Anesthesia

ICU & Fluids – Electrolytes – Nutrition

ICU & Fluids – Electrolytes – Nutrition: Edited by Andy S. Binder, MD, Pulmonologist, Critical Care.  Contents:  Electrolytes:  Fluids:  Dehydration:  Shock:  Nutrition & Vitamins:  Common Conversions: Therapeutic Levels:  Hypoxemia: Hypoxia:  Pulse Oximetry: Hypercapnea:  Intubation:  Mechanical Ventilation: Sedation: Vascular Access: PA Cath Patterns:  Acid-Base Physiology:  Preamble & Abbrev & Labs:    9-08-01. Serum Electrolytes: Links:  Sodium (Na):   […]

The Gist of Emergency Medicine

The Gist of Emergency Medicine Michael O. Hebb MD,CCFP(EM),DABEM Woodlawn Medical Clinic 110 Woodlawn Road Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Canada B2W 2S8 Copyright 1998 [Please Note] [TOC] Table of Contents Preface The Mnemonic & Preamble The Management Guide The Short Form of the Management Guide Significant Reminders CPR -Electrolytes -Acid Base Cardiac Arrythmias & ACLS Drugs […]

Table of Contents About Neurologic Vasovagal syncope (faint, swoon) Hyperventilation Minor head trauma (“concussion”) Seizures (convulsions, fits) Hysterical coma or seizure Dystonic drug reaction Tension headache Migraine headache Polymyalgia rheumatica Weakness Vertigo (“dizzy, lightheaded”) Bell’s palsy (facial weakness) Opthalmologic Periorbital ecchymosis (black eye) Conjunctivitis Iritis Conjunctival foreign body Corneal foreign body Corneal abrasion Periorbital and […]

37 Emergencies in the Pain Clinic

37 Emergencies in the Pain Clinic The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Pain Management 37 Emergencies in the Pain Clinic Asteghik Hacobian and Milan Stojanovic Though an arrow is always approaching its target it never quite gets there, and Saint Sebastian died of fright. —Tom Stoppard (1937–) I. Procedure-related emergencies 1. Vasovagal syncope 2. Systemic […]

36 Pain and Affective Disorders

36 Pain and Affective Disorders The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Pain Management 36 Pain and Affective Disorders Daniel M. Rockers and Scott M. Fishman Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. —Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) I. Mood disorders 1. Major depression 2. Dysthymia 3. Bipolar disorder II. Anxiety disorders 1. Generalized […]

35 Chronic Opioid Therapy, Drug Abuse, and Addiction

35 Chronic Opioid Therapy, Drug Abuse, and Addiction The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Pain Management 35 Chronic Opioid Therapy, Drug Abuse, and Addiction Barth L. Wilsey and Scott M. Fishman He jests at scars that never felt a wound. —Romeo and Juliet, act 2, scene 2, by William Shakespeare (1564–1616) I. Opioid use in […]

34 Palliative Medicine

34 Palliative Medicine The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Pain Management 34 Palliative Medicine Andrew T. Putnam and J. Andrew Billings You are outside life, you are above life, you are afflicted with ills the ordinary person does not know, you transcend the normal level and that is what people hold against you, you poison […]