Contents

Specialist reviewers

Symbols and abbreviations

��1 Cardiac emergencies

��2 Respiratory emergencies

��3 Gastroenterological emergencies

��4 Renal emergencies

��5 Shock

��6 Neurological emergencies

��7 Infectious diseases

��8 Emergencies in HIV-positive patients

��9 Diabetes and endocrine emergencies

10 Haematological emergencies

11 Rheumatological emergencies

12 Dermatological emergencies

13 Psychiatric emergencies

14 Drug overdoses

15 Practical procedures

16 Differential diagnoses of common presentations

17 Acute medicine and the older patient

Appendix

Index