ABC of Emergency Differential Diagnosis by Francis Morris, Alan Fletcher

By Francis Morris, Alan Fletcher

A pragmatic advisor to the analysis and remedy of acute indicators and prerequisites, the ABC of Emergency Differential analysis offers a step by step advisor to emergency differential prognosis for non-specialists in a health facility or basic care setting.
This new identify within the ABC sequence covers the evaluate, prognosis, therapy, and administration of the commonest indicators with 'walk through' analysis, transparent studying results, and straightforward to discover remedy options.

Using the typical problem-based educating process for fast assimilation of data, case reviews in every one bankruptcy enable the reader to ensure that they've synthesised the knowledge given and will use it on scientific circumstances.

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Further reading Bardin T. Gonococcal arthritis. Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology 2003; 17:201–208. Coakley G, Mathews C, Field M, Jones A et al. BSR & BHPR, BOA, RCGP and BSAC guidelines for management of the hot swollen joint in adults. Rheumatology 2006; 45:1039–1041. Doherty M, Dacre J, Dieppe P, Snaith M. The ‘GALS’ locomotor system. Annals of Rheumatic Disease 1992; 51:1165–1169. Khan MA. Update on spondyloarthropathies. Annals of Internal Medicine 2002; 136:896–907. Kherani R, Shojania K.

Tintinalli J, Kelen G, Stapczynski S, et al. Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, Sixth Edition. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2003. Wyatt JP, Illingworth R, Graham C, et al. Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine, Third Edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006. 4 ABCD2 score. indd 25 25 5/13/2009 10:09:29 AM CHAPTER 7 Abdominal Pain – Epigastric Duncan Drury CASE HIST O RY A 44-year-old man presents with upper abdominal pain. He gives a history of intermittent episodes of upper abdominal pain for which he has taken both ibuprofen and antacids in the past.

Question: Given the history and examination findings what is your principal working diagnosis? Principal working diagnosis – gout Management Although gout is now the most likely diagnosis, septic arthritis should still be considered. 4). Aspiration should be an aseptic, ‘no touch’ technique. Bacterial yield is improved if synovial fluid is collected into blood culture bottles. Blood cultures should also be taken and estimation of C-reactive protein (CRP) is useful in monitoring subsequent response to treatment.

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