- 6. Diplopia, Third Nerve Palsies, and Sixth Nerve Palsies / Janet C. Rucker -- 7. Facial Nerve Palsy / James M. Gilchrist -- 8. Acute Stroke Evaluation and Management / Ty Tiesong Shang, Dileep R. Yavagal, Jose G. Romano and Ralph L. Sacco -- 9. Intracerebral Hemorrhage / Pratik Vishnu Patel, Lucas Elijovich and J. Claude Hemphill -- 10. Seizures and Status Epilepticus / Sandipan Pati and Joseph I. Sirven -- 11. Central Nervous System Infections / Karen L. Roos -- 12. Weakness (Guillain-Barré Syndrome) / Mengjing Huan and A. Gordon Smith -- 13. Spinal Cord Compression and Myelopathies / William F. Schmalstieg and Brian G. Weinshenker -- 14. Movement Disorder Emergencies / Robert L. Rodnitzky -- 15. Encephalopathy / Steven L. Lewis -- 16. Acute Respiratory Failure in Neuromuscular Disorders / Cynthia L. Bodkin and Robert M. Pascuzzi -- 17. Coma and Brain Death / Robert E. Hoesch and Romergryko G. Geocadin -- 18. Neurotoxicology Emergencies / Laura M. Tormoehlen -- 19. Substance Abuse, Somatization, and Personality Disorders / Ronald Kanner.
  • Emergency Orthopedics is a practical, up-to-date, and comprehensive manual on the diagnosis and treatment of emergency injuries and disorders of the locomotor system. Its problem-based structure, with each chapter addressing a particular symptom, is designed to allow the reader to rapidly locate hands-on advice. For each symptom, facts and findings that will assist in diagnosis are highlighted. Possible diagnoses are suggested according to the ICD-10 code, and the proposed treatment recommendations consider both short- and long-term aspects. The text is supported by exceptionally instructive illustrations, e.g., of examination techniques and reduction maneuvers. The author has extensive practical experience in emergency rooms as well as in sports medicine, research, and education. This book will be a treasure trove of information for all who work in the emergency room and will also be very useful for general practitioners, physiotherapists, and chiropractors.
  • Imaging of Acute Aortic Conditions -- Emergencies of the Biliary Tract -- Acute Appendicitis -- Imaging of Small Bowel -- Imaging of Bowel Obstruction -- Imaging of Acute Colonic Disorders -- Imaging of Genitourinary Emergencies -- Imaging of Acute Conditions of Male Reproductive Organs -- Imaging of Blunt and Penetrating Abdominal Trauma -- Acute Nontraumatic Imaging in the Liver and Spleen -- Imaging of Acute Pancreas -- Imaging of Acute Obstetric Disorders -- Imaging of Acute Gynecologic Disorders -- Emergency Radionuclide Imaging of the Thorax and Abdomen -- Imaging of Neck Emergencies -- Imaging of Acute Head Emergencies -- Imaging of Facial Fractures -- Stroke and Its Imaging Evaluation -- Imaging of Acute Orbital Pathologies -- Imaging of Upper Extremity -- Lower Extremity Trauma -- Imaging of Spinal Trauma -- Imaging of Nontraumatic Mediastinal and Pulmonary Processes -- Imaging of Acute Thoracic Trauma -- Imaging of Lines and Tubes -- Imaging of Pediatric Emergencies.
  • The term "acute abdomen" refers to a serious, often progressive clinical situation that calls for immediate diagnostic and therapeutic action. Today, diagnosis via imaging has basically replaced the physical examination in the emergency room and the Radiologist has become of primary importance in this setting. However, close co-operation among the various specialists involved is essential for successful patient management, and thus the Radiologist needs to have a full understanding of the imaging modalities and technical skills required, as well as appropriate clinical knowledge of t
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  • The Requisites series for studying and rotation preparation presents this essential text on emergency radiology. It provides the foundation and the heart of the information you need for the Board exam and every day clinical use. With key features like emergent findings tables and differential diagnoses tables plus 600 high-quality images, this book makes it easy to review important information. Experts on various body systems and modalities of emergency radiology bring you a concise reference that meets all of your study needs.
