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Author Silen, William

Title Cope's Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010


Description 1 online resource (340 pages)
Contents Plates; 1. Principles of diagnosis in acute abdominal disease; 2. Method of diagnosis: the history; 3. Method of diagnosis: the examination of the patient; 4. Method of diagnosis: the grouping of symptoms and signs; 5. Laboratory and radiological tests; 6. Appendicitis; 7. The differential diagnosis of appendicitis; 8. Diverticulitis of the colon; 9. Perforation of a gastric or duodenal ulcer; 10. Acute pancreatitis; 11. Cholecystitis and other causes of acute pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen; 12. Acute abdominal lesions arising in the left hypochondrium
13. The colics14. Acute intestinal obstruction; 15. Intussusception and other causes of obstruction; 16. The early diagnosis of strangulated and obstructed hernias; 17. Acute abdominal symptoms due to vascular lesions; 18. Acute abdominal symptoms in women; 19. Early ectopic gestation; 20. Acute abdominal disease with genitourinary symptoms; 21. The diagnosis of acute peritonitis; 22. The early diagnosis of abdominal injuries; 23. The postoperative abdomen; 24. The acute abdomen in the tropics; 25. Diseases that may simulate the acute abdomen
26. Acute abdominal pain in the immunocompromised patient27. Abdominal catastrophes when sensation is impaired; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X
Summary This much-beloved classic text is newly revised with an added chapter on diverticulitis, a re-examination of the use of analgesics and updated recommendations regarding trauma, radiologic studies and therapeutic recommendations. Like previous editions, it is filled with the pearls of clinical wisdom that students and practitioners treasure, many of which apply to medicine in general. Because acute, severe abdominal pain is still a common problem whose misdiagnosis can result in quick death, each generation of beginning physicians is faced with the urgency of learning to make a diagnosis in thi
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Subject Acute abdomen -- Diagnosis
Abdomen, Acute -- diagnosis
Digestive System Diseases -- diagnosis
Acute abdomen -- Diagnosis
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199749324