Conn's Current Therapy 2011 by Edward T. Bope MD, Rick D. Kellerman MD, Robert E. Rakel MD

By Edward T. Bope MD, Rick D. Kellerman MD, Robert E. Rakel MD

Conn's present remedy 2011 is an easy-to-use, in-depth advisor to the most recent advances in therapeutics for universal proceedings and diagnoses. Drs. Edward T. Bope, Rick D. Kellerman, and Robert E. Rakel current the services and information of 1000's of expert foreign leaders at the complete diversity of evidence-based administration suggestions. With assurance of modern advancements in go back and forth drugs, sleep apnea, and immunization practices, in addition to standardized diagnostic issues and scientific suggestion tables, you should have entry to the knowledge you wish, in print and on-line at www.expertconsult.com. entry the totally searchable contents on-line at www.expertconsult.com. bring potent remedy after making right diagnoses via discussions of significant diagnostic standards in every one bankruptcy. Get the simplest, so much sensible and actual suggestion from stated professional members. follow top practices from worldwide from assurance of administration equipment utilized by overseas specialists. remain present with contemporary advancements in trip medication, sleep apnea, immunization practices, and masses extra. comprehend the complete diversity of therapies via insurance of the newest info on recently-approved and soon-to-be-approved medicinal drugs. faucet into the information of specialists for sensible and actual suggestion on prognosis and administration. locate the solutions you would like extra simply with standardized present Diagnostic issues and present remedy medical suggestion tables. correctly code for compensation utilizing an updated ICD-9 checklist of universal ailments and codes. Conn's present remedy offers quicker entry to the newest healing therapy

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Drug screening may be ordered if substance abuse is suspected. Imaging include radiographs with the patient lying flat and sitting or standing upright to check for free air under the diaphragm when suspecting perforation, dilated loops of bowel, or air-fluid levels in obstruction. Computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) are guided by availability of testing and the history, examination, and laboratory findings. Differential Diagnosis Box 1 summarizes the wide differential diagnosis of nausea and vomiting.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 4 billion cases of acute infectious diarrhea occur each year worldwide and attributes 2 million deaths (5% of all deaths) to diarrheal diseases annually. Most of these deaths are in children who are younger than 5 years and live in developing countries. Thorough investigation of a patient with acute diarrhea should include a detailed history, physical examination, and laboratory tests (Boxes 1 and 2). In general, clinical investigation of an individual case of acute infectious diarrhea is more useful in identifying sequelae of diarrhea, such as dehydration, than it is in revealing the exact etiologic agent.

Although more studies are needed, the symptom of bloating that accompanies functional bowel disorders, such as IBS, is thought to be caused by delayed transit times and visceral hypersensitivity. Functional bloating is a diagnosis of exclusion, and causes such as dysmotility syndromes, malabsorptive processes, infection, and intestinal obstruction should be considered. TREATMENT If a cause of gaseousness is not found, treatment may be difficult. Mainstays of management include dietary modification and prescription of nonmedicinal and medicinal therapies.

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