  • "The aim of this comprehensive encyclopedia is to provide detailed information on intensive care medicine contributing to the broad field of emergency medicine. Entries A - Z covering the following disciplines: neurologic problems, respiratory disorders, cardiovascular disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, nutrition therapy, metabolic disorders, renal disorders, infectious diseases, hematologic disorders, special populations, emergency medicine, trauma, ICU procedures, special issues."--Publisher.
  • Endocrine Emergencies: Recognition and Treatment offers a state-of-the-art update on the management of endocrine, diabetic, and metabolic emergencies. Developed by renowned experts, this comprehensive and easy to read title brings the field fully up to date, setting a high standard for diagnosis and treatment in each category. All chapters begin with a summary that presents, in concentrated form, what the physician needs to know to begin the evaluation and emergency treatment of the known endocrine emergencies. This is followed by an extended discussion of the pathophysiology that can be read after initial treatment has begun. Covering such areas as hypoglycemia, acute adrenal insufficiency, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, thyroid storm, and pituitary apoplexy, just to name several, Endocrine Emergencies: Recognition and Treatment is an invaluable, practical resource that will be of great interest to endocrinologists, internal medicine and emergency room physicians, fellows and residents.
  • E-FAST (extended focused assessment by sonograpy for trauma) represents the basic ultrasonographic approach to any trauma patient. Identification or exclusion of free fluid and air in the abdominal and thoracic cavities plays a pivotal role in deciding the immediate diagnostic and therapeutic path. Learning E-FAST is mandatory for all acute care surgeons and all physicians involved in trauma management. The structure of the book and its practical approach will make it an easy-to-consult and quick reference tool for beginners and a useful support for more experienced professionals.
  • Introduction -- The role and importance of first responders to dealing with psychologically disordered individuals -- Normal vs. abnormal behavior: a continuum -- Key mental health issues in the criminal justice and emergency medical systems -- Disorders of the brain and central nervous system -- The psychotic disorders -- The mood disorders -- The anxiety, somatoform and dissociative disorders -- The personality disorders -- The substance use disorders -- Crisis, terrorism and trauma-based disorders -- Therapeutic justice -- Mental disorders in youth -- Index.
  • Perpetrators / John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker -- The Victims of violence / Carroll Ann Ellis -- Interviewing techniques / Peggy L. Johnson and John S. O'Brien II -- Forensic emergency medicine: penetrating trauma / William S. Smock -- Forensic aspects of motor vehicle trauma / William S. Smock -- Forensic examination of adult victims and perpetrators of sexual assault / Judith A. Linden, Annie Lewis-O'Connor, and M. Christine Jackson -- Sexual abuse and sexual assault of adolescents / V. Jill Kempthorne -- Child sexual assault: the acute assessment / Mary-Theresa L. Baker -- Child abuse/assault / Richard Lichenstein and Adrienne H. Suggs -- Elder abuse / Adam J. Geroff and Jonathan S. Olshaker -- Treating survivors of intimate partner abuse: forensic identification and documentation / Daniel J. Sheridan -- New drugs of abuse / K. Sophia Dyer -- Serology and DNA evidence / Rosalind Bowman, Teri J. Labbe, and Kimberly A. Mullings -- Law enforcement / Donald E. Steinhice -- Sexual assault and the criminal justice system / Sharon A.H. May -- Testifying / Sharon A.H. May -- Forensic photography in the emergency department / William S. Smock and Patrick E. Besant-Matthews.
  • All European countries, including those that have recently joined the European Union or are candidates for membership, currently show a clear trend towards an increasing number of accidental injuries. This holds true for a range of injuries, including accidents among the elderly, sports injuries, and trauma due to traffic accidents. The increase in the number of injuries is accompanied by rising expectations among patients, who anticipate good functional results even after serious injuries. Despite these developments, trauma surgery is not yet established as an independent field in all European countries. Against this background, there is a clear need for a book that covers the state of the art in trauma surgery. This volume, which focuses on basics in trauma surgery is intended to help to meet this need. It will also serve to harmonize the practice of trauma surgery within the European Union and to prepare for the UEMS EBSQ trauma surgery.
