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With growing numbers of chronically ill patients surviving longer and receiving novel medical and surgical treatments, emergency departments are increasingly the venue for associated acute presentations. How can emergency physicians respond to these challenging and emerging conditions? This book focuses on the unusual and complex disease presentations not covered in detail in the standard textbooks, helping you manage patients with conditions such as congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis, morbid obesity, intellectual disability and intestinal failure. Not only does this book provide guidance on evaluation and diagnosis, but it also addresses the practical issues of acute management and continuing referral. The individual chapters are written by high profile emergency physicians, in conjunction with appropriate specialists, and include authoritative evidence to back up the clinical information. Table of Contents 1 Introduction (Arvind Venkat). 2 The Post Cardiac Arrest Patient (Ankur A. Doshi and Clifton W. Callaway). 3 Adults with Congenital Heart Disease (Kara Iskyan and Craig Cohen). 4 The Renal Transplant Patient (Joseph B. Miller and K.K. Venkat). 5 The End–stage Renal Disease Patient on Dialysis (K.K. Venkat and Arvind Venkat). 6 Adults with Cystic Fibrosis (Arvind Venkat and Joseph M. Pilewski). 7 Adults with Sickle Cell Disease: Implications of Increasing Longevity (Ward Hagar and Claudia R. Morris). 8 HIV–positive Adults on HAART (Arvind Venkat and Sukhjit Takhar). 9 Adults Receiving Chemotherapeutic Regimens (Moira Davenport and Mary Ann Howland). 10 The Bariatric Surgery Patient (Melissa Bagloo and Alfons Pomp). 11 The Obese Patient (Andra L. Blomkalns and David W. Silver). 12 The Geriatric Trauma Patient (John M. O′Neill and Elan Jeremitsky). 13 Children with Intestinal Failure and Complications from Visceral Transplant (Melissa A. Vitale, Jeffrey A. Rudolph and Richard A. Saladino). 14 Family Violence (Daniel Lindberg and Esther Choo). 15 The Intellectually Disabled Patient (Jonathan S. Anderson and Shamai A. Grossman). 16 Adults with Conditions Causing Chronic Pain (Victoria L. Thornton and Laura T. Southerland).
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
June 17, 2011
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