Description of 100 Cases in Acute Medicine
A 19-year-old student is admitted to hospital after being found unconscious in her room in the university halls of residence. Her roommate told the paramedics that the patient had recently failed her end of year exams. She was reportedly found with several packets of paracetamol and codeine phosphate nearby and an empty bottle of wine on her bedside table. You are the medic on duty…
100 Cases in Acute Medicine presents 100 acute conditions commonly seen by medical students and junior doctors in the emergency department, or on the ward or in the community setting. A succinct summary of the patient’s history, examination and initial investigations, including photographs where relevant, is followed by questions on the diagnosis and management of each case. The answer includes a detailed discussion on each topic, with further illustration where appropriate, providing an essential revision aid as well as a practical guide for students and junior doctors.
Making clinical decisions and choosing the best course of action is one of the most challenging and difficult parts of training to become a doctor. Fully revised and updated for this second edition, these cases will teach students and junior doctors to recognize important clinical symptoms and signs, and to develop their diagnostic and management skills.
About the Author
Henry Fok, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education, St George’s University of London, UK
Kerry Layne, Consultant in Acute Medicine Department, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Adam Nabeebaccus, Clinical Lecturer, Cardiovascular Division, King’s College London, UK