  • Geriatric Trauma and Critical Care provides a multidisciplinary overview of the assessment and management of the elderly patient presenting with surgical pathology. By utilizing current literature and evidence-based resources, the textbook elucidates the unique nature of caring for the elderly population. The structure of the volume provides the reader with an overview of the physiologic and psychological changes, as well as the impact on the healthcare system, associated with the aging process. Emphasis is placed on the impact of aging, pre-existing medical problems, effects of polypharmacy, advanced directives and end-of-life wishes on acute surgical problems, including trauma and surgical critical care. Special attention is given to the ethical implications of management of the aged. The multidisciplinary contributors provide a unique point of view not common to surgical texts. The textbook is the definitive resource for practicing surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, intensivists, anesthesiologists, hospitalists, geriatricians, as well as surgical residents, nurses and therapists, all who care for elderly patients with surgical emergencies.
  • Part 1. History, epidemiology, prevention and education / A history of burn care. Leopoldo C. Cancio and Steven E. Wolf -- Epidemiology and prevention of burns throughout the world / Michael D. Peck -- Prevention of burn injuries / Anna Arno and Judy Knighton -- Burns associated with wars and disasters / Jonathan B. Lundy and Leopoldo C. Cancio -- Education in burns / Kunaal Jindal and Shahriar Shahrokhi -- European practice guidelines for burn care: Minimum level of burn care provision in Europe / Pavel Brychta -- Part 2. Pre-hospital and initial management of burns. Pre-hospital, fluid and early management, burn wound evaluation / Folke Sjöberg -- Medical documentation of burn injuries / Herbert L. Haller, Michael Giretzlehner, Johannes Dirnberger and Robert Owen -- Pathophysiology of burn injury / Gerd G. Gauglitz and Marc G. Jeschke -- Anesthesia for patients with acute burn injuries / Lee C. Woodson, Edward Sherwood, Alexis McQuitty and Mark D. Talon -- Diagnosis and management of inhalation injury / Tina L. Palmieri and Richard L. Gamelli -- Respiratory management / Robert Cartotto -- Part 3. Acute burn care and therapy. Organ responses and organ support / Kathryn L. Butler and Robert L. Sheridan -- Critical care of thermally injured patient / Mette M. Berger, Shahriar Shahrokhi and Marc G. Jeschke -- Treatment of infection in burns / Gerd G. Gauglitz, Shahriar Shahrokhi and Marc G. Jeschke -- Acute treatment of severely burned pediatric patients / Gerd G. Gauglitz and Marc G. Jeschke -- Adult burn management / Peter Dziewulski, Jorge-Leon Villapalos and Joan Pere Barret -- Burns in older adults / Tam N. Pham -- Acute management of facial burns / Peter Dziewulski and Jorge-Leon Villapalos -- Hand burns / Benjamin P. Amis and Matthew B. Klein -- Treatment of burns -- established and novel technology / Ludwik K. Branski, Manuel Dibildox, Shahriar Shahrokhi and Marc G. Jeschke -- Wound healing / David A. Brown and Nicole S. Gibran -- Pain management after burn trauma / Richard Girtler and Burkhard Gustorff -- Nutrition support for the burn patient / Amalia Cochran, Jeffrey R. Saffle and Caran Graves -- HBO and burns / Harald Andel -- Nursing management of the burn-injured person / Judy Knighton and Mary Jako -- Outpatient burn care / Bernd Hartmann and Christian Ottomann -- Part 4. Non-thermal burns. Electrical injury / Brett D. Arnoldo, John L. Hunt and Gary F. Purdue -- Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of chemical burns / Leila Kolios and Günter Germann -- Necrotizing and exfoliative diseases of the skin / David A. Sieber, Gerard J. Abood and Richard L. Gamelli -- Frostbite / Paul Kraincuk, Maike Keck, David Lumenta and Lars-Peter Kamolz.
  • Harwood-Nuss' Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine presents a clinically focused and evidence-based summary of this specialty, giving you fast, dependable answers to the clinical questions that arise in your practice. Templated chapters guide you through the clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, evaluation, management, and disposition of a full range of complaints and conditions seen in the ED, with highlighted critical interventions and common pitfalls . all the information you need to provide each patient with optimal care.--Provided by publisher.
  • Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability throughout the world. Intravenous lytics and endovascular stroke treatment were demonstrated to be highly beneficial in clinical trials and in achieving net cost savings. However, time is of the essence in the management of stroke as for every minute that stroke is left untreated, an estimated 1.9 million neurons are destroyed. An optimized stroke pathway can dramatically impact patient outcome. Every medical service will differ.This book offers a concise and practical guide on how to set up and efficiently run an acute stroke service tailored to the needs of the individual center as a provider of primary, secondary, or tertiary care. It documents the essential knowledge on current imaging and treatment options and offers guidance in organizing a site-specific stroke pathway that will ensure the quickest possible provision of treatment, thereby optimizing benefit to the patient and maximizing cost-effectiveness. The authors played an integral part in the development and operation of one of Europe's most successful early stroke centers and also have experience of the factors that can undermine the creation of world-class stroke units. On this basis, they address the key aspects of the stroke pathway and explain how organizing this can reduce the number of severe outcomes by ensuring that appropriate steps are taken during the early moments after stroke when intervention can make a profound difference. The challenging, multidisciplinary nature of care is emphasized, and this handbook will be an invaluable source for every member of the stroke team, including doctors, nurses, stroke coordinators, emergency and rehabilitation providers as well as hospital administrators.
  • "Improvised Medicine is written for healthcare providers treating patients during a crisis situation or in a primitive environment, for diseases and disorders they have little or no hands-on experience with. The book begins with situational analysis and basic needs in a crisis, then moves on to cover specific triage, diagnosis, and stabilization efforts. It then provides medical interventions for surgical and non-surgical problems"--Provided by publisher.
  • "The Practitioner's understanding of emergency medicine principles and practice, directly benefiting patient care in a variety of emergency settings An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine, Second Edition is a much-needed resource for individuals practicing this challenging field. This textbook is novel in its approach to emergency medicine topics. It describes in detail the best and most current methods to care for patients in the emergency department, including initial evaluation, generation of differential diagnoses, problem solving, and management of challenging conditions based on presenting symptoms. Unlike other textbooks, in which the diagnosis is known, this textbook approaches clinical problems as clinicians manage patients - without full knowledge of the final diagnosis. It provides an understanding for how to approach patients with undifferentiated conditions, ask the right questions, gather historical data, utilize physical examination skills, and order and interpret appropriate laboratory and radiographic tests. This textbook also provides current management and disposition strategies with controversies presented, including pearls, pitfalls, and myths for topics covered. Chapters are written by nationally- and internationally respected clinicians, educators, and researchers in the field of emergency medicine. Second Edition of An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine offers just the right combination of text, clinical images, and practical information for students, residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and experienced physicians in all medical disciplines"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Epidemiology of acute obstetric emergencies -- Acute changes in fetal heart rate tracing: when it becomes an emergency -- Evaluation and management of antepartum and intrapartum hemorrhage -- Evaluation and management of postpartum hemorrhage -- Amniotic fluid embolism -- Pulmonary embolism in pregnancy -- Peripartum cardiomyopathy and pulmonary edema -- Management of severe sepsis and septic shock -- Management of hypertensive crisis including stroke -- Management of eclampsia -- Subcapsular liver hematoma -- Diabetic ketoacidosis -- Thyroid storm in pregnancy -- Cardiorespiratory arrest and cardiorespiratory resuscitation in pregnancy -- Indications and techniques for transcervical and abdominal cerclage -- Techniques and complications of planned and emergency cesarean section -- Avoiding and managing lower urinary tract injury during vaginal and abdominal deliveries.
  • From the Publisher: Prepared by the faculty of the National Emergency Airway Management Course, this manual is an expert, practical guide to emergency airway management in any adult or pediatric patient. It offers step-by-step instructions on techniques, drug administration, and prevention and management of complications and includes a complete section on difficult clinical scenarios. The book is packed with easy-to-follow algorithms and diagrams and helpful mnemonics. Each of the Third Edition's chapters includes improved full-color illustrations and updated evidence-based analyses of procedures. A new section geared to the prehospital setting presents current National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians guidelines, including alternative airway devices.
