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Oxford handbook of acute medicine



Autor : Ramrakha S. Punit

Materia : Cuidados Intensivos

Editorial : Oxford

Año : 2010

Edición : 3th

Idioma : Inglés

ISBN : 9780199230921

Tamaño : 20cm x 13cm

Paginas : 912

Encuadernación : Rustica

Tipo de Impresión : Bicolor Negro/verde

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  • A comprehensive guide to the most up-to-date therapies and protocols for managing a wide range of acute medical situations
  • Relates pathophysiology to features to aid diagnosis
  • Identifies priorities for treatment and provides step-by-step management advice
  • Contains the latest evidence-based guidelines, and reflects current recommended management of medical emergencies

New to this edition

  • An expanded section on practical procedures that covers core competencies for the Foundation Programme
  • A new chapter on common presentations

The best-selling Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine is an up-to-date, practical and comprehensive guide to the management of the acutely ill patient.

This third edition has been revised throughout to include the most up-to-date guidelines and treatment management plans. A new junior author ensures that the content remains relevant and accessible to all medics approaching acute medicine for the first time. This edition includes a new chapter which focuses on common presentations, and quick reference boxes throughout highlight top priorities in the management of each condition. The section on practical procedures has also been expanded to include core competencies for the Foundation Programme.

With brand new figures and clinical tips from the experienced authors, the third edition of the Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine remains the must-have resource for all those dealing with acute illness. 
Readership: Junior doctors, general physicians, A&E staff, anaesthetists, general practitioners; nurses and senior medical students.


1. Cardiac emergencies
2. Respiratory emergencies
3. Gastroenterological emergencies
4. Renal emergencies
5. Shock
6. Neurological emergencies
7. Infectious diseases
8. Emergencies in HIV
9. Endocrine emergencies
10. Haematological emergencies
11. Rheumatological emergencies
12. Dermatological emergencies
13. Psychiatric emergencies
14. Drug overdoses
15. Practical procedures
16. Differential diagnosis


Punit Ramrakha is Consultant Cardiologist at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, Uk and Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK. Kevin Moore is Professor of Hepatology at Royal Free and University College Medical School at University College, London, UK. Amir Sam is Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow and Specialist Registrar in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Internal Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London, UK.