Differential Diagnosis of Acute Pain
Pain is the most common cause of visits to emergency rooms, physicians' offices and clinics. This book provides physicians with a roadmap for diagnosing every form of acute pain that afflicts the human body. This text is designed to aid the physician by providing lists and rapidly readable descriptions of common causes of pain in various body sites. Over 200 chapters present information on such criteria as pain quality, severity, relief, exacerbation and associated complaints. Also discussed are physical examination findings, lab and X-ray tests that aid differentiation, and a brief overview therapy. The book is organized by body region for quick diagnosis, and includes a brief review of pharmacological therapy.
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