Abdominal pain is one of the frequent reasons for admission to emergency departments in hospitals. Diagnosis in patients presenting abdominal pain is a challenge for physicians owing to several indications, and a lack of contraindications. Delay in diagnosis and misdiagnosis is a common problem even for the most experienced emergency physician or general surgeon. Disruptions that may be related to ancillary services such as radiology and biochemistry also increase the difficulty.
Abdominal Pain: Essential Diagnosis and Management in Acute Medicine is a definitive diagnosis guide that serves as a quick reference that supplements medical examinations. It gives physicians involved in a range of medical specialties (emergency medicine, family medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery) an understanding of how to apply procedures to expediently relieve pain where possible, after evaluating and recording the initial vital signs and findings on systemic examination.
- - Covers abdominal pain diagnosis and patient management patient in a systematic and structured manner in 12 chapters
- - Chapters are dedicated to specific topics
- - Presents an individualized approach tailored for the patient to address common problems
- - Gives general working knowledge for specific diseases in the list of possible diagnoses
- - Provides a guide to situations involving trauma and surgery
Audience: Practicing and training physicians, emergency medicine and family medicine doctors, gastroenterologists.