Challenging and Emerging Conditions in Emergency Medicine

Challenging and Emerging Conditions in Emergency Medicine

Editor(s): Arvind Venkat

Published Online: 12 MAY 2011 09:43AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470655009

Online ISBN: 9781119971603

DOI: 10.1002/9781119971603

About this Book

With growing numbers of chronically ill patients surviving longer and receiving novel medical and surgical treatments, emergency departments are increasingly the venue for associated acute presentations. How can emergency physicians respond to these challenging and emerging conditions?

This book focuses on the unusual and complex disease presentations not covered in detail in the standard textbooks, helping you manage patients with conditions such as congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis, morbid obesity, intellectual disability and intestinal failure.

Not only does this book provide guidance on evaluation and diagnosis, but it also addresses the practical issues of acute management and continuing referral. The individual chapters are written by high profile emergency physicians, in conjunction with appropriate specialists, and include authoritative evidence to back up the clinical information.

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