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The Little Black Book of Emergency Medicine, Second Edition

Author(s): Steven E. Diaz, MD, Maine General Medical Center - Dartmouth Medical School
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763734565
  • ISBN-10:076373456X
  • Paperback    507 pages      © 2006
Price: $26.95 US List
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Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of this pocket-sized handbook provides comprehensive, concise, evidence-based information on diagnosing and treating illness and injury in the emergency setting. The Little Black Book of Emergency Medicine is a convenient resource offering quick access to vital information and makes a great reference for solving pressing problems on the ward or in the clinic.

Features & Benefits

Chapter content presented in concise format, providing easy access to facts and figures, with supporting references.

Thoroughly updated content and added scoring systems for the second edition

Illustrates the differences between studied therapies and conventional therapies

Chapter on Acute Coronary Syndrome expounds upon the risk and benefit of thrombolysis and cardiac catheterization and helps make sense of the issue of timing

Chapter on CHF includes the Killip classification

Chapter on Acute Stroke Syndrome contains the NINDS study stroke scale

Chapter on Pulmonary Embolus provides tools to risk stratify and provides information on how to use alveolar dead space measurement to help exclude this disorder

Chapter on Community Acquired Pneumonia introduces readers to the PORT scale.

Section on Toxicology reviews common toxins and helps to make sense of the use of activated charcoal and specific antidotes

Available in PDA format

Preface
Medical Abbreviations
Journal and Reference Abbreviations
Notice
Ch 1. Allergy
1.1 Anaphylaxis
1.2 Angioedema
1.3 Urticaria

Ch 2. Cardiovascular
2.1 Acute Coronary Syndromes
2.2 Right Ventricular Infarct
2.3 Unstable Angina/non-Q wave MI
2.4 Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter
2.5 Congestive Heart Failure
2.6 Heart Block and Bradycardia
2.7 Hypertensive Emergencies
2.8 Infectious Endocarditis
2.9 Myocarditis/Cardiomyopathy
2.10 Pericarditis
2.11 Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
2.12 Shock
2.13 Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm/Dissection
2.14 Ventricular Arrhythmias

Ch 3. Dental Conditions
3.1 Infection
3.2
Oral Lacerations
3.3 Trauma

Ch 4. Endocrinology
4.1 Acute Adrenal Insufficiency
4.2 Diabetic Ketoacidosis
4.3 Hyperosmolar States
4.4 Hypoglycemia
4.5 Myxedema Coma
4.6 Thyroid Storm

Ch 5. Environmental
5.1 Altitude Illness
5.2 Electrical Injury
5.3 Envenomations
5.4 Frostbite
5.5 Heat-related Illnesses
5.6 Hypothermia
5.7 Lightning
5.8 Near-drowning

Ch. 6 Gastroenterology
6.1 Diverticulitis
6.2 Esophageal Foreign Bodies
6.3 Esophageal Rupture
6.4 Esophageal Varices
6.5 Gallbladder Disease
6.6 Hepatitis, Acute Viral
6.7 Infectious Diarrhea
6.8 Lower GI Bleed
6.9 Pancreatitis
6.10 Peptic Ulcer Disease/Gastritis
6.11 Proctitis
6.12 Upper GI Hemorrhage      

Ch 7. General Surgery
7.1  Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
7.2 Appendicitis
7.3 Bowel Obstruction
7.4 Incarcerated Hernia
7.5 Ischemic Bowel
7.6 Perforated Viscus
7.7 Perirectal Abscess
7.8 Pilonidal Cyst Abscess
7.9 Thrombosed Hemorrhoids

Ch 8. Gynecology
8.1 Bartholin Cyst Abscess
8.2 
Ovarian Cyst Rupture
8.3 Ovarian Torsion
8.4 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
8.5 Sexual Assault
8.6 Sexually Transmitted Diseases
8.7 Vaginitis

Ch 9. Hematology/Oncology
9.1 Acute Leukemia
9.2
Primary CNS and Spinal Cord Neoplasms
9.3 Dissemisinated Intravascular Coagulation
9.4 Febrile Neutropenia
9.5 Hemophilia and Replacement Factor Guidelines
9.6 Sickle Cell Disease/Sickle Cell Crisis
9.7 Transfusion Guidelines
9.8 Venous Thromboembolism

Ch 10. Infectious Disease
10.1 Fournier Gangrene
10.2 HIV
10.3 Influenza
10.4 Lyme Disease
10.5 Meningitis
10.6 Periorbital Cellulitis
10.7 Peritonitis
10.8 Rabies
10.9 Sepsis
10.10 Syphilis
10.11 Tetanus

Ch 11. Metabolic
11.1 Acidosis
11.2 Calcium Disorders
11.3 Magnesium Disorders
11.4 Phosphorous Disorders
11.5 Potassium Disorders
11.6 Sodium Disorders

