Emergency Medicine Board Review (Medical Specialty Board Review) 1st Edition

Emergency Medicine Board Review is a comprehensive guide for preparing for the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) certification or ConCert recertification exam, and for residents preparing for in-training examinations in Emergency Medicine.

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The text consists of over 900 multiple-choice questions, organized into 20 chapters covering topics such as gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and nervous system emergencies, as well as various disorders. Chapters include questions, answers with detailed explanations, and “test taking tips” to help better navigate a standardized exam. Questions are written in a case-based format that emulates the ABEM and ConCert exams, and are supplemented by numerous figures, tables, and boxes.

Signs and Symptoms 

Chapter:
Signs and Symptoms
Author(s):

Danielle Holtz

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190852955.003.0001

Patients present to the emergency department (ED) every day with a constellation of signs and symptoms. It is the emergency medicine physician’s job to recognize these signs and symptoms and make the correct diagnosis. Pattern recognition is essential in emergency medicine. This chapter presents questions that cover a wide variety of classic disease states and conditions that may be seen in the ED. Photographs, radiologic images, and electrocardiograms are provided for some of the questions to aid in diagnosis. Risk factors and associations, including the patient’s age and gender, are included and can offer clues to certain disease processes for which a patient may be at more risk.

Gastrointestinal Emergencies 

Chapter:
Gastrointestinal Emergencies
Author(s):

Sukhjit Dhillon,  James McCue , Steven Riccoboni, and Caleb Sunde

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190852955.003.0002

Gastrointestinal disorders and emergencies are one of the most common presentations to an emergency department (ED). Symptoms frequently seen in the ED include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. The differential diagnosis changes depending on the age and gender of the patient, duration of symptoms, the systemic effects, recent travel or exposures, and the description of the symptoms. Life-threatening emergencies include abdominal aortic aneurysm, mesenteric ischemia, foreign body ingestion, gastrointestinal bleeding, acute pancreatitis, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, aortoenteric fistula, and acute bilirubin encephalopathy, among others. It is the emergency physician’s job to recognize these life-threatening conditions of the gastrointestinal tract and start treatment.

Cardiovascular Emergencies
Chapter: Cardiovascular EmergenciesAuthor(s):Kurt Brueggeman, Seth Eidemiller, Michael Kukurza, Leann Manis, and James McCueDOI:10.1093/med/9780190852955.003.0003

Cardiovascular emergencies are common presentations to the emergency department (ED) and run the gamut from acute coronary syndrome to congenital cardiac defects. Many of these disease processes can lead to death if not quickly identified and treated properly. However, patients can present with benign processes that manifest similar to the diseases that are potentially fatal. It is the emergency providers’ task, both in the ED and in test-taking situations, to pick up on clues in the presentation that help to make the right diagnosis and provide the best treatment in a timely fashion.

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