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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
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0119
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The abdomen is the area from the bottom of your rib cage to your pelvic (hip) bones. Abdominal pain can be caused by many things, including: indigestion, constipation (not being able to poop), gas, infection (either bacterial or viral), food poisoning, ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder or liver disease, kidney stones, bladder infections, menstrual pain, and muscle spasms (muscle movements you cannot control). Most abdominal pain goes away without treatment. This pamphlet gives instructions for …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (LCSH)
Abdominal pain
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
The abdomen is the area from the bottom of your rib cage to your pelvic (hip) bones. Abdominal pain can be caused by many things, including: indigestion, constipation (not being able to poop), gas, infection (either bacterial or viral), food poisoning, ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder or liver disease, kidney stones, bladder infections, menstrual pain, and muscle spasms (muscle movements you cannot control). Most abdominal pain goes away without treatment. This pamphlet gives instructions for when your exam and test results suggest there is nothing seriously wrong or life-threatening. Follow-up instructions and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are given.
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Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
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Decision Algorithms for Emergency Neurology

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat46436
Giuseppe Micieli, Anna Cavallini, Stefano Ricci, Domenico Consoli, Jonathan A. Edlow, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This book adopts a novel approach: procedures. Instead of discussing the diagnostic categories of neurological syndromes, it focuses on the symptoms of common neurological presentations (especially in the emergency room or on the ward), and the diagnostic hypotheses that can be validated or rejected case by case as a result. Each chapter covers one of the main symptoms of emergencies in neurology – from transient consciousness disturbances to focal deficits, acute muscular disorders, respirator…
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Other Authors
Micieli, Giuseppe
Cavallini, Anna
Ricci, Stefano
Consoli, Domenico
Edlow, Jonathan A.
Responsibility
Giuseppe Micieli, Anna Cavallini, Stefano Ricci, Domenico Consoli, Jonathan A. Edlow, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 624 p.) : 254 illus., 252 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030512767
9783030512750 (Print ed.)
9783030512774 (Print ed.)
9783030512781 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Algorithms
Clinical Decision-Making
Diagnostic Techniques, Neurological
Emergency Medicine
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Symptom Assessment
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Neurology
Abstract
This book adopts a novel approach: procedures. Instead of discussing the diagnostic categories of neurological syndromes, it focuses on the symptoms of common neurological presentations (especially in the emergency room or on the ward), and the diagnostic hypotheses that can be validated or rejected case by case as a result. Each chapter covers one of the main symptoms of emergencies in neurology – from transient consciousness disturbances to focal deficits, acute muscular disorders, respiratory insufficiency in neurological disorders, headaches, delirium, seizures and epileptic status, para-and tetraplegia, and head trauma, to acute functional disorders – and includes tables and figures to allow readers to gain a quick and easy, yet comprehensive overview of the topic. The book guides readers through various scenarios generated by the onset of symptoms, the clinical tools for differential diagnostics, and the principles of acute and post-acute phase therapy, managed by decision algorithms supported by the most recent scientific evidence. The resulting precedural profile – created through the collaboration of over 80 specialists in neurology or other disciplines – makes this text a valuable tool for neurologists, neurology residents and allied professionals in their daily clinical practice, as well as medical students.
Contents
1. Transient Loss of Consciousness -- 2. Coma -- 3. Delirium/Acute Confusional State -- 4. Motor and Nonmotor Epileptic Seizures -- 5. Headache -- 6. Fever and Neurological Signs -- 7. Acute Vision Disorders -- 8. Dizziness and Vertigo -- 9. Diagnostic Algorithm for Patients Presenting with Acute Dizziness: The ATTEST Method -- 10. Focal Neurological Deficits -- 11. Para- and Tetraplegia in the Emergency Room and in the Intensive Care Unit -- 12. Head Injuries -- 13 Muscle Pain, Weakness and/or Sensory Disorders -- 14. Movement Disorders Emergencies -- 15. Respiratory Emergencies in Neurological Diseases -- 16. Neurological Emergencies in Pregnancy and Puerperium -- 17. Functional Disorders in Emergency -- 18. Neurotoxicological Emergencies -- 19. Neurological Emergency Services: A Case for Change to the Model of Care?
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NEW Springer 2021
Format
e-Book
Location
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