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Presenting more than 35 common clinical cases, this book covers a comprehensive range of conditions and scenarios encountered in everyday practice in emergency departments and hospital wards. This highly practical book adopts a problem-based learning approach designed to help students and interns develop their problem-solving skills and broaden their clinical experience. The second edition has been updated and revised to reflect current medical management and retains its evidence-based approach. Sanjaya Senanayake FRACP , MAppEpid, MBBS (Hons), BSc (Med) Infectious Diseases Physician and Director of Hospital in the Home at Canberra Hospital; Lecturer at the Australian National University Medical School; Conjoint Lecturer at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales. Table of contents 1 Mr Nguyen and Mrs Fennech present with chest pain 2 Mr Khan presents with chest pain 3 Mr Winters presents with chest pain 4 Frida presents with palpitations and breathlessness 5 Annika presents with breathlessness and haemoptysis 6 An asthmatic woman presents with shortness of breath 7 A man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presents with breathlessness and an abdominal mass 8 Mrs Mason presents with haematemesis 9 Timothy presents with acute abdominal pain 10 Anoushka presents with bloody diarrhoea 11 A case of confusion in a man with cirrhosis 12 Mr Perez presents with right-sided weakness 13 Marwan presents with seizures 14 Mrs Flint presents with lower limb weakness 15 Mr Quixote presents with headache 16 A case of elevated potassium in a man of non-English-speaking background 17 Sasha presents with metabolic acidosis 18 A case of an acutely painful knee 19 Mrs Panetta has a painful jaw 20 Emmanuel suffers a needlestick injury 21 McGyver has postoperative fever 22 Bobby presents with HIV and fever 23 Sachin presents with fever and headache 24 Jean-Paul presents with fever and a rash 25 Ruby presents with fever and cough 26 Mr Edison?s case of antibiotics and anaphylaxis 27 Mr Darcy presents with anaemia 28 Mr Wayne develops fever during blood transfusion 29 Mr Papadopoulos is assessed for low sodium 30 Mr Caesar presents with confusion 31 Cases of hype and hypertension on the wards 32 A case of clots 33 Intravenous fluids 34 Mrs Van Dyke takes an overdose 35 Mr Wilson presents with an acutely painful leg 36 Bruno presents with acute flank pain 37 Indiana returns from overseas with fever