Serves as a practical guide to the management of the acutely ill patient. This title relates pathophysiology to clinical features to help the reader make the diagnosis quickly. It identifies priorities for treatment and leads the reader, step-by-step, through the management of the patient while awaiting specialist help.
1. Cardiovascular emergencies; 2. Respiratory emergencies; 3. Shock; 4. Infectious diseases; 5. Infections in the HIV patient; 6. Renal emergencies; 7. Neurological emergencies; 8. Psychiatric emergencies; 9. Endocrine emergencies; 10. Gastroenterological emergencies; 11. Haematological emergencies; 12. Rheumatological emergencies; 13. Dermatological emergencies; 14. Drug overdoses; 15. Disorders due to physical agents; 16. Practical procedures