This book answers key questions asked by emergency clinicians faced with complex gastrointestinal and abdominal pain presentations. Instead of a traditional format that includes epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment options, this book takes an approach that mirrors the way clinicians interact with patients - by asking and answering specific clinical care questions. The book is organized into sections by presentation - gastrointestinal bleeding, for example - each of which contains chapters on specific questions, such as "What is the best clinical risk score for low risk GIB patients?" Each clinical question comes with a detailed, evidence-based response and a summary that gives best practices, recommendations, and references. Additionally, at the end of each section is a chapter titled "Expert Corner," which asks the same clinical questions to a surgical or gastrointestinal specialist and includes key pearls these experts have for emergency medicine practitioners. Gastrointestinal Emergencies: Evidence-Based Answers to Key Clinical Questions
is an essential guide for emergency medicine physicians, residents, and medical students who want to review and improve their care of acute gastrointestinal emergencies.
Gastrointestinal Emergencies: Evidence-Based Answers to Key Clinical Questions
General Approach to Management of Acute Abdominal Pain.- Gastrointestinal Bleeding.- Abdominal Pain in the Bariatric Surgery Patient.- Colitis/Diverticulitis.- Appendicitis.- Abdominal Pain in Immunocompromised Patients.- Abdominal Pain in the Pregnant Patient.- Pancreatitis.- IBD.- Vomiting.- Bowl Obstruction.- Gallbladder.- Liver.- Mesenteric Ischemia.- AAA/Dissection.