Challenging and Emerging Conditions in Emergency Medicine

  • ID: 1927906
  • Book
  • 376 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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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List of contributors, vii

Acknowledgments, xiv

Chapter 1 Introduction, 1Arvind Venkat

Chapter 2 The post–cardiac arrest patient, 5Ankur A. Doshi and Clifton W. Callaway

Chapter 3 Adults with congenital heart disease, 26Kara M. Iskyan and Craig R. Cohen

Chapter 4 The renal transplant patient, 51Joseph B. Miller and K. K. Venkat

Chapter 5 The end–stage renal disease patient on dialysis, 74K. K. Venkat and Arvind Venkat

Chapter 6 Adults with cystic fibrosis, 96Arvind Venkat and Joseph M. Pilewski

Chapter 7 Adults with sickle–cell disease: implications of increasing longevity, 115Ward Hagar and Claudia R. Morris

Chapter 8 HIV–positive adults on HAART, 141Arvind Venkat and Sukhjit S. Takhar

Chapter 9 Adults receiving chemotherapeutic regimens, 158Moira Davenport and Mary Ann Howland

Chapter 10 The bariatric surgery patient, 184Melissa B. Bagloo and Alfons Pomp

Chapter 11 The obese patient, 204Andra L. Blomkalns and David W. Silver

Chapter 12 The geriatric trauma patient, 228John M. O Neill and Elan Jeremitsky

Chapter 13 Children with intestinal failure and complications from visceral transplant, 251Melissa A. Vitale, Jeffrey A. Rudolph and Richard A. Saladino

Chapter 14 Family violence, 271Daniel M. Lindberg and Esther K. Choo

Chapter 15 The intellectually disabled patient, 299Jonathan S. Anderson and Shamai A. Grossman

Chapter 16 Adults with conditions causing chronic pain, 319Victoria L. Thornton and Lauren T. Southerland

Index, 342

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