100 Cases in Acute Medicine

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  • Author: Kerry Layne, Henry Fok, Adam Nabeebaccus
  • Publish Date: 2012-06-29
A 32-year-old Caucasian lady was admitted to hospital following a collapse at the gym. Her friends described the patient falling to the floor while exercising on the rowing machine, followed by twitching of her arms and legs and a period of being unrousable. You are the medic on duty...

100 Cases in Acute Medicinepresents 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 of 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. These cases will teach students and junior doctors to recognize important clinical symptoms and signs, and to develop their diagnostic and management skills.
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AuthorKerry Layne, Henry Fok, Adam Nabeebaccus
Publish DateJun 29, 2012
Stock StatusIn Stock
Table Of Content

Shortness of breath and a cough
Collapse and confusion in a young woman
Diarrhoea with pneumonia
Swollen glands and hearing impairment
Nose bleed (epistaxis) following an operation
Worsening delirium
Deliberate self-harm with painkillers
Lymphadenopathy and malaise
The ill returning traveller
Delirium and urinary symptoms
Headache in pregnancy
Epigastric pain and vomiting
Severe pain in the legs
Chest pain radiating to the back
Shortness of breath (orthopnoea) with a cough
Recurrent abdominal pain
Haemoptysis in a returning traveller
Bloody diarrhoea
Drowsiness and headaches
Progressive lower limb weakness
Seizure and agitation
Substance misuse
Unilateral leg swelling
Vomiting caused by norovirus
Fever and sore throat
Blurred vision
Recurring dizziness with exercise
Palpitations and collapse
Petechiae and limb weakness
Generalized weakness and dysarthria
Dysphagia and shallow breathing
Blisters and itchy skin
Shortness of breath following a fall
Swelling of lower limbs
Haemoptysis and shortness of breath
Knee swelling and pain
Bleeding per rectum
Shortness of breath and pedal oedema
Sharp central chest pain
Fever in a returned traveller
Red eyes and sight impairment
Rash and flu-like symptoms
Substance abuse and agitation
Generalized rash and malaise
Pruritic rash and alopecia
Defective vision and eye pain
Abdominal pain with malaise and fever
Painful shoulder and malaise
Facial rash in a patient with SLE
A woman 'off her legs'
Acute confusion
Memory loss and unsteadiness
Postoperative hypotension
Drowsiness bordering on coma
Anxiety with Graves' disease
Episodic anxiety and headache
Shortness of breath in a returning traveller
A fatigued college girl
Haematuria and flank pain
Bradycardia and malaise
Bleeding gums and nose
Palpitations and shortness of breath
Petechial rash and loss of consciousness
Wheeze and productive cough
Wheeze and shortness of breath
Coffee-ground vomiting
Progressive dysphagia and muscle stiffness
Respiratory distress and oedema
Loss of pain sensation
Shortness of breath and in a returning traveller
Confusion following a fall
Apparent adverse drug reaction
Constipation with confusion
Chest pain after exertion
Fevers, weight loss and night sweats
Right-sided chest pain
Shortness of breath in a young non-smoker
Loss of consciousness in diabetes
'Indigestion' with radiating pain
Suspected opiate overdose
Steady 'deterioration' in functioning
Exacerbation of COPD
Epistaxis and haemoptysis
Collapse associated with a headache
Jaundice and pruritis
Abdominal pain, bruising and confusion
Chest pain with fever, malaise and myalgia
Deteriorating renal function
Flu-like symptoms and generalized weakness
Blurred vision with headache
Severe abdominal pain and feverishness
Self-limiting generalized seizures
Abdominal pain, diarhoea and fever
Target-like rash and fever
Fever, photophobia and neck stiffness
Seizure in heart disease
Back pain and weight loss
Abdominal pain following alcohol excess
Night sweats, polyuria and polydipsia

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