General Medicine and Surgery


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By: Rebecca Richardson,Ricky Ellis
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Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Peer reviewers; General abbreviations Chapter 1: Cardiology Acute coronary syndrome; Chronic stable angina; Heart valve disease; Infective endocarditis; Congestive cardiac failure; Acute pulmonary oedema; Syncope; Atrial fibrillation; Miscellaneous cardiac onditions Chapter 2: Endocrinology Diabetes mellitus; Pituitary disorders; Adrenal disease; Thyroid disease; Parathyroid disease; Sodium imbalance Chapter 3: Gastroenterology Clinical nutrition; Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease; Peptic ulcer disease; Obesity; Gastro-intestinal haemorrhage; Dysphagia; Oesophageal cancer; Gastric cancer; Coeliac disease; Acute diarrhoea; Irritable bowel syndrome; Inflammatory bowel disease Chapter 4: Hepato-pancreato-biliary Hepatitis; Ascites; Liver neoplasms; Chronic pancreatitis; Haemochromatosis; The spleen; Jaundice; Gallbladder disease; Pancreatic neoplasms Chapter 5: Haematology Haematological lineage; Anaemia overview; Anaemia from reduced RBC production; Haemolytic anaemias (increased RBC production); Thalassaemias; Sickle cell disease; Pancytopenia; Myeloproliferative disorders; Multiple myeloma; Leukaemia; Lymphoma; Haemostasis; Coagulation disorders; Investigating bleeding problems; Blood transfusion Chapter 6: Immunology & Allergy Allergic disorders; Autoimmune & immunodeficiency disorders Chapter 7: Neurology Section 1: Nervous system structure & function Areas of the brain, Vision; Spinal cord tracts Section 2: Nervous system investigations Lumbar puncture; Imaging with CT & MRI Section 3: Acute neurological disease Acute spinal problems; Neuromuscular emergencies; Acute hydrocephalus; Cortical venous sinus thrombosis; Neuro-oncology; CNS infection; Brain abscess Section 4: Long-term neurological conditions Multiple sclerosis; Epilepsy; Neuropathies; Motor neurone disease; Myasthenia gravis; Myopathies; Essential tremor; Headaches Chapter 8: Renal Acute kidney injury (AKI); Chronic kidney disease (CKD); Glomerular disease; Urinary tract infection (UTI); Haematuria Chapter 9: Respiratory Respiratory failure; Pneumothorax; Pleural effusion; Pneumonia; Tuberculosis; Covid-19; Asthma; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Bronchiectasis; Sleep apnoea; Cystic fibrosis; Lung cancer; Sarcoidosis; Interstitial lung disease; Occupational lung disease Chapter 10: General surgical principles Wound healing; Post-operative care; Post-operative assessment; Fluid therapy Chapter 11: The acute abdomen General overview; Acute pancreatitis; Acute appendicitis; Meckels diverticulum; Diverticular disease; Gastrointestinal perforation; Intestinal obstruction; Hernias Chapter 12: Gastrointestinal surgery Perianal disease; Colorectal cancer; Anal cancer Chapter 13: The breast Breast conditions Chapter 14: Vascular surgery Hypertension; Carotid artery disease; Aneurysms; Acute aortic syndromes; Chronic peripheral arterial disease; Acute limb ischaemia; Amputation; Vasospastic disorders; Thoracic outlet syndrome; Varicose veins; Leg ulcers; Venous thromboembolic disease; Lymphoedema Chapter 15: Urology Stone disease (nephrolithiasis); Urinary tract malignancy; Bladder outlet obstruction; Bladder trauma; Scrotal lumps; Testicular tumours; Conditions of the penis Chapter 16: Critical illness The critically ill patient; The semi-conscious/unconscious patient; Organ support Chapter 17: Emergency presentations Acid-base disorders; Electrolyte abnormalities; Overdoses; Seizures; Sepsis; Shock; Life-threatening arrhythmia; Cardiac arrest; Specific presentations Chapter 18: Rheumatology Regional periarticular pain; Neck & back pain; Peripheral nerve entrapment; Fibromyalgia; Crystal-associated arthritis; Rheumatoid arthritis; Seronegative spondyloarthritis; Multisystem connective tissue disease; Systemic vasculitis; Polymyalgia rheumatica; Miscellaneous musculoskeletal conditions Chapter 19: Trauma & orthopaedics Section 1: Musculoskeletal conditions Bone & joint infection; Musculoskeletal malignancy; Diseases of the bone; Osteoarthritis Section 2: Trauma Primary survey; Secondary survey; Head injuries; Spinal cord injury; Chest injuries; Major haemorrhage; Burns Section 3: Fractures General fracture principles; Common paediatric fractures Figure acknowledgements

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