Chapter

Acute medical presentations

Edited by John D. Firth, David A. Warrell and T.M. Cox

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.3301

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Acute medical presentations

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This chapter provides concise details of the clinical features, immediate management, key investigations and further management of all of the common acute medical presentations. Other scales, charts and reference tables are also provided where relevant. These emergency presentations are clearly organized in the following sections: cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, metabolic and endocrine, neurological, infectious diseases, psychiatric, and ‘other’ (Disseminated intravascular coagulation [DIC], extremes of temperature and sickle-cell crises). Links throughout the chapter also point back into the detailed discussion of each relevant presentation that the Oxford Textbook of Medicine provides....

Chapter.  35804 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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