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Cope's Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen

ISBN-10: 0199730458
ISBN-13: 9780199730452
Edition: 222nd 2010
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Book details

Edition: 222nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

This classic text is much beloved by medical students and physicians-in-training throughout the English-speaking world, as its many editions indicate. It is chock full of the pearls of clinical wisdom that students and practitioners treasure, and many of these lessons apply to medicine in general. The book was well characterized by a reviewer of an earlier edition for The New England Journal of Medicine: 'If only one book about surgery could be made available to physicians from all specialties, it should probably be Silen's recent revision of Cope's Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen. Since the book first appeared, it has remained the classic treatise on the initial approach to abdominal pain.' 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 this high-anxiety situation, and they appreciate the wise, humane, precisely detailed guidance offered by Cope and Silen. For the 22nd Edition, Dr. Silen has again updated the text in a respectful but significant way. He has added a chapter on the increasing disorder of diverticulitis, reexamines the use of analgesics, emphasizes the costs of over-testing, and updates all recommendations regarding trauma, radiologic studies, and therapeutic recommendations.

Plates
Principles of diagnosis in acute abdominal disease
Method of diagnosis: the history
Method of diagnosis: the examination of the patient
Method of diagnosis: the grouping of symptoms and signs
Laboratory and radiological tests
Appendicitis
The differential diagnosis of appendicitis
Diverticulitis of the colon
Perforation of a gastric or duodenal ulcer
Acute pancreatitis
Cholecystitis and other causes of acute pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen
Acute abdominal lesions arising in the left hypochondrium
The colics
Acute intestinal obstruction
Intussusception and other causes of obstruction
The early diagnosis of strangulated and obstructed hernias
Acute abdominal symptoms due to vascular lesions
Acute abdominal symptoms in women
Early ectopic gestation
Acute abdominal disease with genitourinary symptoms
The diagnosis of acute peritonitis
The early diagnosis of abdominal injuries
The postoperative abdomen
The acute abdomen in the tropics
Diseases that may simulate the acute abdomen
Acute abdominal pain in the immunocompromised patient
Abdominal catastrophes when sensation is impaired
Index

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