  • Part 1. Lung Development and Maldevelopment -- Development of the Respiratory System -- Developmental Lung Anomalies -- Part 2. Principles of Mechanical Ventilation -- Spontaneous Breathing -- Pulmonary Gas Exchange -- Oxygen Therapy -- Oxygen Toxicity -- Pulmonary Mechanics -- Basic Principles of Mechanical Ventilation -- Classification of Mechanical Ventilation Devices -- Ventilator Parameters -- Respiratory Gas Conditioning and Humidification -- Part 3. Procedures and Techniques -- Clinical Examination -- Neonatal Resuscitation -- Laryngoscopy and Endotracheal Intubation -- Vascular Access -- Tracheostomy -- Part 4. Monitoring the Ventilated Patient -- Continuous Monitoring Techniques -- Pulse Oximetry -- Interpretation of Blood Gases -- Neonatal Pulmonary Graphics -- Radiography -- Transillumination -- Echocardiography -- Bronchoscopy -- Part 5. Non-Invasive Ventilatory Techniques -- Nasal Cannula Therapy -- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure -- Non-invasive Ventilation -- Part 6. Ventilatory Modes and Modalities -- Positive End-Expiratory Pressure -- Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation -- Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation -- Assist/Control Ventilation -- Volume-Targeted Ventilation -- Pressure Control Ventilation -- Pressure Support Ventilation -- Proportional Assist Ventilation -- Part 7. High-Frequency Ventilation -- High-Frequency Ventilation: General Concepts -- High-Frequency Jet Ventilation -- High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation -- Part 8. Commonly Used Neonatal Ventilators -- VIP Bird Gold Ventilator -- AVEA Ventilator -- Bear Cub 750PSV -- Newport Wave -- Newport e360 -- Dräger Babylog VN500 Infant and Pediatric Ventilator -- SERVO-i Ventilator and Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA) -- SLE5000 and SLE4000 Infant Ventilators -- Bunnell Life Pulse High-Frequency Jet Ventilator -- Sensormedics 3100A High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilator -- Part 9. Adjunctive Therapies -- Hemodynamic Support -- Nutritional Support of the Ventilated Infant -- Surfactant Replacement Therapy -- Pharmacologic Agents -- Automatic Control of Oxygen Delivery -- Sedation and Analgesia -- Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy -- Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation -- Liquid Ventilation for Neonatal Respiratory Failure -- Part 10. Management of Common Neonatal Respiratory Diseases -- Mechanisms of Respiratory Failure -- Tissue Hypoxia -- Indications for Mechanical Ventilation -- Respiratory Distress Syndrome -- Pneumonia -- Meconium Aspiration Syndrome -- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn -- Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia -- Pulmonary Hypoplasia/Agenesis -- Apnea Syndromes -- Weaning and Extubation -- Part 11. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia -- Etiology and Pathogenesis -- Management -- Long-Term Outcome of Newborns with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia -- Part 12. Complications Associated With Mechanical Ventilation -- Thoracic Air Leaks -- Patent Ductus Arteriosus -- Neonatal Pulmonary Hemorrhage -- Retinopathy of Prematurity -- Neurologic Complications of Mechanical Ventilation -- Part 13. Other Considerations -- Nursing Care of the Ventilated Infant -- Transport of Ventilated Babies -- Home Ventilation -- Discharge Planning and Follow-Up of the NICU Graduate -- Part 14. Ethical and Legal Considerations -- Initiation of Life Support at the Border of Viability -- Withdrawal of Ventilatory Support -- Medical Liability, Documentation, and Risk Management -- Part 15. Research and the Literature -- Interpreting Medical Literature.
  • The Importance of Acute Respiratory Failure in the ICU -- The Epidemiology of Mechanical Ventilation -- Long-term Outcomes of Mechanical Ventilation -- Understanding and Changing the Practice of Mechanical Ventilation in the Community -- Control of Breathing During Mechanical Ventilation -- Patient-ventilator Interactions -- Physiological Rationale for Ventilation of Patients with Obstructive Diseases -- Role of the Clinician in Adjusting Ventilator Parameters During Assisted Ventilation -- Neurally-adjusted Ventilatory Assist -- Liberating Patients from Mechanical Ventilation: What Have we Learned About Protocolizing Care? -- Novel Approaches to Monitoring Mechanical Ventilatory Support -- Indications for Non-invasive Ventilation -- Non-invasive Ventilation: Causes of Success or Failure -- Non-invasive Ventilation in Immunocompromised Patients -- Biophysical Factors Leading to VILI -- Vascular Contribution to VILI -- VILI: Physiological Evidence -- Systemic Effects of Mechanical Ventilation -- Chest Wall Mechanics in ARDS -- Targets in Mechanical Ventilation for ARDS -- How to Detect VILI at the Bedside? -- Lung Morphology in ARDS: How it Impacts Therapy -- Recruitment Maneuvers in ARDS -- Spontaneous Breathing During Ventilatory Support in Patients with ARDS -- Pressure-support Ventilation in Patients with ALI/ -- Prone Ventilation -- Adjuncts to Mechanical Ventilation for ARDS including Biological Variability -- Summary of Clinical Trials of Mechanical Ventilation in ARDS.
