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Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging : Optimizing Diagnostic Imaging of Patients in the Emergency Care Setting

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Aine Kelly, Paul Cronin, Stefan Puig, Kimberly E. Applegate, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book presents evidence-based criteria to systematically assess the appropriate use of medical imaging in the emergency department and other acute care settings. Over the last decade, there have been profound changes in the diagnostic testing and work-up of patients presenting to the emergency department with emergent symptoms. One of the most far-reaching changes has been the increased availability, speed, and accuracy of imaging due, in part, to technical improvements in imaging modalitie…
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Kelly, Aine
Cronin, Paul
Puig, Stefan
Applegate, Kimberly E.
Responsibility
Aine Kelly, Paul Cronin, Stefan Puig, Kimberly E. Applegate, editors
Alternate Title
Optimizing Diagnostic Imaging of Patients in the Emergency Care Setting
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvii, 658 p.) : 185 illus., 28 illus. in color
Series Title
Evidence-based imaging
ISBN
9783319670669
9783319670645 (print ed.)
9783319670652 (print ed.)
ISSN
2625-3674
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Imaging
Emergency Medical Services
Evidence-Based Medicine
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Emergency Medicine
Abstract
This book presents evidence-based criteria to systematically assess the appropriate use of medical imaging in the emergency department and other acute care settings. Over the last decade, there have been profound changes in the diagnostic testing and work-up of patients presenting to the emergency department with emergent symptoms. One of the most far-reaching changes has been the increased availability, speed, and accuracy of imaging due, in part, to technical improvements in imaging modalities such as CT, MR, and PET. Although the use of high-end imaging has plateaued in general, increased utilization continues in the ED. These patients are more acutely ill and there is additional pressure to make an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible to facilitate prompt disposition or treatment. There is also strong evidence for the beneficial use of imaging in the emergency setting that results in improved patient outcomes. This book answers that need by providing protocols and guidelines for neuroradiological, cardiothoracic, abdominal and pelvic, musculoskeletal, and pediatric imaging are reviewed in terms of the available imaging modalities, diagnostic criteria, and treatment options. Distinguished by its unique focus on evidence-based emergency imaging in adults, children, and special populations, this book is a unique resource for radiologists, emergency medicine physicians, and physicians in other specialties who need to be informed about the most appropriate uses of diagnostic imaging in the emergency care setting.
Contents
Principles of Evidence-Based Imaging for Adults and Children -- Critically Assessing the Literature for Evidence-Based Imaging: Understanding Error and Bias -- Information Systems in Emergency Department Diagnostic Imaging -- The Consequences of Inappropriate Use of Emergency Imaging -- Acute Traumatic Brain Injury in Adults: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Pediatric Accidental Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Traumatic Extracranial Vascular Injury in Adults: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Hyperacute Ischemic Stroke in Adults: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Acute Headache Disorders in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency -- Seizures in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Acute Spine Trauma in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Acute Back Pain in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Acute Sinusitis in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Acute Aortic Syndrome in Adults: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Acute Pulmonary Embolism in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging, Evaluation, and Diagnosis -- Blunt Injuries to the Thorax and Abdomen in Adults: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Appendicitis in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging for Non-Appendiceal Acute Abdominal Pain in Adults: Pancreatitis and Diverticuliti -- Small and Large Bowel Obstruction in Adults: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Acute Pelvic Pain in Pre-Menopausal Infants and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- The Acute Scrotum in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Upper Extremity Injuries in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Pelvic Fractures in Adults: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Lower Extremity Injuries in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging for Acute -- Evidence-Based Emergency Neuroimaging in Children and Adults with Sickle Cell Disease and Symptoms of Stroke -- Non-Accidental Injury in Infants and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis (IHPS) in Infants and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Intussusception in Infants and Children: Diagnostic Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging and Treatment -- Clinically Suspected Malrotation in Infants and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Non-Traumatic Hip Pain in Infants and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Foreign Body Aspiration in Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Acute Urinary Tract Infection in Infants and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging.
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Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure

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W. Frank Peacock, editor. (Third edition) --Cham: Humana Press , 2017.
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This book provides a road map for defining the care of acute heart failure (HF) patients in the short stay or observation unit setting. Supported by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, it presents a description of the problem, defines the measures of success, elucidates the implementation of interventions required to be successful, and provides the tools to insure quality HF management. Fully updated and revised, the Third Edition discusses administrative and regulatory issues relating …
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Peacock, W. Frank
Responsibility
W. Frank Peacock, editor
Edition
Third edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 317 pages) : 29 illus., 27 illus. in color
Series Title
Contemporary cardiology
ISBN
9783319440064
9783319440057 (print ed.)
ISSN
2196-8969
Subjects (MeSH)
Disease Management
Emergency Service, Hospital
Heart Failure - therapy
Hospitalization - trends
Length of stay
Observation
Abstract
This book provides a road map for defining the care of acute heart failure (HF) patients in the short stay or observation unit setting. Supported by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, it presents a description of the problem, defines the measures of success, elucidates the implementation of interventions required to be successful, and provides the tools to insure quality HF management. Fully updated and revised, the Third Edition discusses administrative and regulatory issues relating to HF management; pathophysiology and demographics of acute HF; emergency medical services and emergency department assessment and treatment of acute HF; admission, treatment, and disposition of acute heart failure in observation units; complications and future research; and resources such as clinical pathways, algorithms, and patient education tools that can be directly utilized in various healthcare settings. Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure, Third Edition, is an essential guide for cardiologists, emergency physicians, and hospital administrators, as well as for institutions wishing to be recognized as quality heart failure centers.
Contents
Part I: Administrative and Regulatory Issues -- Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care's Acute Heart Failure Accreditation -- The Economics and Reimbursement of Acute Heart Failure -- Regulatory Requirements in Acute Heart Failure -- Quality and Operational Metrics in Heart Failure -- Staffing and Facilities Requirements for Short Stay Unit Acute Heart Failure Management -- Part II: Pathophysiology and Demographics -- Pathophysiology of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure -- Acute Heart Failure: Epidemiology and Demographics -- Part III: EMS/Emergency Department Assessment and Treatment -- Pre-hospital Management of Acute Heart Failure -- Dyspnea Assessment and Airway Management in Acute Heart Failure Patients -- Volume Assessment in the Emergency Department -- Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers in Emergency Department Acute Heart Failure -- Bedside Ultrasound in the Evaluation and Management of Acute Heart Failure -- Emergency Department Therapy of Acute Heart Failure -- Part IV: Short Stay Unit: Admission, Treatment, and Disposition -- Short Stay Unit Admission Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria -- Essentials of Patient Education in the Emergency Department and Short Stay Unit -- Emergency Department and Short Stay Unit Acute Heart Failure Discharge Criteria -- Effective Discharge Planning For Acute Heart Failure in the Short Stay Unit -- Drugs that Should Not be Used in the Management of Acute Heart Failure -- Errors to Avoid in Acute Heart Failure Care -- Chronic Heart Failure Management: Drugs Recommended for Routine Use -- Implantable Cardiac Devices in the Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure -- Implications of Atrial Fibrillation in Acute Heart Failure Management -- Controversies in Acute Heart Failure Management -- Acute Heart Failure Research in the Emergency Department and Short Stay Unit -- Part V: Resources -- Clinical Pathways/Algorithms -- Patient Education Tools -- Discharge Instructions.
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