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A Medication Guide to Internal Medicine Tests and Procedures

  • ID: 5349912
  • Book
  • November 2021
  • Elsevier Health Science
Offering a unified resource for both clinicians and pharmacists, A Medication Guide to Internal Medicine Tests and Procedures provides concise, focused answers to common medication questions before, during, and after internal medicine tests and procedures. Co-authored by experienced physicians and clinical pharmacists, this unique, time-saving reference brings together essential information for healthcare providers and students in a convenient, highly templated, pocket-sized book.
  • Addresses the many medication questions surrounding 54 of the most commonly used tests and procedures. 

  • Ensures proper peri-procedural management by addressing what medications need to be administered or held ahead of a specific test.  

  • Provides foundational guidance on the diagnostic process, anticoagulation and glycemic management in the periprocedural period, and anesthesia, followed by highly templated chapters arranged alphabetically by procedure name. 

  • Includes brief descriptions of tests, how they are performed, and common findings. 

  • Helps readers avoid interference with tests and unnecessary adverse effects, optimizing patient outcomes. 

  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices. 

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1. Introduction

2. The Process of Diagnosing

3. Nuances and Characteristics of Tests

4. Anticoagulation Management in the Periprocedural Period

5. Glycemic Considerations for Tests and Procedures

6. Introduction to Anesthesia

7. Abdominal Ultrasound

8. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Stimulation Test

9. Ankle-Brachial Index Test

10. Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

11. Bariatric Surgery

12. Bladder Scan

13. Bronchoscopy

14. Carotid Endarterectomy

15. Chest Tube

16. Chest X-Ray

17. Computed Tomography Scan

18. Continuous Glucose Monitoring

19. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

20. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

21. Culture - Blood

22. Culture - Sputum

23. Culture - Urine

24. Dexamethasone Suppression Test

25. Echocardiography

26. Electrocardiography

27. Electroencephalography

28. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

29. Gastric Emptying Study

30. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Capsule

31. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Lower

32. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Upper

33. Hemodialysis

34. Hemodialysis Access

35. Hepatobiliary Scintigraphy

36. Implantable Cardiac Devices

37. Intravenous Access

38. Lower Extremity Venous Duplex Ultrasound

39. Lumbar Puncture

40. Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography

41. Magnetic Resonance Imaging

42. Nasogastric Tubes

43. Nephrostomy Tubes

44. Oxygen Supplementation

45. Patient-Controlled Analgesia

46. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

47. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tubes

48. Peritoneal Dialysis

49. Positron Emission Tomography

50. Renal Ultrasound

51. Sleep Study

52. Speech-Language and Swallow Evaluations

53. Stress Tests

54. Thyroid Ablation

55. Thyroid Uptake and Scan

56. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

57. Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt

58. Urinalysis

59. Urinary Catheters

60. Ventilation-Perfusion Scan

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Gregory J. Hughes
Gregory J. Hughes, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Health Professions at St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Dr. Hughes also serves as a Clinical Pharmacy Preceptor in the Department of General Internal Medicine at North Shore University Hospital where he provides pharmacotherapy expertise to the Internal Medicine service. There he is involved in the education of physicians, pharmacists, and students. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Hughes completed a post-graduate Pharmacy Practice Residency at the St. Louis VA Medical Center and served as a Clinical Instructor at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
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