  • Presenting an overview of the basic principles of disaster management, this book describes the role of emergency medicine in disaster planning and mass casualty events. From disaster capacity to hazard risk score and vulnerability analysis, it addresses various aspects of disaster planning.
  • This book, written by members of the core faculty responsible for European courses on Medical Response to Major Incidents (MRMI), is a practical guide for all medical staff on how to respond to a wide range of disaster scenarios. The entire spectrum of knowledge is covered, from command and coordination through to the management of individual casualties. Central importance is attached to the key component of decision making by explaining what needs to be done for patients in particular situations and the required order and timing of treatment measures. Simplified methods receive due attention, as it is often necessary for medical staff to administer primary treatment outside of their own specialty. This book will prove an invaluable aid to all who may be involved in the response to major accidents and disasters, including medical and nursing students, ambulance crew, and military personnel as well as medical specialists.
  • Since 1986, Medicine for the Outdoors has been hailed as the definitive take-along manual on the subject. Packed with step-by-step instructions and how-to explanations, this updated edition tells you the best way to respond to just about any medical problem. Logically organized, simple-to-understand enhanced illustrations and an increased focus on new topics mean this medical reference book may literally save your life. Whether you're venturing into mountains, deserts, forests, or out to sea, it belongs in your pack!
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  • This is an introduction to the patient monitoring technologies that are used in today's acute care environments, including the operating room, recovery room, emergency department, intensive care unit, and telemetry floor. To a significant extent, day-to-day medical decision-making relies on the information provided by these technologies, yet how they actually work is not always addressed during education and training. The editors and contributors are world-renowned experts who specialize in developing, refining, and testing the technology that makes modern-day clinical monitoring possible. Their aim in creating the book is to bridge the gap between clinical training and clinical practice with an easy to use and up-to-date guide. ·How monitoring works in a variety of acute care settings ·For any healthcare professional working in an acute care environment ·How to apply theoretical knowledge to real patient situations ·Hemodynamic, respiratory, neuro-, metabolic, and other forms of monitoring ·Information technologies in the acute care setting ·New and future technologies.
  • A Brief Introduction to Movement Disorders / Steven J. Frucht -- Acute Parkinsonism / Hubert H. Fernandez and Joseph H. Friedman -- Parkinsonism-Hyperpyrexia Syndrome in Parkinson's Disease / Daniel E. Huddleston and Stewart A. Factor -- Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome / Stanley N. Caroff, Stephan C. Mann, Kenneth A. Sullivan and E. Cabrina Campbell -- Malignant Catatonia / Stephan C. Mann, Stanley N. Caroff, Henry R. Bleier and E. Cabrina Campbell -- Psychosis and Parkinson's Disease / Christina L. Vaughan and Jennifer G. Goldman -- Abductor Paresis in Shy-Drager Disease / Eiji Isozaki -- Movement Disorder Emergencies of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract / Lesley Childs, Scott Rickert, Boris Bentsianov, Ajay Chitkara and Anthony Cultrara, et al. -- Dystonic Storm / Melissa J. Nirenberg and Blair Ford -- Pseudodystonic Emergencies / Jong-Min Kim and Beom S. Jeon -- Tardive and Neuroleptic-Induced Emergencies / Paul E. Greene and Steven J. Frucht -- Hemiballism-Hemichorea / Ronald B. Postuma and Anthony E. Lang -- Sydenham's Chorea, PANDAS, and Other Post-streptococcal Neurological Disorders / Roser Pons -- Emergencies in Huntington's Disease / Kathleen M. Shannon -- Acute Spinal Rigidity / P. D. Thompson -- Tic Emergencies / Vanessa K. Hinson and Christopher G. Goetz -- Malignant Phonic Tics / Joseph Jankovic -- Serotonin Syndrome / Mark Forrest Gordon and Adena N. Leder -- Risks and Dangers from Hyperekplexia and Other Startle Disorders / Frederick Andermann and Eva Andermann -- Perioperative Emergencies Associated with Deep Brain Stimulation / Takashi Morishita, Adam P. Burdick and Michael S. Okun -- Psychogenic Movement Disorders / Daniel Schneider and Daniel T. Williams -- Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis and Other Autoimmune and Paraneoplastic Movement Disorders / Jessica Panzer and Josep Dalmau -- Wilson's Disease / George J. Brewer -- Dopa-Responsive Dystonia / Yoshiaki Furukawa, Mark Guttman, Shinichiro Nakamura and Stephen J. Kish -- Whipple's Disease / Eoin Mulroy, John Lynch and Tim Lynch -- Driving Risk in Patients with Movement Disorders / Ergun Y. Uc -- Genetics and Genetic Counseling Related Issues / Martha A. Nance -- Suicide Risk in Parkinson's Disease / Valerie Voon.
