The Atlas of Emergency Medicine by Lawrence B. Stack, Alan B. Storrow, Kevin J. Knoop

By Lawrence B. Stack, Alan B. Storrow, Kevin J. Knoop

The main whole and depended on visible compendium of emergency medicine—extensively up to date with 1500 full-color illustrations A Doody's center name for 2011! four superstar DOODY'S assessment! "This is a wonderful research relief, particularly for visible learners....This atlas could be the main complete resource of top quality emergency drugs photographs available....This booklet is phenomenal. I used it earlier than my in-service examination and located it a pleasant method to solidify the data with pictures, which drastically raises the opportunity of recall."--Doody's overview provider supreme to the bedside perform of emergency drugs, The Atlas of Emergency medication is the last word visible advisor to the analysis and therapy of universal and unusual stipulations encountered within the Emergency division. packed with 1500 crisp, transparent full-color photos, this crucial scientific better half is logically geared up by means of organ approach after which by means of challenge, making it a realistic fast reference for clinical scholars, citizens in education, new graduates getting ready for his or her certification examination, the training surgeon, and teachers. The 3rd variation of The Atlas of Emergency medication beneficial properties a good extra streamlined presentation with transparent, concise textual content and an unrivaled selection of diagnoses-speeding photographs. Forming the center of the booklet, those photos convey you what to appear for and are observed by way of short, high-yield descriptions of medical difficulties. the recent variation additionally positive aspects an improved template, and new assurance of airway emergencies, tropical stipulations, toxicologic emergencies, and electrocardiographs. NEW TO THIS version 1,500 full-color medical photos (more than two times the volume present in the former version) New bankruptcy template: “Clinical Summary”: clinically appropriate observations on differential prognosis “Emergency division remedy and Disposition”: a short evaluate of need-to-know diagnostic instructions and suggestions “Clinical Pearls”: instructive suggestions and insights on particular facets of stipulations that are tough to discover in different texts 4 new chapters that improve the book’s hands-on worth: Tropical medication: displays an elevated emphasis on worldwide entry to healthcare and more uncomplicated sufferer trip Toxicology: good points an updated, authoritative overview of the way to diagnose and deal with chosen toxicological emergencies ECG Abnormalities: provides turnkey insights into the quick popularity of pathological ECG’s, highlighting the electrocardiographic features of every featured scientific challenge Airway strategies: comprises crucial info that courses, improves, and expedites the administration of airway emergencies

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2. The normal pupillary response to bright light is an initial constriction followed by a small amount of dilation. In performing the swinging flashlight test, it is important to assess the initial reaction. In the Marcus Gunn pupil, this initial reaction is dilation. 3. A "subjective" APD can be seen in mild cases of optic neuritis. Patients report decreased light perception and may have slightly decreased visual acuity when no objective APD is present. 4. If an eye is damaged, paralyzed, or anisocoria is present, an APD can still be assessed by observing pupillary response in the normal eye as light is shined alternately in each eye.

Photo contributor: Kevin J. ) Pearls 1. Scleritis, unlike episcleritis, and like other causes of deep eye pain, is a severe and sight-threatening condition, and requires prompt management by an ophthalmologist. 2. Scleritis should be assumed to be a sign of a systemic disease. Episcleritis 31 32 Clinical Summary Episcleritis is a common, benign inflammatory condition of the episclera. It most often affects young adults. Most cases are idiopathic, though up to a third may be associated with systemic conditions, and some cases may also be caused by exogenous irritants or inflammatory stimuli.

Fundus findings include flame or splinter hemorrhages (located in the superficial nerve fiber layer) or dot and blot hemorrhages (located deeper in the retina), hard exudates, retinal edema, and microaneurysms. If these signs are located in the macula, the patient's visual acuity may be decreased or at risk of becoming compromised, requiring laser treatment. Preproliferative diabetic retinopathy can show BDR changes plus cotton wool spots, intraretinal microvascular abnormalities, and venous beading.

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