CURRENT Diagnosis and Treatment Emergency Medicine, Seventh by C. Keith Stone, Roger Humphries

By C. Keith Stone, Roger Humphries

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An easy-to-use consultant to the prognosis, remedy, and managemenet of the complete variety of scientific stipulations obvious in emergency medicine

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This up to date variation within the relied on present sequence is effective to somebody working towards in an emergency division or acute-care surroundings. It emphasizes speedy administration of lifestyles threatening difficulties, then covers the assessment and therapy of particular disorders.

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  • Priority-based and problem-oriented association encompasses all features of emergency medication, together with universal emergencies, trauma, neonatal and pediatric emergencies
  • Extensive at-a-glance algorithms facilitate quickly administration and diagnosis
  • Comprehensive tables of gear standard within the ED
  • NEW chapters on beside ultrasound, procedural sedation, and pandemic flu
  • MORE radiologic photographs throughout
  • ALL chapters up-to-date with the newest developments

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Patients with pulmonary involvement may require advanced respiratory techniques such as intubation or ventilatory support. B. Prophylaxis Vaccines against the T-2 mycotoxins are under study. The early use of soap and water may prevent skin toxicity. Infection Control The T-2 mycotoxins are dispersed as an oily liquid. Contact with this liquid may cause cross-contamination. indd 23 CHAPTER 3 23 remove all contaminated clothing and wash the patient’s skin with soap and water. Standard precautions are sufficient during patient care activities (see Table 3–2).

Oropharyngeal tularemia—After inoculation of the pharynx, an exudative pharyngotonsillitis will develop with cervical lymphadenopathy. 5. Pneumonic tularemia—Pneumonic tularemia occurs after inhalation of F. tularensis or following secondary spread from other infectious foci. A terrorist attack will most likely cause this form of disease. The findings of pulmonary involvement are variable and include pharyngitis, bronchiolitis, hilar lymphadenitis, and pneumonia. Early in the course of disease, systemic symptoms may predominate over pulmonary symptoms.

Subsequent damage to the alveolar-capillary membrane will occur, resulting in pulmonary edema. Phosgene may also interact with mucous membranes, causing local irritation. Clinical Findings A. Symptoms and Signs As noted previously, the primary effect of phosgene involves lung toxicity, although with some exposures, patients may have transient irritation to the eyes, nose, and mouth. In some cases, rhinorrhea and oral secretions may be significant. Patients may also complain of mild chest discomfort and cough secondary to bronchial irritation.

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