  • General Principles of Initial Care -- Radiographic Imaging -- Infections Involving the Musculoskeletal System -- Analgesia, Conscious Sedation, Regional Blocks, and Anesthesia -- Analgesia, Conscious Sedation, Regional Blocks, and Anesthesia -- Perioperative Assessment -- Pregnancy -- Spine -- Shoulder -- Elbow and Distal Humerus -- Wrist and Forearm -- Hand and Digits -- Hip and Thigh -- Distal Femur, Knee, and Patella -- Ankle -- Foot -- Pelvis -- Introduction to Pediatric Trauma -- Pediatric Pathologic Fractures --Pediatric Shoulder and Humeral Shaft -- Pediatric Elbow -- Pediatric Forearm and Distal Radius and Ulna Fractures -- Pediatric Hand Injuries -- Pediatric Cervical Spine Fractures -- Pediatric Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures -- Pediatric Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures -- Pediatric Fractures and Dislocations of the Hip -- Pediatric Femur -- Fractures of the Pediatric Knee -- Pediatric Tibia and Fibular Shaft and Ankle Fractures -- Pediatric Foot -- Appendix Administrative and Regulatory Issues Relating to Emergency Department Management of Musculoskeletal Emergencies.
  • Coma -- Delirium -- Dizziness and vertigo -- Facial weakness (Bell's Palsy) -- Giant cell arteritis/temproal arteritis -- Guillain-Barrè Syndrome -- Headache -- Head injury -- Meningitis and encephalitis -- Multiple sclerosis (exacerbation) -- Myasthenia gravis -- Neck and back pain -- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) -- Postherpetic neuralgia -- Pseudotumor cerebri -- Seizures and status epilepticus -- Spinal cord compression -- Stroke and TIA -- Syncope -- Transient global amnesia (TGA) -- Visual impairments -- Appendices.
  • This edition covers the most frequently encountered neurosurgical emergencies caused by disease, infection, trauma, and complications. It presents the current surgical guidelines for managing the full range of neurosurgical emergencies including those involving intracranial, spinal, and peripheral nerve pathology, and neurosurgical problems in pediatric patients. Expert specialists present their clinical insights in easy-to-follow protocols. Concise descriptions enable the reader to rapidly gain a firm understanding of pathogenesis of the problem, classification of injury, evaluation, clinical presentation, imaging, surgical indications, surgical approaches, and prognosis.
  • This authoritative reference equips you with the essential knowledge to provide comprehensive and effective care to children in an emergency setting. From age-specific diagnoses and chief complaints through developmental considerations and psychosocial issues, this text guides you through the full range of medical and surgical conditions commonly encountered when treating pediatric emergencies. The use of full color throughout, diagnostic algorithms, text boxes, charts, clinical pearls and pitfalls, and other visual features ensure the book will make crucial clinical information easy to find and apply. Tap into expert guidance on all aspects of pediatric emergency medicine, from the physical exam and usual and unusual presentations through to disposition criteria and transfer issues. Access step-by-step guidance on administering critical life support interventions and providing effective diagnostic and therapeutic ambulatory care. Quickly review specific treatment protocols for various emergency settings, including general emergency departments, community hospitals, tertiary care centers, EMS and transport, and triage. Find information fast with or without a known diagnosis, with content organized both by chief complaints and by specific diagnoses. Better understand how problems present differently in infants, children, and adolescents with age-specific diagnoses. Identify and manage the psychosocial issues surrounding pediatric patients, including major depression and suicidality, sexual and physical abuse, child neglect, and violence. Easily absorb key information with the aid of text boxes, algorithms, clinical pearls, and pitfalls. Retrieve information easily with a consistent templated format.