Ch 12. Nephrology
12.1 Acute Renal Failure
12.2 Dialysis Patient Issues
12.3 Renal Calculi
12.4 Urinary Retention
12.5 Urinary Tract Infection       

Ch 13. Neurology/Neurosurgery
13.1 Acute Serotonin Syndrome
13.2 Acute Stroke Syndrome/Cerebral Vascular Accident
13.3 Bell’s Palsy
13.4 Encephalitis
13.5 Epidural Abscess
13.6 Head Trauma
13.7 Increased Intracerebral Pressure
13.8 Low Back Pain
13.9 Migraine Headache
13.10 Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
13.11 Grand Mal Seizure/Status Epilepticus
13.12 Spinal Cord Injury

Ch 14. Obstetrics
14.1 Abdominal Trauma/Uterine Rupture
14.2 Ectopic Pregnancy
14.3 Perimortem Delivery
14.4 Placental Abruption
14.5 Placenta Previa
14.6 Precipitous Delivery
14.7 Abnormal Presentations
14.8 Breech Presentation
14.9 Limb Presentation
14.10 Prolapsed Cord
14.11 Shoulder Dystocia
14.12 Preeclampsia and Eclampsia

Ch 15. Ophthalmology
15.1 Acute Glaucoma
15.2 Conjunctivitis
15.3 Corneal Abrasion/Foreign Body
15.4 Herpetic Keratitis
15.5 Iritis
15.6 Ruptured Globe
15.7 Sudden Vision Loss—Traumatic

Ch 16. Orthopedics
16.1 Bursitis/Tendonitis
16.2 Dislocations
16.3 Fracture Management
16.4 Gout/Peudogout
16.5 Septic Arthritis

Ch 17. Otolaryngology
17.1 Barotrauma
17.2 Epiglottitis
17.3 Epistaxis
17.4 Foreign Bodies—Nasal, Aural, Pharyngeal
17.5 Otitis Externa
17.6 Otitis Media
17.7 Parotitis/parotid duct stone
17.8 Peritonsillar Abscess
17.9 Streptococcal Pharyngitis
17.10 Retropharyngeal Abscess
17.11 Sinusitis
17.12 Vertigo

18. Pediatrics/Pediatric Surgery
18.1 Bronchiolitis/RSV
18.2 Cat-scratch Disease
18.3 Child Abuse
18.4 Croup
18.5 Hirschsprung Disease
18.6 Hypercyanotic Episode of Tetralogy of Fallot
18.8 Kawasaki Disease
18.9 Pyloric Stenosis
18.10 SIDS
18.11 Volvulus

Ch 19. Plastic Surgery/Wound Repair
19.1 Bites
19.2 Topical and Local Anesthesia
19.3 Wound Management

Ch 20. Procedures
20.1 Airway Management
20.2 Procedural Sedation
20.3 Intraosseus Technique
20.4 Nasogastric Tube
20.5 Pediatric Bladder Catheterization
20.6 Ventricular Shunt Management

Ch 21. Psychiatric/Substance Abuse
21.1 Chemical and Physical Restraint
21.2 Delirium
21.3 Intoxication, Abuse and Withdrawal
21.4 Medical Screening Exam

Ch 22. Pulmonary
22.1 Aspirated Foreign Body
22.2 Asthma
22.3 Community-acquired Pneumonia
22.4 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
22.5 Massive Hemoptysis
22.6 Pneumothorax
22.7 Pulmonary Embolus

Ch 23. Rheumatology
23.1 Acute Rheumatic Fever
23.2 Behcet’s Syndrome
23.3 Temporal Arteritis

Ch 24. Tools
24.1 ACLS Guidelines
24.2 APGAR Scores
24.3 Glasgow Coma Scale

Ch 25. Toxicology
25.1 Activated Charcoal
25.2 Acetaminophen
25.3 Antidepressants
25.4 Arsenic
25.5  Benzodiazepine
25.6 Carbon Monoxide
25.7 Cyanide
25.8 Digitalis
25.9 Ethylene Glycol
25.10 Iron
25.11 Isoniazid
25.12 Lead
25.13 Mercury
25.14 Salicylate
25.15 Theophylline

Ch 26. Trauma
26.1 Burns
26.2 C-spine
26.3 Compartment Syndrome
26.4 Multi-trauma
26.5 Pressure Injection Injuries

Ch 27. Urology
27.1 Epididymitis
27.2 Priapism
27.3 Testicular Torsion   

Index     

         

         

         

         

           

 

 


Steven E. Diaz, MD-Maine General Medical Center - Dartmouth Medical School

Steven E. Diaz, MD, is Assistant Director of the Emergency Department at Maine General Medical Center, Dartmouth Medical School, in Waterville, Maine.

  • “Here, Diaz (Dartmouth Medical School) presents the ultimate resource for the ER physician – a manual of authoritative scope meant to be used in the midst of patient care. What’s most stunning about Black Book is how comprehensive it is given its modest pocket-sized format.”

     

    --John Aiello

    The Electric Review

    January/February 2007