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David Cline, M.D., Associate Professor, Director of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Latha Stead, MD Associate Professor Department of Emergency Medicine Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN A comprehensive, hands-on guide that explains how to accurately diagnose abdominal pain-and treat its underlying causes This clinical companion-written by emergency room physicians for emergency room physicians-takes you through all of the must-know management strategies for acute and chronic abdominal pain and its etiology. In its all-inclusive overview of abdominal pain-related conditions such as urinary tract infection and diverticultis, the book includes only those insights that are most useful for busy ER physicians. This essential, high-yield approach carries over to a chapter format that features quick-hit bulleted lists of key clinical facts, along with a step-by-step review of management guidelines. You'll also find an abundance of clinically relevant CT and ultrasound scans, plus criteria for their interpretation. CONTENTS Chapter 1: Mechanisms of Abdominal Pain Chapter 2: Algorithmic Approach to Acute Abdominal Pain in Chapter 3: Abdominal Pain in Special Populations Chapter 4: Utility of and Limitations of Laboratory Investigations Chapter 5: Utility and Limitations of Abdominal Imaging Chapter 6: Acute Appendicitis Chapter 7: Peptic ulcer Disease Chapter 8: GastricEsophageal Reflux Disease and Gastritis Chapter 9: Small Bowel Obstruction Chapter 10: Large Bowel Obstruction and Volvulus Chapter 11: Hernia in Adults in Children Chapter 12: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Chapter 13: Mesentaric Ischemia Chapter 14: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Chapter 15: Diverticultis Chapter 16: Vomiting Chapter 17: Diarrhea Chapter 18: Constipation Chapter 19: Alcoholic Hepatitis Chapter 20: Viral hepatitis Chapter 21: Hepatic Failure and Cirrhosis Chapter 22: Cholecystitis and Biliary Colic Chapter 23: Pancreatitis Chapter 24: Complications of General Surgical Procedures Chapter 25: Urologic Stone Disease Chapter 26: Urinary Tract Infections Chapter 27: Testicular Torsion Chapter 28: Acute Urinary Obstruction Chapter 29: Complications of urologic Devices Chapter 30: PPelvicPain in the Non-Pregnant Patient Chapter 31: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Chapter 32: Ectopic Pregnancy and Abdominal Pain in the Pregnant Patient Chapter 33: Ovarian Torsion Chapter 34: Intussuseption Chapter 35: Midgut Malroation Chapter 36: Henock-Schonlein Pruppora Chapter 37: Colic in Infants Chapter 38: Chronic Abdominal Pain Chapter 39: Conditions Presenting with Abdominal Wall Pain Chapter 40: Cardiac Disease Presenting as Abdominal Pain Chapter 41: Non-Abdominal Infectious Disorders Presenting with Abdominal Pain Chapter 42: Metabolic and Tociological Disorders Presenting with Abdominal Pain Chapter 43: Neurological Disorders Presenting with Abdominal Pain Chapter 44: Psychiatric Disorders Presenting with Abdominal Pain Chapter 45: Hematological Disorders Presenting with Abdominal Pain Chapter 46: Occult Trauma Presenting with Abdominal Pain Chapter 47: Admission Decision making and Discharge Instructions for a Patient with Abdominal Pain