  • Childhood resuscitation -- Neonatal resuscitation -- Respiratory failure -- Shock -- Abdominal pain -- Altered mental status -- Apnea, sudden infant death syndrome, and apparent life-threatening events -- Chest pain -- Cough -- Crying and irritability in the young child -- Diarrhea -- Ear pain -- Fever -- Foreign bodies in children -- Headache -- Hematuria and dysuria -- Hypertension -- Jaundice -- Limp -- Neck masses -- Pediatric rashes -- Red eye -- Scrotal pain -- Sore throat -- Stiff neck -- Stridor -- Syncope -- Vaginal bleeding/discharge -- Vomiting -- Anaphylaxis -- Cardiac emergencies -- Central nervous system emergencies -- Endocrine disorders -- Fluids and electrolytes -- Gastrointestinal emergencies -- Gynecologic emergencies -- Hematologic and oncologic emergencies -- Infectious disease emergencies -- Poisonings -- Psychiatric emergencies -- Respiratory emergencies -- Technology-assisted children-acute care -- Dental/periodontal emergencies -- General surgery emergencies -- Neurosurgical emergencies -- Ophthalmologic emergencies -- Orthopedic emergencies -- Otorhinolaryngology emergencies -- Urologic emergencies -- Abdominal trauma -- Burns and smoke inhalation -- Child abuse -- Dental injuries -- Extremity injuries -- Eye injuries -- Head trauma -- Minor trauma -- Multiple trauma -- Neck and cervical spine trauma -- Pelvic trauma and genitourinary injury -- Pediatric sports injuries -- Thoracic trauma -- Bites and stings -- Drowning -- Electrical and lightning injuries -- Heat-related illness -- Hypothermia -- Chemical and biologic terrorism -- Emergency medical services and prehospital care -- Patient safety in the emergency department -- Risk management and legal issues -- Sedation and analgesia -- Transport medicine.
  • Tools and resources for pediatric practices to develop strategies and action plans, promote collaborative discussions, increase state- and community-level preparedness efforts to best address children's needs in times of emergency, pandemic, outbreak, or disaster.
  • Written by internationally recognized leaders in hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) research and practice, this exciting new book provides evidence-based, practical, useful information for anyone involved in HBOT. It outlines the physiologic principles that constitute the basis for understanding the clinical implications for treatment and describes recent advances and current research, along with new approaches to therapy. This book is an essential tool for anyone who cares for patients with difficult-to-heal wounds, wounds from radiation therapy, carbon monoxide poisoning, and more. Provides comprehensive coverage of pathophysiology and clinically relevant information so you can master the specialty. Covers the relevance of HBOT in caring for diverse populations including critical care patients, infants and pediatric patients, and divers. Features a section on the technical aspects of HBOT to provide insight into the technology and physics regarding HBO chambers. Presents evidence to support the effectiveness of HBOT as well as the possible side effects. Describes situations where HBOT would be effective through indication-specific chapters on chronic wounds, radiation and crush injuries, decompression sickness, and more.
  • Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Overview of headache in the emergency department -- Getting started -- Secondary headaches -- General treatment strategies -- Treating the child and adolescent with acute headache -- Treatment of pregnant and breastfeeding patients with acute headache in the ED -- Treatment of the older adult patient (>50 years old) with acute headache in the ED -- Managing risk in the ED -- After the ED: arranging post-ED follow-up care.
  • Modern vascular neurology, particularly in the emergency setting, often requires a great capacity for analysis and synthesis. Physicians who manage these patients must have acquired multidisciplinary skills, including a good knowledge of clinical neurology and medical imaging, but they may also need to be skilled in cardiology and intensive care. The initial clinical and imaging examinations play a decisive role in the management strategy. This book, written by neurologists and neuroradiologists, is designed to help all physicians involved in the management of neurovascular disease. The format and contents of this book, including the latest guidelines from learned societies, are designed to provide a succinct and practical guide. Although this book is particularly devoted to ischaemic stroke, other neurovascular diseases, especially haemorrhagic stroke, are also discussed. This book should constitute a valuable tool for everyday practice for all medical personnel involved in neurovascular disease.

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