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Medicine

Jonathan P. Wyatt, Robin N. Illingworth, Colin A. Graham, Kerstin Hogg, Michael J. Clancy and Colin E. Robertson

in Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199589562
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191729898 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199589562.003.0003

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Medicine

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Electrocardiogram interpretation - Chest pain - Angina - Acute coronary syndromes - ST segment elevation MI - Myocardial infarction: electrocardiogram changes - STEMI: treatment - Pericarditis - Bradyarrhythmias - Treatment of bradyarrhythmias - Tachycardia algorithm–with pulse - Tachyarrhythmias - Broad complex tachyarrhythmias - Narrow complex tachyarrhythmias - Atrial fibrillation - Hypertensive problems - Aortic dissection - Haemoptysis - Oxygen - The dyspnoeic patient - Hyperventilation - Arterial blood gases - Cardiogenic pulmonary oedema - Non-cardiogenic pulmonary oedema - Pleural effusion - Acute asthma: assessment - Acute asthma: management - COPD - Pneumonia - Pulmonary aspiration - Spontaneous pneumothorax - Deep venous thrombosis - Pulmonary embolism - Upper gastrointestinal bleeding - Lower gastrointestinal bleeding - Headache - Subarachnoid haemorrhage - Migraine - Other causes of headache - Acute confusional state (delirium) - Dementia - The unconscious patient - Collapse and syncope - Acute generalized weakness - Stroke - Transient ischaemic attacks - Seizures and status epilepticus - Hypoglycaemia - Hyperglycaemic crises - Sodium derangements - Addisonian crisis - Thyrotoxic crisis - Urinary tract infection - Chronic renal failure - Hyperkalaemia - Hypokalaemia - Porphyria - Bleeding disorders - Patients on anticoagulants - Blood transfusion - Sickle cell disease

Chapter.  32511 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Emergency Medicine

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