Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

Editor(s): Brian H. Rowe

Published Online: 27 FEB 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405161435

Online ISBN: 9781444303674

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303674

About this Book

Emergency physicians assess and manage a wide variety of problems from patients presenting with a diversity of severities, ranging from mild to severe and life-threatening. They are expected to maintain their competency and expertise in areas where there is rapid knowledge change.

Evidence-based Emergency Medicine is the first book of its kind in emergency medicine to tackle the problems practicing physicians encounter in the emergency setting using an evidence-based approach. It summarizes the published evidence available for the diagnosis and treatment of common emergency health care problems in adults. Each chapter contextualizes a topic area using a clinical vignette and generates a series of key clinically important diagnostic and treatment questions. By completing detailed reviews of diagnostic and treatment research, using evidence from systematic reviews, RCTs, and prospective observational studies, the authors provide conclusions and practical recommendations.

Focusing primarily on diagnosis in areas where evidence for treatment is well accepted (e.g. DVTs), and treatment in other diseases where diagnosis is not complex (e.g. asthma), this text is written by leading emergency physicians at the forefront of evidence-based medicine. Evidence-based Emergency Medicine is ideal for emergency physicians and trainees, emergency department staff, and family physicians specialising in the acute care of medical and injured patients.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: General Issues

  2. Part 2: Respiratory

  3. Part 3: Cardiology

    1. Chapter 16

      Chest Pain (pages 151–164)

      Alain Vadeboncoeur, Jerrald Dankoff and Eddy S. Lang

    2. Chapter 22

      Cardiac Arrest (pages 225–233)

      Riyad B. Abu-Laban and Michael Shuster

  4. Part 4: General Medical Conditions

    1. Chapter 23

      Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock (pages 235–250)

      Peter W. Greenwald, Scott Weingart and H. Bryant Nguyen

    2. Chapter 25

      Caring for the Elderly (pages 260–270)

      Christopher R. Carpenter, Michael Stern and Arthur B. Sanders

    3. Chapter 26

      Syncope (pages 271–281)

      Richard Lappin and James Quinn

    4. Chapter 27

      General Toxicology (pages 282–295)

      Luke Yip, Nicole Bouchard and Marco L. A. Sivilotti

  5. Part 5: Injury

    1. Chapter 30

      Neck Injuries (pages 316–324)

      Marcia L. Edmonds and Robert Brison

    2. Chapter 34

      Shoulder Injuries (pages 350–362)

      Jenn Carpenter, Marcel Emond and Robert Brison

    3. Chapter 35

      Chest Trauma (pages 363–372)

      Shahriar Zehtabchi and Richard Sinert

    4. Chapter 36

      Hemorrhagic Shock (pages 373–380)

      Dennis Djogovic, Jonathan Davidow and Peter Brindley

  6. Part 6: Genitourinary and Abdominal

    1. Chapter 38

      Ectopic Pregnancy (pages 391–403)

      Heather Murray and Elisha David Targonsky

    2. Chapter 40

      Urinary Tract Infection (pages 412–419)

      Rawle A. Seupaul, Chris McDowell and Robert Bassett

  7. Part 7: Neurosciences

    1. Chapter 45

      Stroke (pages 466–474)

      William J. Meurer and Robert Silbergleit

    2. Chapter 50

      The Agitated Patient (pages 512–519)

      Michael S. Radeos and Edwin D. Boudreaux

  8. Part 8: ENT

  9. Part 9: Minor Procedures

  10. Part 10: Public Health

    1. Chapter 58

      Injury Prevention (pages 587–599)

      Mary Patricia McKay and Liesl A. Curtis

    2. Chapter 61

      Immunization (pages 614–623)

      Jeremy Hess and Katherine L. Heilpern

    3. Chapter 62

      Alcohol and Other Drugs (pages 624–634)

      Barbara M. Kirrane, Linda C. Degutis and Gail D'onofrio

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