Cope's Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen

ISBN-10: 0195175468

ISBN-13: 9780195175462

Edition: 221st 2005 (Revised)

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This famous text is much beloved by medical students and physicians-in-training throughout the English-speaking world, as its many editions indicate. Despite its relatively narrow focus, 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 surgerycould 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 more than 30 years ago, 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 21st Edition, Silen has again updated the text in a respectful but significant way. He has strengthened its emphasis on pitfalls in the interpretation of CT and ultrasound scans, on misadventures caused by over-reliance on blood tests and radiographs, and on careful history-taking to avoid the costs of inappropriate lab tests. He has also reviewed the data from a randomized clinical trial indicating that patients should receive adequate analgesia while awaiting a definitive diagnosis,a dictum that is contrary to traditional teaching.
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List price: $39.99
Edition: 221st
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 644
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

The 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 Radiologic Tests
The Differential Diagnosis of Appendicitis
Perforation of a Gastric or Duodenal Ulcer and Acute Pancreatitis
Cholecystitis and Other Causes of Acute Pain in the Upper Right 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 Genito-Urinary Symptoms
The Diagnosis of Acute Peritonitis
The Early Diagnosis of Abdominal Injuries
The Postoperative Abdomen
The Acute Abdomen in the Tropics
Diseases Which May Simulate the Acute Abdomen
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