In the Preface to the first edition of the Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency
Treatment, published in 1969, Dr. Kirk and Dr. Bistner described the format of that book
as being divided into six sections, “each emphasizing a facet of early examination, clinical
methods, or emergency care.”
Today, 37 years later, those original objectives remain unchanged. What has changed,
however, are the numerous advances in clinical diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities in
companion animal medicine.
The advantages and limitations of conventional structural MRI for the diagnosis and
monitoring of MS are discussed by Andreadou (Chapter 15). There is often a disparity
between the level of structural abnormality seen on MRI and level of cognitive
difficulties expressed by the patient with MS. Clinical interview and
neuropsychological assessment are vitally impairment, not only from an initial
diagnostic perspective but also in terms of longer term planning and care.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Diagnostic imaging - Emergency" presents the following contents: Central nervous system, chest/cardiovascular, abdomen pelvis, achilles tendon tear and tendinopathy, achilles tendon tear and tendinopathy,...
(BQ) Part 2 book "Molecular diagnostics for dermatology" presents the following contents: Tumors of the soft tissue - using molecular tools to aid in the diagnosis of soft tissue tumors and the management of the sarcoma patient; emerging molecular applications and summary; infectious disease testing; other hereditary dermatologic disease,...
Endoscopy is a fast moving field, and new techniques are constantly emerging. Gastrointestinal
endoscopy has a central role in the evaluation of gastrointestinal complaints and in the diagnosis
and management of gastrointestinal diseases. It is a very safe procedure in the general population
as demonstrated by numerous studies. Several data provide a better understanding of pathogenic
mechanisms. In recent decades, gastrointestinal endoscopy has evolved and branched out from a
visual diagnostic modality to impressive interventional capabilities.
Retrograde dissociative amnesia may sometimes present as an episodic-autobiographical
block, which may encompass the whole past life. Affected patients otherwise have largely
preserved semantic memories; they can read, write, calculate and know how to behave in
An integrated approach among the local, State, and Federal Government provides for a
logical clearinghouse for intelligence on the movement and activities of terrorist groups and
the collection, interpretation, and dissemination of that information to the proper
enforcement agencies. Effective planning and intelligence gathering can lessen the
likelihood of a surprise emergency incident, which, improperly handled, can make or break a
department and its administrators at all levels of government.
Data are rapidly accumulating from all over the world regarding the efficacy of standardized treatment regimens for drug-sensitive, drug-resistant TB and latent TB infection. While we are facing the menace of multi drug-resistant TB [MDR-TB], extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis [XDR TB] has emerged threatening to undermine global efforts at TB control. Hence we have included chapters to cover all aspects of the diagnosis and management of MDR TB. This book will cover all these developments in great detail....
Endoscopy has had a major impact in the development of modern medicine and other medical specialties. The field of endoscopic procedure has developed over the last decade. By using different data it provided a better understanding of pathogenic mechanisms, described new entities and used for early detection, diagnostic procedures and therapeutic procedures. The advantages of many technical advances and modern endoscopic equipments, endoscopy has had a developed spectacularly.
Syed and Khalid International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2011, 4:17 http://www.intjem.com/content/4/1/17
LETTER TO THE EDITORS
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy vs acute myocardial infarction: diagnostic utility of subtle ECG differences
Asma Saba Syed and Umair Khalid*
Abstract The clinical findings of Takatsubo Cardiomyopathy and acute myocardial infarction can be very similar. While Takatsubo cardiomyopathy rarely leads to severe complications, acute myocardial infarction can be life threatening.
Acute emergencies in gastroenterology are extraordinarily
severe conditions with high morbidity and mortality.
Particularly severe diseases include acute pancreatitis,
a difficult course of non-specific intestinal inflammations
manifested by toxic colon or acute intestinal obstruction,
and even acutely developed intestinal pseudo-obstruction
(Ogilvie’s syndrome) or variceal and non-variceal bleeding
into the gastrointestinal tract.
It has been an honor and a privilege to chair the committee on the state
of science in nuclear medicine. As a diagnostic radiologist, a clinicianscientist,
and the chairperson of a large academic radiology department,
I have been exposed to the many advances in nuclear medicine and
have observed their clinical benefits up close. Participating in this review,
however, has allowed me to step back and appreciate the magnitude of
the progress that has been achieved, and the crucial role that government
funding has played in it.
Ninety million people migrate for work globally every year and an increasing
percentage of those workers are moving between emerging economies, rather
than to industrialized nations. Otherwise known as South-South labor migrants,
these workers are filling jobs in manufacturing, agriculture, construction and
service industries in countries like Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan
and Egypt. Migrant workers provide a cost-effective and hardworking labor
force in labor-intensive industries, but they are also vulnerable, isolated and
often heavily indebted.
The forms are abstract, yet we see a living being present. He looks up expectantly and
somewhat fearfully as his eyes are surrounded in a blue mask-like form, with wide black bands
above forming the eyebrows. The eyes are beautifully, sensitively carved and seem to emerge
from the soft flesh of the lids which have a very sharp, exact edge.
Why does he have this disagreeable expression? He does not like the world—has too
Global GDP growth has lost steam in the course of 2012, and leading
indicators point to further weakness in the remainder of this year. Among the
largest non-EU advanced economies, Japan's post-disaster recovery is
pausing, while in the US growth appears to be gradually firming after a
protracted period of subdued performance. However, the uncertainty related
to the path of US fiscal policy over the coming months remains high. At the
same time, many emerging market economies have recently been moving
towards a more moderate rate of economic expansion, which in part reflects...
The major symptom of the acute form of the disease is severe anaemia.
However, in camels the disease due to T. evansi is usually chronic. This is
typically shown in slow weight loss, intermittent high fever, general
muscular weakness, especially in hind quarters, pale mucous membranes
and collection of fluid, especially in the abdominal region. Packed cell
volumes of blood plasma are usually 18-20% in infected animals compared
to an average of 30% (range 24-42%) in healthy ones.
The neurological history and examination provide physicians with information
to localize lesions of the nervous system. Neuroanatomical localization allows
formulation of a focused differential diagnosis, diagnostic plan, and treatment
plan. Although aspects of the neurological examination differ based on the clinical situation,
the standard elements of the neurological examination remain the same. A review
of the neurological examination as it applies to emergency department evaluation
Since the global financial crisis began in 2007, there has been a lot of hand-wringing about the
independence of central banks. Some commentators today would suggest that the recent large
scale purchases of government bonds by central banks inherently represent a compromise of
their independence from elected officials. Others will assert that the central banks which
purchased private-sector securities, thereby jeopardizing their balance sheets and supposedly
making political asset allocations, are the ones which have put their independence at risk.